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Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association

Working to Protect and encourage Mountain Bike trail access in Central Pennsylvania.

SAMBA News

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NOMINATIONS OPEN! for SAMBA Board and Committee positions

Howdy, We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for Board of Directors and Committee positions with SAMBA! If you have the passion, dedication and skills to help with these positions please be sure that you are nominated. Nominators  and nominees must both be members in good standing of the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association. Nominations close March 15. Below is a list of open positions followed basic SAMBA information, Requirements and expectations of the positions and more information. Yes, you can nominate yourself! Please  use the link at the bottom of this post to nominate for positions with SAMBA. Kindly be sure to note the Board position and /or committee and the nominee’s name and email address. Please be sure that the nominee has a confirmed interest before submitting any nominations. Open Board positions: Board Chair Board Vice-Chair Director of Public Relations Director of Communications Director of Events and Rides Open Committee positions : Public Relations Communications Events and Rides   SUSQUEHANNA AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION 1) NAME AND TERRITORY NAME: The name of the organization shall be the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA), a CHAPTER of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). TERRITORY: SAMBA shall operate within the general geographic territory of Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE: Upon acceptance of its application, SAMBA shall operate as an IMBA chartered CHAPTER and enjoy the benefits of IMBA’s IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status. SAMBA may decide to form a local corporation or operate as a unit of IMBA’s California Corporation.   2) MISSION AND PURPOSE MISSION: As a non-profit club the purpose of the Susquehanna Area Mountain... read more

WINTER PARTY/FUNDRAISER MARCH 5

SAMBA’s 2nd Annual Winter Party & Fundraiser March 5 We need passionate individuals to fill Board positions and staff several committees for 2017. If you want to help protect our trails and see new riding opportunities develop in Central Pa. PLEASE come out to find out more. Areas of opportunity include: Memberships, fundraising, web and social media, PR, rides and social events, trail work, advocacy education and much more! More info and updates on our Facebook page. See you there!... read more

Trail Conditions Guide

Trail conditions this time of year with change quickly as trails freeze and thaw.  Below 30 degrees trails are generally good; above 30 conditions may not be ideal. Throw in rain melting snow trail will need time to dry out (trails take more time in the winter to dry out then the warmer months). If find yourself leaving heavy tracks we ask that you protect the trail and turn... read more

Governor Dick night rides

Great news!!! We have permission to ride through March on Thursday nights only! The rules are as follows: Riders are allowed in the park until 9pm (Riders may park at any of the lots on the property) There must be a minimum of 2 riders Riders must have a light and be wearing a helmet Riders may only ride approved trails   Please respect these rules and have... read more

PARKWAY TRAIL SYSTEM OPENING DAY OCT 22

    PLEASE JOIN US ON OCT 22 FOR OPENING DAY IN HARRISBURG!!! The Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association is nearing completion of The Parkway Trail System after more than a year’s work building 10 miles of trails that are sustainable, safe and fun.  We’ve logged almost 1200 hours of volunteer time since Harrisburg City Council passed our resolution in July 2015. SAMBA is a 501c3 non-profit organization and has managed to raise all funds needed to establish the entire trail facility. We see the natural surface trail option as a wonderful enhancement to the Capital Area Greenbelt that provides an escape from the city grind and a connection to nature. We tried to maximize green spaces and create a unique facility that will provide a recreational opportunity where we previously had none. This type of facility will help us retain residents and attract people to the area to visit, ride and contribute to the local economy. We designed the trail system using the Greenbelt as it’s spine. Folks can access the trail network traffic-free from any neighborhood instead of loading up the car and driving 45-60 minutes to reach the closest trails. The trail system will offer a place for beginners to learn, novices to build their skills and experts to have a fun trail experience. The trails will be shared-use (trail runners, hikers, bird watchers etc.), directional and marked for all skill levels. The City of Harrisburg is the primary stakeholder for the facility with the County of Dauphin and LCSWMA also contributing land for trail development. Partners and supporters of this project also include Quality Bicycle... read more

PARKWAY WORK DAYS ADDED ON MONDAYS IN JUNE!!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us this MONDAY as we resume work on the Parkway Trail project in Harrisburg. We will be building new trail and plan to work from 6-?. We provide tools. Please bring gloves and water. Also this week- Wed night trimming and Sat building QUESTIONS?: Contact us here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/parkway-trails/ MON JUNE 13-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT – Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St. http://www.mapquest.com/…/restaur…/city-line-diner-266248942... read more

PARKWAY WORK DAY SAT JUNE 4

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us this SATURDAY as we resume work on the Parkway Trail project in Harrisburg. We will be building new trail. We plan to work from 9-1. We provide tools. Please bring gloves and water. QUESTIONS?: Contact us here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/parkway-trails/ SAT JUNE 4-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT – Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St. http://www.mapquest.com/…/restaur…/city-line-diner-266248942... read more

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