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Exploring the Creek!

Rausch Creek Off Road Park has teamed up with Line Mountain Four Wheelers to bring you the all-new RCRocs Race series! Saturday, April 12, was opening day for the first of three races being held at Rausch Creek Off Road Park. You won’t want to miss this new race series as more than 100 racers battle it out through Rausch Creek Off Road Park’s sinister terrain. The spectator entrance fee is only $10, with food vendors on site. Racing not your style? Are you more the methodical, rock crawler type? Rausch Creek Off Road Park’s RCRocs Crawl is just for you! With various class levels, this event is sure to produce extreme rollovers along with great saves. The series is set to kick off on Saturday, April 26. Come early for this event and check out the swap meet where just maybe, you will find that part you have been looking for. Just like the race series, spectators are welcome to attend and get a front row seat to this exciting event! Check out the calendar for the next race and crawl series dates! Is all this off-road driving new to you? Just bought your first 4x4 and want to see what it can do off road? Rausch Creek Off Road Park hosts monthly 101 classes that have something for everyone, from the new off-road driver to the seasoned wheeler. Designed for the stock or slightly modified vehicle, the class will show you what you as the driver and your vehicle can do off road without damaging anything. Let’s face it: Damage to your daily driver or that new $25,000 vehicle is not fun, but with the skills learned in this class you can take your “Trail Rated” vehicle out on the trails.

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So you don’t actually own a 4x4/SUV…and your daily driver is a Ford Focus. Take a deep breath…it’s going to be OK…Rausch Creek Off Road Park has Jeep Cherokees to rent. Yes, you can get behind the wheel of a slightly modified Jeep and experience Rausch Creek’s 3,000 acres. These rental vehicles are perfect for corporate events, family gatherings, and parties, as well as for those looking for a taste of off-road driving.

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Rec Rider Magazine KORC.................................................. 26

Pine Baron Enduro...............................19

BMER News......................................... 26 Bantam Jeep Preview........................... 7 AOAA Opener.......................................16

MAMA Season Opener..........................10

Tireject Press Release..........................16

Rock Run Opener.................................. 9

Rec Rider Contributors

Jim Bull, Joann Hauser, Chas McHenry, Chris Banks, Lamarr Queen, Dean Shirley, Misty Crice, Leroy Bogert, Fred Brown.

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The riders and actions portrayed in Rec Rider Magazine are of skilled individuals with many years of experience. Please do not attempt to imitate any action or stunt that is beyond your experience or capabilities. When riding an ATV, UTV or Off Road Motorcycle, always wear proper safety equipment, including, but not limited to the following: a helmet, eye protection, boots and protective clothing. Never ride any off-road vehicle on public roads or highways, and never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Always follow age recommendations, and seek out safety training whenever possible. See your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1(800) 887 – 2887.

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Happy May, everybody, and welcome back to the latest and greatest issue of Rec Rider Magazine. I’m excited because we are finally getting into some great off-road riding weather, but this letter is definitely bittersweet for me as I am announcing my retirement from Rec Rider Magazine. Yes, this will be my last issue as publication manager. Webster defines the word “bittersweet” as something that is both painful and pleasurable, and that is exactly where I find myself. After 30 years of service to the motorcycle and ATV industry, I have decided to hang up my hat, as they say, or maybe my helmet would be more appropriate here. My ride in the industry has been a great one. There were so many highs and so few lows. I’ve ridden many miles of street and trail and had a blast while doing it all. More importantly, I’ve met so many great people along the way, many of whom I call my friends. (That’s the painful part, as I will miss you all.) The pleasure part comes in chasing new dreams and freeing up time to spend with my family. I’m getting older, you know, and the family is growing, and I’m thinking fishing ain’t such a bad thing after all. I would like to send many thanks to the masses that have made my job both easy and fun over the years. I was going to list some out but after thinking about it – I owe my thanks to anyone who is reading this letter. Without you all, a big chunk of my life would be missing. So here’s to you, the loyal fans of Rec Rider Magazine. May your lives be filled with many blessings and lots of miles out on the trail. The other exciting news is about my replacement. I’d like to introduce you all to Chas McHenry. Chas is taking over the helm, and he brings years of off-road experience to the job. Chas is excited and passionate about his new role, and I’m sure he’ll continue to bring you all a great magazine. As a parting favor, I would ask that you all treat him as you have me so I can rest assured that Rec Rider Magazine will continue to serve the community for years to come. Again, thanks, and maybe I’ll see you out on the trail.

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2014 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Offers More Mud, More Time for Fun, and Even More to Do Photos By Tony Barocco, Melissa Duell, and Paula Slomer

The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, one of the premier Jeep-only events in the nation, is geared up to welcome Jeep owners to the birthplace of the Jeep in Butler, Pa, from June 13 to 15. These loyal enthusiasts drive hundreds of miles to descend on Butler County, from those anxious to admire dozens of rare military Jeeps to those who can't wait to test their Jeep's off-road capabilities on wooded trails and fun obstacles. The 2014 event is presented by Peoples Natural Gas.

formations made by glaciers and learn from environmental educators about each feature. The new Bantam Garage, sponsored by Diehl Automotive Group, will be available for festival participants who may experience breakdowns during the event. The garage will get Jeepers back on the road and trails again as quickly as possible. There will be no charge for labor, but repair parts will need to be purchased.

