Yorktown's Patriot Skate Park Open For Bikes

Here you go kids – The Patriot Skate Park located on Underhill Ave in Yorktown is now open for bikes! Hours are limited to the following:

Bike-Only Hours

March 1 – November 1

  • Tuesdays: 12pm – 4pm
  • Thursdays: 6pm – dusk
  • Saturdays: 9am – 2pm
  • Sundays: 6pm – dusk

November 2 – February 28

  • Tuesdays: 2pm – 6pm
  • Thursdays: 12pm – 4pm
  • Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
  • Sundays: 12pm – 4pm

PLEASE NOTE: If there are no bikers present during the “bike only” hours, skaters can occupy the park and vice versa. As soon as the dedicated activity is present, the non-dedicated participants must leave.

Use of this park is free! Please abide by the posted hours and or leave when skaters are present during the skate only hours.

The park isn’t the greatest design for bikes but could provide some fun when the trails are unridable. Have fun!

WMBA Receives Voluntary Service Award

On Friday, June 11th the Westchester Mountain Bike Association will be recieving the VOLUNTARY SERVICE AWARD: ORGANIZATION presented by the Westchester Recreation and Parks Society (WRAPS) at their 53rd Annual Awards & Scholarship Luncheon.

To receive the Voluntary Service Award: Organization, the nominee shall be an orgainzation that has provided unselfish service on behalf of an institution, private or voluntary agency in Westchester County and in the interest or recreation, parks, conservation and other related services for at least five years in the program for which it is being cited since 2005. Cleary the WMBA meets the criteria and we should consider it an honor to be recognized by WRAPS and the County for what we do!

WMBA 15th Annual Fat Tire Festival at Blue Mountain Reservation

Mark your calendar now!!!

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 13, 2010 at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York.

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.

Events and activities include:

  • Live music all day from four great bands!
  • 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)
  • Poker Rally
  • Win tons of great prizes in the raffle!

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.

All Festival participants are eligible to join our Poker Rally to win great prizes. Our local bike shop sponsors, including Yorktown Cycles, Beacon Cycles, Hickory & Tweed, Down Cycles, Sierra Cycles, Danny’s Cycles and Briarcliff Bikeworks have donated many more prizes 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.