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  • 05-29-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Ride da Moon
    Fun will continue this Wednesday night 5/30/12 at da mOOn

    Meet at da Main Gate, 6 PM

    Welcome newest member "Barney" Buddy's little brother!

    He prolly won't be in attendance for awhile as he has been sent out for suspension modifications and power upgrades, but soon enough he will be ripping right along and getting lots of snacks!
  • 05-29-2012
    tuffgrrl
    he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute ! i want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 05-30-2012
    dirtrider6
    Oh my god..............I just want to squeeze him..........sooooooooooo cute!
  • 05-30-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Ride da mOOn 5/30/12...

    ...mix of old and new crews, one new guy, a few Mt Top guys too!
  • 05-31-2012
    cr500
    Got stuck at work till 9 last night, no mt bike or dirt bike for me...
  • 05-31-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Ferns...
  • 05-31-2012
    NEPMTBA
    I am amazed at all the ferns so early this year...

    ...never so many in all different areas!

    Really cool with the trails running through like a ribbon of brown dirt!
  • 05-31-2012
    flying pumpkin 185
    Nice pics Lee. Thanks. What a good ride.
  • 05-31-2012
    dieseldog
    I'll be riding there 2 saturday's from now with my better half. What would be a good 10-12 mile sequence of trails there?

    I rode there a few years back and by the looks of the map, did 5858 and maybe hit flume, maybe missed it and wound up all the way down by the resevoir on the opposite side of 29 and had a burly hike-a-bike back up to Moon Lake Park, then hit t-rex and screamer.

    I'd like to avoid dragging wifey on a hike-a-bike. The revised map looks pretty good.
  • 06-01-2012
    Beardman27
    Hey lee where is that rock section that aj is riding in the one pic
  • 06-01-2012
    cr500
    The pic of C. Chuck iw sweet
  • 06-01-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dieseldog View Post
    I'll be riding there 2 saturday's from now with my better half. What would be a good 10-12 mile sequence of trails there?

    I rode there a few years back and by the looks of the map, did 5858 and maybe hit flume, maybe missed it and wound up all the way down by the resevoir on the opposite side of 29 and had a burly hike-a-bike back up to Moon Lake Park, then hit t-rex and screamer.

    I'd like to avoid dragging wifey on a hike-a-bike. The revised map looks pretty good.

    If you have the map start at Main Gate head out Thorny, Big Blue, 5 Tree, Moto, Burts, Nitemare to (Nature Center) down Buddys, Twister, hard left onto Slide(down) to(Traffic circle), Dark, up Screamer(to campground paved road to)T-Rex2 to end, right up dirt road to the water tanks(highest point) then head down NFS, up Flume, 5858 and back at Deacon which you could ride or head back out Nauture's Way 1 should be tired by then!... LOL

    Hike a bike? well?.... prolly, but lots of fun in between!:D
  • 06-01-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Beardman27 View Post
    Hey lee where is that rock section that aj is riding in the one pic

    Bearded one,

    at the intersection of NFS/T-Rex2, where we always stop to rest!:p
  • 06-03-2012
    dirtrider6
  • 06-03-2012
    Beardman27
    Lee I'm moved in to west pittston!!! Miss all my bike riding buddies hope to see you guys this weekend and lee let me know if you ever wanna ride around the west side I work till 4 so just send me a Facebook if you wanna ride
  • 06-03-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Beardman27 View Post
    Lee I'm moved in to west pittston!!! Miss all my bike riding buddies hope to see you guys this weekend and lee let me know if you ever wanna ride around the west side I work till 4 so just send me a Facebook if you wanna ride

    Hello neighbor!:thumbsup:

    Rides from the Bat Cave leave at 6 PM most weekdays, where we end up is a total mystery, and they vary in distance,:eekster: danger,:madmax: and place,:confused: riding the train bridge is awesome, only a 50 foot drop to rocks or little water unless you fall over the channel... LOL:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
  • 06-06-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Ride da mOOn 6/6/12
    Tonight...

    ...6PM meet at da Main Gate

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Lots o Pics to follow!
  • 06-06-2012
    motoman465
    I should find out today if I am getting transferred to dayshift. If I am, I will be able to join the Moon Madness on Wednesdays!!! BRAAAPPPP!!!
  • 06-06-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Great mix of riders

    Lots of new, mostly new, and the old school supporters...

    ...hit da mOOn as the mOOn family grows every week!

    Ride started off, NW1, NW2, What, NW2, Ledgeview, 8, T-Rex1, T-Rex2, CG 32, Ol'Yeller, Go'in Down, Watkins, Mo-Zee, Peek-A-Boo, Big Blue, Thorny!

