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    Last time I was at the water auth trails (last fall) the map had an orange trail marked on it up off of Racoon Mtn trail. Is that the trail you guys are saying is closed? Thought that was new.
    I'm trying to head over there this evening round 6 for a quick loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjamesguesswhat View Post
    Last time I was at the water auth trails (last fall) the map had an orange trail marked on it up off of Racoon Mtn trail. Is that the trail you guys are saying is closed? Thought that was new.
    No.

    The Trail that we are referring is the yellow "Schoolhouse Road Loop" that goes around the reservoir.

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    The only trail that was "closed" to MTB was the Bluebird Loop. Hively Road (red on map) is of questionable closure status.
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    Just got back from water company. Did remington road up to the 7 mile marker and did that loop and came back down. Love the downhill over there.

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    and here is the trail map..
    http://i.imgur.com/Q6hRpYU.jpg

    You are pretty much stuck to Raccoon Mt Trail, Remington Rd, 7 mile loop and Pocowanache Trail. Bluebird is no bikes. Hively road didn't really have any signs that I seen that it was closed but as you can see Heller reservoir is off limits so I don't know. Somebody passed me at the 7 mile marker and he said you can go left around to raccoon from the 7 mile loop but the other day someone told me you would have to carry your bike so I don't know.

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    we must have just missed each other. I just a did quick run on the Racoon Mtn loop after work.
    That trail is all I've ridden over there. Is the Pocowanache trail or 7 mile singletrack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjamesguesswhat View Post
    we must have just missed each other. I just a did quick run on the Racoon Mtn loop after work.
    That trail is all I've ridden over there. Is the Pocowanache trail or 7 mile singletrack?
    I signed out 5.

    The lower half of the 7 mile is singketrack. I didn't ride the Poco trail yet but the older fellow I talked to the other day said it was real rocky but if I rode Katy Jane at rider park I should be fine.

    Out of curiosity how long did it take you to do raccoon trail, trying to see if I could keep up with people without holding themy up cause I'm getting bored riding by myself. I was able to climb to the 7 mile without stopping which really surprised me.

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    I dunno. Maybe 45 minutes?

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    Ok that's what it took the other day. It's supposed to rain tomorrow and I work til 7 Wednesday but I will probably go up thursday.

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    Here is an updated rider park trail map... boring day

    http://i.imgur.com/tG2ILF8.jpg

    Not sure how rideable some of those trails up top are.

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    Hey folks, there is a group working on getting the IMBA club set up locally. In the meantime, we anticipate doing some trail maintenance days in the DCNR areas off of Skyline and Armstrong. As soon as the paperwork gets sorted I'll post up the links. Or just ask Devon.

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    There's also a new IMBA chapter for Bald Eagle SF area. I joined that one cuz its the closest and I like to ride there. But I would join one here too...
    good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. Teel View Post
    Hey folks, there is a group working on getting the IMBA club set up locally. In the meantime, we anticipate doing some trail maintenance days in the DCNR areas off of Skyline and Armstrong. As soon as the paperwork gets sorted I'll post up the links. Or just ask Devon.
    I would join up and definitely help out. I thought about the Bald Eagle one but they never ride when I am available.

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    I stopped at the bicycle center to order a clipless setup today and they said the paperwork went through for the IMBA chapter so things are moving now.

    Also, they are having a event at the South Williamsport Pool complex if anyone wants to go, he said its the 10th at noon. They had a teeter totter they built and some other log contraption. I will probably stop down, just depends on what the wife has planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOAA View Post
    they are having a event at the South Williamsport Pool complex if anyone wants to go, he said its the 10th at noon. They had a teeter totter they built and some other log contraption.
    What kind of event?

    Log contraption? like a trebuchet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjamesguesswhat View Post
    What kind of event?

    Log contraption? like a trebuchet?
    Bicycle and River Fest - May 10, 2014 | Susquehanna Greenway

    This..
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    and something that looked like a ladder but the rungs were logs.