"We're adding even more things to see and do because we want to For attendees who don't have a Jeep, the festival is introducing Ride create an experience that changes and improves each and every year," With a Guide, a new opportunity to experience driving off-road. Any said Patti Jo Lambert, festival director. licensed driver will have the chance to test-drive a new Jeep provided by Festival organizers have added a number of new features for the 2014 local dealers on a dedicated stock, off-road trail. event. The mud pit is an annual festival favorite that is part of the Jeep Also new this year is the Jeep Corral, sponsored by Simpson Family Playground, sponsored by 4WD Hardware. A mud pit designated for stock Jeeps has been added and will enable those with straight-off-the-lot Jeeps. This area will be dedicated to Jeep owners who want to sell their Jeeps. Those looking to purchase a Jeep will want to stop by and see vehicles to experience the thrill of making it through the mud. what's for sale. The Bantam Jeep Muddy 5K is a new event that combines mud and the Jeep Playground in a new way. The race, to be held at 8 a.m. on June 15, will challenge runners to perform as well as a tricked-out Jeep would over and through the same dirt hills and mud pit.

Hobby Express and RC4WD will even have radio-controlled vehicles at the festival to try. Those who have attended before will be excited for some of their favorite activities to return. The Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler, sponsored by Rugged Ridge, brings together hundreds The festival has extended the time for muddy fun. An extra hour on of Jeeps and closes down Main Street for the evening, while the History Saturday evening will give participants more time to enjoy all the festival Exhibit and WWII Encampment appeal to those who cherish the history has to offer, including the Show ‘n’ Shine competition, sponsored by of the Bantam and its involvement during war times. The festival has Quadratec. Additionally, volunteers will be given an extra fun hour. After something to offer to every type of Jeep enthusiast. A bonus for Jeep the festival closes on June 13 and 14, volunteers will have an exclusive owners who volunteer is that they receive up to $110 in activities for free, and non-Jeep owning volunteers receive great benefits too. opportunity to experience the Jeep Playground and trails. These aren’t the only additions to the festival. More activities are being added, such as the Historic Travels Tour that will be held on June 14. Participants will have the chance to experience a hands-on look at historic travel in Butler County. The Glacial Interpretive Driving Tour has been expanded to two days. Introduced in 2013 as a Friday-only activity, Jeepers can now participate on Sunday too. Participants will visit three interesting geological

Jeep owners who want to bring their Jeep to experience all that the festival offers must register to attend. Preregistration ends on Sunday, May 18. To learn more, visit www.bantamjeepfestival.com.


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Rock Run Opening Day By Chas McHenry

April 5 marked the opening of the eighth season at Rock Run Recreational Area in Patton, Pa. On board to help usher in the riding season was Polaris with their Polaris Experience ensemble featuring the 1000 Sportsmen and the all-new single-seat Ace. My only complaint about opening day was no one told Old Man Winter to take a hike because we had plans! It was cold and wet, and it had rained the three prior days, so the trails were just perfect for sloppy riding and lots of fun. The cold didn’t stop all the people who showed up to ride and have fun; there was a line to get in, and no one seemed to mind a short wait. Lots of guys who came from all over swapped stories of wintertime blues, snow rides, and modifications they made to their machines. A couple dirt bike riders from Maryland kept me busy telling me about harescrambles and enduro races they had plans on getting to this year. Every type of machine was accounted for at opening weekend, and the Jeep guys were out in the back crawling their way through some of the best trails in the state for crawling. There were plenty of riders on dirt bikes ripping up and down the hills, running the trails, and generally having a good time. There were quads and side-by-sides aplenty sloshing through the mud, bouncing up the hills and across the rocky trails with smiles had by all. There were even a few threewheelers there showing that the old-school era of machine can still get the job done and look good doing it. The crew at Rock Run definitely wasn’t idle through the winter, and the trails showed it. They were all in great shape for riding, the signs were all where they were supposed to be, and campsites were ready for campers. Considering how much snow was on the ground all winter and the short window of time they had to get ready, they did an outstanding job. I spoke with Gary Haluski for a bit before heading out on the trails, and his pride of the achievement he and his entire team have achieved is obvious. It takes a good strong team to make the commitment necessary to achieve a dream like the one they are showing off in Patton, and if anyone knows it, it’s Gary. Every person at the park has allowed this park to become a part of their lives; it’s not just a job. They have the right mix of machines, trails, events, and retail sales of things you swear you packed but couldn’t find once you arrived at the park. Their enthusiasm for the park is definitely infectious. People who ride there love it. Some guys even loaded their machines in a dumpster truck to get there on opening day, dumpster and all.

Maybe the weather could have been a little better for an opening day, but the people out there riding weren’t even paying attention. The Polaris demo rides were full all day, the trails were being used, and we were all blowing the cobwebs out after a long winter. All in all, I’d say it was a great time doing something we love at a great place to ride. This year Rock Run is holding two large events: the Rock Run Summer Blast, which is a new event from Aug. 7 to 10, and Rally at the Rock, which will be the last weekend in September.

