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...

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

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