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    Going out to rider park tomorrow, meeting Brendan there, not sure if anyone else wants to go.

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    Me and BrendanLudgate are going to the water company at 5 if anyone wants to go ride.

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    Let's go!

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    Hope this helps anyone find a place to ride around here. It is a strava heatmap.

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    As a part of the Susquehanna Valley Velo Club/Mountain Bike group, we are putting plans in place to start mapping the local trails (other than Water Authority) so we can disseminate them to interested riders. At the current time, we're still waiting on IMBA to get our mountain bike page up and running, although you can find us here:

    SVVC - The Susquehanna Valley Velo Club Official Web Page

    And follow the forum here:

    SuSValVelo Board

    We're working on a calendar to schedule group rides---we want to meet more area riders and show people where to ride. Its all still in the works so bear with us!

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    Aaaaand FYI folks, feel free to follow this facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/theloyalsocktrailblazers

    We post rides here as well and we'd love to have you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. Teel View Post
    Hey folks, there is a group working on getting the IMBA club set up locally. In the meantime, we anticipate doing some trail maintenance days in the DCNR areas off of Skyline and Armstrong. As soon as the paperwork gets sorted I'll post up the links. Or just ask Devon.
    I was just thinking about this. I'm new to South Williamsport, and just found the water company land. I took my puppy up to Skyline Trail, and we walked back 2 miles. I found a trail that cuts south. I was thinking of getting in touch w/ DCNR and cleaning it up. It would be an awesome downhill. Any deets on the IMBA club? Im down. Cory.

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    Club Members and Friends

    Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30pm we're hosting a social group mountain bike ride at the Williamsport Water Authority for a two-hour no-drop ride. Know someone who hasn't come on one of our rides lately? Bring 'em. Know any new riders that would like to meet other mountain bike enthusiasts in the Valley? Invite 'em. Have you been riding solo at WWA and are looking to meet some other riders? Come on out and cruise with us.

    This ride is part of the Susquehanna Valley Velo Club IMBA chapter recruitment effort to meet new area riders. Post-ride hangout is unplanned but possible with interest. Anyone with questions can send messages on the SVVC Forum (SuSValVelo Board), The Loyalsock Trailblazers Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/theloyalsocktrailblazers), or direct message me on the MTBR website.

    Hope to see lots of riders next Wednesday!

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    best trails near Williamsport PA?

    Just thought i would post a quick update on here. I finally got out to the water authority today and rode the raccoon loop twice. I rode up the gravel road first then cut right onto the trail, not sure if this is the right direction or not. It was all pretty smooth, nothing i would really consider single track but still fun. The fact that it is close to town is nice too. Maybe ill just ride my bike to the trails next time to get a few more miles in. Any suggestions for other trails to ride there? Can you keep riding up the gravel road and hit other trails?

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    Most of the time we ride up to seven mile post and loop around that silver dashed trail, then back down to raccoon and go around raccoon the trail the way you did. You can ride all the way up to that reserve if you need more miles. That loop that we do is about 10 miles.

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    best trails near Williamsport PA?

    Great to hear. I had to ride it twice to get about 11.5miles. Ill keep going next time. Maybe i can get out to that ride next week too.


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    Yea, I'm actually meeting some people at 6 if you need more miles lol.

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    I want to try and come to the ride mentioned above I am in bloomsburg do I just follow GPS for the water authority or is their a better place to get directions too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakylx View Post
    I want to try and come to the ride mentioned above I am in bloomsburg do I just follow GPS for the water authority or is their a better place to get directions too

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    Thank you

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    We are doing skyline blue dot down to cathedral tomorrow at 8am ish if anyone wants to go.

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    I have been riding the Pocowahatchee (sp?) trail and then raccoon mtn. Both are best ridden clockwise. Poco is a bit more advanced than Raccoon Mtn if thats what your looking for, and it needs a little more traffic to keep it from getting overgrown, so get after it!