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MAMA Season Opener - Budds Creek March 22-23, 2014 Photos By: LQ Photos.com Race Results 250 A 250 B 250 C 250C D2 Women Support Women Open Mini Women Open Mini Women Support Super Sen. Open Super Sen. Support Sen. Open Sen. Support Open A Open B Open C College Boy School Boy 4 School Boy Supermini Junior Mini 80 A (12-15) 80 B (12-15) 80 C (12-15) 80 A (9-11) 80 B (9-11) 80 C (9-11) 60 A 60 B 60 C 50 A 50 B 50 Oil (4-8) A 50 Oil (4-8) B 50 Multi Speed (4-8) 50 Shaft / PW (4-6) Unlimited 50 Plus 25 Plus Open D Sen. Novice Super Sen. Novice

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Line Mountain and Rausch Creek Race Opener • April 12, 2014 Dean Shirley

The 2014 off-road racing season got started recently with a joint race between the Line Mountain 4 Wheelers and Rausch Creek Off Road Park. The first of six races was held on Saturday, April 12, and featured more than 150 racers in seven different classes. The course was a brutal 9.5 miles through coal country terrain featuring some of the best trails Rausch Creek had to offer. On top of that, a heavy rainstorm the day before ensured that every puddle was full of mud. It was evident early on that the course at Rausch Creek was going to be fast with early fast laps hovering around the 20-minute mark. Rausch Creek regulars Tim Diekman and Tim Smoluk managed to come away with top two fastest times overall. Lucas Murphy, another Rausch regular, earned the fastest lap of the day with a time of 19.41. Not everyone would be so lucky. The rough terrain of Rausch Creek gobbled up tires at every turn. The spring mud caked every square inch of every race rig to the point that most were unrecognizable. Sadly, a few motors and transmissions paid the ultimate price with radiators getting clogged with mud, leading to overheating issues. General feedback from the crowds, racers, and staff was that this was one of the best races in recent years. It’s obvious that the partnership between Line Mountain 4 Wheelers and Rausch Creek Off Road Park is a win-win for everyone. There will be two more races at Rausch Creek and three more races at Line Mountain this year. An overall champion of all six races will be announced at the end of the season. Schedule of remaining races this year: May 10 = RCrocs Race #2 @ Rausch Creek June 7 = Coal Bucket @ Line Mountain July 19 = 3 ½ Miler @ Line Mountain August 16 = RCrocs Race #3 @ Rausch Creek Sept 20 = 7 Miler @ Line Mountain Official Results for Top 10 overall finishers: 1. Tim Diekman 2. Tim Smoluk 3. Josh Byler 4. Howie Zulauf 5. Jordan Poploskie 6. Michael Rauch 7. Liam O'Donnel 8. Matthew Peterson 9. Alexander Kose 10. Jared Erdman Official Results for class winners: Stock Buggy Wyatt Kerstetter Modified Buggy Jordan Poploskie Long Wheel Base Tim Diekman 8 Cylinder 4WD Josh Blyer 6 Cylinder 4WD Alexander Kose 4x4 Limited Class Dan Schankweiler 4 Cylinder 4WD Justin Kosmer


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PaOHV, Key Legislators Meet With DCNR By Don McClure, PaOHV Administrator PaOHV and its legislative allies met with DCNR officials in the Capitol on March 24 to discuss the DCNR’s Guidelines for Motorized Events and dirt bike registration. Rep. Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg) initiated the meeting after hearing complaints and concerns from South Penn Enduro Riders’ members and PaOHV representatives about the Guidelines and the need for dirt bike registration. The March 24 meeting covered two very important and involved issues. PaOHV thanks Rep. Regan for his rapid response in coordinating the session. Rep. Regan teamed with Rep. Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg) and Rep. Tallman (RAbbottstown) to include Rep. Mark Keller (R-New Bloomfield) and Rep. Erin Molchany (D-Pittsburgh). All House members were present. Likewise, staff representing Rep. Tallman, Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Chambersburg) and U.S. Congressman Scott Perry at Denny Mann’s request (R-Dillsburg) attended. Rep. Moul chaired the meeting.

The Guidelines also prohibit new events from being held. Only existing events can take place. There will be no new enduros in Pennsylvania on state forest land. This provision was not recommended in the forest audit. No consultations were held with parties affected by the Guidelines. The Department unilaterally opted to move these guidelines without consulting stakeholders, arguing that they didn’t have time or need to ask for assistance. Motorized recreation is the only forest user group subjected to similar rules. The Guidelines also require two extensive environmental impact studies when developing a trail system. The first is the State Forest Environmental Review (SFER), which is the land impact study. The second is the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI), which is the wildlife impact study. The trail must pass both standards before it can be approved. Representatives Moul and Regan led the discussion about the Guidelines. They voiced concern about the arbitrary and vague nature of them. Mr. Mann Guidelines for Motorized Activity from PaOHV spoke of how difficult it is to comply with the guidelines and how DCNR issued the Guidelines a year ago in response to a Forest Certification they lead to eliminating future enduro competitions. He also explained that audit finding fault with DCNR’s forest management. These new rules are existing events could cease as trail miles go offline with little or no ability aimed at restricting enduros, dual sport meets, and other special events. to replace them. Mr. Mann further noted that the rules are being applied The Department argues that they are enforcing rules neglected in recent differently by the forest districts. Mr. Mann cited how the language “no new years. PaOHV argues that the Guidelines far exceed the intent of any past trails” is interpreted as absolutely no trails, no trails except rerouted trails, benchmark. or no new trails beyond what is currently planned. The Forest Certification is a forest industry designation that rates a forest Reps. Moul, Regan, and Keller aggressively objected to the Department’s for quality. Private industry looks to the certification as a designation of top- failure to review the guidelines with stakeholders prior to implementation. grade hardwoods. The Certification is issued through the Forest Stewardship The representatives insisted that stakeholders must be introduced into the Council (FSC). According to its website, the FSC is “a group of businesses, process to ensure fairness. environmentalists, and community leaders [who] came together to create DCNR Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forests Dan Devlin stated the the Forest Stewardship Council. Gathered in the first FSC General Assembly Department rushed to complete the Guidelines because of an internal in 1993 in Toronto, Canada, the group set out to create a voluntary, market- deadline and regretted the lack of input from the user groups. It was decided based approach that would improve forest practices worldwide.” that all affected clubs would be invited to meet in Harrisburg at the Rachael Enduros have been run for more than 40 years in some locations, and Carson Building in the near future. With the clubs’ input, the Guidelines never has Forest Certification been an issue. Furthermore, it is difficult would then be rewritten. Mr. Devlin hoped this would put motorized events to understand how a one-day event confined to a two-foot-wide track can on the right track and still comply with the Certified Forest regulations. negatively impact an entire forest system. These Guidelines jeopardize access to motorized recreation. The economic and charitable benefits of the Dirt Bike Registration sport are equally at risk. Dirt bike registration has been a PaOHV objective for some time. DCNR maintains that the Guidelines were part of the corrective action Registration would treat dirt bikes like ATVs and snowmobiles as an officially plan necessary to maintain Certification. The Guidelines require clubs to recognized recreational user of State Forest Land. With this recognition, develop three enduro trail systems for use on a rotating basis and that no dirt bike issues would be open for discussion by the Snowmobile/ATV trails can substantially overlap. The Guidelines prohibit the development of Advisory Committee. This new standing would provide representation for new trails. They set repair and remediation standards. Priority remediation dirt bike issues on state forest land and curtail DCNR rulings without input. must be executed four days after the event. Other remediation must take Registration will also boost the Snowmobile/ATV fund by roughly $1 million place within 30 days. annually. The Guidelines require a surety bond of $5,000 or $1,000 per acre, During the meeting, the House members pressed DCNR officials as to whichever is greater. At two feet wide, one acre is equal to 4.125 miles of whether the Department would support dirt bike registration. Mr. Devlin single-track trial. The Guidelines do not define trail width, so the basis of remained noncommittal, arguing that the details of any bill would determine the bond is uncertain. Nevertheless, Jason Hall of DCNR in communication the Department’s path. with Mr. Mann set the standard at three feet. “For example, if the total Rep. Regan then announced he will introduce legislation to register dirt single-track trail segment that has an average 3 foot impact width and is 40 bikes through DCNR. Rep. Moul agreed to be a co-sponsor of the Regan miles long would total 14.5 acres,” Mr. Hall wrote in a May 2013 email. Mr. registration bill. Hall’s wider trail standard would naturally lead to higher costs. Rep. Regan began circulating a co-sponsorship memo to his colleagues on March 27.


