Mountain Biking

We explore mountain biking trails that wind and carve their way through the beautiful highlands of Pennsylvania.  There is something for everyone here from the thrill-seekers  to those who prefer a more casual pace.  

Year-Round Tuesday Rides

All level of riders welcome!
  • First Tuesday of the month – 5:30 p.m. Highland Park, Richland
  • Second Tuesday of the month – 5:30 p.m. Quemahoning Reservoir
  • Last Tuesday of the month – 5:30 p.m. Laurel Mountain State Park, Laurel Summit Rd. Boswell, PA
  • The other Tuesday rides are TBD and location and time will be emailed to club members prior to those days.
*All rides are weather dependent so keep an eye on your email Tuesdays for changes and cancellations.

Great Places to Ride Where LHORBA builds and Maintains Trails

Bedford Springs
Blue Knob Resort (Lower, Upper)
Blue Knob State Park

Gallitzin State Forest
Highland Park
Laurel Mountain, Forbes State Forest
Quemahoning Reservoir
Raystown Lake
Shawnee State Park
Yellow Creek State Park

Other Suggested Rides in Our Region

Please note that this list links to external websites not maintained by LHORBA.  While we do our best to keep this informaiton up to date we do not have control over what other websites display.

Ohiopyle State Park
Quebec Run Wild Area
Roaring Run Watershed

What you can do to help report and resolve trail maintenance issues:
  • When riding trails in our region, if you find trees down on trails, areas that are growing in and need to be brushed back, or erosion or drainage issues, please contact the LHORBA Key Contact person for that trail system. Contacts are listed on this page.
  • Please get as much specific information as to where the maintenance is needed. If you can, drop a pin with mapping device. Or just note on your cyclometer the number of miles from a known intersection. When you contact the Key Person they will then know exactly where the work needs to be done.
  • If it is a tree down on the trail, please report whether or not a chainsaw or handsaw is required. A 6″ diameter is the cutoff point for a single log with a handsaw. However, if it’s a large tree top with a dozen 4″ and 5″ limbs, a chainsaw may be required.
  • Please consider carrying a small, foldable handsaw when you ride. A lot of branches and trees can be cut with a handsaw instead of a chainsaw. Other trees or branches can be dragged off the trail. Please take time to do this when you encounter debris on the trails.
  • If you aren’t able to take care of the issue at the time of your ride but would be willing to help in the future, please let the LHORBA Key Contact person know. They can always use more help with chainsaws, brushing back the trails, and dragging things off trails.

 
Thank you for helping to keep the trails clear!

Mountain Biking Contacts


Key Persons Coordinator
Rich Maher
maher713@atlanticbb.net
814-242-9041

Bedford Springs
Jim Fungaroli
jfungaroli@fatjimmys.com
814-624-3415

Blue Knob Resort
Mark Taylor
mtaylor179@verizon.net
814-215-8578

Blue Knob State Park
Kevin Campbell
kevinwhat@gmail.com
814-932-6960

Forbes State Forest, Friends of Forbes
John Nicholson
drnich@hotmail.com
814-233-4464

Gallitzin State Forest
Tammy Strayer
tbo2hog@atlanticbb.net
814-934-2648

Highland Park
Rich Maher
maher713@atlanticbb.net
814-242-9041

Que Maintenance Coordinator
Greg Ashcom
gashcom@gmail.com
724-840-9353

Shawnee State Park
Doug Pauley
pauleyd@bedfordasd.org
814-341-5489

State Game Lands & Tools
Dave Tercek
dtercek@atlanticbb.net
814-525-1478

Trail Design
Clark Fisher
clarkafisher@comcast.net
814-242-5023

Yellow Creek State Park
Aaron Kovach
amkovach@gmail.com
724-910-9670

2020 Summer Picnic Schedule

Sunday, June 14th - Quemahoning Reservoir Picnic and Rides
Sunday, July 12th - Blue Knob Picnic and Rides
Friday, July 17th - Sunday, July 19th - Bike Bash at Big Bear West Virginia
Sunday, August 16th - Yellow Creek Picnic and Rides
Sunday, September 13th - Burnt House Picnic and Rides
Sunday, October 18th - Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Race at Highland Park
Saturday, December 5th - Global Fat Bike Day at Highland Park
 
Full Calendar

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