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2018 Membership Drive - Support Local Trails!

by GROC on April 03, 2018

Our organization is supported through amazing volunteers, corporate sponsorships, and  financial contributions from generous donations and membership dollars.  Each year we have a membership drive we are reminded just how important our members are to the work we do. From a financial perspective, the money generated from membership allows GROC to cover its operating expenses.  From an advocacy perspective, our strength is in our numbers. The larger our membership, the more weight our efforts carry with land managers and politicians when we advocate to protect and build trails.

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Singletrack View: You Should Be On a Fat Bike!

by GROC on November 29, 2017

Remember when mountain biking was about having fun and not about being the fastest or the lightest? If you took more than 0.3 seconds to answer that question, then put your current bike on Pinkbike right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

 

While you’re doing that, let me tell you about why you need to put your current rig on a diet of pure carbs, fat, sugar or whatever the nutritional bogeyman du jour is.

 

So why should you get a fat bike (if you didn’t jump on the bandwagon over the last 5 years already)?

 

 

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WNY Bike Fest 2017 Recap

Posted in Local Events by GROC on June 20, 2017

June 3, 2017 was a glorious day for the WNY Bike Fest.  After having so many successive rainy days it was pure pleasure to get out on bikes on the trails at Dryer Road Park and on the roads around Victor to enjoy the sun and mid-70’s temperatures. The 2017 WNY Bike Fest attracted around 600 people in one day, nearly twice as many as attended the two-day inaugural event in 2016.

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Regarding E-MTB's

Posted in Local Trail News by GROC on June 05, 2017

A note regarding e-MTB's on the trails:

GROC's position on e-MTB's is to defer to the individual land managers to make decisions regarding access to the trails for e-MTB's. Currently, none of the park managers at any GROC parks permit e-MTB's to be used on the trails. With e-MTB's gaining in popularity, it is important for our community to respect the land manager's decisions in this matter. We ask owners of e-MTB's to respect this position, and to use them only on trails where motorized vehicles are permitted.

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IMBA Chapter Program Update

Posted in GROC News by GROC on May 27, 2017

Dear Membership,

After much consideration the GROC board has decided to stay with IMBA for another season. We have set a tentative date to reevaluate the chapter program in a year from now. There are a couple reasons for this, but the main one is that we do not feel that we can feasibly go it alone at this time. Being an independent organization will require more man-power, planning and resources. With the schedule we have in front of us this season and a change of leadership coming (my term is up at the end of the season), it would be difficult for us to consider this as an option. The other reason is that with IMBA's restructuring, the chapter program may become more equitable. So far IMBA has revised the chapter program criteria 3 times in the past 4 months. They are trying to work with chapters, but it remains to be seen how things will ultimately pan out. We would like to give them a chance and see what they do.

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