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Written by TW   
Sunday, 11 May 2014 20:00

The ANF has the Public Comment open till June 3rd. the following link will get you to the letter that details some of the specifics of the project , the map and a link to email your comment, you can also phone or fax it in..

There is some consideration regarding closing the trail system during the Winter months, many of us want them to be treated just like hiking trails, not closed for hunting or Winter...  but voice your own comments, just be sure to  express your desire to get these trails in,, please......

Link (click here)

Imagine: 39 miles of epic riding, just over the border:

 
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

As video star Dennis has told you, getting this grant will allow us and Holiday Valley to kick start a much larger trail building program at the resort.  Without this grant, this program may never get off the ground.

So, what is the big plan? Take a look at the map below:

The proposed Bell Built trail is highlighted in Red.  Perhaps we may even have enough money (because remember, HV is kicking in some assistance as well) to complete the purple trail.  The purple trail will provide a way to get up to the top of the switchbacks by riding first up the cat track to the Mardi Gras lift, then taking this new single track up higher.

Then there is also those three other fainter red dashed lines.

 

  1. The first will allow us to start using the singletrack traverse rather than the double track up to the top of Cindy's.  That isn't used any more since it ends in a hellish climb up to the wall chairlift.  We'd instead contour around to the start of the XC road.
  2. The next one would go from the purple trail to the top of Eagle lift.  This would allow another way to climb to the top all on singletrack.
  3. The last is another route along the top.  By building this loop, Dennis has some great ideas on how to set up a new longer race loop.
None of this will happen, however, it things don't get kick started with this grant.
So, are you motivated to go out and get everyone you know to vote????

 

 

 

 
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 20:00

Heard lots of stories of rounding up votes on Day 2.  Great Job!

Yes, we know the vote totals don't seem to be updating when new people vote.  But your vote still counts.  We are sure the numbers will move again soon.  This is the third of three BellBuilt elections, so all the kinks should be worked out.

We have also had some reports of delayed receipt of the confirmation e-mail.  Remember, the vote doesn't count if you don't click on the link in that e-mail.  Some people have reported delays of 20-30 minutes before this arrives, so keep checking.  There have been a few reports of no confirmation link coming through.  If that happens, check your spam folder or trash folder to see if your spam filter misidentified it.  If it never comes, fire off an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will look into it.

The central region voting winner needed 12,000 votes to take the prize, so we have our work cut out for us.  Keep up the great work and spread the word!

 
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 20:14

Dennis did a great job as our Bell Built video star, and many thanks to Holiday Valley's Ashley for putting it all together.  Bell used it right as we submitted rather than making it from various clips.  But we still provided them with additional clips and stills per their request; they just never were used.  Now, they will see the light of day.

For our first outtake, here is our very own Toddler explaining why you need to vote!

 

 
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Monday, 05 May 2014 20:04

I've been watching the vote total tonight rise from 900-something to 1200-something.

The lead has never been more than 10 votes the whole time!

WNYMBA and one other competitor are pulling away from the rest of the pack.  What do you do when you're on a climb and it is just two of you dicing it out?  Sit back and relax?  I don't think so!  It's all about getting to the top of the hill first.  Channel that thought and think of everyone you know.  Have you asked them to vote yet?  Have you asked them to ask their friends to vote yet?  Don't let him beat you to the top of the hill!

 
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