Cedar Bike and Paddle Lackawanna State Park Rides
I had an opportunity this past Thursday to attend a ride hosted by Cedar Bike's owner Chaz Ross at Lackawanna State Park. Lackawanna SP is one of my favorite trail systems. We started off from the boat launch heading towards the dam which was at full flow outflow from the past rains. Onto Northwoods trail, a great tech slippy trail to get us on our toes right away. We rode all of the good trails passing Trostle pond, Orchard trail and finished with the tough climb on Turkey Hill at that point darkness fell on us and we finished with our lights just in time to keep on good standing with the ranger.
Thanks for the fun!
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 04-12-2013 at 01:50 PM.
Reason: Swab the deck
Another great Cedar Bike and Paddle Thursday night ride at Lackawanna State Park.
Ride had 2 separate groups, Laura, Scott, Rachel and Chuck B. joined myself for lots of fun climbing and descending on Turkey Hill, Lee, Kennedy, and Abington trails, as well as others.
Ride commenced with good conversation in the parking lot, as darkness rolled in, and talk of after ride cookouts later this summer planned!
Below is a scary item from my GPS track, my carcass hauling on the mtb at 34 mph on dirt...LOL
516 4/18/2013 7:20:23 PM 1248 ft 50 ft 0:00:01 34 mph 221° true N41 34.143 W75 42.233
Thanks CB&P another fun night!
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 04-19-2013 at 02:43 PM.
4/25/13 Another great ride... ...check the views!
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 04-26-2013 at 03:23 PM.
Ending this great set of pics with Chuck B...
More next week
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 04-29-2013 at 11:15 AM.
Hello, are these group rides open? The photos look great and I am looking to find a few new areas to ride. I have a potential project starting up in that area and I would love a reason to bring the mountain bike along.
Yes, by all means jump right on in and join our group of friendly people. These rides have 2 levels, one ride is for slower, more beginner type social loop less than 10 miles whereas the other is a harder, longer, faster more aggressive ride. Both rides have leaders and no one is left behind! You can contact Cedar Bike and Paddle bike shop for more info.
Originally Posted by arcitek
The rides grow every week, this week more riders and more mileage. Longer daylight and more sun for fun. Trails are in great shape!
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 05-04-2013 at 01:51 PM.
Lead'in off with Charlie on a nice turn...
...a super cool stream crossing that everyone made...
...and a stroll past Trostle pond!
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 05-04-2013 at 03:59 PM.
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 05-06-2013 at 10:11 AM.
Thanks Cedar Bike and Paddle
Not even on and off rain could dampen the spirits of the largest group of riders yet to hit the trails at Lackawanna state park on this night.
Another fun loop this time serious climb up to Conservancy property in honor of Scott's birthday(one more hill...LOL) Then the descend and roll into another hill and descend again, riding over 7 miles, of slippy rock and roots sharing good conversations with all who attended.
Brad had the Fattest Bike of all, and the best color combo, even the Red newt on his stem
Of course our 2 "big guys" were the hit of the night, not letting anything both them they rode like champs!
Thanks Cedar Bike & Paddle
Lots of pic coming
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 05-14-2013 at 10:11 AM.
Last edited by NEPMTBA; 05-14-2013 at 01:51 PM.
Looking forward to tonight's ride!
I heard we are climbing hills...LOL
Another fun ride...
...with very different trails being used, the grand climb up Abington trail and a screaming downhill down Lee Hill, plus lots of up and downs in between.
I rode the new improved section this past...
...Thursday night. After a day of rain on Wednesday it was dry and open with no more mud puddles!
Our workday paid off
Thanks to all who helped make this happen!
The big last ride of May 2013...
...was the largest group yet and even 90 degree weather and humidity could not keep them away!
Better than 15 in the social ride group and 7 or 8 on the hammer and another beginner group with 3 or 4 in the park tonight!
Turkey Hill, Ranger, Lee Hill, Bassett
...see ya in June
a few more...
...from the biggest CB&P, LSP Thursday night ride yet!
...I did my own ride in the pouring rain!
I would like to make it up there one of these Thursdays about a 40 minute ride from work (Pittston) does that sound about right Lee?
Cant find any good directions?
GoPro HD Hero Camera
The Recovery Sock
DR6: click here for driving directions
At least if they're starting from the south side.
To get to the north side parking just continue on Abingdon across the lake and take that 1st left into the park.
You Da Man!
GoPro HD Hero Camera
The Recovery Sock
By XCoalMiner in forum Pennsylvania
Last Post: 05-27-2013, 03:20 AM
By JPCPA in forum Pennsylvania
Last Post: 10-11-2012, 07:59 AM
By JeffSkisMontana in forum Pennsylvania
Last Post: 07-07-2012, 04:00 PM
By Beardman27 in forum Pennsylvania
Last Post: 04-01-2012, 05:13 PM
By punkaccountant in forum Pennsylvania
Last Post: 02-19-2011, 12:20 AM