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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!

 

 
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.

 
Written by Ben Clauss   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:43

The fall trail work schedule is up!  Hope to see lots of people out so we can get the trails back into top shape after a long summer of riding.  For more details check out the calendar.

9/7 - Hunters Creek

9/15 - Ellicottville

9/22 - Sprague Brook

9/28 & 9/29 - ASP weekend

10/5 - Ellicottville

10/6 - Sprague Brook

10/12 & 10/13 - Harris Hill IMBA TCC visit

10/19 - Hunters Creek

10/26 - Ellicottville

 
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 20:24

WNYMBA has been working on turnnig the major successes with the Allegany State Park master plan into reality.

Not only with the big spring and fall trail work weekends to get the new ridge run singletrack built.  But also on submitting grant applications to help get these trails built.  Since Allegany is a little farther from Buffalo than E-ville, and more importantly, because the trails to be built are much farther from roads it will take longer to get these built.  Add to that the significant amount of bench cutting required (which makes the best trails!), means that these routes are prime candidates for some machine built singletrack, and that takes money.

We submitted three grants for programs through IMBA earlier this year, the Bell Built grant, the Clif Bar Grant, and the competetive cyclist grant, but were not selected.

However, we recently submitted a very large application to one of the grand daddies of the all - the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  Perhaps you have gotten e-mails from IMBA about the importance of maintaining funding for this program.  It has been successfully funded and the funds in New York are put out for competition every two years by the State Parks folks.  We submitted a proposal for about $150,000 in funding to help build the proposed Stone Tower trail, an eight mile singletrack that will head out from the Stone Tower all the way over to above the Indian Casino and back.

As you can imagine, this was a significant effort.  We are not sure when we hear the results, but if we win it, then the real hard work will begin, as we will be required to provide about $30,000 in volunteer labor as a match.

So keep your fingers crossed, and be ready if we are successful!

 
Written by Event Guy   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 16:29

Join us for a fall trail building weekend at Allegany State Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Building off the success of the great early spring Trail Building weekend at Allegany, we are doing it again! This time, the park has graciously hooked us up with digs at Camp Allegany for the weekend.

Click Here for more Information and to register for this event on our WNY Mountain Bike Meetup Site.

 
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