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PA OHV’s Mission

The Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association The Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association (PA OHV) is an independent incorporated association organized by OHV enthusiasts and businesses to fight for the rights of Off-Highway users.

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• Foster camaraderie among motorized OHV and all recreational trail user groups. • Provide a medium for the dissemination of information relating to the OHV industry. • Provide educational opportunities related to OHV use. • Promote research pertaining to compatibility of OHV and environmental resources.

• Promote legislation with the purpose of developing and maintaining trails. • Become instrumental and influential in interactions with land managers. • Defend the OHV community against discriminating legislation and regulation. • Provide assistance for legislation favorable to trail and open space recreation.

Join and Support the PA OHV Association by becoming a member.

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Certified Pennsylvania DCNR Youth Safety Instructor Contact Info  Pennsylvania requires any child between the ages of 8 and 16 to have a Certificate of Completion for the Youth ATV Safety Course in order to ride any state land. Below is a list of Instructors who have

the training provided by the DCNR to offer these courses and provide the training necessary to complete it and receive a certificate. 

Nicole Yiengst • York  717-577-5142  nichole@ecowater.us

Chas McHenry • Bucks County 267-446-6176   dcnrsaferide@yahoo.com

Lance Schwartz Lewisburg  570-847-6102

Rick Latchaw Mercer/Venango County 724-253-3069 maxxrc@windstream.net

Dennis Felty • Schuylkill/Northumberland Co. 570-640-5735  themayorofcoaltowne@yahoo.com Robert Smith • Minersville  570-527-6197  RSmith6197@gmail.com

Gary Elder Lawrence/Venango County 724-924-2062 geelder@comcast.net

Ed Geehan  Bucks County / Pocono.  Eddiecharles11@yahoo.com

Mark Lynch DCNR Master Inst. • Connellsville Pa 734-984-5138 maglynch@zoominternet.net

Rich Rudzinski • Lower Bucks County 267-716-2450  rrudzi@verizon.net

Tom Lytle • Central, Pa 717-940-2229 paatvsafety@yahoo.com

If you do not see an Instructor listed in your area, please call 717-783-7941 and ask for the nearest Instructor’s contact information. Children under the age 8 or over age 16 are not eligible to receive the certificate, but if your rider is between the ages of 8 and 16 they are eligible to take the course and receive the certificate.     Proper safety gear and a safe machine are required to take the course.  By

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Closed Range Exercise on dirt bikes. http://www.dirtbikeschool.org/ Allen Marker – Somerset/Uniontown Dirt Bike School Instructor 814-233-7451 or motoman774@yahoo.com David Miller Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Berks and Northampton Counties 610-322-0106 or millerdavidv@reagan.com Richard Henofer Bucks-Montgomery-Phila. Counties 215-669-3173 rhbuilds@me.com ASI & DCNR ATV Training & MSF Dirt Bike Training with loaners WILLOW HILL OHV SCHOOL Willow Hill Off-Road Riding School (717) 532-6439 Roxbury, PA 17251-0147 tewellmann@embarqmail.com

contacting your local Instructor, you can receive all the information you need to ensure your child has the proper gear to complete this course. Completing the course and receiving the certificate provides the knowledge and skill to operate the machines in the various manners necessary to ride trails with confidence, not to mention that most children think it’s really cool to get their “license” in the mail!