    Super night to ride, welcome to new guy pedalpusher from Chicago, via Lewisburg, good to see Rob C, the BMX kid and his friend, the guy with the 3 Go Pros... LOL, sorry I forgot your name, and Damian? Help me guys as names escape me! Well, any way, lots of talented riders having a blast, as everyone rode what they liked and split up a few times hitting different trails!

    Good to see Kuhlkat earlier in the day!

    Motoman, good to hear you'll be riding with us!

    bear, NICE FREEK'IN BIKE, best of luck with it!

    Haven't seen Rich Adams in a while

    Dave & Amy, Glenn, Bill, Chuck Cam, Ron, Jon S.

    If I missed ya, shout out!

    Great stuff guys!
    Ride da mOOn
    See ya all next week:thumbsup:
  • 06-07-2012
    bear
    Just greasy enough to keep me honest out there last night, the new ride likes to go too fast for me to stay on the trail! Bwa ha ha ha!!
  • 06-12-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    6/13/12
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  • 06-13-2012
    dirtrider6
    Very nice
    The 6PM should be bigger!:D
  • 06-13-2012
    motoman465
    I will be joining the ride tonight because I took a mental health day!!! Looking forward to the ride!!!
  • 06-13-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Very Sunny today...

    ...and with next Wednesday at 7PM being the official start of summer we are getting a little pre practice in this week...

    ...we will have a guest from California tonight. Please welcome, Mark to our little Dirt Party!
  • 06-13-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Nice to see everyone having lots of fun tonight...

    ...riders hitting trails of their choice.

    Lots o pics tell the story, even bear tracks on Peek-A-Boo trail.
  • 06-14-2012
    bear
    It was a great afternoon ... i got out early and hit a bunch o-the trails ... was surprised I ran into nobody at all on the trail considering how many cars were out the front gate when I got back!

    Now if I could just get my lazy-butt rear tire to quit slipping sideways when wet and muddy it's be grreat - more than a couple near-hits vs tree!
  • 06-14-2012
    motoman465
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    Ride da Moon
    Always fun when you slip on a root and unexpectedly dart towards a tree...that happened to me a few times yesterday!!! What a fantastic day to be at the Moon and riding with friends!!! I am so glad I took a mental health day yesterday...thanks to everyone for making the ride so awesome!!!
  • 06-14-2012
    RRHINES
    Sucks that I missed yesterday.....hopefully the stitches come out Monday and I will be able to ride next week!
  • 06-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Yep we missed ya!

    Coming to HCGA Friday to hang at least?
  • 06-14-2012
    RRHINES
    I think I will Lee I am going thru bike withdrawal....I'll bring some post ride snacks
  • 06-14-2012
    bear
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RRHINES View Post
    Sucks that I missed yesterday.....hopefully the stitches come out Monday and I will be able to ride next week!

    stitches?
  • 06-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bear View Post
    stitches?

    He had a slanty vagina upon his knee! (-)

    Com'on everybody sing!... LOL
  • 06-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
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  • 06-15-2012
    RRHINES
    You are right Lee! That is exactly what it looked like too lol!!!
  • 06-15-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RRHINES View Post
    You are right Lee! That is exactly what it looked like too lol!!!

    I think the thread just went in the ditch!

    Ah, at least we laugh a lot around here!
    See ya tonight!
  • 06-15-2012
    motoman465
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    Ride da Moon
    Great ride!!! I can't wait to join everybody again!!!:thumbsup:
  • 06-15-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Ah the infamous Squirrel Durometer...

    ...and looks like Hucking Kitty layed a "Block Pass" on ya!

    LOL
  • 06-19-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Welcome in summer this Wednesday at 7:09 PM...

    ...with your mOOn friends, gonna be hot bring extra hydration.

    Ride da summer mOOn...
    ...mittens are optional
  • 06-20-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Hot, hot. hot...

    ...but lots, lots, lots showed to ride!
  • 06-21-2012
    bear
    That was one of the biggest sweat-fest gaggles I've seen in quite a while, Lee.
  • 06-21-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Great to see some many having a blast...

    ...Shannon is amazing, cranked all the way up Skinnys, then we lost Glenn and Chicago guy, but found the main group at the top...LOL
  • 06-21-2012
    dirtrider6
    Was it hot last night?:D
    Man, talk about no air.

    Felt great the first half hour, then kind of took it easy the next one, and the last hour I felt great again.
    Made the rock stairs in T-Rex 2 again, even with a peddle strike, surprised myself, I got it now!
  • 06-21-2012
    bear
    there was plenty of air Chuck, it was just Extra Thick!

