Thursday, May 17, 2012

Harrisburg Area Trail Advocacy Meeting

I know we have members and others from the Harrisburg area that visit this blogger house of ill repute, so thought it would be good chi to post up some information that could lead to good things for the region. Check it out:

On May 24th, from 7-9pm at Cornerstone Coffee in Camp Hill (2133 Market St, a few doors down from Holmes Cycling), IMBA will be holding a meeting of the minds about the potential of mountain biking in the greater Harrisburg area. The goal of the discussion is to talk about some new potential riding opportunities in the area as well as strengthening the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association. As you probably know, SAMBA has been very successful working on the trails at Swatara State Park, Governor Dick and Camp Mack, but currently lacks the capacity to take on new projects. With the help of IMBA’s chapter program, the hope is to move SAMBA towards being a broader, more effective non-profit organization that can grow into the voice of mountain biking in the capitol region. This is where you come in – please come to this initial meeting with your thoughts and ideas and find out what steps are needed. Our goal is to come up with a steering committee that can follow through on these plans with IMBA’s help. If you aren’t able to make it, but know of someone who would be interested, please feel free to pass this invite along.

Interested in attending? Let Frank Maguire, PA's own IMBA demigod, know by May 20th.

Additionally, on Friday May 25th, from 6-8pm, there will be a social event at the Quality Bicycle Products distribution facility in Middletown. Come out, enjoy some bbq and beverages and find out what Quality is looking to do to help the local bike community.

4 comments:

clownbike said...

Thanks for the info Brett

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jimpt said...

Thanks for the heads up Brett! I will likely try to get over and attend as soon as I get off of work at 7PM. Would love some trails closer to the Harrisburg metro area on the West Shore!

Jim

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder of this evening's IMBA Meeting at the Cornerstone Cafe @ 7...
Please consider attending if you have any interest in future IMBA advocated local trail development.
Happy Trails,
Jim