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TOPIC: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup

WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43748

We have created a new WNY Mountain Bike Meetup site.

In the past few weeks we have signed up 60 people - vast majority are not members of WNYMBA.

This site allows members to create their own events, or attend someone else's event. We are also placing the WNYMBA events as "Featured" events on the site. We are hopeful that this new site will bring together many more mountain bike riders throughout WNY.

We need more WNYMBA members to register for the site.

Its a learning experience, and only a few weeks old. The Rochester bike club's meetup site has almost 300 people, and many rides per year (since 2010). We expect our membership to slowly ramp up - once the season starts & the riding events start.

If you haven't registered, please consider doing so. Try it out.

WHY NOT IN BUFFALO???
Last Edit: 1 year 11 months ago by LeapingDog.
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Re: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43753

I've looked at the Meetup site and I've looked at the Rochester sites and they seem very user friendly. I'm not being negative about the Meetup and this is only MY opinion but I feel like I'm maxed out on social networking sites. Between this forum, Facebook, the Meetup, it's gotten to the point where there's just too much to keep up with.

Yes, I am a technology simpleton. Maybe acquiring a smart phone would make me smarter and assist me with staying on top of it all. Or maybe it's just easier(and more enjoyable) for me to NOT keep track of it all?

Am I the only one that feels this way?
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Re: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43755

I have a dumb phone too and can barely answer calls at times. It does take a while a night to view all the social media sites. It was easier when I could do it a work, of course then I didnt get any work done. Thats the problem- too much work!


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Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie
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Re: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43757

I think each person has to do what they feel is right for themselves. Truth is that we need to attract new people to the sport in WNY, and the younger generation is keyed into the social networks. Their brains are wired differently I guess. I assume many of the old school will not register, or will do so after a year or so. There is no pressure, the train is not leaving without them. Everything is still OK. We just want to get some new blood into the sport. Maybe make WNY a little bit better place to live by letting a few more people in the community know that they can mountain bike near Buffalo. By the way, I set it up - and I have a dumb phone. Also hate to post on phasebook and forums - but that's just me.
Last Edit: 1 year 11 months ago by LeapingDog.
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Re: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43762

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I signed up and so far it's been a pretty passive thing. I don't do much. What is cool about it is that it will automatically email you (yes, you can change it) when there is an upcoming event. Then you can confirm your attendance, or just use the email as a reminder of any upcoming meetings or trail days.

Guess what I'm trying to say is, there is benefit from it with minimal to zero effort.
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Re: WNY Mountain Bike Meetup 1 year 11 months ago #43766

I am hopeful that the membership within the meetup will grow quite a bit in the next year (its only been a few weeks & we have good amount of people). Once we have a critical mass, I can imagine members creating their own rides all the time, at various parks. Maybe even camping trips & what not.

The site is specifically designed to be run by the members. To get things started, I included the official WNYMBA events & plan to continue doing so - designating them as "FEATURED EVENTS", in order to differentiate them from member created events.

There are a lot of beginner level meetup members, and I am hopeful that someone will eventually step up and organize some beginner level ride events on the site. It takes like 1 minute to create an event.
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