SAMBA 2017 YEAR END SUMMARY

Howdy SAMBA, 2017 has come to a close and it was quite a busy year for SAMBA. We’d just like to take time to update everyone on our happenings, share our successes from last year and reveal some new projects in the works for 2018 and beyond. 2017 NEWS & UPDATES… 1) SAMBA’s Board of Directors saw some major changes last year. Long-time board members transitioned out and a new leadership team and Board members were elected. We were able to revise our by-laws to better fit the needs of the club as it continues to grow. Three new dedicated Board positions (Director of Events, Director of Communications and Director of Public Relations) were established as well as four new committees (PGC, Communications, Events and PR). Trail committees were formed at our areas of operation to help support trail liaisons. We can always use more help filling these roles as we evolve. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer. 2) Swatara State Park mountain bike trails are no longer under the care of SAMBA. The trails are now being maintained by the Friends of Memorial Lake & Swatara State Park group. SAMBA worked closely with DCNR to be able to continue to hold the Tuesday night rides in the park which will continue through March. SAMBA donated an entire cache of tools valued at more than $2000 to the Friends group in order for them to be able to properly maintain the trails. We also made a donation of a Dero Fixit station to the park which will hopefully be installed soon. 3) Parkway Trails are in great...

SAMBA’s Winter Party and Fundraiser

Please join us for our annual Winter Party, ride and fundraiser. We are joining forces with Mount Gretna Craft Brewery and Leed’s Cyclery for this year’s event. Weather and trail conditions permitting rides will start at noon. Party starts at 2, Live music by Dave Heilman around 4 followed by an awesome raffle and then more tunes. Full menu and bar will be available. Donation requested, t-shirts, SAMBA coffee and raffle tickets available at the event. Find out more about SAMBA’s projects and ways to volunteer!!! Full list of raffle items, events, ride schedule updates and more info coming...

Swatara night ride scheduled on 12/5/2017 Cancelled due to inclement weather

Due to rain being forecast for Tuesday December 5th, the ride scheduled for 6PM at Swatara State Park will be cancelled.  Night rides will continue next Tuesday, December 12th and continue each Tuesday through March pending trail conditions.  Please monitor our SAMBA Facebook feed for updates regarding ride status.  Please remember, during night rides at Swatara State Park, park regulations require all riders to  check in with a SAMBA approved group ride leader.  All riders must sign a SAMBA waiver at the beginning of each ride and must wear a helmet.  State park regulations forbid anybody from riding alone after dusk and forbid alcoholic beverages in Swatara State...
PAXTANG PARK PROJECT

PAXTANG PARK PROJECT

Paxtang Park Project underway! We are excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with the City of Harrisburg (land owner), Swatara Township and Paxtang Borough (owners of the roads approaching the park), and CAGA to partner to
begin work to restore historic Paxtang Park to be used as a parking, trailhead and picnic area for visiting cyclists using the Capital Area Greenbelt and Parkway Trail System.

Sign up for The BASH at Rattling Creek and win free stuff.  Anybody who registers will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!

Sign up for The BASH at Rattling Creek and win free stuff. Anybody who registers will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!

Click here to learn more and pre-register for the Fall Bash at Rattling Creek. Sept 7th – 10th!  Registration earns a free entry into a raffle to win one of these great gifts from our supporters!   Thank You to our supporters for providing all of this awesome stuff!     $100 Gift certificate to TCO Outdoors Climbnasium – 2 Person Learn to Climb Package including rentals Lucky Dog-ETown gift certificate Kuat Transfer 3 bike rack Park repair stand New Belgium growler CST tires Yards cooler Kryptonite locks Other Items from: Camelback Park tool Pro gold Jandd Wtb Sram Shimano Fizik Incredibell Gu Soft goods from: Yards Sierra Nevada Ithaca Issi New Belgium Samba ….And more Bring $$$ Cash to buy more chances to win.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20....