FTF 2011 Ready, Set, Go!

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 05-03-2011

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

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 17-09-2010

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

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 15-09-2010

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

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 15-09-2010

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    
         

Chain Stretcher Results Beginner

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Posted by wmbarace | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 15-09-2010

Chainstretcher 2009 CAT3    
Junior Men 10-14 Name Time Place
504 Ekram Ayhan 1:08:22 1
502 Morgan Platt 1:16:14 2
503 Cole Solsky 1:21:33 3
505 Lukas Mallidge 1:27:50 4
500 Bryn Hammarberg 2:06:10 5
501 Austin Muller DNF  
       
Junior Men 15-18 Name Time Place
523 Michael Sciancalepore 1:06:29 1
525 Conrad Demich 1:11:49 2
522 Conor Schaar 1:12:26 3
521 Finley Marbury 1:14:27 4
524 Chuck Verbeck 1:17:57 5
526 Max Hoefer 1:20:07 6
527 Philip Franiak 1:27:45 7
520 John Giuffre 1:30:07 8
       
Junior Women 12-18 Name Time Place
540 Jessica Kruse DNS  
541      
542      
543      
       
Senior Women 19-39 Name Time Place
546 Kathy Maziarz 1:20:02 1
547 Amy McCann 1:22:10 2
549 Christine Bekes 1:26:26 3
545 Lia Hernandez 1:27:42 4
548 Britaany Oat 1:58:22 5
       
Master Women 40+ Name Time Place
560 Patty Bender 1:22:49 1
563 Paula Williams 1:28:27 2
561 Adrienne Blair 1:37:33 3
562 Suzanne Tempsick 1:48:58 4
564      
       
Master Men 50 + Name Time Place
580 Don Crumrine 1:06:18 1
581 Michael Ferraro 1:09:51 2
584 Mark Nowacki 1:10:47 3
587 Mike Smallidge 1:12:05 4
582 Ethan Gallagher 1:15:30 5
588 Rick Turner 1:18:21 6
585 Peter Reilly 1:24:36 7
589 Randy Brougher 1:30:18 8
583 Vince Giuseffi 1:37:09 9
586 Manuel Luis Sarabia dnf  
       
Senior Men 19-29 Name Time Place
603 Mario Centuori 0:52:25 1
601 Matthew Azzinnari 0:55:39 2
606 Mark Mendez 0:56:50 3
600 Doug Alpers 1:01:49 4
605 Kevin Stefani 1:05:08 5
607 Angel Rodriguez 1:07:45 6
604 Angelo Maturan 1:12:25 7
608 Raymond Ferrati 1:20:00 8
602 Mike Barone DNS  
Master Men 30-39 Name Time Place
708 Erwin Hitgano 0:53:04 1
718 Libor Mylnar 0:53:05 2
716 Evan Mc Gerald 0:53:42 3
704 Kevin Eade 0:54:39 4
701 Garry De Sagun 0:55:23 5
717 Stephen Andrew 0:55:45 6
715 Frank Fontana 0:56:00 7
707 Carlos Gomez 0:57:46 8
702 Peter Deak 0:59:27 9
706 Andrew Gamper 0:59:37 10
709 Jimmy Lee 1:01:18 11
700 Jorge Alvarado 1:01:51 12
703 Tony Deluca 1:05:54 13
710 Jim Nagy 1:07:27 14
719 Greg Moraitis 1:09:14 15
711 Philip Nerges 1:14:05 16
720 Richard Creaver 1:15:14 17
714 Phillip White 1:20:49  
705 Armando Enriquez DNS  
712 Matthew Rosolen DNS  
713 Philip Van Deusen DNS  
Master Men 40-49 Name Time Place
773 Segundo Saenz 0:56:55 1
761 James Bautista 1:01:29 2
760 Jaime Alvarado 1:02:00 3
768 Roland Merk 1:02:01 4
777 Percy Uribe 1:03:11 5
771 Nick Piscatelli 1:04:18 6
766 William Lorenzo 1:05:10 7
779 Sammy Sujak 1:05:18 8
767 Rol Mendoza 1:06:55 9
762 Matthew Carmody 1:09:23 10
780 Vincent Nagle 1:09:44 11
775 Michael Sciancalepore 1:11:52 12
774 Fernando Santamaria 1:11:53 13
776 Kevin Tandy 1:13:18 14
763 William Davis 1:17:00 15
778 Robert Madden 1:17:03 16
764 Kevin Gillece 1:23:45 17
770 Kevin Oriol 1:27:37 18
772 Ramon Relos 1:29:27 19
765 Peter Kimak 1:30:34 20
769 Gregory Namin 1:38:22 21

Yorktown Trails Project Flyer & Working Days

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Events | Posted on 08-09-2010

If you’re looking to help out mountain bikers in Westchester we’ve got some working days coming up for the Yorktown Trails project.

