Heads up that this week there will be National Grid contractors on the carriage trails behind Skidmore. The trails are open but please use caution and common sense when approaching work areas. The work should be done by the end of the week.
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!!!
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.
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.