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Legislative Updates By Fred Brown

Legislation recently passed by the Pennsylvania House, HB 2098 and SB 1287, now pending before the Pennsylvania Senate, would increase dry weight limits for Class I all-terrain vehicles from a maximum dry weight of 1,000 lbs. to 1,200 lbs. and Class II allterrain vehicles weight from 1,000 lbs. and greater to 1,200 lbs and greater. In addition, changes would be made in the types of tires that can be used on ATVs. The legislation removes the requirement that tires be inflatable to off-highway tires leaving room for the use of non-pneumatic tires on certain types of ATVs currently being marketed by Polaris industries. House Bill 2098, introduced by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon County), and Senate Bill 1287, introduced by Sen. Eugene Yaw (R-Lycoming County), would accomplish these changes. In requesting support for the changes, Sen. Yaw wrote, "Under the current statutory definition of ATVs, some newer vehicles cannot be titled, registered, or used in Pennsylvania. The new tire design was developed for use by United States and allied forces throughout the world. The non-pneumatic, never-flat tire technology increases vehicle handling in rugged terrain and is composed of a central polymeric web, surrounded by a rubber tread band, which allows continuous operation, even if up to 30 percent of the web is damaged." Sen. Yaw further stated, "We must support the Title 75 ATV definition updates to continue fostering the innovative growth in this sector of Pennsylvania's economy and ensure that our constituents have access to newly released products that meet their needs. We must also protect our dealers, vital to our local economies, so they can compete with dealers in surrounding states."

Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Northumberland County

PRESS RELEASE • April 14, 2014 GRAND OPENING - ANTHRACITE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AREA Coal Township, PA – The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Authority is announcing the official grand opening to the public of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area on Saturday, May 17, beginning with the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area is a 6,500-acre recreation facility with the trailhead building located at 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township, PA. Upon arrival at the trailhead, you will be able to purchase a one-day, two-day, three-day, or yearly pass (see www.anthraciteadventure.com for price information). Trails will be open for ATVs, OHMs and ORVs. Within 2 miles of the trailhead, many amenities are available such as camping, restaurants, convenience/gas stores, and parts/repair shops. This information can be found at the trailhead. During the May 17 grand opening, there will be food vendors featuring local and favorite menu items. Manufacturers and dealers will display their vehicles, and tours will be provided. PAOHV will have its new simulator available for children’s demonstrations. For more information, you may contact the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area by calling Jane at 570-988-4220.

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Pine Baron Clock Run Enduro

Hosted by the ECEA, AMA and Pine Baron Enduro Riders

By: Joann Hauser On April 6, the Pine Barons Enduro Club (PBER) hosted a 136-mile enduro in Chats Worth, N.J. This time-keeping event had more than 100 riders who hit the New Jersey Pine Barons trails, which consisted of woods roads, trails, and fire cuts. Taking home the overall win for Grand Champion was Kyle Mcdonal, who was also the Grand Champion at the Sandy Lane Enduro in March. The April 6 event saw first place in AA going to Chase Compton, second place to Dane Schoeneberg, and third place to Ben Smith. Smith recently received his first Grand Champion ever at the Curley Fern Enduro and was the third Smith added to the Grand Champion Trophy. It was a very important and memorable day for him, so congratulations. An upcoming rider to watch is Craig Todd Robertson, who rides B250; he received high point B at Curley Fern, first place at Sandy Lane, and then another first place win here at the Pine Barons Enduro. Robertson recently returned home from the military, serving

Craig Todd Robertson wins at Sandy Lane and again at Pine Barons.

since 2002, and he is still enlisted in the National Guard. Robertson said, “This is a very exciting time, and being able to ride again means a great deal to me.” We welcome him home and thank him for his ongoing contribution and for serving in our armed forces. I’m sure all of us at the ECEA and Rec Rider, as well as all the other riders and families, feel the same way and are very grateful for your service, so thank you. Watch the ECEA’s schedule here in the pages of Rec Rider, or for more information on their events, go to www.ecea.org. Thank you, PBER and ECEA and all our sponsors, for another great event.

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ME IN MY YEARS OF RACING. KTM, LPS, TLD, FMF, Dunlop, Smith, All Balls, Matto’s Cycle, Toy Tech, B&B, DeLongs Exxon, Dewitt Remodeling, Rec Rider and Special Thanks to Jim Cassel and Patti Frey.


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The Ramey Fire Company held its first Poker Run of the year on Sunday, April 6. If you’re a fan of the Ramey Runs, then you like mud. If you like mud, and you weren’t here, you missed out! What a great day. It was sunny and warm, and the trails were liquid gold. The parking lot started filling early with riders from all parts of the region. They were ready to go hit the trails to see what their luck had in store for them. Ramey Volunteer Fire Company (www.rameyfirecompany.com/poker-runs. html) holds one run a month between April and October to raise funds to keep the people of their community and their volunteers safe. These Poker Runs are the flagship of their fundraising efforts, and it’s an all-hands-ondeck preparation for them. The course is well marked, the trails are free of fallen trees, and the larger obstacles are bright orange so you can clearly see them. The fire company provides a food trailer with hot dogs, burgers, french fries, drinks, and other snacks for breakfast and lunch. Once you register, all you have to do is wait for the start time and then you head out on the trails. It’s a self-guided tour of some nice woods and field edges with a little logging and mining going on. The trails have plenty of water, mud, and clearly marked “escapes” if you’re not a fan of the water. Stay on course, though; some of those holes can swallow a truck! While riding out there, you’ll come across locals out in the Sand Flats doing some mud bogging and enjoying the day; feel free to stop and watch because it’s always a good time watching people challenge the swamp there. We generally don’t need an excuse to ride, but if you do, I have it right here. You can spend that day riding, getting muddy, and having a great time, all while helping out a fire company. What more do you need? These volunteers put their lives at risk every time the bell goes off, saving lives and property; the least we can do is go ATVing with them! I’ll see you at the next one.

