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Sunday, 20 January 2013 12:58


Why is there so much BS on the forum? and how come so many members are not actually members? at least thats the impression that i get.



The Forum is an open forum for people to discuss mountain biking in WNY.  Although there are some moderation guidelines it is open to anyone who wants to post, so like most forums, it can accumulate BS.  It has been suggested that it be open to WNYMBA members only and this is an issue of constant discussion within WNYMBA.  There are pros and cons of both.  It would probably be a dead forum if open to only WNYMBA members.  And WNYMBA members can sometimes be the ones posting BS.  Howevr, you are right, some of the most prolific posters are not members.  Of the top 15 posters all time to the forum, 6 are not members of WNYMBA, including the second-most-frequent poster.

The most important thing to remember is that the forum does not represent the views of WNYMBA and no official information about the club is posted there.  The website itself (as opposed to the forum) is where to get the news and goings-on about WNYMBA.  You are not the only one to whom the BS is annoying.  For such a situation, I suggest sticking to the website itself to get news and information, and ignore the forum.

ASK WNYMBA: Childrens race, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 09:46


I wanted to know how much this race costs and what it entails. Is it biking only? My kids are 6&7yrs old and this would be their 1st race. Do you think this is an appropriate one?


Yes, this is biking only.  This would be perfect for your children.  The cost is $5 per race, under 8 free.

More details at http://www.wnymba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219:youth-bike-series&catid=62:racing&Itemid=143


Help needed to bleed avid XO hydralic brake Who does this work?
Monday, 02 May 2011 12:24

Does anyone know what Local Bike Shop knows how to bleed an Avid XO hydralic brake.


WNYMBA doesn't promote any specific bike shops.  There are lots of excellent bike shops in WNY area, and most would be able to do this.

Since this isn't really a WNYMBA-specific question, it might be best to see what folks say on the forum.  Statements made at the forum don't reflect WNYMBA policies or positions, so you probably would get some suggestions for specific shops over there.

Beginner groups
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:56

Live in Niagara county -newbie with Niagra Frontier Bike Club- looking into Mountain biking- any groups out this way? Thanks


WNYMBA strives to represent all of western NY, although any other groups who want to start up a more local group are welcome.  There are no local groups that we know of in Niagara County, mostly due to lack of good riding areas, which in turn is mostly due to poorly suited geology.  Check out the Bond Lake Advocacy articles to follow the progress of the best bet for future Niagara County riding.  Unfortunately, while the parks department supports these new trails, they are still held up by other bureaucracy.

racoon rally
Friday, 15 April 2011 15:25

will there be a racoon rally this year?


Yes, the Raccoon Rally is scheduled for June 25-26.  Heart Rate Up is continuing to run this race since WNYMBA threw in teh towel back in the early 2000's from burn out.  Mack and the gang have done a great job making this bigger and better!

More info at http://heartrateup.com/raccoonrally625626.html

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.  Most of the WNYMBA "answer team" headed out for a week of early season riding down south just as you posted this.

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