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Vote in the West Coast Election for our Friends in Santa Cruz!
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:16


Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MboSC), a BellBuilt grant finalist on the West Coast, has agreed to throw their full support behind WNYMBA when it comes time to vote our own Flow Trail at Holiday Valley in May.

This is HUGE!

BUT, we need to offer our own support to MboSC by voting for their Demo Flow Trail RIGHT NOW.  Voting for the West Coast finalists closes Sunday (Easter) April 20th, so you must vote TODAY!

Please, help both MboSC and WNYMBA – do it now, it only takes a minute.  And you can still vote in the East Coast election starting May 5.

You vote by e-mail address. It's simple.  Here’s what you need to do:

Go to http://www.bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt/ right now and follow these easy steps:


  • Select "The Demo Flow Trail at Soquel"
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the blurry verification code they use to keep out robots
  • Go to your email inbox and open the confirmation email from Bell (check your spam box if you don't see it right away)
  • Click the confirmation link


Simple as pie! You gotta do this. More importantly, you have to have everyone you know and everyone they know do the same thing. Please vote for The Demo Flow Trail at Soquel today!


Bell Built Preview
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 20:47

This is only a preview if we get the grant!  We won't get the grant unless you vote.  Voting starts May 5.  Only one East Coast winner.  Project with the most votes gets the whole thing.  Loser gets nothing.  Vote!!!

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Great Success with the WNY Mountain Bike 2014 Spring Kickoff Party
Written by Event Guy   
Friday, 21 March 2014 16:41

We had almost 100 people attend our Spring Kickoff Social Party at Tom's Bike Shop.

It was a fun format.  First, Tom fed us great food and beverages, and we just socialized.  Then we had a bunch of 5 minute talks about upcoming events.  We gave out over $500 in prizes to trivia questions.

It was a good time had by all.  Thanks to WNYMBA and Tom's Pro Bike Shop for hosting the event.  Also thanks to the Buffalo Outdoors Meetup and WNY Mountain Bike Meetup for helping out and providing the people.

You can check out photos of the event here.

Thanks for everyone's help.

Written by Tallboy   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:17


Join Cycle-CNY as they welcome the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew to the Finger Lakes Region and learn what it takes to build sweet, sustainable singletrack!


The Trail Care Crew is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices.  Cycle-CNY will host free public events anchored around IMBA's highly-respected Trail Building School, during which the IMBA professional trail experts teach sustainable trail building practices.  In addition to the classroom training, participants will also receive hands-on training as we build a new mile of trail in Shindagin Hollow State Forest, near Ithaca, NY.


Saturday, May 31


9am-12 — IMBA Trail Design Classroom Workshop

Cornell University, Vet Research Tower, Lecture Room III, 618 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853


1pm-5 — IMBA Trail Design and Construction Field Work

Shindagin Hollow State Forest, 252 Bald Hill School Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817


Lunch provided at Shindagin Hollow project trailhead for all workshop attendees!  Free raffle items donated from our event sponsors!  Please register on the IMBA website for these free events!


Come and meet the Trail Care Crew!  Join us on Friday 5/30 from 5pm-8pm for a social event and BBQ at Cayuga Ski & Cyclery, 624 West State Street, Ithaca, NY.


Up to date event information can be found at www.cycle-cny.com.


It's Official - Bell Helmets Announces the Finalists
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:06

Check it out on Facebook. All you facebookers get out there and talk up WNYMBA's entry!

Voting Starts May 5 for the Eastern Region.

Nice to be On The Map!

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