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WHERE TO RIDE - ATV Trails on State Forest Land Summer and Winter Trails

These trails are open during the summer and winter seasons. The summer season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September. The winter season runs from the day following the last day of the regular or extended antlerless deer season as established by the Game Commission through the following April 1. There are some trails that remain closed until after the late muzzleloader season. Please check with the individual forest district to see when the trails will open for the winter season.

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- Burnt Mills - Pike County

7 miles of summer and winter trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402, one mile south of Porters Lake. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Delaware State Forest, HC 1 Box 95A, Swiftwater, PA 18370. Phone: (570) 895-4000

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- Adams & Cumberland Counties

36 miles of summer trail. During the winter season the trail system is expanded to 42 miles by using some dirt roads that are gated during the winter. Part of the trail system is shared with snowmobiles when there is sufficient snowfall. The trail is located between Big Flat and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Access to these are from parking lots located at Big Flat along Shippensburg Road about 1-1/4 miles north of its intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Contact: Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way East, Feyetteville, PA 17222. Phone: (717) 352-2211

4 - Centre County The Bloody Skillet ATV riding area, located in Centre County, consists of 37 trail miles (Phase 1 & 2) and is accessed from SR 144 approximately 18 1/2 miles north of Snow Shoe. Turn right onto DeHaas Road and travel 5 miles south to the Northern Terminus Trailhead. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764. Phone: (570) 923-6011

These trails are open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.

8 - Martin Hill - Bedford County 18 miles of summer trail. Access to the trail is from the parking area located on Route 326 two miles south of Rainsburg. Trail head GPS location: N 39° 52’ 24.69” W 78° 30’ 34.80” Contact: Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 Phone: (717) 485-3148

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9 - Sideling Hill - Fulton County

The Whiskey Springs ATV Trail. Access is from the Two Miles Road, 1-1/2 miles west of Westport toward Kettle Creek State Park. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764. Phone: (570) 923-6011

15 miles of summer trail in the Wells Tannery area. Access is from Ray’s Cove Road or Childers Ridge Road. Trail Head GPS location: N 40° 5’ 0.28 W 78° 10’ 12.17” Contact: Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Phone: (717) 485-3148

6 - Lycoming County 17 miles of summer and winter trail. Trails are located near Haneyville and include the Button Road and a network of wooded trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Access to the trail is from a parking area located at the former parking area at the CCC Camp along Route 44, one mile south of Haneyville. Contact: Tiadaghton State Forest, 423 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17702 Phone: (570) 327-3450

3 - Snyder & Union Counties -

7 miles of summer trails and winter trails. Access is at the Jacks Mountain Trailhead located along Route 235 three miles south of Glen Iron. The trail includes the East Kettle Road, which has been closed to other types of motor vehicles. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Bald Eagle State Forest, 18865 Old Turnpike Rd, Milmont, PA 17845. Phone: (570) 922-3344

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7 - Dixon R. Miller Recreation Area (Formerly the Pohopoco Tract) - Monroe County 13 miles of summer and winter trails. Access is from Route 115, five miles south of I-80. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Delaware State Forest, HC 1 Box 95A, Swiftwater, PA 18370 Phone: (570) 895-4000

10 - Potter County 43 miles of summer trail. A loop trail located south of Denton Hill State Park. Access to the trail is from Lyman Run State Park, on SR 44 north of Cherry Springs, or the intersection of Rock Run Road and the Ridge Trail (ATV trail). Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Susquehannock State Forest, P.O. Box 673, Coudersport, PA 16915. Phone: (814) 274-3600

11 - Maple Run Tract - Pike County - 8 miles of summer trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402, 1-3/4 miles north of the village of Pecks Pond. Registered Class II ATVs are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Delaware State Forest, HC 1 Box 95A, Swiftwater, PA 18370. Phone: (570) 895-4000

39 - Bayview Riding Area - Mercer county 4900 Saranac Dr., Sharpsville, Pa. 16150

State Game Lands ATVs are not permitted on State Game Lands except those used by disabled hunters.

Registration, Titling and Insuring Your ATV Who must register and title? All ATVs in Pennsylvania, except ATVs used solely for business or agricultural purposes, need to be registered and titled with DCNR. ATVs used in Pennsylvania must be registered and titled with DCNR’s Snowmobile/ATV Section. The ATV registration and titling fees are NOT user fees for the privilege of using trails on stateowned land. The fees provide funding to administer the program, maintain trails in DCNR-managed parks and forests, and provide grants to profit and nonprofit organizations for developing additional riding opportunities.

Two Types Of Registrations Apply: •

Registration For ATVs used anywhere off of your own property or property leased by you, such as designated State Forest trails. $20 fee every two years  Limited Registration For ATVs used solely on your own land or land leased by you. Free registration -No expiration, unless ownership of vehicle changes 

Plates and Decals

An ATV owner will be issued a registration plate for the vehicle. An expiration sticker to be affixed to the plate will be issued for standard registrations.

Liability Insurance

If you are using your ATV solely on land owned or leased by you, you are not required to get liability insurance. All other riders must carry liability insurance. Proof of that insurance must be carried with you when you ride. There are no minimum requirements or coverage standards established by DCNR or the Snowmobile/ATV Law for the liability insurance.

