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...

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...

YOU’RE INVITED!-BSCPA ADVOCACY SUMMIT

Bicycle South Central PA invites you to attend the BSCPA Regional Bike Summit “Making Cycling Safer” Saturday, March 19, 2016 Quality Bicycle Products, 2501 Noll Drive, Lancaster This summit is for anyone interested in making cycling safer and more popular in South Central Pennsylvania. This includes on and off-road riders, bike club members, bike shop representatives, bicycle advocates, municipal planners, tourism promoters, health advocates, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with potential partners who are also interested in making your communities more bike friendly. The Keynote speaker is Roy Gothie, PennDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. Experts from local, state questions. Lodging is details. 8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. and national organizations will be serving as panelists and will be available to answer available at the Heritage Hotel -Lancaster. Go to www. BicycleSouthCentralPA.org for AGENDA Registration, refreshments, QBP facility tours Keynote and welcome Panel discussion/Q &A: What Advocates Need to Know Panel discussion/Q &A: Infrastructure Planning & Process Lunch and networking (Lunch is provided to all registrants) Breakout sessions (subject to change) –  IMBA/NICA – Mountain bike community projects –  Developing Regional touring routes using roads and trails –  Bike Club Brainstorming –  Bike shops as part of the community advocacy effort –  Why communities need non-profit bike shops –  Bicycle Friendly Program and BFP Reviewers Community Partners & Initiatives Adjournment Quality Bicycle Products supplies bike parts to over 5,000 bike shops. Tours of their distribution center will be available before the summit. Register online with using the link at www.bicyclesouthcentralpa.org or send form and check to:...

2015-2016 Camp Mack Closure Dates

Cloure Dates For 2015-2016 Please be respectful of these dates and times; everytime we ride at Camp Mack we are their guests! Download the pdf with more information here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-2016-Mack-Closure-Dates.pdf Dates What Areas Closed October 2-4, 2015 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* October 9-11, 2015 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* October 3-November 14, 2015 Exceptions: Sundays- Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 8 Deer Archery Season Entire Camp (Except Horseshoe Trail) October 16-18, 2015 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* November 30-December 12, 2015 Exceptions: Sunday Dec. 5 Deer Firearm Season Entire Camp (Except Horseshoe Trail) December 26, 2015-January 9, 2016 Exceptions: Sundays Dec 27 and Jan 3 Deer Flintlock Season Entire Camp (Except Horseshoe Trail) January 15-17, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* January 22-24, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* January 29-31, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* April 1-3, 2016 3D Archery Shoot Entire Camp (Except Horseshoe Trail) June 1-August 13, 2016 Scout Summer Camps Restricted Area* October 7-9, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* October 21-23, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted Area* October 28-30, 2016 Noon Fri to Noon Sun Scout Event Restricted...

In Other Biking New! HELP NEEDED!

In Other Biking New!  HELP NEEDED! Our capital city  area is becoming more inviting to pedestrians and bicyclists. Tri County Regional Planning Commission has identified 41 locations to monitor at specific dates and times by taking counts (of people walking and on bikes) The collection of this data will enable in assisting municipalities and PennDOT in future efforts for improvement.  Your help is needed. The dates and times of the counts (for all locations) will be as follows: Sunday, September 27 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 30, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, October 1, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Please arrive at your location approximately 15 minutes prior to beginning. We will be using the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project methodology. For more information on the NBPDP, click here. We will be using the screen line form, which simply counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians during the timeframe.   Because of time constraints, we won’t be able to hold any formal training sessions.  More specific information will be forth coming once you sign up. To sign up for times and locations, go to our SignUpGenius page here. For questions please call or e-mail Andrew Bomberger   Tri County Regional Planning Commission 717-234-2639     abomberger@tcrpc-pa.org Original Link:...