  • Sat. Sept. 11, 9am to 3pm
  • Sun. Sept. 12, 9am to 12pm
  • Sat. Sept. 18, 9am to 12pm
  • Sat. Sept. 25, 9am to 3pm
  • Sun. Sept. 26, 9am to 12pm
  • Sun. Oct. 10, 9am to 12pm

For the September dates we’ll be meeting at a parking lot on the west side of Stony Street slightly south of the intersection with Winding Court. The October date meeting area is at the end of Strang Boulevard near Mercy College and involves bench cutting on the mountain bike trails in Woodlands. September 25 and 26 are bridge building days with the meeting place to be announced.

All trips involve cutting brush and moving downed wood. Contact yorktowntrails@nynjtc.org to sign up that you are coming or if you have questions. It helps the leader plan the workday if you let him know you are coming.

Beginner trail builders are welcome. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring work gloves, loppers, snack, (lunch on a full day trip) and water. Small hand saws are a plus.

Work trip leader always shows regardless of the weather.

Work trips for groups including youth can be scheduled at mutually convenient times including during the week.

More details can be found in the Yorktown Trails Flyer.

Trail Project in Yorktown Heights Will Be a Boon to Local Residents

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Announcements | Posted on 25-08-2010

By Jane Daniels, Chair, Trails Council, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

First published in Trail Walker September/October 2010, the official publication of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

A project in New York’s Westchester County aims to create a 12-mile, multiuse trail network comprising three existing local parks, to be-purchased open space, and linear connections provided by the Yorktown Trailway and an underground gas pipeline. Called Yorktown Trails, it emerged when my husband Walt and I, residents of Yorktown, saw opportunity in a pending proposal for the town to purchase 200 acres of open space adjacent to an existing multiuse trail and would connect with one of the existing parks.

Walt, co-chair of the Town’s Advisory Committee on Open Space and active locally for almost 10 years, learned of the proposed purchase. Knowing who to call and what procedures to follow, he and I approached Yorktown’s Recreation Commission with a request to build a trail system beginning with the six miles of existing trails. With that approval in hand, in April, we made a presentation to the Trail Conference’s Trails Council, which approved the concept. The Westchester Mountain Bike Association (WMBA) heard about the project and asked if they could help. Much, though not all, of the planned trail network is or will be designated non-motorized, multiuse, with one park restricted to hiking only. WMBA assistance in the project adds additional volunteer power as well as their expertise on building multiuse trails and securing funding.

Part of the Trail Conference’s East Hudson Community Trails Initiative, this project is envisioned to encourage positive uses of the parks as well as involving the community in the building phase. Jen Fava, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Yorktown, stated, “It is exciting to have people and organizations working together to enhance the opportunities for our residents to enjoy the outdoors. We look forward being able to take advantage of parkland that normally would not be utilized.”

The Town initially expressed concerns about expenses for the project and was reassured that not only were volunteers building the trails, Yorktown Trails was also looking for outside funding. Tim O’Connell, president of WMBA applied for and received grants from the International Mountain Bike Association and Specialized. He said, “This funding has given the project a solid start and will be leveraged when applying for future grants.”

On June 22, the Trail Conference and the Town of Yorktown signed a formal agreement to start constructing the new trail system. The agreement calls for Trail Conference volunteers to take responsibility for maintaining existing trails and to take the lead on designing and developing new trails. Even with the proposed open space purchase on hold, work is underway to connect Deer Hollow Park, Sylvan Glen Preserve, Woodlands Park, and the Yorktown Trailway.

Plans for the project include signs indicating permitted uses at all neighborhood entrances and kiosks with a map and interpretive material at parking areas. Both Sylvan Glen Preserve and the yet to be purchased piece have remnants of quarrying operations. Other parts of the project will involve outreach to neighbors, youth groups, and schools. Their involvement will help build community pride and provide a venue for low cost exercise. It is also hoped that contact with neighbors will open opportunities so that corporations will use the project for their volunteer days and provide some additional funding.

