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Trail Construction Grant ($$) still on track for Allegany: Updates

Written byJon Sundquist
on 24 June 2018
Trail Construction Grant ($$) still on track for Allegany: Updates

As you may recall, WNYMBA announced last year that in partnership with Allegany State Park, a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant was made to construct the new Stone Tower Trail at Allegany.  The grant is for about $95,000, but the terms of the grant is that we have to match 20% in funds and/or volunteer labor.  We are on the hook for between $18K and $19K.  That is where the IMBA Digin Campaign came into play last year.  Perhaps you recall this, but here is the link annoucing it: http://www.wnymba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=842:dig-in-campaign-and-the-stone-tower-trail-at-asp&catid=70&Itemid=451  Thanks to you all, we raised thousands of dollars that will go towards the match.  We have also been raising money through raffles and other events, but will have to make a major push again in the next year to raise more for our match. We also plan to use volunteer labor towards the match.  Unfortunately, the co...

Exciting 2018 Season

Written byJacob Bodway
on 08 May 2018
Exciting 2018 Season

Hey WNYMBAers! This summer is jam-packed with events, clinics, camping weekends, group rides, and parties.  It's almost too good to be true! 

Allegany Work Weekend cancelled due to snow.

Written byJon Sundquist
on 05 April 2018
Allegany Work Weekend cancelled due to snow.

That picture to the left is the web cam at Holiday Valley.  I use that to check to see how much snow is down in Ellicottville.  I didn't have to do that today because Allegany called us to tell us that 4" of snow fell yesterday and more is on the way.  We have decided to cancel the work weekend because we don't want to get a huge crew out there if we weren't going to make a lot of progress.  Temps are forecast to stay below freezing through the weekend, and snow is forecast tomorrow and Sunday.  So it's with a heavy heart that we are cancelling this event this year.  Stay tuned for more news about getting the stone tower trail built.

Raffle for a New Growler Performance Bike Fat Bike Frame

Written byJacob Bodway
on 30 November 2017
Raffle for a New Growler Performance Bike Fat Bike Frame

Good News WNY Fatbikers! Willo Glynn, from Growler Performance Bikes, has generously donated two Growler frames to be raffled off this winter ($700 value each). All proceeds will go to help match the 20% funds for the RTP Grant recently awarded to the Western New York Mountain Bike Association and the Parks and Trails Grant (if we get it). Both grants are for the construction of the Stone Tower Trail at Allegany State Park. Raffles will be sold on Saturday, December 2nd, at Stoneyard Brewing Company (after the Global Fatbike Day Ride), on Sunday, December 3rd at Long Point State Park, at the December and January Slow Roll in Buffalo, on Saturday, January 13th, at the 3rd Annual Genesee County Park Fat Bike Ride, and during WNYMBA's February Beer Release Fundraiser. IF you win one of the frames, Growler will give you an additional $300 off to do a complete build with your frame. What's even more awesome? Growler will give you "behind-the-scenes" access, where you can work with the...

Dig-In Campaign and The Stone Tower Trail at ASP

Written byJacob Bodway
on 19 November 2017
Dig-In Campaign and The Stone Tower Trail at ASP

WNYMBA recently learned that we have been awarded an RTP Grant for $92,000! However, we need to match 20% of the grant, which means that the club needs to raise about $9,000 in matching dollars and match an additional $9,000 in-kind, which will come from volunteer labor. Some of the $9,000 will come from IMBA and from corporate sponsors, but the rest needs to come from individual riders like you. Think of it as an investment in the future of mountain biking in WNY. The project is the construction of 3.6 miles of new singletrack near the Stone Tower.  Approximately 95% will be constructed by a trail construction contractor to be procured through competitive bidding.   This project has been in the planning stage for approximately six years, but is now shovel-ready for construction.  WNYMBA will finalize a design that will ensure that the new trail be constructed in a sustainable fashion, and in accordance with the trail design guidelines in the State Comprehensive Ou...

Fall Trail Work Schedule Announced

Written byJon Sundquist
on 18 September 2017
Fall Trail Work Schedule Announced

Fall?  It sure seems like summer!  The weather lately is nicer (and warmer) than a lot of July and August.  But Fall does indeed start later this week, and it is time to put out the fall schedule of work days.  This warm weather can last all that long. So far, we have work days planned at Darien Lake, Hunters Creek and Sprague Brook.  We hope to add a few more dates, including possibly an Ellicottville date and another Hunters. So far we have: -  Darien Lake Trail Building Sept. 30 -  Sprague Brook Fall Day #1 Oct. 14 -  Hunters Creek Oct. 21 -  Sprague Brook Fall Day #2 Nov. 4 Hope to see you all there. http://wnymba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30&Itemid=362

Upcoming WNYMBA Happenings

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01.06.2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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01.12.2019 10:15 am - 4:15 pm

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02.03.2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Great racing today at Chestnut Ridge Park, The Winterfest Mountain Bike Race was a success!  Over 40 racers came out to challenge themselves on the course, which received a good 3 inches of snow last night.  Thanks go out to the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Dept, SLIDERS, MUD and CRANSKINS.  Without their support events like this could not happen.  And thanks to all who came out to race and cheer.

RESULTS

 

 

RACE DETAILS:

That's right, a mountain bike race in the snow at Chestnut Ridge Park, Sunday January 29th.  This race will be on a short-track course a little over a mile in length, with the first part going down the sledding hill.  The fact that most of the course is visible from the top near the casino will make this a great event to watch.  There will be a long and short race to be run separate from each other with the short race going first.  The short-race will be 20 minutes long plus one lap, the long will be 40 minutes long plus one lap.  The short-race will begin at 1pm sharp and the long-race will begin by 1:40pm.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Day of registration only, located at a table just inside the casino.  Registration will open at 11:30am closing promptly at 12:45 to get ready for the short-race start at 1pm.  $15 for one race, $20 for both.  Racer meeting at 12:50am.  No pre-riding the course on race day.  The course will be available to pre-ride the week prior to race day.

AGE GROUPS AND CLASSES:

We will have five age groups; 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 & over for both the short and long racers.  The women's class will be open, meaning no age groups.  Racers doing both races, will be in an open category for the short-race and their age group for the long.

PRIZES:

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers of the long-race.  A cash prize will be awarded to the first place finisher of the short-race open category.

SPONSORS:

Orchard Park Recreation Dept |   Sliders Snowboard & Bike Shop |   Mud Cafe/Bike Shop |   CRANKSKINS

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    • Latest Hunters Conditions
    • Trails are very wet as of yesterday. A few bike tracks out here though. They were better earlier this week. Tons of trees down and lots of branches...
    • Author Tims5377
    • 7 months 1 week ago
    • Ellicottville Conditions
    • Jon, I'm sure you've looked at the trail conditions section on the front page of the GROC website? I really like that interface as it can be updated...
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    • 7 months 1 week ago

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.