First Trail Work Day - New Holiday Valley Trail
Dirt was flying in all the right directions on Sunday Sept 20th, as WNYMBA held its’ first trail work day on the “under-construction” new trail at Holiday Valley.
Mike Nenno and Bob Gross of Holiday Valley have been using a mini-excavator over the past couple of weeks to rough in the trail and WNYMBA members did final finishing and light bench cutting to this past weekend to complete the very first, albeit short, section from Spruce Lake to the Tannenbaum ski run.
This 3-mile, two-way trail will be both the easy entry point to the Holiday Valley/East McCarty trail system that beginner mountain bikers have needed for years and an amazing way for riders of all skill levels to end a day’s ride. Starting at Spruce Lake and featuring great views and a gentle, consistent 5% grade from top-to-bottom, the trail will flow back and forth across several of Holiday Valley’s ski runs, using banked berm turns in the wooded transition areas, to finally end up at the Training Center.
There’s a long way to go – we’ve only just started, but this trail is REAL and it’s in the works NOW. Check out our Fall Trail Work Schedule and come on out next time to be part of history!