Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Fri, 02/07/2020 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park

The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA), are excited about hosting another year of Fun Fat Bike Rides on various Fridays of the winter months.  Group will meet at 6:30 PM with the ride starting at 7:00 PM. Although pre-registration is not required, check in will be in the main lobby of the Red House Administration Building. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a headlight, and sense of adventure. Need a bike? A limited amount of fat bikes are available at no charge. Contact 716-354- 9101, ext. 232 before noon on the day of the ride.

The 3-5-mile fun rides are for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. All riders are invited to attend the after-ride social hosted by WNYMBA in Red House Picnic shelter. Come by for hot dogs and door prizes.

Fat bikes are the monster trucks of the bike world. With big tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or wider, they are designed for low pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud. They have been around since the early 1900’s, but it wasn’t until frame builders in both Alaska and Mexico began experimenting with different frames, parts and tire widths in the 1990’s that “Fat Bikes” were born.

Look for more bike rides on non-holiday Monday nights starting January 27th.  Meet at the Red House Administration Building at 5:30 PM with the ride starting at 6:00 PM.   A limited number of bikes are available free of charge for the program.  Please pre-register by calling 716 354-9101, ext. 232. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed.

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 354-9101, ext. 232 or email AlleganySP [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov.  The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 74 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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Allegany State Park - Red House Area
2373 Asp Route 1 Admin Building
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 ext 232
42° 10' 6.6288" N, 78° 43' 46.92" W
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