Hello off topic
Just wanted to give a shoutout to my mountain biking friends in NEPA from northern New Mexico. I hope to break out the bike this weekend and go for a ride in the hills near our home in Santa Fe. I have been running and hiking and am adapting to the altitude. It would be great to see anyone wanting to come out and do some training at altitude.
There is a trailhead 1.26 miles from the house that connects to a 30+ mile trail system. It has been cold and snowy and so I have ordered some studded tires which I hope come soon.
THe pictures are from a run/hike/snowshoe outing last Sunday. The summit is 5 miles from the front door and with 3600 ft. GPS measured of climbing.
I do miss you guys and the great riding and friendship.. .just not the broken ribs LOL!
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Dan Ellis sent us this great site for trail conditions!
It's also added to the NEPMTBA site
Thanks for all the hard work Dan!
Important info from the Philyy MTB club please read if riding there
Philadelphia Mountain Bike Parks Permit
Hey everyone, it looks like the city of Philadelphia is starting to crack down on their policy and are enforcing their trail permits in the Wissahickon Valley Park as well as Pennypack. The rangers are out in force, especially on weekends when most people reading this forum may travel to Philly to hit the trails. Please hit this link and sign up for a annual permit, which costs a $20 donation. While it is really hard to prove that this money goes back into the actual trails, like a donation to PMBA does, they do own the land and it's their decision, agree with it or not...
The 2009 season at Moon lake park has been fantastic!
So much has been done by NEPMTBA and others who work and support us.
Moon Lake park is a true mt bike park with all the other functions that make a local park great! I will be adding to this in the upcoming days as there are so many new and exciting things to tell all.
Wednesday night rides continued in 2009
NEPMTBA led the effort to save the park after the economic downfall had budget worries in the mix Success
The spring workday included lot's of trail changes to improve them.
More new trails as Deacon was designed and built.
mOOnapalOOza festival set up by Loren and a fun trials arranged by Chuck had riders competing to see who could clean or clear a section of Deacon without touching a foot down, and food was great.
MLP MTB weekend along with Michelle from Wyoming Valley Wellness handed out bicycle helmets to many kids. Thanks to all the sponsors
A beginner loop for kids was added near the Nature Center called Lolli Pup
More new trails with the addition of the "8" trail.
Numerous ride/picnics throughout the season added to the fun.
Eagles were spotted nesting at the mOOn and are residents now.
The new multi use trail co-ordinated by the park with NEPMTBA's help is designed and under way, opening up more trails and areas to XC ski Trail Run and Hike.
Free Ride sections are in the construction stages
The Fall workday yielded a record 25 workers and really fun time, with Screamer trail being revamped and a ride after that had 60 riders in the park.
2009 HAS BEEN SUPER AT mOOn
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Looking great for 2010 around the NE in the Mt biking world
As of 2/12/10 we are buried under a foot of snow, but the trails are there if you dare to ride them. XC skiing is in full swing at all the local hot spots with the new snowfall.
More coming soon, and if you need NE trail info this is the place. Anyone new or just visiting the area can always email at; email@example.com
We are glad to help with all questions and info!
Can you tell me if there are any trails in the Masthope area of PA?
...trees, trails, chairlifts.
Moon Lake Park Trail Guide
Moon Lake Park Trail Guide 8/1/11
(trails in no special order)
Nature's Way 1 (NW1):
Description and Location:
The first trail you encounter as you arrive at MLP. Mt. biker parking is outside the main gate, & NW1 is accessible from there or also in the park over a small dry bridge. NW1 is fairly linear, starts level has one small climb then back to level. It has lots of embedded rocks. Being it's the first trail one encounters on their ride it gets used a lot.
Intersections: 5858,NW2,Service Road 1/2 (SR1/SR2)
Skill level: Beginner
Special features: There are no ramps, logovers, or rockovers, or water crossings on this trail.
Trail Width: Singletrack to 6 feet wide
Nature's Way 2 (NW2):
Description & Location: It was the old logging road for the operations in the park years ago. Now a peaceful trail starts out grass covered, but turns to singletrack after a few hundred feet. NW2 has small elevation changes, flowing turns and also embedded rocks.
Intersections: NW1, What, 5858
Skill level: Beginner
Special Features: There are no ramps, logovers, rockovers, or water crossings on this trail, it can be combined to make a 1 mile out and back loop with NW1
Trail width: Mostly singletrack after 6 foot wide grass section
What: (WT) (yes that's the trails actual name)
Description & Location: A short singletrack fun trail with switchbacks.
Skill level: Beginner
Special Features: Trail has optional rockovers, one small logover, and no ramps, or water crossings. Tight turns, smooth, flowy except for one rock garden stone wall crossing area.
Trail width: Singletrack
Keep em' coming Lee. This is good to know (especially for newer riders).
Might as well add this for an update to the info thread:
Ride your bike in PA State Parks, list of...
I will get back to the Moon lake trail descriptions soon...
HCGA/NEPMTBA Friday Night Pasta & MTB Rides starting 3/16/12
Added updated Moon Lake Park map circa June 2012
Here's the same link as the pic just in case.
Moon Lake County Park Map (circa June 2012)
Camp and Ride on I 80 in Pa thread
If you coming across the state of Pa and looking for:
Camp and Ride on I-80
Add this thread to the list for info on Williamsport/Lock Haven/Central Pa info:
Williamsport area single track???
Great site with lots of info...
...hiking and biking trails in NEPA
Hiking and Biking :: Luzerne County
This thread is great. Thanks so much.
An update Anyone interested in rules and info about Pa state gamelands approved trails should check here:
State Game Lands
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