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Vote the HV trail!

Vote the HV trail!

Voting starts May 5

Yes, we have Two Vote for BellBuilt Slides.  That's because it is really, really important that you and everyone you know and everyone they know votes for this trail.

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Build @ ASP

Build @ ASP

because the world needs more singletrack

Help build the Ridge Run singletrack loop.  3 miles of new ASP singletrack

Help WNYMBA Get a Bell Built Grant

Help WNYMBA Get a Bell Built Grant

We made it to the final 12.  We will need your vote to be selected as one of the 3 awards.

Spring 2014 Trail Work Schedule Announced

Spring 2014 Trail Work Schedule Announced

4/6/14 - Hunters Creek 4/12/14 - Sprague Brook 4/19/14 - Hunters Creek 4/26/14-4/27/14 - ASP Weekend 5/3/14 - EVL 5/4/14 - Sprague Brook 5/10/14 - Harris Hill 5/11/14 - EVL 5/17/14 -EVL 6/1/14 - EVL 6/7/14 - NATIONAL TRAILS DAY - EVL

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All About Voting for the HV Bell Built Flow Trail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

Here's how it all works:

Bell is doing the voting in three stages.  First goes the West Coast (in progress of this writing), then the central states.

Finally, there is voting for the East Coast on May 5 - May 18 !  This is when you must vote.

You vote by going to bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt

You vote by e-mail address.  It's simple.  Here are the steps at the above website:

 

  • Select "Holiday Valley Trail"
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the blurry verification code they use to keep out robots
  • Go to your inbox and open the confirmation email
  • Click the confirmation link

 

In other words, enter your e-mail, then go to your e-mail and click the 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!  Last year, the vote was very close!
 
Allegany SP Trail Building Weekend is a GO!
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

We had so much fun last spring, we are doing it again - new trail construction weekend at ASP!

We have new trails approved in the Allegany State Park Master Plan.

We are working the whole weekend April 26 and 27 (special two for one deal).

We need a great turnout to finish the Ridge Run singletrack extenion

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Unlike E-ville, trail building in ASP is more remote, and getting there takes longer from Buffalo (but shorter from Bradford, Olean, and Warren, hint..hint).  So we are going to do something different.

 

  • First, don't worry, we are meeting at 10 AM!  But remember, unless you are staying over in one of the free cabins, it is a farther drive than Ellicottville.

  • Second, we are biking out to the work area along the XC trails.  The tools will already be out there ready for working.

  • Third, we are working all day.  Because it takes a while to get to where we are working, we will put in some long hours.  We will provide lunch *on the trail*!!  Don't worry, you don't have to stay the whole time if you don't want to.  But if you do leave early, you will miss...

  • Fourth, we are staying overnight in the Summit Cabins!  We have arranged to have two cabins provided by the park in return for our work.  This way we can stay over, have some fun, and get an early start Sunday morning on Day 2.  WNYMBA is supplying the burgers and dogs for a great cookout feast on Saturday night, so don't miss it.

 

If  you want to stay in a cabin , you have to RSVP at the meetup:

RSVP If you don't want to create a meetup account, then e-mail me (link below as soon as possible).  It is first come first serve on the cabins.

So get ready for some trail building.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions!

 

 
Our video is out!
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 20:47

Check out Movie Star Dennis!

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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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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ITHACA (Cycle-CNY) GETS IMBA TRAILCARE CREW VISIT!
Written by Tallboy   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:17

ITHACA (Cycle-CNY) GETS IMBA TRAILCARE CREW VISIT!

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.

 

 
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