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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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
WAMBA Welcomes Two New Members
Please join me in welcoming our latest additions to the club, Dr. Murray Silverstone and Josh Wiseman. Dr. Silverstone (prefers to be called “Murray” in biking circles) is a professor of Astronomy here at UA for last four years and used to bike quite a bit in Arizona and in North Carolina (Research Triangle area). He reports he has only been on his bike several times since moving to T-town, something we shall have to remedy for him. Murray is acquaintances with our very own Jason Spikes.
Josh is the brother of club VP Jamie Wiseman. However, we won’t hold that against him. From what I understand Josh used to ride motocross, but now prefers to ride his mountain bike.
Please let us know if we can do anything for you guys.
We will be receiving the sample jerseys and shorts by Friday. We have a good chunk of the clubs money sent out as a deposit for these samples and we don’t want to have all this club money tied up too long. That being said we are going to have a dead line for the orders. July the 20th is the last day for fitting that’s three weeks from this coming Sunday. And July the 25th for payment. That’s the following Friday. We can accept check, cash, or you can pay via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal account.
NOTE: If paying with PayPal there will be an extra $5 added to each item because technically you are donating to the club and in return you receive the item(s) of your choice. Contact Darrell for more information about this. (Be sure to use the donate button on our website and it will direct you to PayPal.)
If you want try them on I’ll have them at my business during the week and with me on the Monday evening rides. Either Darrell or I will also have them with us on the weekends. I have no problem meeting somewhere in the evenings or on the weekend if I have time.
We will receiving men’s and women’s cut jerseys in sizes S-2XL and men’s shorts sizes S-2XL. The company didn’t have women’s shorts for samples but they said they will fit very similar to men’s with only the chamois being different.