    Which rock-step - the one out by the campground?
  • 06-21-2012
    cr500
    I folded like a napkin in the wind...
  • 06-21-2012
    bear
    It is supposed to be "fly like a leaf" - according to Wash the pilot on Serenity.


    Sent from my brain using neurons fueled by caffeine
  • 06-21-2012
    cr500
    Yea and he ended up with a pole through the chest... I rode pretty much like that last night, no recovery
  • 06-21-2012
    bear
    Note to self, don't bike with people carrying spears.
  • 06-21-2012
    dirtrider6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bear View Post
    there was plenty of air Chuck, it was just Extra Thick!

    Which rock-step - the one out by the campground?

    Thick...hell you needed a spoon to eat it......I mean breath it.

    Bear, the begining going backwards of the rock garden on T-Rex 2
  • 06-26-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Looks like another sunny 80 degree day...

    ...Tipsy Turtle says...
  • 06-26-2012
    dirtrider6
    Ron are you riding Wednesday?
    I'll bring your Orange chews.
  • 06-26-2012
    RRHINES
    Yep! I rode that bike Monday and today too! I'm just about 100 percent now
  • 06-27-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    6/27/12
    Here's to all you mOOniacs...:thumbsup:

    ...lots and lots of very talented riders visited the mOOn tonight again as well as some new riders! It is always nice to meet new riders and share stories with the regulars on rides.

    I gotta compliment all of you...:cool:
    ...you make Ride da mOOn, SUPER FUN!

    I'm a bit sad to see Chicago guy and his wife going back to Chicago, but it is for the best as it will benefit them in their future. I won't say "Good Bye" rather "See ya later" Thanks for riding with us!;)

    And also the same to California guy who went back this week!;)

    pics will be flowing in...:D
  • 06-28-2012
    NEPMTBA
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  • 06-28-2012
    cr500
    Looks like a great night. Rode dirt bikes last night and the trails were perfect and the temps were fantastic. Looks like a streat bike ride, motorcycle, mt bike ride tomorrow and we have to see what the weekend brings. Maybe a road ride, street bike ride, mt bike ride and a dirt bike ride. That sounds like a plan
  • 06-28-2012
    RRHINES
    Scott we are going to Swatara Sunday morning....you are more than welcome to come with us
  • 07-01-2012
    t0pcat
    Friday evening at hcga there was a black and blue helmet left in the grass by my car if anyone knows who it belongs too let me know so i can get it back to them. Lee said it looked like shannons? But i don't know how to get in touch with her.
  • 07-02-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Another great ride planned...

    ...come celebrate the USA's birthday at da mOOn!

    Arrive a bit before 6PM, get ready, ride leaves shortly around 6:15...
  • 07-03-2012
    NEPMTBA
    7/4/12 This weeks ride...
    ...more info here

    http://forums.mtbr.com/pennsylvania/...de-798521.html
  • 07-04-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Hot, hot, hot...
    ...but cool at da mOOn rid'in wit so many friends tonight!

    Played in a few areas, on what else... "ROCKS"

    I tried to get a few in low light and they blurred, but I posted them anyway!
  • 07-04-2012
    t0pcat
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  • 07-04-2012
    RRHINES
    NIce shot of me failing miserably on the ramp
  • 07-04-2012
    t0pcat
    ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhish you weren't supposed to say you fell it looks like you made it!!!LOL
  • 07-04-2012
    RRHINES
    LOL I didn't know I could have rolled oover the log despite missing the ramp on the other side. Good ride today had a good time like always.
  • 07-04-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Hey Topcat nice shots and glad to see you flipp'in dat Fat Bike around tonight!
  • 07-05-2012
    t0pcat
    Hey lee where's the pics of me crushing the rock pile?
  • 07-05-2012
    NEPMTBA
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  • 07-10-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Another "Ride da mOOn" Wednesday approaches...

    ...a bit cooler and hoping to get that "return on the 8 trail" included again in this weeks ride. If I can get there a bit early I'll do a walk through and do some smooth/flow work on "8"

    Meet at Main Gate, 6PM, ride leaves at 6:15

    Had we been riding da mOOn 100 years ago we probably would have been on this great bike or something similar, fixed singlespeed gear rigid, just thought you might like to look at it and think how different times were,yet the same!...LOL

    See ya at...
    ...da mOOn
  • 07-10-2012
    dirtrider6
    Change the fork and handlebar on that bike and you would feel right at home on it Lee:D


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Had we been riding da mOOn 100 years ago we probably would have been on this great bike or something similar, fixed singlespeed gear rigid, just thought you might like to look at it and think how different times were,yet the same!...LOL

    See ya at...
    ...da mOOn

  • 07-10-2012
    motoman465
    Ride da Moon
    That gearing looks too easy for him...LOL!!!:madman:
  • 07-10-2012
    NEPMTBA
    YIKES:eekster:

    Gotta be like 46/18, and they are 28inch wheels...
    ...I better pull up me pants before getting on that!

