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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&rsqu...

Help Plan 2015 WNYMBA Group Rides and Social Events

Written byJon Sundquist
on 01 May 2015
Help Plan 2015 WNYMBA Group Rides and Social Events

We are meeting On Thursday May 14 at Santora's on Transit in Williamsville to plan more group rides and other social activities for the 2015 season.  Help fill up the schedule of fun for a great 2015.  RSVP over at Meetup if you are interested in helping out.

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. 

Hunters Creek Trail Work!

Written byBen Clauss
on 27 April 2015
Hunters Creek Trail Work!

Come join us on Sunday May 10 for our first spring trail work at Hunters Creek. We will be meeting at 10 AM at the Centerline Rd parking lot.    Bring yourselves, gloves, appropriate clothing, and some water. WNYMBA will provide tools and lunch. If the weather cooperates we will conduct a group ride after lunch.  We'll be working on the northernmost red trail between intersections 24 and 25, rerouting a few wet and eroded sections of the trail.  We'll be adding some really cool trail that will make this challenging section even more fun to ride!  Afterwords, if the weather cooperates we RIDE!   Cross your fingers! Location : Hunters Creek Park, Centerline Rd. Parking Lot  Contact : Ben Clauss This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // (716) 348-4770

Our 1st "Ride First - Meet After" of 2015 - Wed. May 20th

Written byJim Allen
on 23 April 2015
Our 1st "Ride First - Meet After" of 2015 - Wed. May 20th

We're moving our next meeting from the stuffy, indoor, wintertime confines of the northtowns to the wide open spaces of the country! Join us at the Colden Country Inn on Wednesdsay May 20th at 8:00PM for our first "remote" meeting of the new year. Get in your after-work ride at Sprague Brook Park (right up the road from the Inn in Colden, NY) and then stop on the way home for pizza and the latest MTB updates and gossip for Western New York. Not a WNYMBA member? No problem - you're welcome as long as you "Speak" mountain bike! 

Upcoming WNYMBA Happenings

May
9

05.09.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

May
10

05.10.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

May
13

05.13.2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May
14

05.14.2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

May
15

05.15.2015 - 05.17.2015

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    • Harris Hill Trail Conditions
    • As of 4/13/15 Harris Hill Ext. is in good shape.. go ride it.... if coming down for the workday on Saturday, bring your bike
    • Last post by twright
    • 3 weeks 2 days ago
    • Latest Hunters Conditions
    • The trails at Hunters are starting to dry out nicely. Some of the drier sections are pretty close to being ready to ride. I'm optimistic that with...
    • Author Ben Clauss
    • 1 week 2 days ago
    • Ellicottville Conditions
    • I agree w/Jon. I was there last Sat and conditions were fantastic. I parked at top as I was concerned with how wet the race loop and access road...
    • Author barkeater
    • 14 hours 52 minutes ago

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