New Forum is up and running

The new website has a new forum up and running.  The lounge is indeed dead, but we now have a new forum with new discussion categories.  You can still post trail conditions, too, but this is accessed separately through the Trail Conditions Page.  If you miss your old avatar, don't worry, all the old uploaded icons are still available when you edit your profile.  Just select the "olduploads" gallery.

Concerned about posts by the general public that hurt our abilities to get and keep trails open to bicycles, we decided to start a moderation program.  We modeled it on what other bicycle clubs have done, most specifically the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), one of the largest and most successful MTB clubs in the nation.  Moderation will be guided by these specific rules, which most will agree are common sense.  Criticism is still welcome, so long as it is constructive.  Of course, praise and development of new ideas are even better!

Continue Reading

Welcome to WNYMBA's New Web Site

Welcome to WNYMBA’s new web site - and I do mean new! The previous site was established in 2004, so it was long overdue for an overhaul to bring the aged site into the new millennium.

We wanted to have a kinder and gentler site that would, at the same time, provide more useful and timely information and also more effectively support our mission.

We decided at our September 15th meeting to establish a committee to pursue a new design and software package to replace the existing site to meet these needs.

Continue Reading

WNYMBA Shop Partnership


WNYMBA Shop Partners

 

 

If your shop in interested in becoming a WNYMBA Shop Partner, please contact Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WNYMBA Launches new Website

Six years is a long time in internet time, so it definitely was time for WNYMBA to upgrade its web site technology.  The old site was put together in 2004, using at-the-time state of the art php/MySQL database driven technology.

However, while the various pages were generated dynamically, much of the content was static and had to be edited manually to be updated.  Some elements were tied to the lounge software so that updates could be made through lounge posts.

However, that posed a bigger problem where some folks got to thinking the lounge was WNYMBA rather than a bunch of posts by the community at large.

Continue Reading

The County Parks Master Planning Process

The biggest news of the last decade for Erie County Cyclists has been the County Parks Master Planning process. There had been very little legal bicycling access in Erie County, and what little there is, or opportunity for more, is in the Erie County Parks. WNYMBA worked hard during the master planning process to secure access to riding in county parks. Information on the County Master Planning Process is available at their web site.

The draft final plan for the Erie County Park system was released with fanfare on March 1 2003, complete with prominent newspaper and radio coverage.

Continue Reading

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.