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Trail Work
Allegany rocks on day 1
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Saturday, 28 September 2013 17:47

Amazing progress on day 1 today. Party in full swing down in camp allegany. Hope to see everyone Sunday to see if we can finish it off.

 
Directions to Saturday's ASP meeting spot
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Friday, 27 September 2013 14:42

On Saturday, we will be meeting at the summit area of ASP. To get there, take 219 to salamanca. Instead of getting on the expressway, go straight up the hill into the park. The summit trailhead is at the top of the hill. If you come late, we will have signs up on the trail pointing to where we are working.

 

See you there!

 
Help WNYMBA buy a Muck Truck
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:39

 

WYNMBA NEEDS YOUR HELP!

 

If you’re even a little bit interested in mountain biking in Western New York, you’ve heard of the Western New York Mountain Bicycle Association (WNYMBA). And if you’ve heard of WYNMBA, you may also know that WNYMBA and its’ members are responsible for the construction and maintenance of almost all of the trails typically ridden by mountain bikers in this area.

What you may not know is that virtually all of these trails have been hand built – that means no mechanical assistance at all. Over the years, our Spring and Fall trail days have yielded a huge variety of world-class trails in several different areas of Western New York. Many of these trails are now “mature” and in order to reduce mud holes and prevent erosion, need annual doses of TLC in the form of crushed stone and other hard construction materials. Up to this point, these materials have been hand-carried into the trails via wheelbarrows and buckets, sometimes for miles.

WYNMBA would like to change that. We’re tired of wearing out our members and would like to join the 21st century with some mechanical assistance in the form of a power wheelbarrow called a “Muck Truck”.

This thing is a great tool, but it’s expensive, so expensive in fact, that we can’t afford to buy it from general club funds. We’re looking at something in the range of $3000.00.

So we’re asking for your financial help. PLEASE. If you’ve ever enjoyed mountain biking or hiking on any of the region’s mountain bike trails, you know that you’ve already benefited from WYNMBA’s hard work, whether you’re a member or not. We’d like to ask you to “pay-back” a little now for all that past and future fun. We’re not asking you to become a member (although we’d sure like that), but we are asking for donations to help buy our “Muck Truck”. Check this baby out at “mucktruckamerica.com” and PLEASE, send a donation in any amount ….. $10, $20, $50 or $100, anything will help.

 
Updates on Allegany Trail Building Weekend
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:15

No, nothing has changed.  Just  more info.

  • Camp Allegany, unlike the cabins we stayed in last time, has larger sleeping facilities.  There are plenty of beds.  Bring a sleeping bag to put on the bed.  There's showers down the hall and everything.
  • Camp Allegany is weather proof! If it is raining Saturday night, there is a great indoor cafeteria to hang out in.  Of course, if it isn't raining, we'll have another campfire.
  • WNYMBA is providing lunch both days.  On Saturday night, we are providing burgers and dogs.  Bring your own beverage.
  • We had a really great time last spring, and this fall weekend should be even better.  Fall colors should definitely start coming out.

 

Hope to see all you there!  Remember:

  • Saturday: meet @ 9 AM at the summit (same as spring)
  • Sunday: meet @ 9 AM at Camp Allegany.

Both days, tools will already be in the woods, we ride to where we are working.  Lunches and dinner provided!  This is going to be great!

 

 
Wet spot on Eagle Trail is no more!
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:24

Thanks for everyone who came out for a great day of trail work in Ellicottville today.  We moved the portion of Eagle trail that is about half way up that was routed originally on a old skid trail, which had since developed some big mud holes.  It is now on its own new, well graded singletrack, making this signature trail even better.

Next stop on the fall trail work schedule is Spague Brook, this Sunday September 22nd.

 
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