Trail Openings for the Summer

The licensed Dual Sport Motorcycle trails on State Forest Lands will open to motorcycles the Friday before Memorial day.

There will trail maintenance scheduled sometime in the beginning of May for PaTRA members wishing to volunteer their time.  We will post the dates as soon as they become available.

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Update: 2015 Seven Mountains Dual Sport Ride

21st ANNUAL SEVEN MOUNTAINS PaTRA DUAL SPORT RIDE
Rain Or Shine
Sunday, June 21st.  2015

Pre-registration Only
300 Rider Limit
Entries must be Received by June 12th

For any questions please email:  info@patrailriders.org

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Dual Sport trial Closure and Marking

The Dual Sport and ATV Trails are closed as of the end of the last full weekend in September (Closed Monday, Sept. 30, 2013).

Winter Riding Season:
The trails will be reopened, “the day following the last day of the regular or extended anterlerless deer season (Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013) as established by the Game Commission through the following April 1.”

Summer Riding Season:
“The trails will be reopened the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.”

We started marking the dual sport system purple and the eastern sections will be finished this week. The system will be re-blazed and signed before the trails open for winter riding. The new 8 mile section of trail on Sand Mnt. and Old Burn Trail may not be opened by then though because the contractor has an extension on the project. We will post the new section open when it is complete.

Please pass the word on to all members and enthusiasts.
Thanks for all the help and work this summer.

David Felix
Forester
Bald Eagle State Forest
(570) 922-3376

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The Future of Off Highway Motorcycle Riding in the Bald Eagle State Forest

On February 23rd, 2013, PaTRA met with the DCNR to discuss the 2013 dual sport trail maintenance plans and to see if our “Ride with Respect” campaign helped reduce the number of complaints between user groups in the Bald Eagle State Forest. The result of the meeting with respect to riding in both the Seven Mountains and Shade Mountains was not favorable to us. They have adopted the same riding schedule as ATVs.

The Off-Highway Motorcycle Trails (OHM) on Seven Mountains and Shade Mountain are open to motorcycles from Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September, conditions permitting (Summer Riding Season). The OHM trails are open to motorcycles from the day following the last day of the regular or extended antlerless deer season as established by the game commission through April 1st, conditions permitting (Winter Riding Season).

DCNR’s local district forester is authorized to regulate all trail usage and can close the trail during the riding season if necessary.

See the full Trail Riding Regulations HERE.

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Trail Closures

Those of you who ride the western end of the Seven Mountains Dual Sport system will see temporary trail closures resulting from the construction of the new multi-use trail.

The “Old Burn Trail” is temporarily closed at this time. Some of you know this trail for its off-camber switchbacks that end or start at Mountain Church Road depending on which direction you ride it. A portion of this trail will be closed permanently and re- routed onto the new multi-use trail.

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