IMBA Trialbuilding School-Ohiopyle State Park
May 18-20, 2007
To register go to: go.imba.com/Ohiopyle.
See the press release below. We need a good turnout to make this a MTB destination. The potential exists for over 30 miles of singletrack at OSP.
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Attached you will find the press release and flyer for our IMBA Trail Crew Visit
The public schedule is as follows:
May 18, 7 pm, Ohiopyle State Park Kentuck Campground Amphitheatre
Around the World with IMBA Slideshow, free to public
May 19, 9 am-3pm and May 20, 9 am-12pm, Ohiopyle State Park Train Station
IMBA Trailbuilding School, 2 day course including classroom and field sessions,
open to first 50 registrants, free to public, bring your own lunch or order with
the group from local restaurant.
May 19, 5pm, Ohiopyle (exact location to be announced)
Rendezvous with FOO, Fundraising Dinner with the Friends of Ohiopyle to help
cover future trail projects, $15 per person, must RSVP with payment in advance,
no limit on attendees
May 20, 1pm, Ohiopyle State Park, Sugarloaf Parking Area
Ride with IMBA, free to public, bring your own bike or rent in town and check
out the trails following the completion of the Trailbuilding School
Note: The actual class on Saturday and Sunday is limited to 50 and
pre-registration is required (email firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no limit
for the other events. Please help us spread the word and make this event a
Not too late to sign up
Come on guys. So far the signup using the online registration for this event has been pitiful. Ohiopyle is the states' 3rd largest state park and one of the most visible. Making this a MTB destination will have a big impact on advocacy throughout the state.
A poor turnout we can kiss these sweet trails goodbye.
Where else in PA can you ride awesome singletrack while the kids ride the rail-to-trail, followed by sick whitewater or flyfishing or climbing, and dont forget the cool natural water slides. Even a cool little town with restaurants, ice cream, and a place to stay.
Even if you have a bad back, blown knee or a broken arm-it doesnt matter. We just need folks to show up and let the park officials and the folks in Harrisburg know we give a shite.
5 years ago Raystown Lake held an IMBA trail visit and there was a huge turnout. The land managers were blown away. This summer close to 30 miles of new singletrack will be professionallly built by IMBA with a cost of a couple hundred grand.
Still not too late
I wanted to thank everyone who has signed up and plan to attend. It looks like things are coming together and we will have a pretty good turnout. The guest list is half full, but still plenty of room.
Even showing up for a half day would be a huge help.
Does anyone know what happened to this event??? Was anything accomplished,is there singletrack in Ohiopyle worth shredding? I remembered checking IMBA's website while and after this event and found no pictures,or anything.Just was wondering if anyone went.ThX.
The IMBA trailbuilding school at Ohiopyle did occur and actually had a very good turnout. It was standing room only for the lecture portion.
What happened to MTBing at OSP. Not much since.
Prior to the IMBA school, the park managers put in a request that all trails at OSP be redesignated to be open to bikes(except the Ferncliff trails as this is a nationally protected natural area). It was approved at the local and regional level. Apparently it was to be approved in Harrisburg, but sat on a guys desk and he either retired or took another position. So at this point the request is still in Harrisburg awaiting aproval. It has been over a year.
Is there singletrack worth riding at OSP? Not really. There is approx 8-10 mile of MTB trail. Most of this is on Sugarloaf and is doubletrack. The other is Sugar run, Which is an awesome trail but only about a 3 mile total out and back.
If the trail redesignation gets approved, Ohiopyle will be an awesome MTB designation. Until then, not too exciting.