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    There is certainly more trail there than raccoon. Head past the 7 mile marker, and take the left Y onto Middleton road. There is another Y for Upper vs Lower, they both end up at the same place, (upper is certainly the grinder path since it's 90% uphill, but the down is fassst). You can go all the way around the reservoir from there, but the return trip gets a little question mark as far as which turn to make. I'm guessing this Wednesday group ride may clear some of that up, but I'll let Russell comment on that.

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    Sounds like I have some more exploring to do. This is good news.

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    I am moving to south Williamsport this week and I was excited to see all of the local trails.

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    best trails near Williamsport PA?

    Mrwhitney i would live to get out sometime. Let me know if you want to ride anytime.


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    Ok, I will let you know sometime

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    Hey, all. Let me know if anyone wants to ride. I go up to either Rider Park or WMWA 3-5 times per week. Hoping to meet people Wednesday.

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    check out the the Hopewell Park trails in Danville, they're opened to the public officially.

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    Anyone ride Black Gap lately? Conditions? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Anyone ride Black Gap lately? Conditions? Thanks!
    I was over in RB Winter on saturday. I did not ride Black Gap but judging by how wet the trails were that we rode, Black Gap is going to be a swamp about halfway across.

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    Thanks,

    I was in the area and almost rode it, figuring like you did lots of drainage going on everywhere so
    I passed...

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    Anyone know if it is even possible to connect from Elimsport Rd via PP&L Rd at the sub station climbing up the power lines(if even possible I can imagine it being steep at places) to Skyline drive? That would take me to the end of Skyline Drive near Summit trail, Hum ? Then? Many options! I can imagine a huge loop traveling behind the quarry.

    Another question: While traveling on Rt 554 I have noticed rock armored switchbacks climbing the mountain, I assume this was the old Stage road?

    Thanks for the help!

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    ^^ thanks for the PM

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    Update: I gotta say the scenery is great this time of year. Mosquito and Remington streams were flowing nicely and full. If ya love slippy, this is it. Between the moss and ice, yes most parts still frozen made for a fun time. Two wheel drifts on the Fat Bike are the king. Having wider tires just crushes the skinnys! Good training for my Fat Bike Ice Polo team... LOL

    The rain element existed on and off all day, but good clothing trumps that problem. More than 12 miles in all. Didn't see many others out enjoying the day! With all this said the master plan for my future camp in the Tiadaghton State Forest with rides in the watershed will make for a great weekend. A huge area between Rt880 and Rt15 is vast and many dirt roads exist. Reminds me of the Mackeyville Raceway days... "WAY BACK" in the... well you know the rest!

    Access form the top of Mountain Road, as far as a place to park and ride in from that direction. We did this many years back, but can't find the actual place we went in. An old friend lived on Mountain Rd and knew the neighbors and had access, but he has moved to Utah. Bear Pen Hollow from Pleasant Hill rd or at the end of Mountain Rd might be a no go, but there is always a way or trail.

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    Glad to Hear It!

    Pleased to hear you enjoyed a taste of our local trails---our local IMBA Chapter looks forward to further development and improvement in the State Forest area. If you haven't followed us already, hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/svvc.imba and check us out!

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    Thanks for the response

    A question:

    Heading out on the Green trail from the parking lot there is a small fairly new wooden foot bridge off to the right. I took that trail, but it dead ends roughly 50 feet in? It borders the restricted area.

    Future trail in progress?

    Thanks for all your club does and future work, I appreciate it greatly!

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    Not at this time. What you see is what they have at the moment. If you're looking for more singletrack and/or climbing, we recently cleaned up parts of the Bowers Fields lollipop and the Pocowanache trail has plenty of rocks. The gray paths near Poco are double track and also rideable.

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
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    Heading out on the Green trail from the parking lot there is a small fairly new wooden foot bridge off to the right. I took that trail, but it dead ends roughly 50 feet in? It borders the restricted area.

    Future trail in progress?

    Thanks for all your club does and future work, I appreciate it greatly!

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