CHECK IT OUT

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 27-02-2013

On March 12 2013 at 7:30 the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the New York High School Mountain Bike League are presenting a special evening screening of the film Singletrack High at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington NY. The film follows six student athletes through the 2012 season in the NorCal League, documenting the positive impacts of keeping kids on bikes. Tickets are $16.00. All money raised will help support the start-up fees for New York’s first season. The New York league is one of three new leagues to join the national team in 2013. New York has two races on the calendar for 2013. April 28th Ridge 2 Ridge Race at Sprain Ridge Park, Yonkers NY & June 2nd Fat Tire Race at Williams Lake, Rosendale NY.
For more information on getting a team registered please visit the NY web page or contact Jason Cairo League Director for NY. jason@newyorkmtb.org Web site: http://www.newyorkmtb.org/

Festival Schedule 2012

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 07-06-2012

FESTIVAL TIME !!!!!!

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 15-05-2012

LET’S GET IT STARTED IN HERE !!!!

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 06-03-2012

2012 Chain Stretcher

Thanks to all the Volunteers

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 13-11-2011

2011 Chainstretcher Results

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Races | Posted on 19-09-2011

The results of the 20011 Chainstretcher are now available as a PDFs:

Sprain Ridge Cleanup Party- August 24th, 6:30pm to 8pm

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Events | Posted on 15-08-2011

Come help clean up Sprain Ridge Park!

Wednesday, August 24th6:30pm to 8pm

Sprain Ridge Park, North Parking Lot
Jackson Avenue

Yonkers, NY

Hosted by http://www.hastingsvelo.com/

Explore Your Parks – October 8, 10am to 12:30pm

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Events | Posted on 15-08-2011

The North Face, National Park Trust, American Hiking Society, Leave No Trace and local partners are joining together with your state parks to promote the importance of being active and getting outdoors! We want to encourage the local community to get outdoors and truly explore the state parks close to home. There will be guided hikes and other activities, snacks, speakers, partner demos, as well as giveaways, including the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge information, state park activity guides, and free state park passes. Come out and join the fun!

This event is October 8, 10am to 12:30pm at:

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
2957 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

RSVP: rsvp@exploreyourparks.com

For more info: http://www.exploreyourparks.com/

 

2011 Fat Tire Festival Program

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Festivals | Posted on 09-06-2011

Here’s the program for the 2011 Fat Tire Festival at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY this Sunday!

2011 Fat Tire Festival @ Blue Mountain Reservation

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Festivals | Posted on 19-04-2011

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2011
WHERE: Blue Mountain Reservation – Peekskill, NY
TIME: 10am – 4pm rain or shine

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 12, 2011 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. Parking fee is waived 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.

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!

Demos, demos and MORE demos!

Confirmed so far are the following bike company’s who will be in attendance with their DEMO FLEETS:

  • Specialized
  • Trek
  • Pivot
  • Cannondale

Group Ride Scheule

(Schedule is tentative – Ride schedule is subject to change)

  • 10:30 Intermediate
  • 10:30 Advanced
  • 11:30 Womens
  • 11:30 Rollers + Debacle
  • 12:30 Beginner
  • 12:30 Intermediate
  • 12:30 Advanced
  • 1:30 Kids Ride
  • 2:30 Poker Run: Beginner
  • 2:30 Poker Run: Intermediate
  • 2:30 Poker Run: Advanced

Skinny Contest!

Test your skills on our legendary skinny. Stay on the longest and win yourself a nice prize

About the Fat Tire 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.

All Festival participants are eligible to join our Poker Rally to win great prizes. Our local bike shop sponsors, including Yorktown 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.

Check out some photos from the 2010 Fat Tire Festival.

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.

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