What a wild spring it has been! It started out with so much snow that we had to cancel our first two trail days (at Ellicottville and Sprague). There was still snow on the trails and roads on April 11!
And then, the weather turned into summer virtually overnight, with riding on dry, dusty trails by the end of April. Amazing.
This, plus some other events, have caused us to make some changes to our spring trail work schedule. The chhanges to date are:
- The April 4 Sprague and April 11 E-ville days were cancelled
- We also had to reschedule the Hunters Creek work day on May 10 due to illness. Fortunately, we were able to contact everyone planning on attending, and were still there at the trailhead in case someone didn't get the memo
And ... we have a couple of changes going through to the end of the spring period:
- The cancelled Hunters Creek days is being rescheduled to May 30 (Saturday). Hope you can head out to Hunters and help resident trail guru Ben Claus add some love the lines
- National Trails Day, originally scheduled for Sprague, is being moved to Ellicottville. The occasion will be the Grand Opening of the new Black Trail. This is the trail that parallels the now-closed White Trail from the comm tower on Mutton Hollow Rd. behind Holiday Valley. It's been a lot of work over the past year, but this trail is now ready to ride. It still needs some tweaks, and that is what we will be doing first, but then there will be the celebratory barbeque and ride afterward.
After NTD, it's time to ride and race for the rest of the summer! Hope to see you out on the trails this spring. Trail work is fund and rewarding, so join us!