Impromptu Trail Day

Yesterday, a few of us hiked into Pittstown for an impromptu trail day instead of a weekly group ride. Over-all, the Pittstown trails handled the rain well and we made some improvements/repairs where we could.

Two guys, fixing the trail.

Just two guys, fixing the trail.

In addition to the erosion wrought by nature, we found some pretty deep ruts. This has been a wet summer, but please don’t ride the trails when they are soft. We also recommend avoiding high-speed creek crossings. They are all washed out and that old line you had . . . is gone.

Your old line is about 100 yards downstream.

Your old line is about 100 yards downstream.

If mother nature cooperates, we will get back into the weekly group ride groove starting next Wednesday at 6:00.Until then – have fun!

July: Riding Rowdy With SMBA

Join us on July 30th for a 2+ hour group ride on the flow-tastic Elm Ridge trails in Windham, NY. We will meet at the Elm Ridge Parking Lot at 10:00 AM.  Expect to leave the parking lot at roughly 10:15.

The Elm Ridge trail network is a series of fast and often technical trails just outside of Windham, NY in the beautiful Catskill mountains. Exact route taken will depend on the group and trail / weather conditions. If we have enough participants we will have two groups (fast and faster). Both rides will ride similar technical terrain. These trails deserve to be ridden more, so come out and Ride Rowdy with SMBA on July 30th.

We will eat in town after the ride at a local deli. Bring your appetite! These sandwiches are HUGE.

Rowdy Details:

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RCR Grafton 6/21/17

Rensselaer County Ride (RCR) for Wednesday 6/21
Usually we ride in Pittstown, but it is bound to be soggy there this week after the rain. So we will ride Grafton instead! Meet at Mill Pond Parking lot at 5:45, rolling at 6:00.