|"LOST IS JUST A BAD TV SHOW ... NO LONGER A RIDE DAY IN ELLICOTTVILLE|
|Written by Tallboy|
|Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:05|
It's a well-known fact that years of hard work and meticulous trail preparation in the Ellicottville area by WNYMBA members has established over 30 miles of the best single-track trails in the Northeast.
A less well-known and certainly much less appreciated fact, is that for almost as long as we've had this great trail network, we've had riders, particularly out-or-town riders, wandering the woods trying to find their way OUT of that trail system. And while it's easy to make the case that being lost and getting found again is all part of having a great adventure, the fun definitely goes out of that adventure when you're low on water, food, energy and daylight and not so sure about the "getting found" part.
So this past Fall, as part of WNYMBA's never-ending effort to eliminate stress where none belongs, we embarked on a project to improve signage on the Ellicottville trail network. With the installation of approximately 75 signs, in the NYDEC's approved brown and yellow colors, the project is almost complete. That may sound like a lot of signs, but with some intersections requiring three or four signs and with 30+ miles of trail, it's very likely some junctions could still be improved and it's possible that other areas may still need attention. If you have suggestions for additional sign placement, or ideas on we might improve trail ID, please uses the "Add Comment" button below to let us know.