Keep your eyes peeled on your computer screens this coming wednesday (Feb 13).
IMBA and Bell helmets will be funding development of three new trails, a DH/gravity trail, a pump track, and a flow trail. WNYMBA submitted an application for funding under the flow trail category for the Cain Hollow trail, one of the three trails approved by the Allegany State Park Master plan.
IMBA will announce on Wednesday the four finalists for each category. Keep hitting F5 on your browser over at http://www.imba.com/grants/bell-built on Wednesday to see if we make the cut!
This post is a little behind schedule but I am getting it up finally because the plan is soon to come to fruition.
ASP has one of the longest history of supporting mountain biking, and was the place where many of the early WNY MTB pioneers got there first rides in. The Raccoon Rally has been running at ASP for an incredible 22 years now!
The one drawback has always been the lack of single track, since the hiking trails are off limits to bicycles. The master planning process starting in 2010 was the perfect opportunity to get permission to develop new singletrack trails.
WNYMBA submitted a large, comprehensive proposal for new trails. You can download it here, but beware - with lots of figures is is 35 MB! WNYMBA provided detailed analysis of the proposed routes.
State parks came back with some comments, requiring us to modify one trail, but we took the opportunity to add another trail. We submitted a revised proposal for two of the trails, and got all three approved!
The three trails are: