Riders, 2018 SMBA Membership is up and running! Show your support for the trails by purchasing your individual or family membership here on the website. Just click on the membership link above or go to: http://saratogamtb.org/shop/
Membership dollars go directly to support the club’s trail-building efforts, social events, group rides, insurance, and operating costs. Along with our thanks, you’ll receive a 2018 Trail Supporter sticker and 2-sided map highlighting the Daniels Road and Pittstown trail systems. Show your support now!
Join us Saturday November 11th, for a fun group ride before our year end party and meeting! We’ll meet at the original home of SMBA, Daniels Road State Forest, at 11am and ride until 2pm. From there we will head over to the warming hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park for the meeting. The terrain at Daniels Road is definitely challenging and that’s why this year we’ll also be offering a skills clinic option (more info below) in addition to a more traditional group ride.
If you can’t make the ride, the meeting will start at 3pm at the warming hut, with pizza and drinks provided by the club. We’ll recap the club’s efforts over the past year, swap riding stories, give away some prizes to trail work volunteers, and we will also be holding 2018 elections.
Open positions are:
John Boyd Thacher State Park Trail Director
About the Skills Clinic:
The skills clinic will begin with a short discussion about bike setup and how it can affect your ride. Following this, we will head out to some of the easier trails at Daniels and focus on topics such as bodying positioning, line choice, braking and cornering. After some time working on these things, we will ride some more to apply what we’ve learned.
The clinic’s main goal is to give riders some skills, technique and confidence to better enjoy riding at Daniels Road or the other challenging trail networks that SMBA maintain. Please note that if you are a true beginner rider, this clinic will not be for you. You should be comfortable riding at some of the more intermediate-focused trail networks in the general area, such as Gurney Lane, Luther Forest, and Colonie Town Park.
The ride and meeting are open to all- members and non-members alike. Come solo and meet some new people or bring your friends. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to everyone that came out yesterday to the Tomhannock trails work party! The first singletrack on the property is officially complete! Many more to come! Big thanks to Tim Bonnier and the Bonnier family for investing in this awesome project!
Update: October 15, 2017 will be SMBA’s next Ridin’ Rowdy event.
Location: Daniels Road!
Depending on weather, this may be the last Ridin’ Rowdy of 2017. We are going to do an intermediate ride at Daniels Road this Sunday at 10:00 AM. Plan on at least a 2 hour ride. (Our rides tend to go a little long.)
For more information, directions, etc.: http://saratogamtb.org/daniels-road/
Save The Date: Next month’s ride will be before our End of the Year Member’s Meeting on November 11th.