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

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 @ Blue Mountain Reservation

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.

FTF 2011 Ready, Set, Go!

The Fat Tire Festival is a fun time for anyone interested in mountain biking. Our event is not a race, but an opportunity for mountain bike enthusiasts, friends and families to ride, spend the day together, appreciate the sport and educate riders about proper stewardship of the trails.  There’s food, games, and a raffle featuring specialty prizes especially for mountain bikers.  But there’s also a special purpose: once again we have partnered with The Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.  For 25 years this 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. So this fun event will also raise a few dollars to help the Westchester Parks system thrive well into the future. Visit www.friendsofwestchesterparks.com

Action Alert! Comment on NY State Forests Management Plan

From the IMBA…

Mountain bikers urged to participate in online comments and public meetings

The long-awaited draft strategic planfor managing NY state forests has been released. While there is much to like about the proposed plan, New York mountain bikers are urged to provide input and help refine the language about bicycling on trails in State Forests.

Send your comments via e-mail.

You can also make your voice heard at the public listening sessions in upcoming days (schedule at right).

The plan stipulates: “Mountain bikes are permitted to travel on any existing road or trail on State Forests unless the road or trail is posted as closed for this use.” This is good!

However, the plan also continues to say: “Due to environmental concerns and conflicts with other users of the state forests, mountain biking is acceptable only on trails that have been assessed and approved for such use.”

This is problematic for mountain bikers and the state should remove this passage. Why should one user group be singled out for environmental concerns when recreation ecologists say that our impacts are about the same as other non-motorized activites? Regarding potential conflicts, hundreds successful shared-use trail systems around the nation show that mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians and others can enjoy trails together, espcially when the trails are properly designed and signed.

Public Listening Sessions

Sept. 21: DEC Region 5 Headquarters
Main Conference Room
Route 86, Ray Brook

Sept. 22: Lowville Fire Department
5420 Parkway Dr., Lowville

Sept. 23: DEC Region 3 Headquarters
Main Conference Room
21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz

Sept. 28: DEC Region 4 Headquarters
Main Conference Room
1130 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady

Sept. 30: DEC Region 2 Headquarters
Annex Building
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City

Sept. 30: DEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY Stony Brook
50 Circle Rd., Stony Brook

Chain Stretcher Results Expert / Pro

Chainstretcher 2009 CAT1        
Cat 1/Pro Open Men Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
5 James Harmon 0:30:32 1:20:26 2:01:41 1
4 Ed Ceccolini 0:39:31 1:20:30 2:02:37 2
7 Mike Montalbano 0:39:45 1:20:27 2:03:03 3
8 Greg Waggoner 0:40:02 1:20:56 2:03:25 4
3 Sean Cavanaugh 0:39:46 1:21:28 2:04:08 5
12 Matt Miller 0:40:22 1:21:47 2:04:34 6
9 Joshua Wilcox 0:39:33 1:21:08 2:05:35 7
11 Johan Keserious 0:40:44 1:23:56 2:07:46 8
1 Dylan Alesio 0:41:38 1:22:18 2:10:35 9
2 Andrew Alesio 0:41:37 1:23:31 2:10:36 10
10 Jordan Kahlenberg 0:40:43 1:24:37 2:11:16 11
6 Brian Lariviere 0:43:06 1:28:29 2:14:37 12
           
