Subscribe to WNYMBA's Calendar

You can now subscribe to the WNYMBA by adding the following URL to your favorite Calendar program, such as iCal or Google Calendar.

Go to your google calendar and copy and paste the following link using the "add by URL" option.

Once you've subscribed to our calendar, all of our events will show up automatically on your computer or mobile device.

If you'd like to add our meetup calendar, just go to meetup.com, login, and above your calendar click "add to...." and select either, Outlook, iCal, Google, RSS, or Atom.

Easily Network with other riders in the new WNY Mountain Bike Meetup


Easily network with riders, create new events, and meet new riders with the WNYMBA's new meetup page.

The new Meetup.com site has been setup for mountain biking in WNY, and there is hope that this will attract many new members to join WNYMBA.

The Rochester, NY mountain bike club (GROC) has set up a similar account and has attracted 293 trail lovers, and Hamilton Trail Blazers now have 281 people.

 

It takes at least a few months to get to a critical mass of new members, before the membership takes off, so it would be very helpful if WNYMBA club members would join.

The cost is free and you can either create a new account or sign up with one click using your FaceBook account.

 

Please consider signing up and helping out with this new WNYMBA initiative.  Use your real name if you feel comfortable doing so.

 

Join the new Meetup

 

A new Meetup.com site has been setup for mountain biking in WNY, and there is hope that this will attract many new members to join WNYMBA.

The Rochester, NY mountain bike club (GROC) has set up a similar account and has attracted 293 trail lovers, and Hamilton Trail Blazers now have 281 people.

It takes at least a few months to get to a critical mass of new members, before the membership takes off, so it would be very helpful if WNYMBA club members would join.

The cost is free and you can either create a new account or sign up with one click using your FaceBook account.

Please consider signing up and helping out with this new initiative.  Please use your real name if you feel comfortable doing so.

Jakes Rocks Project Update

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IMBA\'s Mid Atlantic regional Director had a meeting with some of the folks from the Allegeny National Forest yesterday. The main take away is that... the project is alive and moving forward (kind of like me getting up Eagle,,maybe not as quick as you\'ll would like, but it\'s getting there. Frank feels things are very promising. The PKP, ANF and a few colleges feel confident that the NEPA study will be accomplished in due time.

Some of the decision makers at the ANF out of the Bradford Regional office affirmed their commitment to the project and are going to work with IMBA to secure the Recreational Trail Funds from the State for the Construction. Because of the deadlines, they suggested that the application goes in this Spring,(although it\'s unlikely to pass this first time since not every requirement is met, (the NEPA)). But that it will rise to the top for the following year as a high priority project. The ANF rep stated that on at least two occasions he has discussed the project with Rep. Thompson, who had also expressed his support for the project.

So what does all this mean? They will be going after 3/4 of the funds needed for phase 1. The rest hopefully will come from local and regional sources. Phase 1 trails will be up around Jake\'s Rocks,as well as a trail down to Dew Drop campground and connecting up to Kinzua Point. Approx. 18 miles of machine built (with some hand tool finishing) going through some of the most impressive rock formations that area has to offer. At least one (bike only gravityish) trail will likely be completed in this phase as well.
The most realistic time frame would be start construction in Spring 2015.... and it\'s conceivable that this first phase could be completed in one build season and have some significant Fall riding time.

We Southerner folk will continue to keep you\'ll updated. and remember.. wait for me at the top of Eagle...I\'ll get there sooner or later...

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.