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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Long Time WNYMBA member Larry Mordue passes away

We knew the day was coming as Larry had been battling cancer for quite some time, but we are still all very sad to hear that Larry Mordue passed away this past weekend.  Larry was a very dedicated WNYMBA member contributing to all aspects of our club for many years, including race directing and setting up the patrol.  Larry was so dedicated to WNYMBA, attending meetings regularly well after his illness had weakened him.  We all looked forward to seeing him at meetings each month after we could not longer ride or work with him on the trails.  We will miss him dearly.


Here is the latest information from his son:

The memorial service is at 1PM on Monday July 9, 2012. It will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Road Lockport, NY 14094  (716) 434-8500.

There will not be a viewing as my dad wished to be cremated.  Instead of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes to can make a donation to WNYMBA, Livestrong, any cancer charity, or any other charity that makes the world a better place in some way.  My dad was definitely focused on living life to the fullest, preferable outdoors on his bike,  and being in a room full of flowers was not really in line with the type of guy he was.  There is no dress code or anything like that.  People should just come as they would normally dress, they can even ride their bikes if they want,  that's definitely the way my dad would have wanted it.




New Ellicottville Map Now Available

Yes, finally, the updated version of the Ellicottville trails map is now available.  Updated with new trails, difficulty ratings, and new proposed trails for Allegany.

Look for it at your favorite local bike shops and ski areas.  All proceeds from map sales go straight to WNYMBA to support new trails.

Go take a preview look at it over at Map Central.

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.