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Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association

Working to Protect and encourage Mountain Bike trail access in Central Pennsylvania.

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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!... read more

DETWEILER PARK TRAIL DEVELOPMENT- CALL TO ACTION!

The Dauphin County Parks & Recreation department has worked for years to purchase a tract of land now known as Detweiler Park in Dauphin at the base of Peter’s Mountain. SAMBA has been asked to serve on the steering team for the Master site planning process for the park to represent the interests of local mountain bikers. We hope to work with the County to develop a truly unique riding experience just 10 miles north of the State Capital. Currently the park is open to hiking so check it out on foot and join us in dreaming about the possibilities! IMPORTANT: PLEASE TAKE 1 MINUTE TO FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO THE PARK PAGE, SCROLL DOWN AND FILL OUT THE FEEDBACK SURVEY TO EXPRESS INTEREST/NEED FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS IN THE PARK! THE SURVEY RESULTS PAGE FILLS UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE TRY AGAIN IF YOU GET AN ERROR MESSAGE. THANKS! Detweiler Park ​Detweiler ParkParking is courtesy ofDauphin County Conservation District office1451 Peters Mountain RoadDauphin, PA 17018Mailing Address... read more

Elizabethtown Mountain Bike Team Trail Complete

CONGRATULATIONS! to Elizabethtown Mtb team for completing their trail yesterday! Great job by the coaches, parents and team members to establish a 1.1 mile trail adjacent to Bear Creek school and the E-town fairgrounds. The trail will serve as a practice trail for the school’s NICA race team and also as a great place to try mountain biking in a safe, school setting for beginners and kids. SAMBA is excited about working with NICA and the E-town team’s accomplishment and proud to have participated by providing information, teaching sustainable trail building and coaching the crew through the process. We also donated some trail tools so that the team can maintain the trail going forward. Great work and good luck with the upcoming NICA race series.... read more

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... read more

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... read more

PARKWAY WORK DAYS ADDED ON MONDAYS IN JUNE!!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us this MONDAY as we resume work on the Parkway Trail project in Harrisburg. We will be building new trail and plan to work from 6-?. We provide tools. Please bring gloves and water. Also this week- Wed night trimming and Sat building QUESTIONS?: Contact us here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/parkway-trails/ MON JUNE 13-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT – Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St. http://www.mapquest.com/…/restaur…/city-line-diner-266248942... read more

PARKWAY WORK DAY SAT JUNE 4

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us this SATURDAY as we resume work on the Parkway Trail project in Harrisburg. We will be building new trail. We plan to work from 9-1. We provide tools. Please bring gloves and water. QUESTIONS?: Contact us here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/parkway-trails/ SAT JUNE 4-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT – Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St. http://www.mapquest.com/…/restaur…/city-line-diner-266248942... read more

PARKWAY WORK NIGHT WED. 6/1

Please join us this WEDNESDAY as we resume work on the Parkway Trail project in Harrisburg. We plan to bench cut new sections. We plan to work from 5:30-?. We provide tools. Please bring gloves and water. QUESTIONS?: Contact us here: http://sambabiker.com/samba/parkway-trails/ WED JUNE 1-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT –@5:30 Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St.... read more

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