Senior Men 19-29 Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
30 Paul Dotsenko 0:47:28 1:31:07 2:15:44 1
31 Mike Jaworski 0:48:10 1:35:02 2:26:08 2
32 Lorenzo Serra 0:49:30 1:36:52 2:29:45 3
33 James Myers 0:52:11 1:41:44 2:33:00 4
Master Men 30-39 Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
64 Roger Foco 0:49:46 1:33:04 2:15:03 1
62 Jason Clark 0:49:47 1:33:01 2:17:39 2
60 Ross Anderson 0:50:18 1:33:20 2:17:41 3
66 Ryan Heerschap 0:49:56 1:33:04 2:18:00 4
61 John Arias 0:50:56 1:36:31 2:23:12 5
70 Frank O’Reilly 0:50:57 1:36:30 2:25:44 6
76 Felipe Lette 0:53:19 1:39:59 2:30:45 7
73 Alex Pearson 0:54:26 1:43:44 2:35:55 8
69 Marco Mora 0:53:56 1:47:04 2:41:44 9
77 Adam Krop 0:55:53 1:48:42 2:44:56 10
65 James Fox 0:56:46 1:54:56 2:47:38 11
75 John Weiers 1:00:18 1:49:30 2:47:53 12
72 Robb Young 1:04:35 1:56:17 2:51:22 13
71 Luis Rivera 1:03:30 2:05:27 3:09:21 14
63 Christopher Dietrich DNF      
67 Mike Kucharski DNF      
68 Steven Mancuso DNF      
74 Michael Lukowick DNF      
Master Men 40-49 Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
113 David Kahl 0:52:32 1:34:49 2:18:02 1
111 Ben Williams 0:53:05 1:36:43 2:20:43 2
102 Jason Grossi 0:54:58 1:40:27 2:26:10 3
110 James Wilbur 0:55:31 1:40:36 2:26:30 4
107 Esteban Rodriguez 0:56:50 1:43:38 2:31:58 5
109 Tim Schopen 0:56:01 1:43:05 2:32:57 6
108 William Romollino 0:58:34 1:49:26 2:39:53 7
115 Gordon Davies 1:04:06 1:54:01 2:42:10 8
104 Claude Laberge 1:01:53 1:51:31 2:43:24 9
106 Brian Margarum 0:58:45 1:50:32 2:44:35 10
114 Mark Mahoney 0:57:25 1:58:08 2:48:19 11
100 Joe Barros 1:00:38 1:54:10 2:48:20 12
105 Guillaume Loize 0:57:27 2:05:49 2:53:24 13
101 Jeff Coneys 1:05:24 1:57:26 2:53:39 14
103 Edward Haack 1:02:05 DNF    
112 Ed Grand DNF      
116          
Junior Men 15-18 Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
140 Eric Petersen 0:52:26 1:41:32 2:33:56 1
Cat 1/Pro Open Women Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
152 Jane Pearson 1:06:54 1:57:24 2:48:15 1
153 Melissa Kern 1:09:10 2:02:52 2:57:40 2
151 Ellen Serruto 1:11:22 2:07:56 3:04:35 3
150 Wendi Sebastian 1:16:04 2:19:30 3:24:04 4
Master Women 40+ Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
177 Mariannne Santangelo 1:08:59 2:01:13 2:54:55 1
176 Darlene Phillips 1:08:55 2:02:35 2:57:45 2
178 Ellen White 1:12:03 2:08:52 3:06:50 3
175 Shasta Jensen 1:20:13 dnf    
Master Men 50 + Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
193 Ken Welch 0:58:55 1:43:36 2:28:08 1
194 Art White 1:01:24 1:51:31 2:43:06 2
195 Roger Billharz 1:04:13 1:56:53 2:49:03 3
190 Anthony Muffatti 1:05:56 1:59:34 2:49:33 4
196 Tom Stankowski 1:08:50 2:03:44 3:03:40 5
192 Steven Wagoner 1:05:14 1:58:22 3:06:52 6
191 Ralph Pruitt Jr. 1:06:30 2:11:17 3:16:12 7
Singlespeed Cat1 Open Name Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Place
651 Brian Kelley 0:44:14 1:26:54 2:11:29 1
650 John Debitetto 0:45:24 1:26:57 2:16:15 2
655 David Van Wart 0:46:19 1:32:11 2:22:40 3
653 Jeff Ohara 0:48:56 1:36:13 2:24:25 4
652 Tom Kruse 0:48:05 1:35:32 2:25:44 5
654 Rob Witte 0:48:15 1:36:12 2:28:58 6

Chain Stretcher Results Sport

Chainstretcher 2009  CAT2      
Junior Men 10-14 Name Lap1 Lap2  
         
Junior Men 15-18 Name Lap1 Lap2  
221 Dillon Van Wart 1:04:39 1:51:32 1
222 Adam Vandenbos 1:05:15 1:54:08 2
220 Jacob Stern 1:10:01 2:02:10 3
219 Tyler Smith 1:10:11 2:03:19 4
218 Andrew Lippe 1:10:19 2:03:50 5
215 Jack Braun 1:11:07 2:09:27 6
217 Jake Hasert 1:12:14 2:09:27 7
223 Tim Bumpus 1:22:29 2:30:03 8
216 Jeffrey Dunlop 1:26:47 DNF  
         