A web page has been set up to inform the public, as well as allowing the committee to post a work trip schedule and photos of progress as it is made. See www.nynjtc.org/yorktowntrails or contact yorktowntrails@nynjtc.org

The Chain Stretcher 2010 Mountain Bike Race

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Races | Posted on 19-08-2010

When & Where

Sunday, September 12th at 8am

Blue Mountain Reservation

Registration

8:00 am-11:00 am

USA Cycling membership required— 1 day memberships available for Cat 3 and Cat 2 for $5

Register Early @ BikeReg.com and Save $$$

Classes

Cat 3, Cat 2, Cat 1, Pro.

See www.h2hrace.com for more detailed breakdown of classes and age categories. There’s a category and age group that will fit everyone!

Start Times and Entry Fees

  • Cat 3 at 9:00 am
    • $30.00 Juniors
    • $30.00 Seniors
  • Cat 2 at 10:30 am
    • $30.00 Juniors
    • $35.00 Seniors
  • Cat 1 and Cat 1/Pro Open at 1:00 pm
    • $35.00 Cat 1 and Cat 1/Pro Open

Laps

  • Cat 3 = 1 Laps
  • Cat 2= 2 Laps
  • Cat 1= 3 Laps
  • Cat 1/Pro Open = 3 laps

Each lap is approximately 7 miles long. Distances and laps may change due to course conditions.

Prizes

  • Cat 3 – Medals!!!
  • Cat 2 – Medals and SWAG!!!
  • Cat 1 – Cash and SWAG!!!

This is a USAC Regulated Event

Flyer

Rare Disease Fights the Odds Thanks to Westchester Cyclists

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Events | Posted on 19-07-2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Brenner
212-279-1066
info@famdys.org
www.fdcycletour.org

What do you do when your child has a life threatening illness yet no one has heard of it? When big bio-tech companies turn away as there is no profit to be made in helping your child? You get creative. Each fall for the past six years, a small yet highly motivated group of cyclists have toured the hills of Westchester to help a small yet highly motivating group of people afflicted with a rare genetic disorder. The event is the Tour de Foliage and it benefits the Dysautonomia Foundation, which funds research and treatment of familial dysautonomia, an exceedingly rare Jewish genetic disease that afflicts approximately 350 people worldwide. This year’s Tour de Foliage on September 12th will be the seventh time cyclists take to the scenic roads around Pace University in Pleasantville to make a real difference in the lives of the FD population.

FD is a disorder of the sensory and autonomic nervous systems, which control all the mechanical, automatic functions that keep our bodies functioning properly. Chewing and swallowing, digestion, pain and temperature sensation, balance, kidney functioning, blood pressure control and respiration are all dangerously compromised in FD.

Because the population is so small, FD families are challenged to fund treatment and research. The Dysautonomia Foundation was founded over 60 years ago just for that purpose. As a result, incredible gains have been made. Forty years ago, the Dysautonomia Center at NYU Langone Medical Center was established. Today it is comprised of a state of the art research lab, two endowed professorships and a medical team dedicated to treating and researching this rare disorder. A sister Center at Hadassah Hospital in Israel opened in 1980. Today, clinical trials are underway on a new compound that holds great promise as a potential therapy; through the Foundation’s efforts, this compound was identified, manufactured, and tested. Now, instead of dying in childhood, many patients with FD live well into their adult years.

The Tour de Foliage is one of a series of annual events the Foundation sponsors each year to raise vitally needed funds to keep the treatments and research going. Some riders are the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and siblings of FD patients. Some are friends. Some are cyclists who appreciate the beauty of the ride and the unmatched spirit of the day. Everyone there makes a difference and every dollar raised goes towards helping FD patients live longer and better lives. The Tour de Foliage features 25 and 50 mile routes. Breakfast and lunch are served and all riders receive a Tour t-shirt and water bottle.

The 7th Annual FD Cycle Tour de Foliage is Sunday, Sept 12, 2010 (Rain or Shine) at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY and starts at 8am. There are 25 and 50 mile routes. Routes and more information can be found at www.fdcycletour.org.

Pivot Cycles Demo, Saturday, July 10th

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Posted by spilth | Posted in Demos | Posted on 06-07-2010

On Saturday, July 10th, Pivot Cycles will be demoing bikes at Blue Mountain Reservation. The demo runs from 9am to 3pm, so come out and take a ride or two! The event is hosted by Yorktown Cycles.

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