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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!...

Rattling Creek Fundraiser-Your help needed!

SAMBA recently announced plans for a large expansion of the awesome IMBA EPIC Rattling Creek Trail System (RCTS) near Lykens, Pa. and we need your help! The vision for the expansion will more than double current trail mileage, establish trail connections for future trail development within the Greenland Tract of Weiser State Forest, provide trail access from Lykens and Williamstown and connectivity to the Lykens Valley Rail Trail. SAMBA is looking forward to resuming volunteer work days soon and we are currently seeking funds to purchase building materials for the construction of new bridges, a kiosk and signage. Your tax deductable donation is greatly appreciated and  Thank You in advance for your help to open new trails this year! To donate (All donations go to Rattling Creek expansion):http://sambabiker.com/samba/donate/ Questions: http://sambabiker.com/samba/contact/ More info: http://sambabiker.com/samba/samba-announces-rattling-creek-trail-system-expansion/ Cheers!...

SAMBA ANNOUNCES RATTLING CREEK TRAIL SYSTEM EXPANSION

SAMBA is super excited to announce plans for a large expansion of the awesome IMBA EPIC Rattling Creek Trail System (RCTS) near Lykens, Pa.! SAMBA’s vision for the expansion will more than double current trail mileage, establish trail connections for future trail development within the Greenland Tract of Weiser State Forest, provide trail access from Lykens and Williamstown and connectivity to the Lykens Valley Rail Trail. The project was brought forward by SAMBA’s Rattling Creek Trail Liaison Joshua Watts who recognized the potential to make the already EPIC trail system even bigger and better. After nearly two years of research, outreach, advocacy, brainstorming, meetings, presentations, e-mails, phone calls, trail design planning, field checking, negotiations, insurance updates, land owner agreements, approvals, etc., etc., we are ready to start with initial trail corridor clearing in the coming weeks. We expect to have new trails on the ground later this year. This extensive project will continue for several years and has been broken into phases based on priority, feasibility and logistics. PHASE 1-New full loop at eastern end of RCTS (shown in orange) Connects Stone Cabin Trail to Berry Mountain Road linking RCTS to the Greenland Tract of Weiser State Forest. Provides connection for new Lykens trails in phase 2 Requires two new bridges Approximately 4 miles PHASE 2- Lykens Glen loop trails New climbing trail from Lykens Glen Park provides connection to Rattling Creek Trail (shown in green) New downhill-specific return trail to Lykens Glen Park establishes full trail loop from Lykens (shown in yellow) Rider welcoming center may be possible in Lykens Focus on Lykens economic development opportunities with recreation and...