We "Crushed It" At Golden Hill!

Golden Hill3 5.9.15Being a bit out of the way, Golden Hill doesn’t normally get much love, but last Saturday May 9th, the woods were ringing as ten hearty volunteers, two full-size dump trucks, one chain saw, three leaf blowers, two string trimmers, “Travis” the Muck Truck and probably fifteen barrels of elbow grease all turned up at the Golden Hill trail work day.

Locally-sourced rock and crushed stone were used to armor the wet climb out of the Chapman Rd. cul-de-sac and the end result was a huge improvement to a perennial problem area. Big thanks go out Jack Kramer at Ellicottville Landscaping for the use of his TWO dump trucks to bring the stone to the worksite. Anyone who’s ever tried to shovel

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Two Great Trail Work Days This May 9-10 Weekend

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WNYMBA is hosting not one, but two, trail work days this coming weekend.

On Saturday May 9th, Jim Allen is leading a work day at Golden Hill State Park, just south of Ellicottville. The plan is to use “Travis”, WNYMBA’s Honda-powered Muck Truck, to spread some crushed rock on a wet section of trail immediately adjacent to Fire Lane Rd. Golden Hill is not nearly as well-known as Ellicottville, its’ “Big Brother” riding area just ten minutes up the road, but this out-of-the-way gem offers some great riding. It’s an excellent place to bring new riders who want to do some real woods riding, but who may not want to deal with big hills just yet. We’ll meet at Ellicottville Bike & Bean at 30 Washington St. in Ellicottville at 10:00 AM on Saturday and then caravan to Golden Hill. We supply lunch - bring your bike for an after lunch ride and discover yet another WNY riding area.

On Sunday May 10th, Ben Clauss takes over the lead at Hunter’s Creek and has a couple of really cool projects planned to improve this much-loved riding area. Ben has a post with more details a little farther down this page. Bring your Mom – it’s Mother’s Day.

A “2 for 1 BONUS WEEKEND”, brought to you by WNYMBA!

A shout out to Ellicottville Brewing Company

highres 4368458441It takes a lot of tools to build and maintain trail.  And that includes a nice cool beverage after working.

EBC, the folks that bring us all Eagle Trail IPA, obviously are big supporters of our trail work, as they like to ride, too.

For our Allegany trail work weekend just past, Dan the brewmaster donated a case of EBC's new 2 Brothers Session IPA for our relaxing enjoyment.  

We'd like to thank EBC and look forward to working with the on more and bigger projects in the future. 

E-ville April 11 Trail Work Day Cancelled due to snow!

muttonhollow2Unbelievably, our second work day is also cancelled this year!  This is a view of Mutton Hollow Road.  It is the same in both directions.  I don't really want to have to have folks hike up to the work area, so we will have cancel this one as well.  But Sprague Brook is still on for Sunday!

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