Fall Riding Tips

This time of year the riding can be great but definitely has it's challenges. The leaves cover up the trail and make things slick. After a dry summer it may be time to change tires to something that grips and sheds mud. That sweet line you love may have mud and leaves covering it up so keep your eyes peeled and ride light and quick over potentially slick roots. Feet and hands can get cold quick especially if they get wet so dress appropriately. The dry creek beds have some water in them now so warmer shoes or covers could be the ticket to a comfy ride. A quick clip on rear fender can save your butt from wet and muddy spray.

Just a few tips to keep you riding through the cooler fall weeks.

Keep Pedaling,

Sliders Guy

Hunters Creek Work Day Saturday, 10/6 @ 10am

Come join us for some trail work at Hunters Creek.  We will be meeting at 10am at the Centerline parking lot.  Bring yourselves, gloves, appropriate clothing, and some water.  WNYMBA will provide tools and lunch.  If the weather cooperates we will conduct a group ride after lunch.  Including a Women's or Beginner ride if there is interest.  We will be working on general maintenance on the red, pink, and Sgt. Mark's trails near the creek.

There will be a TV crew from New Era Sports present at 9am to shoot video of club members riding assuming the weather cooperates.  If you would like to be in the video be ready to ride in your WNYMBA Jersey at 9am.

Location : Hunters Creek Park, Centerline Parking Lot
Contact : Ben Clauss This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 348-4770


WNYMBA Sprague Brook Wednesday Nite Series

Weeks 1 & 3 will be on the May course but going in the opposite direction.

Long race will be 3 laps, short race 2 laps.  During these two races we will be timing a segment of the downhill and using those times to score each racer as if they were in a separate race.

Weeks 2 & 4 will be on a different shorter course located on the other side of the park.   Long race will be 4 laps, short race 3 laps.

We are scoring these races as two separate series.  The three races from weeks one and two will be one series, the three races from weeks three and four will be the second.  Because of daylight, the second series (weeks 3 & 4) will be lights mandatory.

Pricing for all four weeks will be $50 up to the first race, after that $15/race.

Here is the link to register for the series (4 races).  Registration will open tomorrow.


A link to register for each individual race will be up soon.

Stay tuned for more details.

WNYMBA-IMBA Membership Integration

*UPDATE* IMBA has corrected all membership issues and everyone should be all set. please try logging in/registering at imba.com to utilize your wnymba-imba membership and discounts from imba. ie tools/swag/subaru, etc. if you still have further questions email TJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It has come to our attention that there are some problems with our membership integration with IMBA.  This has resulted in current members receiving emails and/or letters stating that their membership has lapsed and that they need to renew.  If you receive this notification in error and should have a current membership please notify Ben Clauss or TJ Zydel with the details so that we can work with IMBA to straighten these problems out.  We appreciate your patience while these problems are resolved.

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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.