SAMBA Fall 2017 Bash at Rattling Creek September 7th – 10th

Please mark your calendars for September 7th-10th 2017!  Join us for a Wild Weekend of fun in the Weiser State Forest!  Enjoy the rocks of Rattling Creek singletrack, an IMBA EPIC, all weekend long with old and new friends.  End your Friday with a Chili Cookoff contest and micro brew swap.  Saturday will have guided tours of the trails for all abilities and end with a dinner, beers, and entertainment. Click here to register now! Event Details: Where:  Camp Muckleratz 2749 Game Lands Rd, Halifax, PA 17032 Time:  7pm Thursday – 4pm Sunday Cost: $45 Space is limited – Register early! Included in your admission: Guided rides or suggested routes on the Rattling Creek Singletrack Primitive camping for 3 nights Breakfast coffee and bagels each morning Chili cookoff contest Friday evening.  Big prizes for top 3 chili makers. Dinner on Saturday Evening ( You will receive a voucher for a half chicken BBQ or pulled pork sandwich, side, and beer) Live Entertainment on Saturday evening An entry into the big SWAG Drawing Friday Night Chili Cook-Off.  Bring a pot of your best Chili to share and be judged, prizes to be awarded!...

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...

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!...

PARKWAY TRAIL SYSTEM OPENING DAY UPDATE…

PARKWAY TRAIL SYSTEM OPENING DAY UPDATE: Howdy, We just wanted to update everyone with a few nuggets of information for Saturday’s Opening day events. Opening day will run from 11 am until 4 pm in the park area along the Greenbelt at Derry st., followed by Troeg’s Brewing Co. Happy Hours on the deck at the Paxtang Grill from 4-6. Come out, meet other riders and learn the trails! IN THE EXPO AREA WILL BE TABLES OR INFORMATION FROM OUR FRIENDS AT: SAMBA/ International Mountain Bicycling Association Capital Area Greenbelt Association Quality Bicycle Products Surly Bikes, Salsa Bikes and ISSI pedals People for Bikes Bicycle South Central Pa. Trips for Kids of Harrisburg Harrisburg Bike Club Bike Harrisburg HARD (Harrisburg Area Roller Derby) Paxtang Borough Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (Recycling) GET SOME SWEET DEALS ON SALE ITEMS OR REPAIRS AND ADVISE FROM: Recycle Bicycle (Safe riding, repairs and advocacy) Pedal Pusher Bike Shop (Rental Bikes available) Holmes Cycling and Fitness (Raffles to benefit SAMBA) Mountainside Ski and Sports (Leading rides) Green Mountain Cyclery (Hanging out and wrenching) GRAB A TASTY SNACK OR DRINK FROM FEATURED FOOD TRUCKS: Mad Dash Artisan Grilled Cheese MoJoeKool Hawaiian Style TAKE A TOUR OF THE TRAILS: All rides full-loop, intermediate pace. 11.5 miles. No one left behind. All rides meet at the gate. Consult ride leader with questions! -SAMBA tours depart at 11:30, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30 -Ladies ONLY ride (Strictly for the ladies!) departs 12 noon -Dirt Surfers Ride-Notorious local group known for party pace, fun rides. Ride at your own risk! Departs 2:00 returns ??? -Kid’s ride departs 2:30. Short...

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...