NAMBA is the region's mountain bike club working with land managers, community organizations, bike shops and riders to promote, support and enjoy the areas trail systems.We encourage you to contact us if you are new to the sport,thinking of getting back on the bike or simply looking of some places to ride. We have weekly rides through April to November (weather permitting). And we even have some diehards that won't let a bit of snow stop them.
We have a number of trail construction and maintenance projects in the works, the Jake's Rocks Project is still in the planning stages. The Harris Hill Ext. project now up to about 10 miles of single track and another 4 coming Summer 2013, along with some single track developing in the Hatch Creek Conservation Area behind Warren Mall, and some off the West Overland Trail near Panama.
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5/10/13 New Post
Group ride Saturday May 25th at Harris Hill Extention 2:00 PM. After the ride there will be a cook out and informal meeting at Thom's house 10 minutes from HHE.
Trail work season is also upon us. Hatch Run Conservation Area, just a mile or so from the Warren Mall is getting some new trail. HHE up near Gerry,NY is also growning single track. And working with the Friends of Chautauqua Greenways, we have the opportunity to help out the East and West Overland Trails in Chautauqua County.
Jakes Rocks Project is still unfolding, the NEPA study is being conducted, and with the help of PKP, IMBA and the ANF the process should keep moving forward.
Keep an eye out in your inbox for the next NAMBA meeting..
11/19/12 The weekly rides are no more for the year, if you are looking to get out with some folks, best to email directly, or post up on the Facebook page. Also hunting season begins 11/19/12. We suggest that if you are going to ride, you wear orange, stay to the Overlands and Rails to Trails. Better yet, give the hunter folk their times to enjoy their sport. No hunting in PA on Sundays.... so you can always head down there.
9/23/12 Some new trail tools coming to help on the local trail projecs, thanks to Cliff Bar and IMBA, choosing NAMBA as one of the grant winners. Come out to a trail day at Hatch Run Conservation Area or Harris Hill Ext. to see what we got to play with...
8/23/12 Join us tonight at the Chautauqua County Greenway Plan Unveiling/Celebration scheduled at the Mayville Park Pavilion from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Where we will celebrate the completion of the Chautauqua County Greenway Plan and provide an opportunity for the public to learn about opportunities in the County to take advantage of the multitude of venues available for outdoor recreation & active living.
This is a very informal ride-in, hike-in, paddle-in, boat-in, drive-in event that will display maps of the proposed natural and recreational greenways; copies of the Plan and Executive Summary for the public; displays from the County Parks Department, NYS DEC regarding their Unit Management Plan, and from a multitude of recreation-related businesses and organizations; and the provision of hot dogs, watermelon, and other refreshments. Stick around after this educational and family-fun event to listen to Deuble and Vogan's sounds of the 60's which starts at 6:30, part of the Village of Mayville's free Concerts in the Park series.
July NAMBA meeting Sunday the 22nd at 6:00 PM. 417 N. Main St. Youngsville. PA.
The meeting took place.. here is a smattering of what took place at the meeting...
1. discussed the new tools that will be purchased from the Cliff Bar Grant (thanks cliffbar)
2.Update on Harris Hill. the new loop is about 2/3 done, kudos to Keith, Paul, both of which who have really stepped up this month to see this get done.
3. discussed Jakes Rocks Project status
4. discussed Peek n Peak Project being spearheaded by Paul Heller... keep an eye for the PnP page.
5.discussed some exciting developments happening in PA,, sorry, you need to be at the meeting.
6.Update on Chautauqua Greenways Kick off event.. August 23rd, in Mayville Park, Mayville, NY 4-7...
Remember the 50 Mile Ride of Death is this Saturday July 7th. Leaving Allegheny Cyclery in Warren at 7:30 AM. Don't let the name scare you. We will break into different pace groups as needed. The ROD's historicaly have a mere 25% mortality rate. You have a 75% chance of making it home for supper!
6/2/12 We had a nice turn out for our MTB class at Women In The Outdoors today. The trails were not as muddy as expected after last nights rain. Our riders loved the Fuji Bikes provided by Allegheny Cyclery and all enjoyed the ride.
5/27/12 Stop at our table at the Rimrock Bash and say Hi. Also join us for our group mountain bike rides at 11:00 and 2:00.
4/21/12 The section of Tanbark Trail north of the Heart's Content Rd has been cleared of downed trees. A big thank you goes to "Chainsaw Certified" Mike Zobrest and Bill Massa for their time and efforts. (see photo gallery) We hope to tackle the South side of Heart's Content Rd. this Wednesday evening in conjunction with Allegheny Cyclery's trail work day.
4/2/12 NAMBA is now an Offical Chapter Club of IMBA... Look for some links and swag opportunities here soon...
Harris Hill Ext is open.... but.... please consider weather conditions before riding, general rule, if it rained more than 5 hours, let a dry day pass before riding, unless you have worked a trail day, you have no idea how much work goes into addressing issues from inconsiderate riders...
April meeting of NAMBA will be at the end of this month, (TBA). likely a ride at Harris Hill, followed by a meeting back at the Wright's house for food and planning... More info coming soon..
