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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com
When & Where
Sunday, September 12th at 8am
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 $$$
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
- 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.
- Cat 3 – Medals!!!
- Cat 2 – Medals and SWAG!!!
- Cat 1 – Cash and SWAG!!!
This is a USAC Regulated Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Brenner
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.
Following is a message from Specialized president Mike Sinyard:
We are writing you from Specialized to ask for your help. Bikes Belong http://www.bikesbelong.org/ our cycling industry advocacy coalition, has created a new and important campaign to get more people on bikes and to get more support for cycling. Peopleforbikes.org http://www.peopleforbikes.org is dedicated to channeling the passion for cycling to gather a million names of support, to speak as one, powerful voice to make cycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone.
Because of your commitment to cycling advocacy we wanted you to be among the first to join us in this great program. We are working with Bikes Belong to get more people to sign up for http://www.peopleforbikes.org/ We believe that every additional name People for Bikes can gather, the closer we will be to a safer and more accessible cycling environment.
We applaud your cycling advocacy efforts to date and look forward to working with you as this year heads to the next.
Thank you for your help, support and commitment.
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:
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!
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!
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.