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The federally-operated Allegheny National Forest has more than 100 miles of ATV trails. ATV trail season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday in September. Winter season is from December 20 to April 1. Contact the Allegheny National Forest Supervisor’s Office, P.O. Box 847, 222 Liberty Street, Warren, PA 16365, (814) 723-5150. Effective July 1, 2002, the Allegheny National Forest implemented the Fee Demo Program for ATV and motorized bike trails. An annual $35 permit fee is required, and can be purchased from any Allegheny National Forest office, and some local vendors, or online at www.fs.fed.us/ r9/allegheny.

Seven Mountains Ramble (Dual Sport Licensed Motorcycles) - Riding areas are located in portions of Mifflin, Snyder and Union Counties in the Bald Eagle Forest. Loop 1 starts at the 7 Mountains Campground, located just south of Potters Mill or west of Milroy on Route 22/322. Compensation for Campground owner for parking strongly recommended. Proceed on Sand Mountain road to the trailhead at Ground Oak trail. The loop is about 30 miles long. Contact: Bureau of Forestry District #7; 18865 Old Turnpike Rd; Millmont, Pa 17845; Phone: 570 922-3344

The following trails are within the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Please contact the ANF using the information above concerning these trails:

Marienville ATV/Bike Trail on State Route 66 east of the town of Marienville.

Timberline ATV Trail accessed from State Route 948, north of Ridgway (also connects to the Marienville ATV Trail).

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14 - Shade Mountain Trails (Non-Licenced Off-Highway Motorcycles) Riding areas are located in portions of Mifflin, Snyder and Union Counties in the Bald Eagle Forest. The Shade Mountain Riding area is located just north of McAlisterville, PA, on PA Route 235. Trail at dirt parking lot at the top of the mountain. Contact: Bureau of Forestry District #7; 18865 Old Turnpike Rd; Millmont, Pa 17845; Phone: 570 922-3344; Email fd07@state.pa.us

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accessed from Township Road 3005, southeast of Warren.

Open Year-Round P.O. Box 314 Clarence, Pa. ATV - Snowmobile www.ssrt.org. SSRT requires membership for riding access. Detailed terms and conditions can be found at their website.

Willow Creek ATV Trail on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir, just south of the New York State line. Closed during the winter season.

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WHERE TO RIDE - Private Riding Facilities This is a partial list of riding areas that you can pay by the day to ride with some requiring annual memberships. Some offer riding for motorcycles or quads only, and others allow both. Please check with the individual businesses before you make the trip.

Diamond MX Park New Castle, DE - 25 Adirondacks Region Lewis County, NY 16 Blue www.bdmxpark.com

Rock Run Recreation Patton, PA 35 www.rockrunrecreation.com

Proving Grounds Clearville, PA 17 Breezewood www.breezewoodprovinggrounds.com

Trails Dunmore, PA 26 Lost www.ridelosttrails.com

Village OHV Park Templeton, PA – 35A Scrubgrass www.sgohvpark.com

Rock Outdoor Adventure Park – Tams, WV 17A Burning www.burningrockwv.com

Majestic Trails Rew, PA 27 www.majestictrails.com

Rest Farm Marienville, PA 36 Shady www.shadyrestfarm.net

Ramblers Motorcycle Club 18 Happy www.happyramblers.org

and Meadows Resort Wampum, PA 28 Mines www.minesandmeadows.com

Doublin Gap MX Newburg, PA 19 www.doublingap.com

Miles Mountain Motocross Elkland, PA 29 www.milesmountainmx.com

Hill Top Lodge Emporium, PA 20 www.hilltoplodge.com

Ridge ATV Trails Reels Corner, PA 30 Mountain www.mountainridgeatvtrails.com

MX Park Berwick, PA 21 Evansville www.evansvilleraceway.com

Hollow MX 31 Sleepy www.sleepymx.com

Seasons Resort West Finley, PA 22 Four www.campfourseasonsresort.com

Creek Trail Riders Valley View, PA Rausch Creek Off-Road Park 32 Rausch 40 www.rc4x4.org www.rauschcreekracing.com

Creek Valley ATV Club Melcroft, PA 23 Indian www.icvatvclub.com

Reading Anthracite Co. Pottsville, PA 33 www.readinganthracite.com

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Ask The Zone By The ATV Zone.com

The Zone is back again. Here’s the disclaimer… We aren’t scientists or gurus, but we are people who have been riding for most of our lives and have probably tried every way of doing things, from the ridiculous to the incredibly stupid, and we hope our painful and sometimes hysterically funny experiences will help you avoid some of the most common mistakes out there. Here are our rules: 1.) There is no such thing as a stupid question. Anyone who says there is should be sent back to first grade. 2.) The only question that can’t be answered is the one that’s never asked, even if the answer is “I don’t know.” Matt M. from Hershey submitted: What’s the best way to tie your ATV down to your trailer? This seems like an obvious one, but rest assured, there are plenty of elements at work that can affect the safety of your machine, the safety of those driving around you, and your safety as well. Let’s start at the beginning of the process and work from there. You need to load the machine, balance the trailer, secure the ATV, and make sure the tie-downs are safe and attached properly. Most people don’t know that most injuries that occur in our sport happen while loading and unloading our machines. Take it apart and it’s easy to see why. When loading, you’re always in a rush to get there, you’re excited, and you’re not completely focused on the task at hand. You may be distracted by clothes, gas cans, toolboxes, tire plugs, kids’ equipment, bandages, food, spouse nagging. You ride up and down mountains every time you go out and survive, so how is that little ramp going to create a problem? It’s not really, but no helmet + rushing = oops much more often than people are willing to admit. We’ve all run off the ramp before; if we slow down and use our head, we can avoid it. Balancing the trailer is very important; you want a safe, comfortable ride to wherever you are going. Just because the trailer says it can hold 6,000 pounds doesn’t mean the load can go anywhere. Every machine has its specifications available online and listed in its owner’s manual. Whether you have a single axle trailer or a double axle trailer, balancing is necessary. Try to make sure you divide the weight

