Trail Conditions

Alerts 

-Logging to begin at Mack between General Strickler Road and Forge Hill road.


If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


Governor Dick

click here for new map 

updated 2015-06-28


 Swatara State Park

Trails are soaked from all that rain. Please give the trails a couple of days to dry out.

updated 2015-06-28


Camp Mack

updated 2015-06-03

CLICK HERE FOR CLOSURE/RESTRICTED DATES

CAMP RULES click here for info

Please check the map on the Camp Mack Section for open/closed trails.

Red= CAMP CLOSED

Orange= Hunting

Yellow=Scout Activities 

If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


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Thank you for Swatara Workday 6-23-15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:22

Big thanks to Skippy, Mike, Joe D., Bob, Joni, Joe K., Jeff, Terry, and Brian for a very productive workday at Swatara this week. You guys and gals rock!

 

 
SAMBA Summer Update - 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:32
Hello SAMBA,

Here is a quick summer update.


SWATARA STATE PARK

We’ve added some more workdays to trim the trails at Swatara Park. They are as follows: 

Thurday, June 18th  Thanks to all that help out!

Wednesday June 24 @ 6:15pm

Wednesday July 1 @ 6:15pm

Wednesday July 8 @ 6:15pm

Saturday July 11 @ 8:00am (if necessary) 

We will be meeting at the main trail head at the end of State Park Lane. SAMBA will supply tools, please bring water, gloves and wear long pants. If you plan on attending, message me or send an email at: click here to send a reply

 


GOVERNOR DICK

SAMBA will be lending support to the Park’s Support Committee. The workdays are on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am till 12 noon. Keep posted closer to the workday date for more info. Thanks to all that helped out this month!

                                                                     

 


SAMBA CLUB NEWS

SAMBA recently spent about four thousand dollars on 4 Stihl Power scythes (pictures below), 2 Stihl chainsaws and many new hand tools to support Swatara, Camp Mack, Mt. Gretna, Rattling Creek and in the near future, the Parkway trails in Harrisburg. These tools have already been put to good use by our trail volunteers. Without your memberships and support none of this would be possible. If you have a current IMBA/SAMBA membership, thank you, if your membership may have lapsed, we ask you to please renew and support the work of SAMBA.

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:33 )
 
Swatara workdays 6/15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Monday, 15 June 2015 19:56

 Swatara Park Workdays

 

We are going to begin trimming the trails at Swatara Park this week. Here are the dates scheduled so far:

   Thursday June 18 @ 6:00pm

   Wednesday June 24 @ 6:15pm

 

Stay tuned for more upcoming dates.

 

We will be meeting at the main trail head at the end of State Park Lane. SAMBA will supply tools, please bring water and wear long pants. If you plan on attending, message me or send an email at: http://www.sambabiker.com/contact-us/42-swatara-contacts/11-andrea-strubhar 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:21 )
 
SAMBA Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Johnston   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 21:08

SAMBA Meeting

SAMBA is looking for your support. In order to grow we are looking for members who would want to help out. The first is because people need to know what we're doing and the second is because we need to have more things to do than just show up and work on trails.

Public Relations Committee - 
The mission of the Public Relations committee is to expand awareness of chapter activities through effective use of all approved media outlets.

Events/Activities Committee
The mission of the Events/ Activities committee is to plan and coordinate club activities.

SAMBA Board meeting Sunday June 7th
On Sunday June 7th SAMBA will have their Board meeting at the Gretna Fire Hall from 5:30 to 6:30pm. The meeting will be an open meeting so anyone interested in what SAMBA is doing is welcome to attend.

 
May 2015 News PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 17:00

SAMBA,

Unfortunately I have a very sad message to pass on to you. A long time advocate for SAMBA and good personal friend of mine, Matthew McElheny passed away Thursday, May 28th. Matt along with the leadership of his wife, Desiree, served for several years as SAMBA Trail Liaisons at Governor Dick. In their tenure they accomplished a lot, however most notably was Trail 15 and the reroutes of Trails 5 and 6. Matt was not only a great bike advocate, rider, friend, but most importantly a good person. He will be greatly missed!
 
Brian Arnold 



Matthew P. McElheny
 
Matthew P. McElheny, born March 25, 1965 in Warsaw, New York, passed away at the age of 50 while residing at his home in Cornwall Borough. He cleaned his final rock garden of life and bunny hopped his way to heaven on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Matt fought a courageous battle against ALS.
 
Matt is survived by his wife, Desiree of 13 years, their fur babies, (cats, Dora and Jennie), his mother Norma, and siblings Debbie, Nathan, Karen, Ruth and Phil. Preceding him in death was his father Daniel.

Matt proudly served his country as a serviceman in the Navy during the Gulf War. 

An avid cyclist, Matt had a passion for mountain biking and trail advocacy. He was known for his willingness to try anything out on the bike trail and could descend a gnarly downhill like no other!

Matt was also known for his gentle demeanor and willingness to help others in need and a goofy sense of humor. He was most skillful as an IT Professional for Holy Spirit Hospital where he worked for 8 years.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Matt’s Celebration of Life Service at the Manheim Brethren in Christ Church, 54 North Penryn Road, Manheim, on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Matt’s memory to the ALS Foundation, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or the Susquehanna Area Bike Association (SAMBA) P. O. Box 1493, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. To send the family on-line condolences please visit: www.BuchFuneral.com

 
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