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Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association

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

SAMBA welcomes Mike Kuhn to Board

SAMBA welcomes Mike Kuhn! Board nominations were received and all SAMBA members had the opportunity to vote but there wasn’t much change within the Board this year except for the very exciting addition of Mr. Mike Kuhn to our Board of Directors. For those that may not know, Mike is the Director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling Association http://www.pamtb.org (among other endeavors) and has a deep and dedicated history with mountain biking in our area. We are super stoked to have him in the mix and to find the ways to harness his special powers. Thank You in advance, Mike! For a complete listing of SAMBA’s entire current staff visit: http://sambabiker.com/samba/samba-board-members/ SAMBA is a 100% volunteer organization. You will notice that some positions are vacant. Please contact us if you can... read more

SAMBA launches Heatherwood Hills Bike Park project

SAMBA is excited to officially announce our partnership with Mainspring of Ephrata, Ephrata Borough and Green Mountain Cyclery to develop a new Bike Park at Heatherwood Park adjacent to the Warwick-Ephrata Rail Trail (WERT) and close to Fulton Elementary School, Ephrata Middle and High Schools and downtown Ephrata. Plenty of parking is available at the WERT lot at Fulton Street. View location here: www.trailforks.com/region/heatherwood-park-27491/ The Heatherwood Bike Park trail system will include three areas:  a pump track area suitable for the youngest riders on balance bikes as well as BMX and mountain bikes, a skill building area with progressive features and obstacles and a single track trail loop for learning the basics or building fitness.  Numerous community donations are making this project possible, including a Dero Fixit station from Boyer’s Foods and SAMBA.  More donations for tools, materials and amenities are needed, so please check out the GoFundMe page and contribute:  www.gofundme.com/bike-ephrata-mountain-biking-at-heatherwood-park Work days will begin at the end of June and the Park is projected to open later this year. Let’s get them started early so we can grow the riding community from the ground up! As usual, we need your help! Watch SAMBA’s Facebook page for dates and times to come out and help make Heatherwood Bike Park a reality.  www.facebook.com/groups/sambabiker/ For questions, to volunteer or connect with SAMBA’s Trail liaisons visit: www.sambabiker.com/samba/contact/ Want to learn more about the value of bike parks? Please read on… *Healthy Community, Healthy Economy: Urban Bike Parks By Philip Armour-Outdoor Industry Association.  Biking makes up a significant part of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy. According to Outdoor Foundation’s 2018 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, 16 percent of Americans—47.5 million... read more

2019 SAMBA Bash at Rattling Creek September 12th – 15th

    Click Here To REGISTER Now!    Early Bird Price until August 15th!   Click here for directions SAMBA Bash at Rattling Creek with camping at Camp Muckelratz, Halifax PA. Thursday September 12th through Sunday September 15th. $75  The Full BASH – Thursday 1PM – Sunday 1PM (includes 3 nights of camping, rides, coffee and bagel breakfast each morning, and Forrest Feed Company BBQ dinner on Saturday) $60 Saturday  8AM  through Sunday 1PM (includes Saturday night camping, the BBQ Feast, the live music, bonfire, breakfast and rides) $40  Saturday only (no camping, enjoy a full day at the Bash including rides, BBQ Dinner) Prices will go up August 16th and the event may sell out, so register early! Not Quite the same old Bash! But it still helps pay for the Rattling Creek IMBA EPIC Ride!   Saturday the 14th As always the main thing is the IMBA Epic Rides on Saturday.  This year we will have aid stations out on the Epic on Saturday stocked with cold water and snacks to keep you going. Group rides will be available for all levels of riders from shorter rides to the full IMBA Epic.   What can you expect at this years Bash?   Serve yourself Bagels and Coffee each morning! Yoga by Free Spirit Yoga! Group Rides by SAMBA Ride Leaders! Holmes sponsored Trek Demo! Velofix will be on site for repairs, parts extra! New Belgium will sponsor beer for Saturday dinner and after the rides Saturday!!! Forrest Feed:  Pulled Pork, mac n cheese, potato salad, baked beans, slaw and more! Dinner 5pm! Live Music by Poolside and... read more

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... read more

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... 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

PARKWAY WORK DAY SUN MAY 29

Please join us this SUNDAY 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/ SUN MAY 29-MEET @ GREENBELT PARKING LOT – Behind City line diner 3302 Derry St. http://www.mapquest.com/…/restaur…/city-line-diner-266248942... read more

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