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[26 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bell-Built Nationwide Voting is now LIVE!!

Bell Helmets is awarding $100,000 to fund a trailbuilding project, and you get to choose who gets the grant. Nationwide voting is now live through June 4th. Vote today!

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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Upgrade your Bike Park for 2014!

Right now, the staff at Brooklyn Bike Park are hard at work, preparing for a landmark season…..and YOU can help!

Last year you helped open the most unique bike park in New York City, and the first legal off-road bike facility in the borough of Brooklyn. This season, consider how your gift can help reinforce that foundation. Brooklyn Bike Park is now a 501c3 non-profit, and your contribution is tax Deductible.
Check out some of what we’re putting together at the park;

New clay cap over the entire track, and …

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[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

ITS BEEN A FEW WEEKS SINCE WE LAST POSTED…… But the time is near. After some small delays in May, the Brooklyn bike park has seen a full transformation.  The finishing touches are being put into place over the next two weeks and opening day is now scheduled for early July -But there’s one small hangup.
Insurance costs for bike parks come at no small cost, We are asking you to help us pull through this one last hurdle, to bring you the most unique experience you can have on a …

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Local Groups Break Ground at Brooklyn Bike Park

Ten volunteers from local MTB groups gathered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pitch in on the ground breaking effort for the borough’s first bike park. Led by course builder and designer Jim Dellavalle of Pennsylvania, group leaders met to develop an action plan to manage the construction of the park, which is slated to open on Memorial day weekend, May 27th. The park is one of a variety of interim community uses planned for Site E of the Domino Sugar Factory site, which has been made available by Two Trees …

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[6 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Meet the NYCMTB crew and save at Sid’s 34th Street Feb 7th!

NYCMTB/IMBA partners with Sid’s Bikes NYC to kick off the 2013 riding season right, with a whole month of great deals and service!
Thursday February 7th 6:00pm-9:00pm
Meet the NYCMTB crew and save at Sid’s 34th Street!
The NYCMTB-IMBA board will be on hand to discuss our plans for 2013 and beyond, and give you a first hand look into the benefits of an NYCMTB-IMBA membership. All MTB related merchandise will be on sale, including select mountain bikes the night of the event! …

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[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Let the Good Times Roll!

The New York City Mountain Bike Association is becoming an International Mountain Bike Association Chapter in 2012.  Becoming a Chapter will allow members to support the advocacy efforts of IMBA nationally and globally while supporting the development and maintenance of trails close to home.  Details to follow…

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Famed Architect Schuermann Unveils New York Velodrome Plans

Famed velodrome architect Ralph Schuermann presented his rendering for the Armory’s velodrome at the press conference.
Schuermann, whose firm Schuermann Architekten of Germany is the leading velodrome builder in the world and has built the tracks for many Olympic Games including Beijing, expressed his support for the plan and his intentions to build the velodrome.
Both the demo program and the permanent facility will feature a BMX skate park. Ed Pollio of Project Spark NY represented the BMX community. Ed has developed BMX skate parks and is a forceful advocate for building …

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
HELP!!! Storm damage to towns we visit to ride need our help

Pictures are just starting to come out of some of our favorite towns we visit to ride and they are not good. Plattekill, Windham, and Lake Placid have suffered catastrophic damage and Mtn Creek will be closed until further notice. If you hear of any efforts to help these or any other towns where you visit to ride please post it here. http://nycmtb.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=72498#72498

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vandals Strike at Cunningham Park

This past Sunday evening, a motivated crew of vandals came through the Cunningham trails and wrought total distruction upon the west side Jetline jump line and east side Thrilla skills section. There are work parties set up for Thursday 12/2 and Saturday 12/4 from 1 pm until dark. Please come lend a hand if you can, and help spread the word.