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Written by Jon Sundquist   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

We had so much fun last spring, we are doing it again - new trail construction weekend at ASP!

We have new trails approved in the Allegany State Park Master Plan.

We are working the whole weekend April 26 and 27 (special two for one deal).

We need a great turnout to finish the Ridge Run singletrack extenion

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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.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions!

 

 
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

Here's how it all works:

Bell is doing the voting in three stages.  First goes the West Coast (in progress of this writing), then the central states.

Finally, there is voting for the East Coast on May 5 - May 18 !  This is when you must vote.

You vote by going to bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt

You vote by e-mail address.  It's simple.  Here are the steps at the above website:

 

  • Select "Holiday Valley Trail"
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the blurry verification code they use to keep out robots
  • Go to your inbox and open the confirmation email
  • Click the confirmation link

 

In other words, enter your e-mail, then go to your e-mail and click the link.  Simple as pie.
You gotta do this.  More importantly, you have to have everyone you know and everyone they know do the same thing.  Please vote!  Last year, the vote was very close!
 
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 20:47

Check out Movie Star Dennis!

We won't get the grant unless you vote.  Voting starts May 5.  Only one East Coast winner.  Project with the most votes gets the whole thing.  Loser gets nothing.  Vote!!!

 

If anyone wants to help promoting the get-out-the-vote, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 20:47

This is only a preview if we get the grant!  We won't get the grant unless you vote.  Voting starts May 5.  Only one East Coast winner.  Project with the most votes gets the whole thing.  Loser gets nothing.  Vote!!!

If anyone wants to help promoting the get-out-the-vote, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 
Written by Event Guy   
Friday, 21 March 2014 16:41

We had almost 100 people attend our Spring Kickoff Social Party at Tom's Bike Shop.

It was a fun format.  First, Tom fed us great food and beverages, and we just socialized.  Then we had a bunch of 5 minute talks about upcoming events.  We gave out over $500 in prizes to trivia questions.

It was a good time had by all.  Thanks to WNYMBA and Tom's Pro Bike Shop for hosting the event.  Also thanks to the Buffalo Outdoors Meetup and WNY Mountain Bike Meetup for helping out and providing the people.

You can check out photos of the event here.

Thanks for everyone's help.

 
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