January Meeting - Election Night

It's that time again. Out with the old ... In with the new!

Help us kick off the New Year by joining us for Election Night at 7:00PM at Santora's Restaurant on Wednesday Jan. 21st, 1402 Millersport Hwy., Williamsville, 14221. Be there to cast your vote for WNYMBA's 2015 officers. It won't all be business though - we always make sure there's plenty of time for pizza, beer and bench racing.

The preliminary agenda for the year will also be set at this meeting, so if you have any projects or ideas for 2015, this will be a great time to share them.

Current nominations are listed on the website and nominations remain open until voting starts. E-Mail any new names to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or bring them to the meeting.

Officer Nominations

Nominations were offered for the following 2015 WNYMBA Officer Positions:

(a) President – Jim Allen
(b) Vice-President – Jon Sundquist
(c) Treasurer – Joe Crumlish
(d) Secretary – Gerry Barbour
(e) Advisory Board
- Melissa Melnik
- TJ Zydel
- Ben Clauss
- Tom Lonzi
- Mike Moscato
- Thom Wright
- Dennis Baldwin
- Todd Fiore
- Paul Marko

Elections will be held in the January meeting (to be announced).

Additional nominations are open until then.

The January meeting also sets the agenda for the year.  Stay tuned!

New Date - New Location! Officer Nomination Meeting

Join us on Wednesday Dec. 10th at 8:00PM at PIZZA PLANT, 7770 Transit Rd. in Williamsville.

We were forced to cancel our November meeting due to "Snowstorm '14" and we lost our usual location to the Christmas office-party season. But ... we've found a suitable room and we're ready to try again.

Please note the late (8:00PM) start time. Pizza Plant's bar will be open, so show up early, do some socializing before the meeting and we'll blast through some pizzas and the business stuff once the room is available.

This will be our annual Officer Nomination meeting and it's an important one. Please come out and give us your input on who you think should guide WNYMBA in 2015.

WNYMBA does final ride on the white trail

Yes, the white trail is closing.  We had the funeral ride today.  Mike wore a suit, and Jen was dressed in black with a head veil, as was appropriate for the occasion.  Yeah, we had a good ride, but seriously, this was a sad day.  This is a trail we have been riding for over 20 years, but will no longer be available.  This really sucks.

Because shotgun season starts next weekend, and it already is snowing some, we figured this would be the last chance to ride the trail, since we only have until the end of 2014 to complete the replacement.  The replacement is just about done - I rode the whole thing today and it riding nice, just a few rocky areas still to work on.  But it is a shame we had to spend so much time on a duplicate trail when the efforts could have gone to something that would benefit everyone.

But today, it was time to say RIP, White Trail.

Last Replacement Trail Day a huge success

We are just about done with the replacement trail.  Still some work to do, especially near the "new V-rock" section, and a rocky patch about half way through.  But Dennis rode it today and said it rode awesome!  Still a couple of hike-a-bike sections, but by next year, these will all be tweaked and will ride great.

Here's a before and after of one section we worked on last Sunday:

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