Welcome to the West Alabama Mountain Biking Association website. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay with us. For information about trails in the Tuscaloosa area please visit our trails section of the site.
We are continually adding content to the site so please check back often. You can join the site without joining WAMBA by clicking on the Register link to the left. Of course, our hopes are that you decide to stay awhile and join our growing club.
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We would like to welcome new IMBA/WAMBA member James Walker. James is a longtime mountain biker and supporter of WAMBA. He has volunteered many hours keeping HCP park ready to ride and recently decided to officially join us. James is a competent rider/racer who most of us have trouble keeping up with! I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know him over the past month.
Very special thanks to Coach and Allison White for their generous donation to WAMBA. Coach White is responsible for setting up the annual Tashka 50k (trail run) race at Lake Lurleen State Park. They presented me with the check at last Saturday’s workday. Thanks so much for helping WAMBA and all the hard work last Saturday Coach White.
While the trails at LLSP do not yet have the “Epic” trail system IMBA label, it is no secret, that is a Club and Park goal. Consistent with that benchmark , it might be only a slight exaggeration to say that the Saturday turnout for the brutal work of cutting back the vegetation that is a constant problem at LLSP certainly was tremendous and extremely satisfying for those of us who can remember not so long ago, a turnout of 6-8 people would be considered a success. I will leave it to Gary or Darrell to post the complete list which consists of WAMBA members, old and new, a few runners and some nonmembers who can always be counted on for trail work.
Special mention needs to be made for Blake and Ashley Gill’s providing food and beverage from Chick-fi-la, Jamie and Josh Wiseman, along with funding support from Black Warrior Brewery and Velocity, providing our official, highly visible trail work tee-shirts. These are the yellow/green safety color with the Club logo on the front and TVR Automotive, VeloCity, and Black Warrior Brewery logos on the back. It was quite impressive to see all those shirts gathered in the parking lot and, given the mileage and area covered by workers, the high visibility was very helpful with teams meeting at their assigned points. If you weren’t able to come out Sat., we still have shirts for future work participant or our regular workers who could not attend Sat.
Lucas Miller was our boat captain and transporter, ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Race venues will include Tuscaloosa’s Munny Sokol Park which has been designated as the site for the state championships. Mountain bike trails at Tannehill, Oak Mountain and Chewacla state parks have also been pre-certified for regular season races. Tentatively, the first race will take place on March 16, with the state finals in Tuscaloosa on May 2-3.
“Sokol is ideally situated for this type of event,” Freyer said. “We look for a venue that has a combination of single tracks and also areas where there’s a double track or a wide open single track area where kids can pass as well as an area with a large infield that can accommodate a crowd (for spectators).”
To read the entire article please visit the Tuscaloosa News website: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140708/NEWS/140709776&tc=email_newsletter?p=1&tc=pg
Article and photo credit: Tuscaloosa News