Group Rides rulz

Mtn. biking is about community, and riding with your buds.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good group ride? We are trying to help promote these types of rides so please check out our events/calendar page for posted ride info, and check the Group Rides page if you want to suggest a ride or have a ride you are hosting and want it posted to our calendar.

 

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2014 WMBA FTF – That’s a wrap, see you next year!

morning of the WMBA 2014 FTF just getting underway...

morning of the WMBA 2014 FTF just getting underway…

Well, the big event has come, and gone again for this year. It seems to happen so fast doesn’t it? The weather was superb, conditions and riding couldn’t be better, entertainment and food was top-notch, and the fun factor definitely went to 11 for this one.

Big thanks to the WMBA crew and all the volunteers who make this happen. (It doesn’t happen on it’s own you know.) Tremendous shout out to all the sponsors and bike co’s who without them, this fest wouldn’t be half as awesome as it is.

We’ll be updating pics and such at our photos page, as well as the Facebook page so keep in touch and keep being awesome.

 

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Please respect the trail during MUD/THAW season… if you’re going to slide, don’t ride.

I know we’re all anxious to get back out there on the trails, but we ask to restrain yourselves for just a little bit until the trails fully dry and harden up after the thaw. Please see the article below for reference why we don’t ride muddy trails.

http://www.nemba.org/Articles/SoftRiding.html

 

If your bike looks like below, you’re pretty much an asshole– Don’t be an asshole.

 

2013 Fat Tire Festival June 9 2013

Westchester Mountain Bike Association’s 18th Annual Fat Tire Festival

 

WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2013
WHERE: Blue Mt. Reservation – Peekskill, NY
TIME: 10am – 4pm rain or shine

Click to see full brochure and complete list of sponsors for the 2013 WMBA Fat Tire Festival

The Westchester Mountain Biking Association (WMBA), Westchester County NY’s mountain biking organization and advocacy group, is holding its Annual Fat Tire Festival from 10am – 4pm on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York. Event is FREE – all you need is a signed waiver and a wristband which you can get at the information tent at festival field. Minimal Parking fee will be charged for the festival!

The Fat Tire Festival is an all-day event with lots of music, food and fun activities for the whole family. The annual festival is a great opportunity to spend a day outdoors and experience the world-renowned mountain bike trails at Blue Mountain Reservation, which was named the country’s “Best Hometown Trail” by Bike magazine in February 2009… CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Click to view full size write-up about Blue Mountain

Events and Activities

  • NEW in 2013!!! – MTB Stunt Show by Mike Steidley http://mikesteidley.com/
  • Festival activity zone with lots of food and fun!
  • Bike races for kids and teens!
  • Group rides around Blue Mountain’s trail network for MTBers of all levels!
  • Impressive skills competitions showcasing the area’s best bikers! (SKINNY CONTEST)
  • Win tons of great prizes in the raffle!

Tons of Demo Bikes

Confirmed so far are the following bike company’s who will be in attendance with their DEMO FLEETS: Specialized, Trek, Pivot, Cannondale, Niner, Santa Cruz

Schedule of Events

10:00 – Registration at the main tent. Bracelets are required for all event participation. This includes all the rides.
10:15 – Group Rides: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert– All group rides will leave from the main tent. Look for the sign up sheets.
10:30 – Group Ride: Women
11:00 – Kids Ride
11:00 – Group Rides: Beginner and Intermediate
11:30 – Mike Steidley Mountain Bike Stunt Show–Check out the action-filled, high-energy performance from one of the most accomplished and prolific stunt riders in North America.
12:00 – Wheelie Race– Come try your luck on one wheel.
12:00 – Group Ride: Expert Rollers Ride
12:30 – Limbo Competition– How low can you go?
1:00 – Group Rides: Beginner and the Yorktown Cycles Expert Ride
1:30 – Kids Race
2:00 – Skinny Contest– Try your hand at our skinny course. Viva la FattyB!!!!
2:30 – Group Rides: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert and Women
3:00 – Mike Steidley Stunt Show
3:30 –Raffle Drawings
4:00 – Closing Ceremonies

Don’t forget to buy some raffle tickets for our raffle. We will have great prizes to raffle off throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Westchester Friends of Parks and the Peekskill Ambulance Corp.

Skinny Contest!

Test your skills on our legendary skinny. Stay on the longest and win yourself a nice prize! We plan on unveiling our latest creation – “THE HAMMOCK”!

About the Festival

The Fat Tire Festival is a celebration of mountain biking camaraderie. One and all are welcome to come out and spend a day riding some of the greatest trails in New York State. Organized group rides for all ability levels, lead by experienced local guides, will be leaving throughout the day to explore the trails. Watch and compete in the many skills competitions, including a wheelie contest, fast and slow races, and the infamous, crowd-pleasing “skinny skills” contest on an ultra-narrow, raised wooden obstacle course.

Our local bike shop sponsors, including Yorktown Cycles, Hickory & Tweed, Down Cycles, Sierra Cycles, Danny’s Cycles and Briarcliff Bikeworks have donated many prizes and swag to be raffled off.

The Festival supports a great cause. A majority of the proceeds raised are donated to the Westchester County Friends of Parks. For 25 years the non-profit organization has worked to raise money to buy equipment, fund children’s programs, provide amenities and support the Westchester County Parks. Their vision is to keep the parks clean, green and growing. Come out and support a great cause, have some fun and give back to the Westchester County Parks.

About the WMBA

The WMBA is a grass-roots association that promotes mountain biking and offers leadership and organization to the mountain biking community in Westchester County. Founded in 1995 as the Cortlandt Area Bicycle Network (CABN), the organization’s name was later changed to reflect its county-wide focus. The WMBA works closely with the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to maintain the area’s premier mountain biking trails. The WMBA also promotes trail advocacy, social interaction and group rides.