Master Men          30-34 Name Lap1 Lap2  
238 Peter Sarson 0:50:37 1:35:50 1
231 Andrew Farrell 0:51:44 1:39:21 2
233 Daniel Humm 0:52:44 1:39:22 3
237 Jeremy Mikesell 0:52:32 1:40:08 4
239 Gary Stallings 0:54:26 1:44:32 5
241 Daniel Sirota 0:57:25 1:49:51 6
240 Jared Strowbridge 0:53:41 1:52:53 7
235 Jeffrey Mandell 0:57:24 1:53:38 8
236 Steven McDonald 0:59:35 2:13:02 9
242 Kim Lundgren 1:21:43 2:17:15 10
232 Noah Golden 1:18:07 2:29:58 11
230 Allan Cohen 1:11:38 2:34:06 12
234 Stephen Kopiecki DNS    
Senior Men 19-29 Name Lap1 Lap2  
302 Paul Meier 0:46:56 1:34:20 1
307 Aaron Williams 0:48:16 1:35:02 2
301 Sean Gramling 0:47:43 1:35:40 3
304 Austin Peterman 0:50:02 1:39:19 4
305 Christopher Ruiz 0:54:29 1:48:10 5
306 Chris Skolnick 0:55:14 1:52:30 6
300 Christopher Berkley 0:58:06 2:00:41 7
303 Mark Mendez dns    
308 Daniel Sturm dnf    
309 Edmund Kump 1:21:13 dnf  
Master Men           40-44 Name Lap1 Lap2  
342 Dominique Desmonts 0:56:23 1:40:57 1
350 Kirt Mills 0:56:24 1:41:26 2
344 Paul Gersfeld 0:56:20 1:43:04 3
346 David Kishbaugh 0:58:21 1:46:38 4
351 Eric Model 0:58:44 1:47:05 5
340 Chris Brawley 0:59:29 1:47:30 6
352 Robert Paton 0:59:35 1:49:33 7
348 Sascha Marbury 1:01:29 1:52:54 8
343 Steven Emm 1:01:41 1:54:26 9
354 Alex Salazar 1:02:22 1:56:57 10
359 Chris Berlow 1:02:14 1:59:36 11
357 Robert Vellozzi 1:00:35 1:59:55 12
360 Mark Norcutt 1:04:38 2:00:02 13
341 Tod Christianson 1:05:50 2:01:25 14
349 Robert Marek 1:04:20 2:02:24 15
358 Eric Gerckens 1:08:51 2:11:17 16
353 Stephen Rosenthal 1:21:18 2:16:20 17
356 Nick Tambe 1:14:25 2:24:12 18
361 Dmitri Ladis 1:21:22 2:28:20 19
345 Michael Grant 1:14:56 2:29:53 20
347 Joseph Latronica dns    
355 Roger Stricker dns    
Senior Women 19-39 Name Lap1 Lap2  
402 Tara Walhart 1:15:28 2:10:17 1
403 Kristine Contentoangell 1:22:29 2:26:18 2
401 Helen Cross 1:19:12 2:30:15 3
404 Lauren Mccarthy 1:32:18 2:43:53 4
400 Alexandra Cortale 1:34:52 2:51:15 5
Master Women 40+ Name Lap1 Lap2  
415 Christina Perkins 1:27:19 2:34:56 1
Singlespeed Cat2 Open Name Lap1 Lap2  
438 Robert Perazzo 0:47:42 1:35:25 1
435 Dan Durller 0:46:10 1:35:54 2
440 Bob Swart 0:47:30 1:36:05 3
434 Frank Doty 0:48:30 1:39:46 4
442 Mark Waters 0:50:00 1:43:26 5
436 Henry Gozdz 0:51:02 1:44:10 6
430 Jacob Billings 0:52:08 1:47:17 7
433 Stephane Courtois 0:52:09 1:48:12 8
437 James Pearl 0:53:35 1:48:27 9
431 Joaquin E Canizales 0:55:45 1:53:20 10
439 Laurent Sauvanet 1:01:48 2:06:22 11
432 Jason Chamiak dnf    
441 Todd Tallman dnf    
443        
Master Men 50 + Name Lap1 Lap2  
480 Christopher Walsh 1:08:16 2:01:32 1
481 Paul Hayes 1:12:02 2:08:33 2
475 Eric Hammarberg 1:15:43 2:10:27 3
474 Bob Gramling 1:14:27 2:10:47 4
471 David Daniel 1:12:42 2:11:31 5
476 Dan Matthews 1:18:22 2:12:56 6
478 Ray Ruyack 1:14:26 2:14:53 7
472 Kevin Declerck 1:16:16 2:15:34 8
470 Mark Blasch 1:14:15 2:18:55 9
479 Adrian Tricker 1:17:40 2:19:36 10
482 Don Maloney 1:19:31 2:24:55 11
484 David Steres 1:32:50 2:40:02 12
473 Dave Denu dnf    
477 Marc Muller dnf    
483 Tab Mak 2:01:25 dnf  
485        
Master Men          35-39 Name Lap1 Lap2  
816 Chris Santolocia 0:55:30 1:43:32 1
815 Craig Ross 0:56:32 1:46:00 2
817 Dave Bush 0:56:48 1:46:56 3
821 Ray Hyland 0:58:20 1:52:27 4
814 Jose Hernandez 0:55:34 1:56:55 5
811 Inchol Choung 1:01:18 1:56:56 6
819 Matt Hill 0:59:49 1:59:38 7
820 Georges Rollan 1:05:44 2:03:59 8
813 Rob Dunn 1:05:04 2:09:55 9
812 Bill Dove 1:15:14 2:26:50 10
810 Chris Byrnes dnf    
818 Jonathan Abragan dnf    
Master Men          45-49 Name Lap1 Lap2  
863 James Gardner 1:02:32 1:50:53 1
852 David Clapp 1:02:27 1:53:27 2
862 Todd Reader 1:03:54 1:57:38 3
855 Rob Glick 1:05:14 1:59:05 4
851 Gregory Cimmino 1:08:11 2:01:40 5
857 Jeff Miller 1:06:13 2:01:41 6
860 Charles Vaccaro 1:07:58 2:02:34 7
856 David Kibler 1:08:42 2:03:44 8
850 Perry Braun 1:09:39 2:09:00 9
859 Jeff Stickle 1:12:27 2:11:57 10
858 Evan Smith 1:13:35 2:14:56 11
861 Rich Vandenbos 1:16:10 2:21:51 12
891 Veronica Castner 1:26:48 2:37:52 13
890 Erin Stickle 1:26:41 2:44:30 14
853 Bladdymir Coronel dnf    
889        
Junior Women 12-18 Name Lap1 Lap2  
854 Chris Garatti dnf