Unlike E-ville, trail building in ASP is more remote, and getting there takes longer from Buffalo (but shorter from Bradford, Olean, and Warren, hint..hint). So we are going to do something different.
First, don't worry, we are meeting at 10 AM! But remember, unless you are staying over in one of the free cabins, it is a farther drive than Ellicottville.
Second, we are biking out to the work area along the XC trails. The tools will already be out there ready for working.
Third, we are working all day. Because it takes a while to get to where we are working, we will put in some long hours. We will provide lunch *on the trail*!! Don't worry, you don't have to stay the whole time if you don't want to. But if you do leave early, you will miss...
Fourth, we are staying overnight in the Summit Cabins! We have arranged to have two cabins provided by the park in return for our work. This way we can stay over, have some fun, and get an early start Sunday morning on Day 2. WNYMBA is supplying the burgers and dogs for a great cookout feast on Saturday night, so don't miss it.
If you want to stay in a cabin , you have to RSVP at the meetup:
RSVP If you don't want to create a meetup account, then e-mail me (link below as soon as possible). It is first come first serve on the cabins.
So get ready for some trail building.
if you have any questions!
Don't miss this event. It is very good, and a lot of fun. Building new trail is a blast, and this course will teach you how to do it right, with both classroom and field instruction.
Remember, you don't have to make the whole event; the key part of the course is Saturday. Come for the weekend if you want to, but if you can only swing one day, don't shy away - just head down on Saturday.
We had another great weekend of trail work this past weekend, with the weather cooperating great no matter what the weatherman said. The pic below is some of our intrepid crew moving stone from the pile at Sprague Brook to fill in a whole bunch of muddy areas that had developed during the wetter portions of the summer. It was hot and humid work but worth it. We also fixed a few other more remote wet spots with pulaski and McCloed where there was drainage available.
The day before, we had a great crew assemble at Bike and Bean for the trek up to Rocky's Run in the woods, where we did a reroute around those series of wet spots out towards the far end of Rocky III. Despite cloudy and rainy weather in the Buff, it was brilliantly sunny and dry down in E-ville. At least until we finished, cooked up the burgers and dogs and got the bikes out. Then it started raining. Oh well, win some, lose some.
We are almost there on the construction of the first of three new trails in Allegany State Park. After last weekend's phenomenal work party that never stopped, we got ever so close to closing the loop.
Below is a map showing what is done (red) and what is left (green). If anyone wants to do some "hard corps" work on this trail this fall, let me know. Meanwhile, we are already working towards getting the summit cabins again next April for a final weekend to polish this trail off, so that it can be used for the 2014 Raccoon Rally.
Thanks to all who have helped out to make this an awesome trail.
Join us for a fall trail building weekend at Ellicottville on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Come join us for a fun day of trail work and GROUP RIDE in Ellicottville. We will be meeting at 10am at the Bike & Bean. 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.
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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.