    Saddle way forward, and front end is raked :eekster:WAY:eekster: out for high speed assaults! Turning was an after thought... LOL!

    Pretty light at 49 pounds!
  • 07-10-2012
    bear
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    ... Had we been riding da mOOn 100 years ago ...

    you weren't?

    :P
  • 07-12-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Here's comes da fun!
  • 07-17-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Just gett'in in the mood...

    ...for this weeks ride!
  • 07-17-2012
    NEPMTBA
    7/18/12 Ride da mOOn
    The middle of Summer...

    ...and da mOOn fun continues

    Meet at da Main Gate, 6 PM, ride leaves at 6:15 PM
  • 07-24-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Looks like super Ride da mOOn Wednesday for July 25th 2012...

    ...meet at da Main Gate, 6 PM, Ride leaves before 6:15PM

    Where will "you" be?:confused:
  • 07-24-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Look, there is still Ice on Moon Lake...
    ...woo hoo, Ice Cream
  • 07-24-2012
    bikergirl69
    As long as security phil doesnt get in my way on the way to the moon...i will be thr around 6....live love ride!!!!
  • 07-25-2012
    nived17
    I'm bringing my new nomad tonight! looking forward to it!
  • 07-25-2012
    bear
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nived17 View Post
    I'm bringing my new nomad tonight! looking forward to it!

    You have fun with it at Friedman's last night?

    Sorry I couldn't hang with you - did Murph show you the "big" drop?
  • 07-25-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    What can I say...

    ...lots of riders, lots of fun! Different groups, Mark(da Hero of Hills) led us out Thorny, Big Blue, Nitemare Road, (climbed 5 Tree, Moto), Nitemare Road again, (climbed Nitemare,) 5 Tree, JKE I replaced a broken spoke and Markand a few others rode Slide, Twister back to the Traffic circle, Dark, Screamer "UP" T-Rex2 "UP" T-Rex1, 8, NW1 Wheew!

    Rode da mOOn:thumbsup:
  • 07-30-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Ride da mOOn, Big pre-ride of the some of the loop...
    ...of the Big mOOn ride this coming Saturday.

    Meet at Main Gate
    6 PM
    Ride leaves at 6:15 sharp

    If your interested in riding this great loop we will tour...
    ...the second half of the Big mOOn ride.

    Looks like a beauty of a "very different loop" on da mOOn trails!
  • 07-30-2012
    bikergirl69
    I wont get there in time to ride saturday. I hope to join in on wednesday. Sounds like a cool ride!
  • 08-01-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Rides on tonight...
    ...even if it rains cats and dogs!

    Showers?
    Got Soap?
  • 08-01-2012
    ltfubar
    Good, so nobody can see when I pee myself...

    I am on my way....
  • 08-01-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Just an amazing assembly of riders and riding tonight...

    ...the Big Ride half loop contains lots of super rocky climbing, on the highest skills required trails mOOn has to offer, NFS, 5858, Salamander, and Deacon, but everyone stepped up and showed the rocks who's boss!

    Thanks to ltfubar and Matt(name correct?) coming quite a long way to join us, really great riders with lots of skills, hats off to you guys... Nice rid'in!

    Moto, I didn't get to talk to ya, but hope all was well.

    Glenn, sorry we got crossed up on trails tonight, after we headed all the way down NFS, we needed Chriffer to fly back up to get ya, but he wasn't with us... LOL

    The girls group was awesome, pretty fast highly skills chicks there we have... Nice job ladies! You are champs! Joan told me she made a tight switchback rockover section of 5858 she never made before, Woo Hoo!

    Of course our local crew that has grown so much now! :thumbsup:

    We did see Minnie Bill and is it Pa Lori? with others for a brief moment.

    And our only 4 legged friend Dozer ruff, ruff, bark, bark, to you... LOL

    Thank you Mr Weatherman "NO RAIN" in sight tonight.

    Everyone please take a bow one of the best/hardest rides of the year!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    If I missed anyone post and tell us...
    ...you Rode da mOOn
    pics coming...
  • 08-02-2012
    ltfubar
    Yep, Mike, and Matt. Great ride, good people, good workout.

