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WNYMBA to Attend IMBA Mid Atlantic Summit

Written byJon Sundquist
on 27 May 2015
WNYMBA to Attend IMBA Mid Atlantic Summit

WNYMBA will be represented in the 2015 Mid Atlantic Summit at Slatyfork, WV this coming weekend.  I (Jon Sundquist) will be attending and hearing the latest from IMBA and more importantly, voicing our concerns about getting more trails, getting funding, and any and all other matters.  If anyone is interested in coming along at this late date, contact me.  Or if you want me to bring any info to the table for the meeting, also contact me. The riding should be pretty good as well!

Updates/Changes to the Spring Trail Work Schedule

Written bySuper User
on 16 May 2015
Updates/Changes to the Spring Trail Work Schedule

What a wild spring it has been! It started out with so much snow that we had to cancel our first two trail days (at Ellicottville and Sprague). There was still snow on the trails and roads on April 11! And then, the weather turned into summer virtually overnight, with riding on dry, dusty trails by the end of April. Amazing. This, plus some other events, have caused us to make some changes to our spring trail work schedule. The chhanges to date are: The April 4 Sprague and April 11 E-ville days were cancelled We also had to reschedule the Hunters Creek work day on May 10 due to illness. Fortunately, we were able to contact everyone planning on attending, and were still there at the trailhead in case someone didn't get the memo And ... we have a couple of changes going through to the end of the spring period: The cancelled Hunters Creek days is being rescheduled to May 30 (Saturday). Hope you can head out to Hunters and help resident trail guru Ben Claus add some love the lines National...

We "Crushed It" At Golden Hill!

Written byTallboy
on 13 May 2015
We "Crushed It" At Golden Hill!

Being 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

Two Great Trail Work Days This May 9-10 Weekend

Written byTallboy
on 04 May 2015
Two Great Trail Work Days This May 9-10 Weekend

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&rsq...

Golden Hill Update

Written byJim Allen
on 01 May 2015
Golden Hill Update

The Golden Trail system is currently undergoing “modifications”. Several years ago, large sections of Golden Hill State Forest suffered severe defoliation and damage due to an infestation of tent caterpillars. About a quarter-mile of the “Blue Loop” at Golden Hill was affected and riders here watched and even listened, as the forest canopy underwent changes by the weeks and by the season.

A shout out to Ellicottville Brewing Company

Written byJon Sundquist
on 28 April 2015
A shout out to Ellicottville Brewing Company

It 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. 

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    • Harris Hill Trail Conditions
    • HHE is in fantastic shape. we should be opening up the new short loop soon, (maybe by next week), will announce when it's completed.
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    • 1 week 2 days ago
    • Latest Hunters Conditions
    • Not August conditions, but quite dry. Trails with seeps still wet here or there, but overall verygood. I didn't check out trails that are usually...
    • Author Jon Sundquist
    • 3 weeks 1 day ago
    • Ellicottville Conditions
    • Trails were a bit greasy yesterday. Lots of rain towards the end of last week apparently. All bench cut trails drained well, but trails in flat...
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    • 1 week 5 days ago

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