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 (this is subject to finalization): 1....
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.
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We're skipping our regular meeting format in February for a night of serious socializing at "Handlebar", Buffalo's only bicycle-themed pub, http://handlebarpub.com/ . 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...
The air at Santora's Restaurant wasn't exactly filled with mystery and intrigue on Wednesday January 21st. It could more accurately be described as being filled with the aromas of pizza and beer, but we still got it done folks ... we elected new Executive and Advisory Boards. Thanks to all club members who came out for the meeting and thanks to all who cast their ballots. WNYMBA's elected officials for 2015 are: President - Jim Allen Vice-President - Jon Sundquist Treasurer - Joe Crumlish Secretary - Gerry Barbour Advisory Board - Ben Clauss, Melissa Melnik, Paul Marko, Thom Wright To Phil DeFranco, Todd Fiore and Mike Moscato, all three of whom were members of the outgoing 2014 Boards and clever enough either not to stand for re-election, or to somehow discourage votes from heading their way, "THANKS" for your past service. Don't forget though, no free pass on trail work once the snow's gone!
03.30.2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WNYMBA meets with Erie Co. Parks
04.04.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sprague Brook Park Spring Trail Work Day #1
04.11.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ellicottville Trail Work Day
04.12.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sprague Brook Park Spring Trail Work Day #2
04.18.2015 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
HARRIS HILL - Spring Trail Work Day