Thursday, April 29, 2010

Memorial Weekend Ride - Show and Go - BYOF. Sunday, May 30

A dedicated RCSTer had a great idea for the Memorial Weekend Ride -- show and go/bring your own grill/food. Rick Begley plans to be there with his posse and he'll likely have his grill. The group usually starts at 9:00ish from the Minnich Hit Picnic area. So feel free to show up, ride, and bring your own munchies/drinks for afterwards. The date is Sunday, May 30, 2010. Have fun!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Annual Memorial Day Ride Cancelled

Unless someone is interested in organizing the Annual Memorial Day Ride that's been held for the past seven years, the ride is cancelled. Keith didn't ride last year and its likely Rick nor Jill will not ride this year (other plans for that weekend). If someone IS interested, let us know and we'll repost the event is happening. e-mail me at and we'll let folks know. We continue to look for folks to step up and take over organizing events/rides, etc on a permanent basis.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Turkey Season Starts Saturday 4-24-10

Junior Turkey hunting starts this Saturday so beware of kids and parents/grandparents in the woods on Saturday. From the PA Game Commission Website:

SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth – April 24, 2010. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt.
SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): May 1-31, 2010. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may only be taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.)

Also, the monstrous tree at the top of Rattling Creek Trail is now gone. We'll keep plugging away at what we know are nuisance trees that need cut out. As an FYI, we're letting many this time around so you can practice your log hopping skills. If you know of trees that definitely need the chainsaw, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Trail Update 4-16-10

Trails are in good shape except for the occassional tree across the trail here and there. We're still seeing signs of you guys getting your handsaws out and clearing trail debris -- thank you! Most of the treefall is rideable, but there's one or two that we'll be getting the chainsaw on when we get time -- maybe this weekend. Rugged Trail was cleared of all treefall about 3 weeks ago. The trails are still tight at many spots with underbrush (mainly huckleberry bushes), but after riding some trails in Michaux this past weekend, I'm not so sure tightness is such a bad thing. Right now its not an issue -- possibly once everything is in full leaf and it rains there will be some wet legs/feet when riding. But hey - it's mountain biking! Enjoy.