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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...

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...

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...