SMBA hosts 3rd Trail Building Workshop this Saturday, Aug 8

SMBA is hosting the 3rd Trail Building Workshop on Saturday, August 8 at the Rensselaer Plateau Community Forest. This is the last Workshop of the Trail Building series for 2015 – don’t miss this chance to learn the skills & techniques to build sustainable trails!  

Date:                  Saturday, August 8

Location:         RP Community Forest, Legenbauer Rd, Poestenkill, NY

Schedule:        9:00 am – Registration
                              9:15 – 10:00 am – Classroom Session
                              10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Hands-on Training
                              1:00 pm – BBQ cookout

SMBA will provide tools & supplies. The club will provide light breakfast and a BBQ lunch after the workshop! There is no fee to participate in the workshop, but donations or membership to SMBA or RPA are appreciated.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Hope to see you there!!!

SMBA hosting 2nd Annual Epic Ride from Pittstown to Grafton

Last year’s ride was so much fun we’ve decided to do it again!

Saturday 7/25 / 10:00AM / Pittstown State Forest

The ride will start on the SMBA trails in Pittstown State Forest and then ascend into Grafton Lakes State Park. We’ll take a mid-ride break in Grafton that will be supported by the sag-wagon. We’ll ride the trails in Grafton, then descend into Pittstown and finish on the Pittstown trails.

SMBA will be throwing a post-ride after party with BBQ and frosty beverages. The ride will be approx 20 miles long with nearly 3K feet vertical. We’ll break into several groups based on ability. Bring plenty of water, snacks and energy. It will be a nice long ride! Also bring any food, drinks, etc that you would like to send on the sag-wagon.

There is no cost for participation in the ride, but donations to the club, or SMBA membership is greatly appreciated. Your support for the club is what gives us the ability to build & maintain kick-ass trails and host fun events like this! Please RSVP on facebook.

MUD 2015 postponed indefinitely

You may or may not have seen that our 2015 MUD event was scheduled for this coming Saturday. Unfortunately, due to ongoing access issues to the clearing at Daniels Road State Forest, we’re pulling the plug on the MUD event this weekend. We tried to make a last minute change of venue, but our bike demos were cancelled before we could secure the location. Bummer.

Upcoming Trail Building Workshops

Are you interested in learning how to build & maintain a quality trail system? Would you like to get involved with building a brand new trail system in the Capital Region?

SMBA is hosting a series of Trail Building Workshops to teach the skills, techniques and science behind building & maintaining sustainable trails. In the process we will break ground on a brand new trail system in the newly founded Rensselaer Plateau Community Forest!

Trail Building Workshop Schedule:

Saturday May 30th, 9am – 1pm

Saturday July 11th 9am – 1pm

Saturday Aug 8th 9am – 1pm

Click here for more information and to RSVP.