1/24/12 There are still group rides going, mainly on fire roads and back roads around Sugar Grove, PA. If it is something you are interested in, let us know..
12/19/11 a few of us are still riding, went out to West Overland Trail yesterday, an inch of snow, and some interesting riding.. who would have thought we are a week before Christmas.. if the ground ever freezes and the snow stays light, will likey have some winter rides out on the extension. planning for Dec. 26th. if the temp plays nice.
11/18/11, Riding on the extension is pretty much over for the year, if things freeze up without much snow, sure... but from tomorrow and the next two weeks, hunting season will be at it's prime, so do yourself a favor, just ride the roads.
10/30/11 ok, season is almost over, double check here or on facebook regarding conditions, we are trying to keep the leaf situation handled. but it is really wet, please don't ride.. good things to come.. it looks like the new ravine trail could total close to 6 miles.. we plan to start that in the Spring. would welcome anyone out on a trail day. until then grab some cross country skis or snow shoes and head out...
8/14/11- trails are in great shape, more folks coming in from other areas to ride. You will begin to notice trail makers and signs going up. starting to flag the potential 3 mile loop across the ravine. let us know if you want to try some trail work. tw
8/4/11 IMBA's MidAtlantic Regional Director Frank Maguire stopped by the extension for an afternoon ride before
his meeting with some of the NAMBA folk...
By the way, if you are not a NAMBA member, please consider it, not much cost, but certainly helps guarantee local
riding in the area..
also please take note--- Aug 20th Saturday.... there will be the annual horse trail ride, part of their route takes them through Harris Hill Ext. (the white trail on map). I encourage everyone to find somewhere else to ride that day, 9am-4pm...
give them their space for the day....
7/30/11.. the new green return will be open by Aug. 2nd. I will get the map up to date and the color flagging... for those of you wondering, now the green and orange trails will not share the run back to the clearing.
Folks have been heading out each Thursday night at 5:30 and 6:30. come on out for a fun time.
The next work effort is likely to be the ravine trail. flagging is starting, so for now trail work volunteers should just ride their hearts out.
Caution- it is likley that within the next few weeks the local horse club will be having their annual ride which takes them through the area. Once I know the date, I will post it up. and I urge that for that day you take your trail riding elsewhere.
7/15/11 still fantastic conditions, thursday night ride had 11 people. and it looks like we will be able to get the new green return open perhaps by this weekend... will update the map/brochure when that happens..
if you have any interest in helping out, get a hold of me tw
7/9/11 get out and ride.... fantastic conditions, we are having thursday group rides at 6:30.... keep up to date here or on facebook...
thanks to a dedicated group of workers, we are looking on track to open the new green return by end of July...
6/29/11 even with the sporadic rain, trails are fine to ride. we have been trying to combat some of the grass and thorny growth. if you come across an area we have missed. let us know.
6/9/11 Trails are great, turn off the computer and get on your bike.
6/1/11, ok, finally the sun is out. ride, ride, ride. there is a section of the blue loop near 3 on the map that has a few "work in progress" water diversions happening.. but you can get by them.
Once these are done, trail work days will be devoted to completing the green return loop. if you are interested, keep checking here or facebook.
5/13/11, this last week has been great at Harris Hill, glad to see some new faces enjoying the trails... please sign up to follow news, trail days and yes,,, at times even trail closings...
with this ugly wet weather the next few days,, hopefully it won't impact things too bad... but please always be
5/1/11, still raining, so of course it is wet, but give us two days in a row of no significant rain, and I think we can consider the trails open for business. On Saturday Kevin and I worked on the log causeway on the orange loop at #6... if you don't know where that it, be sure to print out a new map below..
there will be upcoming trail work days, I will post them here and also on the facebook page..
If you are looking for something to do May 6th, head down to e'vlle for the IMBA trail training.. in am, get some education on how to maintain sustainable trials, and in afternoon get dirty helping out on the Mesa Trail... http://www.wnymba.org/
4/27/11 Still wet out there, trail work day this coming Saturday, check calendar for info... will be ride ready soon, please,, no more rain. tw
4/14/11, snow is gone, the trail tread is firming up well, I suggest staying off it till after the weekend.. that is also taking the upcoming rain forecast into account. work has begun on some of the trouble spots, as well as clearing the tread of leaves to allow for quicker drying..
will post work days soon.
4/4/11 still snow, take a look at the recent pics.. hopefully with this rain and warmer weather this week, the snow will dwindle... I will be starting to scout the area for what needs to be worked on, as well as the finishing routes on the loops. send me an email if you are at all interested... will try to post some actual trail work days soon.tw
3/20/11 there is still a lot of snow up there,, even when it is gone, please, do not ride on it until you see on here that it is ok.. it takes a good amount of drying to prevent damage, the clay soil needs the chance to solidify,, if you ride before it does, you are making
Some reworking of returns for the green and blue loop may increase the mileage up to 7.5 or so, but that only exists on paper... Once Spring hits, we hope to start maintenance and the new returns.. email us if you are interested in helping.
Day two at the Warren County Outdoor and Travel show. We are in the perfect spot between Allegheny Cyclery's Rocky Mountain bikes and PKP's popcorn!