Our July meeting will be July 20 @ Colden Inn @ 8:30 PM. Definitely hit the trails for riding first at Sprague Brook, then head over to Colden Inn for some fun, food, beverages, and all the latest WNYMBA happenings. Hope to see you there! Lots going on! Hear about new trails in the works for Outer Harbor and Darien Lakes.
As you read elsewhere, WNYMBA has been tracking the upcoming re-write of the Erie County Parks Master Plan. Last time around (2002-2003), WNYMBA worked hard to get Hunters Creek open to bikes (did you know that bikes were not allowed there until 2002?!) and got into the plan to go-ahead to develop the trail system at Sprague.
We hope to be just as involved this time around, and have equally great results, hopefully opening up a new park for bike access and trail construction. As the article linked below indicates, the county is looking towards passive recreation alternatives, and MTB fits the bill. We have worked well with the county the past 15 years and hope to continue this with next master plan. Read/listen to more about it here:
Below is the text of a press release today from IMBA (meaning its chapters WNYMBA and NAMBA, with assistance from our regional rep Anthony Duncan).
The TL;DR version is this:
- The Forest Service is proposing to open some trails (12 miles!) just south of Allegany State Park that are now closed to bikes.
- Wilderness groups oppose this.
Here's the forest service announcement: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/allegheny/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD511051
Our August meeting will be August 17 @ Colden Inn @ 8:30 PM. Definitely hit the trails for riding first at Sprague Brook, then head over to Colden Inn for some fun, food, beverages, and all the latest WNYMBA happenings. Hope to see you there! Lots going on! Hear about new trails in the works for Outer Harbor and Darien Lakes. And great new developments in the Allegheny National Forest.
It may not feel like fall yet, but it sure is getting darker faster. That means it's time for the fall work schedule. We hope you can make it to one or two this fall. We have tried to schedule around major events, but do have one event on Oct. 8 (fall fest weekend) where we hope to have some boy scouts helping out. We have events scheduled every weekend up through November. See you on the trails!
Meetup Link (same info)
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