AMA Action Alert!

Riders,
   We need everyone to please take action today to ensure HB 1706 moves forward.  This is the furthest we have ever gotten with a Dirt Bike Registration Bill to allow OHM (Off-high motorcycles) access to DCNR ATV trails. This has the potential to be a huge gain in trail access for dirt bikes in PA.

Rep. Gabler feels that now we have rider support and the Bill has moved to the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee of the House on February 5th. We need to act prior to the House going back into session on March 16th

The AMA has setup a link with a prewritten letter and instructions for us to send to our representatives.

Just follow the link below.  Please pass this along to everyone you know.  We have never been closer to making this happen then now!

https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=506256

See you on the trail,
      – PaTRA

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Action Alert! – Trail Access

Riders,

 Our friends at DVTR (Delaware Valley Trail Riders) have started a petition to support (HB 1706) amending the current vehicle code to allow OHM access on DCNR public ATV trails.

Please sign this petition! We have to stand up and be heard if we want change!

 The introduction of the Gabler bill (HB 1706) would amend Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and provide a means to optionally register off-highway motorcycles, such as dual sports and enduros, with the DCNR for use on public ATV trails. Opening registration to OHMs will provide revenue for further trail development and maintenance, which translates to better trails and more riding opportunities for all, NOT just motorcyclists. Each of us can make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

We urge all riders in support of the Gabler bill to firstly sign this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/pennsylvania-state-house-off-road-equity-for-pennsylvania-motorcyclists

Secondly, reach out to your local legislators. Explain why this legislation is important to you and kindly implore them to support HB 1706. You can locate your local legislators here.

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm?mobile_choice=suppress

Please pass this along to all your riding friends. With enough support we can make a change.

– PaTRA

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Attention – Trail status

Due to maintenance, impact, and safety concerns, the dual sport motorcycle trail has been reclassified as a summer trail only. Questions or concerns about the reclassification can be directed to the Bald Eagle State Forest district office at 570-922-3344.

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Attention!

THE TRAIL SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Please do not ride the trail system until it reopens. For exact dates, because they can fluctuate based on hunting season, you should call the DCNR Office at 570-922-3344.

Please abide by these seasonal trail closures. Continuing to ride seasonally closed trails is jeopardizing the future of this trail system.

Trail Closure Guidelines:
The licensed Dual Sport Motorcycle trails on State Forest Lands are open to motorcycles from the Friday before memorial day through the last full weekend in September (summer season) 

Due to maintenance, impact, and safety concerns, the dual sport motorcycle trail has been reclassified as a summer trail only. Questions or concerns about the reclassification can be directed to the Bald Eagle State Forest district office at 570-922-3344.

Thank you – PaTRA

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AMA Award

PATRA was honored to receive the 2018 Friend of the AMA award.

This award was established in 2012, it is presented to one or more in the motorcycling community, including clubs, companies, sponsors or partners, who have strongly supported the AMA mission and its programs.

In April 1973, a very energetic guy named Wally Crawford decided to form an organization that would organize all the off-road riders and clubs that were scattered across the state. Our work requires close coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, state forestry officials, the state legislature and recreational, environmental and community stakeholders.

As you can see from our history, our mission is to ride, protect, and conserve the trail systems of the Bald Eagle State Forest.

We are very proud to be considered a friend to the AMA and support all those who enjoy the trail.

A very proud moment in our 45 year history.

Thank you AMA!

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American Motorcyclist Association announces recipients of 2018 Awards

It gives us great pleasure to announce that PATRA is the recipient of the 2018 Friend of the AMA award!

This award is given to individuals/groups that have supported the AMA’s mission of promoting motorcycling.

Below is an excerpt from the AMA page.  Click here to see all AMA awards for 2018

The Pennsylvania Trail Riders Association dedicates its time and effort to sponsoring four annual dual sport events in the state. PATRA’s mission is to ensure that the Seven Mountains and Shade Mountain motorcycle trails remain a legal trail system. Their work requires close coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, state forestry officials, the state legislature and recreational, environmental and community stakeholders.

Pennsylvania Trail Riders Association, winner of a 2018 Friend of the AMA Award.

 

“PATRA is very honored to receive a 2018 Friend of AMA Award,'” said PATRA President Craig Mellott. “In April 1973, a very energetic guy named Wally Crawford decided to form an organization that would organize all the off-road riders and clubs that were scattered across the state. As you can see from our history, our mission is to ride, protect, and conserve the trail systems of the Bald Eagle State Forest. We are very proud to be considered a friend to the AMA and all those who enjoy the trail.”

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Seasonal Trail Closure

Trail Closure Guidelines:
The licensed Dual Sport Motorcycle trails on State Forest Lands are open to motorcycles from the Friday before memorial day through the last full weekend in September (summer season)

Due to maintenance, impact, and safety concerns, the dual sport motorcycle trail has been reclassified as a summer trail only. Questions or concerns about the reclassification can be directed to the Bald Eagle State Forest district office at 570-922-3344.

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