WNYMBA recently learned that we have been awarded an RTP Grant for $92,000! However, we need to match 20% of the grant, which means that the club needs to raise about $9,000 in matching dollars and match an additional $9,000 in-kind, which will come from volunteer labor.
Some of the $9,000 will come from IMBA and from corporate sponsors, but the rest needs to come from individual riders like you. Think of it as an investment in the future of mountain biking in WNY.
The project is the construction of 3.6 miles of new singletrack near the Stone Tower. Approximately 95% will be constructed by a trail construction contractor to be procured through competitive bidding.
This project has been in the planning stage for approximately six years, but is now shovel-ready for construction. WNYMBA will finalize a design that will ensure that the new trail be constructed in a sustainable fashion, and in accordance with the trail design guidelines in the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
The expected outcome will be a singletrack trail that will be attractive to not only mountain bicyclists, but to hikers and winter sport enthusiasts. This trail will build upon the success of similar trails developed by WNYMBA in nearby state forests. Addition of the Stone Tower Trail will help bring the region to a critical density of worldclass singletrack trails that will attract multiple user groups from all around the WNY area.
In addition to the 8 mile Stone Tower Trail, we have permission to build an ADDITIONAL 12 miles at Cain Hollow in ASP. Want to see WNY become a trail mecca in 3-5 years? Well, now is the time that we lay the foundation to make this a reality. Give all that you can now, and in a few years, it will all be worth it!
Click this link to donate WNYMBA’s Dig-In Campaign: