On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) will host young riders, ages 6 to 18, for a youth mountain biking event. The ride is part of a nationwide celebration known as Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
NMBA welcomes all local riders who want to have a fun day on their bikes. Here’s everything you need to know:
- Register in advance not necessary, but you may do so by contacting Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be sure to bring bike, helmet
Meeting place is Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, PA
- Start time is 10am
- Parents are welcome to ride too!
- Waiver form will need to be signed at the event
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The lower section of Lonberger Path, also known as Chute Trail, seen on this map is slated to be relocated and “rock armored”. Due to this section of trail being extremely eroded, this project
is essential to develop a sustainable trail. … Not only is this trail dangerous and difficult to traverse, it has potential to cause environmental issues associated with stream sedimentation. This project is to begin August 5th and continue for approximately 2-3 weeks. During this time, Chute Trail will be CLOSED TO ALL recreation uses. Once the project is complete, Chute Trail will reopen and the old section as well as Cabin Trail will be properly retired and eliminated.
This project has been approved by the DCNR: Bureau of Forestry, Rothrock State Forest. If you have any questions, please call the District Office at (814) 643-2340.
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The Centre County Gazette has a writeup on the improvements NMBA has made to Rothrock State Forest, and our future plans.
NMBA receives $1,500 tourism grant from the Centre County Board of Commissioners & The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau! Thank you Kirsty Lloyd for your work on the grant!
There will be riders from Bike & Build stopping in State College on Sunday, June 30th, and NMBA, WAC and SCCC have agreed to organize a meal for the riders at St. Paul’s church in State College on Sunday evening. If you’d like to volunteer to make desserts for the riders and/or help serve food, please email email@example.com.
Information about Bike & Build: Bike & Build is a non-profit program that raises funds and awareness for the affordable housing cause across the nation. Hundreds of young adults ages 18-27 get split up into 8 teams of 30 riders and start riding their bicycles from the East Coast to the West Coast. There are 8 different routes taken and each team is carefully selected to make the best group. Each person HAS to raise $4,500 in order to begin the trip. During the fundraising, each rider goes through an intense training process along with an in depth education in the problems our country faces with the need of affordable housing. The riders will travel on bicycles 60 to 120 miles a day while stopping to build homes 1 to 2 times a week through out the summer months.