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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 07 October 2013 20:00

This is why we need a Muck Truck!

We had another great weekend of trail work this past weekend, with the weather cooperating great no matter what the weatherman said.  The pic below is some of our intrepid crew moving stone from the pile at Sprague Brook to fill in a whole bunch of muddy areas that had developed during the wetter portions of the summer.  It was hot and humid work but worth it.  We also fixed a few other more remote wet spots with pulaski and McCloed where there was drainage available.

The day before, we had a great crew assemble at Bike and Bean for the trek up to Rocky's Run in the woods, where we did a reroute around those series of wet spots out towards the far end of Rocky III.  Despite cloudy and rainy weather in the Buff, it was brilliantly sunny and dry down in E-ville.  At least until we finished, cooked up the burgers and dogs and got the bikes out.  Then it started raining.  Oh well, win some, lose some.

 

 
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 21:07

We are almost there on the construction of the first of three new trails in Allegany State Park.  After last weekend's phenomenal work party that never stopped, we got ever so close to closing the loop.

Below is a map showing what is done (red) and what is left (green).  If anyone wants to do some "hard corps" work on this trail this fall, let me know.  Meanwhile, we are already working towards getting the summit cabins again next April for a final weekend to polish this trail off, so that it can be used for the 2014 Raccoon Rally.

Thanks to all who have helped out to make this an awesome trail.

 
Written by Event Guy   
Monday, 30 September 2013 21:18

Join us for a fall trail building weekend at Ellicottville on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Come join us for a fun day of trail work and GROUP RIDE in Ellicottville. We will be meeting at 10am at the Bike & Bean. Bring yourselves, gloves, appropriate clothing, and some water. WNYMBA will provide tools and lunch. If the weather cooperates we will conduct a group ride after lunch.

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

 
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 20:56

This past year, WNYMBA has had phenomenal attendance at our meetings.  Many thanks go out to Jonathan Moscato for setting up our new meetup.com site, which has been instrumental in getting more folks to know about the good work done by and the fun had by WNYMBA.

In an effort to keep the meetings fun, we are trying to move as much of the mundane elements of the club business to what we are calling board meetings.  WNYMBA has officers and an advisory board to approve small expenditures, but not a board of directors per se, but we are calling these board meetings nonetheless.

Board meetings are open to any and all interested parties.  But here's the deal: these tend to be very boring, technical meetings.  They aren't meant to be fun, just to plan and hash out details of plans.

We encourage anyone who is interested in helping steer the direction of the club to attend the board meetings.  Good planning and fresh ideas are what makes the club successful.  However, if you are mainly  interested in the social aspect of the club and to learn news of WNY mountain biking, the general meetings are what to put on your calendar.

Important: All major decisions, especially those concerning spending money and making major policy moves, can only be approved at the general meetings.  So even if the details are being hashed out at the board meetings, all final decisions go through the general meetings.  And we still will solicit new ideas from everyone during the new business portion of the meetings.  So you won't be missing anything important by missing the board meetings.

The next board meeting is Tuesday October 8th @ 7pm at Flappy's Restaurant on the corner of Transit and Seneca, just south of the 400. (note, although this meeting is at a restaurant, food is "separate checks")

 
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Saturday, 28 September 2013 17:47

Amazing progress on day 1 today. Party in full swing down in camp allegany. Hope to see everyone Sunday to see if we can finish it off.

 
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