Allegany State Park Trail Building Info
Everyone is getting fired up for the new trail construction at Allegany State Park coming later this month. Here are the details about what is going on:
The project is to build new singletrack off of Ridge Run. This will be the first (and easiest) of three new trails we have approval for. The location for this new trail is dictated by the topography, and the only ridge in this area that doesn’t already have a trail on it is a couple of miles out on Ridge Run. That means doing things a little differently.
Tools: The tools will be transported to near the work area by the park using their off road vehicle. They will be transported out there Saturday morning, and won’t be coming back until Sunday night.
Food: We will be providing lunch *on the trail* both Saturday and Sunday. This will allow us to continue working through the day. We will be way “out there” and want to make the most of the effort to get where we are working. WNYMBA will also be providing Saturday Night Dinner, although we will take voluntary contributions to help defray the costs.
You: With the tools and food shuttled to the work area, the best way for you to get to the new singletrack in on your bike. Since you will be working in the woods, you probably want to dress in “civilian” clothes, and probably pedal out on flat pedals with boots (or bring your boots in a backpack). This will allow you to head back to the cabin at your own pace if you need to. Because of the late date of snow melting (probably still snow there as I type this), the park cannot allow other vehicles to drive to work site. If the weather is looking bad, we will try to get some pop-ups shuttled out there for a place to be out of the weather. Bring appropriate clothes (jackets, etc.) to be comfortable for staying in the woods most of the day. If you think it necessary, throw in a lock for your bike since hopefully we will be getting a lot of trail benched in and we will get spread out.
Dates/Times: We will work both Saturday and Sunday. Because we have lots of work to do, and because we will be staying at the Summit Cabins, we will start early – heading out on the bikes at 9 AM to start swinging the pulaskis by 9:30. If you are driving down from Buffalo and can’t get up that early, we will have some signs as to where to go meet us, so don’t skip just because you have Friday night plans and can’t get up early Saturday. You can work one or both days.
This is going to be a lot of fun!