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WNYMBA Swap moves downtown for 2015

Written byJoe Crumlish
on 30 March 2015

  That's right folks WNYMBA is moving our 15th annual re-cycler downtown to The Foundry. Get ready to find your new or used bike for the 2015 biking season at the 2015 WNYMBA Swap Meet.  Meet other mountain,Tri, cruiser, bmx, & road bikers from around WNY, hang out, feast on barbeque, listen to a live DJ rock the house knowing that all proceeds from this event fund WNYMBA's mission of building and maintaining WNY's largest network of shared greenspace trails. If you hike, bike, walk, ski, and/or snowshoe in WNY we need your support. Oh yeah and we'll be giving away great prizes all day! What: Bike shops selling new & used bikes Vendors selling bike accessories Used bike corral (sell your old bike or buy a "new to you" bike, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  for details) Live DJ spinning tunes Food & drinks for sale Hang out & meet other riders Family atmosphere M...

April 4 Sprague work day Cancelled

Written byJon Sundquist
on 29 March 2015
April 4 Sprague work day Cancelled

This photo was taken during an awesome day of skiing today, less than one week from the planned April 4 work day.  Saw several fat bikes out there today riding the main singletrack loop as well; good day for that, too. True, there are some warm days forecast over the next week, but we've decided to go ahead and cancel the April 4 work day at Sprague. The new first work day will be the following Saturday, April 11, at Ellicottville, with a Sprage work day the next Sunday on April 12.

WNY Mountain Bike 2015 Spring Kickoff Party at Tom's Bike Shop (& FREE BBQ)

Written byLeapingDog
on 28 February 2015
WNY Mountain Bike 2015 Spring Kickoff Party at Tom's Bike Shop (& FREE BBQ)

On Thursday March 19, WNYMBA is sponsoring a Spring Kickoff Social Party at Tom's Bike Shop in their spacious training room. The purpose of the event is to get everyone psyched for all the 2015 MTB season!  This event is for fun, and should be interesting, and we plan to just hang out to party after. Tom’s is generously supplying adult refreshment delicious food & snacks – so bring your appetites. We will be giving away plenty of swag prizes during this event & good music will be playing. The format for the event is 5 minute speakers (1 hour max for speakers). It is fantastic for anyone interested in mountain biking to learn about all the fun times you can have this year.  We also plan to have speakers talk about the latest and greatest cutting edge bikes, TJ will attempt to break his world record for changing a Tubeless tire, and much more... We will have a speaker and microphone set up, and a slide projector.  Our tentative lineup is listed below (t...

Cattaraugus State Forest draft Management Plan out for comment

Written byJon Sundquist
on 24 February 2015
Cattaraugus State Forest draft Management Plan out for comment

The long-awaited draft unit management plan for the Cattaraugus State Forests is out for comment.  Note, so far, this UMP does not include recommendations for trails, but in talking with DEC, they said they would take that input during the comment phase.  WNYMBA has big plans for lots of new trails in the Catt. Co. state forests, so we will be sure to comment.  However, you are welcome to comment as well.

New Website is Live!

Written byJon Sundquist
on 15 February 2015

Since you are reading this, the headline is redundant, but couldn't wait to add the newest article.  As you can see, you can also comment on this with Facebook comments, and promote news from the website to all variety of social network. Hope you like the new layout, and spread the word!

Wed. Feb. 18th - SOCIAL NIGHT - No Meeting/No Agenda

Written byTallboy
on 31 January 2015

We're skipping our regular meeting format in February for a night of serious socializing at "Handlebar", Buffalo's only bicycle-themed pub, . This recently-opened downtown bar at 149 Swan St. features cool bicycle stuff on the walls, tables made with old bike parts, "unicycle" bar stools ... and best of all, they actually LIKE bicycle people! WNYMBA members, non-members, spouses, significant others, it doesn't matter - everyone is welcome. Early birds will be able to take advantage of some free appetizers, courtesy of owner Sarah Schneider and her staff. Your first beverage will be discounted and you'll be able to select the rest of your food and drink from their regular menu. "Handlebar" is located immediately at the foot of the I-190 Elm St. ramp. Look to your right at the first traffic light (Swan St.) - the pub is right there in the first building. You'll find a Google Maps/Directions window on the pub's website and there's plenty of parking in the lots imm...

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Our insurance company has "strongly suggested" that we tell you that Mountain Biking can be dangerous. If you're visiting this site it's very likely that you're already aware that if you insist on having a good time by riding your mountain bike, eventually you will almost certainly fall down and collect any number of boo-boos, dings and injuries, serious or otherwise, but we have to tell you anyway.

Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk of bodily injury and even death. Mountain biking should only be undertaken if you have a complete awareness of these risks. You can reduce the level of risk by wearing a helmet and by riding within your own skill level.