    What goes down must come up...

  • 08-02-2012
    motoman465
    Wow, I am kind of glad I didn't make it...those are some tough trails and I don't think I am ready for those right now!!!
  • 08-02-2012
    ltfubar
    Map and elevation data:


    View the Map

  • 08-02-2012
    RRHINES
    The little spike at 4.5 miles was me going OTB and getting my bike hung up on a tree on Deacon lol!

    Thanks ltfubar for mapping the route out...pretty cool to see the elevation changes!
  • 08-02-2012
    bikergirl69
    Wow!!! I wish I could have made it. Would have been a nice challange . Next time. Glad everyone had a great ride!!!!!!!
  • 08-02-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Moto, you know the bailout points, if ya need to just join in next time, do as much as you can and chalk it up at least you will have done what you can!

    ltfubar, excellent thanks so much!

    Ron, how many hours till mOOn fun time again? Who the F is Andrew Woll?

    BG69, you would have liked it, but we will do it again I'm sure!

    Thanks to all for joining in you all make it fun!
    Ride da What?
  • 08-08-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    The post after the Big Moon Ride, Wednesday...

    ...and I think we all deserve a nice cruise around da Moon since we battled all the Rocks, Roots and Challenging Sections, Saturday so...

    ... how about a nice easier ride tonight! Kinda Ol'schooler, the way we use to ride da mOOn before all the "free reign" trails were built, professionally that is of course. Thanks to Clif with one "F" for Free Reign... LOL

    Meet at da main Gate, 6 PM, Ride leaves at 6:15PM sharp,

    NW1, NW2, What, NW2, NW1, SR2(or throw in T-Rex 2 if ya like), Screamer, Dark, Watkins, Marina(doggies get drinks)SR1 to Deacon picnic table, hang out and enjoy each others company and cooling drinks. That is ride anyone could enjoy!

    Then simple picnic? Fire up the Deacon grill with hotdogs, buns, mustard?

    Ride da mOOn...
    ...Ol'schooler
  • 08-08-2012
    bikergirl69
    Missed the group ride by 10 minutes! No worries!!! Hit some of my favorite trails . Still nursing the injury to my sternum....Looks like the turn out for th ride was great. Awesome!!!! Beautiful night to ride the Moon......Live Love Ride!!!!!!"
  • 08-08-2012
    NEPMTBA
    It was steamy again...

    ...started out with a big group, broke off into smaller groups, had a ball.

    "WARNING"
    There are Yellow Jacket Bees on Decaon trail, entering from the Deacon trials area the first tight 180 turn. They are low in the ground. I stopped and put 4 rocks in a row across the turn. Just short cut right before this turn for now! Please pass this on!


    The group I was in, the ride was a good mix of roaming around, had fun, hung out after, thanks to Justin for the Gatoraid...

    A rare no pics night, just wanted to ride!

    Ride da mOOn...
    ...trails are great
  • 08-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
    8/15/12 After a brief rain period da mOOn...

    ...should benefit from it.

    Meet at da Main Gate, 6 PM, ride leaves at 6:15 sharp

    This Friday 8/17/12 I have a few Moto friends stopping by to Ride da mOOn on their way to the AMA Unadilla National MX this weekend, everyone is welcome to join us for this ride!

    Ride da mOOn...
    ...it's better than Mars
  • 08-15-2012
    bikergirl69
    Awesome group of riders tonite....what a blast!!!!!Live Love Ride!!!!!!
  • 08-16-2012
    mtnbiker64
    Ride da moon
    Great ride last night. Glad I made the 2 hour ride up. Will definitely join you again for another Wednesday night ride.
  • 08-16-2012
    NEPMTBA
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    Great ride last night. Glad I made the 2 hour ride up. Will definitely join you again for another Wednesday night ride.

    Nice to have you join us, as it is with all our friends who Ride da mOOn
  • 08-19-2012
    srttnr
    Finally coming up to ride this Wed. night. Whats the best way to get there from 81?
  • 08-19-2012
    bear
    Probably exit 164 for hwy 29,
    Stay on 29 across river, go left towards Nanticoke/Betwick on Rt 11,
    Just after bridge in Nanticoke turn right at stoplight to stay on Hwy 29,
    4~5 miles later turn left at White Oaks/Hartman/Atheron (there is a big park sign on the right PRECISELY at the intersection, not much warning),
    Stay left at Y onto Atherton,
    About 1m later you are at the entrance.

    Park on side of road outside the park for evening rides - gate locks ~8 I think.


    Sent from my brain using neurons fueled by glucose