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IMBA launches DigIn fundraiser for Rattling Creek expansion

SAMBA is excited to announce our participation with IMBA’s DigIn program in partnership with Shimano. IMBA is collaborating with industry partners to raise matching funds to accelerate the pace of trail creation across the country and has built a fundraising digital platform to solicit additional donations from the public, allowing us more time to build trails rather than focusing on fundraising efforts. Kindly follow the link to IMBA’s DigIn page and make a donation to benefit our Rattling Creek expansion project. Shimano has pledged to match the first $1000 in donations! https://www.imba.com/digin-applications-details?diginid=2672145 Your donation can help us raise $1,000 to earn $1,000 match from @rideshimano and @imba_us for our Rattling Creek expansion project! #SAMBA # RATTLINGCREEK #LYKENS #MoreTrailsClosetoHome #DigInWithIMBA #ShimanoMTB #MakeYourMark Thanks!...

SAMBA launches Rattling Creek expansion project

Howdy, We are thrilled to announce that SAMBA’s public volunteer work days will begin this weekend in Lykens as the Rattling Creek Trail system expansion project comes to life! The RC crew has been working to field check and flag the corridor for new trails and do some initial clearing as we prepare to welcome back our volunteers for 2020. The first 5 miles of new trails are ready and waiting to be established at this point. The main focus for the foreseeable future will be clearing the  new corridor so that we can safely work on sculpting the new trail tread later this Summer. All public volunteer work days will be posted to SAMBA’s social media as Events. Kindly consider joining us for a work day in the coming weeks and hear more about the ways that you can help us lay down EPIC new trails. Work day #1: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163690890660500/ Please note: The coming work days will migrate to different segments of the build and require different meet-up locations. Watch Facebook Event posts for the most current information. SAMBA’s Rattling Creek Expansion Work Days Powered by New Belgium Brewing Cheers!...

NOTICE: Governor Dick trails in jeopardy

Hello Mountain Bikers! We just want to pass along a friendly reminder regarding mountain biking at Governor Dick. Biking at Governor Dick is privilege that we cannot allow to be lost. Governor Dick has a lot of fun trails and features.  However, only some of the trails at Governor Dick are for bikes, and fewer yet for horses. Mountain bikers are jeopardizing our access to ride on Governor Dick because of misuse and riding trails that are designated as no bikes. SAMBA has recently launched an awesome map that will show you all of the trails for mountain bikes:  https://sambatrails.bike/  Please familiarize yourself with this map. We need to stop widening trails to hit new features, creating new trails, and riding foot-travel only trails like 12, 13A, 14, and the handicap accessible ramp by the Environmental Center.  In addition, all users need to stay off the trails when they are wet to let them dry, unfortunately, the amount of tire tracks proves that we need to better in this area. If the misuse of the park does not stop immediately, the board may choose to close the entire area to mountain bikes.  Currently, we have a Trails Task force working on ideas to prevent this from happening. If you would like more details or want to create trails contact Nate Boyer or Tim Finn. You can also submit questions here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/contact/ Thanks for your help and understanding!  SAMBA & Mt. Gretna Trail...

SAMBA begins construction of Coleman’s Park Bicycle Playground

We are super-stoked to announce that work is underway on the pump tracks at Coleman’s Park in Lebanon! We received our final soil delivery on Friday and today the crew finished marking the layout of the tracks and began work to start moving the soil deliveries into place and shaping out the lines. We will begin volunteer workdays as soon as Lebanon county moves into the green phase and we hope to see you then. Get ready to...

SAMBA launches free trails web app

SAMBA would like to announce the release of our new trails web app. You can access our free trails map at sambatrails.bike in your mobile and desktop web browser. This map features all of the trail systems where SAMBA has been involved and locations of our local sponsors. No need to download a native app, when you can access all of our trails from your phone’s web browser! Use the location button to find yourself out on the trail and tap the trail to view the elevation profile. When traveling to areas with no cell coverage, like Rattling Creek, open the web app before you go, zoom to your trail and make sure your GPS location is turned on. This will give you an online feel even when outside of cell range. Check back soon to view upcoming ride schedules that will be posted under the menu. What are you waiting for? Visit: https://sambatrails.bike/ Cheers!...