equally. If you see the truck sagging, then you’re too tongue-heavy, so slide some weight backward. If you’re too heavy in the back, the hitch will be higher than normal and seriously affect handling. Get an idea of the height of your trailer tongue when connected before you load anything and try to keep it at the same height you started at. If it doesn’t lift or drop, you’re probably pretty well balanced. Securing the ATV has its do’s and don’ts also. How many times have you seen people take their $12.00-a-pack ratchet straps that barely work and tie their $10,000 machine to the trailer and then head out? Get good equipment; it’s our responsibility to be safe on the trail, and we have to use the same cautions on the road. I’ve seen ATVs fall off trailers, and it’s avoidable in almost every case. Next, we all know our machines weigh well over 150 pounds, and if you don’t know that, you should. So using simple math, if our machines’ racks are only capable of holding 150 pounds, why do people use their racks to tie their 700-pound machines to the trailer? Use something sturdy to hook to and stay away from suspension and steering components underneath. If you need to, call you dealer and ask. If they say to use the racks, maybe don’t go there anymore. Maintaining the straps and checking them every time you use them will help avoid loss of a machine. I always tie the machines so I can see them in the mirror of the truck. If a strap breaks, I’ll see it flapping and pull over to fix it. Keep your tie-downs secure, under cover, and out of the elements when not in use. If they get wet, let them dry before you store them. Carry one extra strap per place on the trailer, along with a cable and locks to tie them all together, for safety and theft prevention. Breaking an arm or leg doing something mundane while not paying attention happens all the time. A little safety goes a long way to make for a great weekend. If you have a question you’d like to ask The Zone, please send it to Postmaster@TheATVZone.com.

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Keystone Off Road Club

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By Misty Crice – KORC Senior Editor

By Chris Banks

Keystone Off Road Club is headquartered in Lewiston, Pa., and houses six chapters throughout its home state, along with one affiliation chapter in Missouri and members all over the United States, making it one of the fastest-growing off-road enthusiast clubs today. Having more than 23,000 online fans reaching as far as Portugal, Argentina, and even London, KORC continues to rapidly grow nationwide. KORC Missouri Outlaws is based in southeast Missouri. Within the first week of this chapter opening, it gained more than 400 fans, and members quickly signed up. We will add chapters as the memberships grow and spread throughout the state. No matter where you reside or what rig you drive, anyone who has the same 4x4 values, is a responsible wheeler, and has the willingness to represent the club well can become a member of Keystone Off Road Club. We believe in preserving our land and trails for our future generations to come. A portion of your membership fee allows us to participate in the United Four Wheel Association as well as the Tread Lightly! Stewardship Program. With your membership, not only will you get discounts at big-name 4x4 suppliers but you will also get a chance to have your second-year membership paid for by KORC through our referral program! Having the ability to earn much more than your small membership fee back through our discounts, you are not only making an investment for your rig but are also taking it easier on your wallet. All members receive a free club T-shirt and also a free club sticker upon signing up. We will have member-only rides, events, and meetand-greets throughout the year as well. These are great ways to not only meet fellow off road enthusiast but to also to make lifetime friendships and memories. KORC is currently building an e-commerce site to sell 4x4 parts and upgrade modifications in hopes of being able to offer our members a discounted price as well as sell to the public. The store will help support club activities and make KORC the premier club on the East Coast. The club plans to hold a statewide toy drive for the Toys for Tots program later this year. Be sure to stop by our KORC booth at the Bantam Heritage Show on June 13 to 15 in downtown Butler, Pa. Jeep lovers can find KORC on July 19 at the nnual All Breeds Jeep Show being held in York, Pa., on July 19 to 20. If Jeeps are not your thing, you can find us at Carlisle Truck Nationals, one of the largest, most action-packed truck events in the world in Carlisle, Pa. You will be able to find KORC Missouri Outlaws attending several events throughout the year as well; if you are in our region, do not hesitate to join us. We will be attending Jeep Cale Trail, a benefit ride for a local 4-year-old boy diagnosed with alopecia universalis (open to any street-legal 4x4) on May 17 in Perryville, Mo. We will also be celebrating our chapter organizer’s birthday at Flat Nasty Off Road Park in Jadwin, Mo., at the event Rock the Nasty on May 24 to 25. We update our website and Facebook pages regularly to keep our fans and members up to date on all events and all things new with the club. Keystone Off Road Club is a great club to wheel, save money, and make new friends! If you feel we are a club for you or if you would like more information, please visit www.keystoneoffroad.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Korclub1 and www.facebook.com/KORCMissouriOutlaws.

The Back Mountain Enduro Riders are always trying to make all of our events the best they can be for everyone who participates. This year we decided to move our dual sport ride, the “Lawton 100,” back to the spring not only because we have had better turnouts, but also because with the spring rides everyone seems to be more energized and ready to ride with the crisp air and trees blooming after a long winter. Another change you will notice during our seventh annual “Lawton 100” is that, rather than have two different loops, a morning and then an afternoon, there will be only one loop. This loop is about 70 miles of dirt and Jeeptype roads that will have multiple hero sections. The main loop will be an awesome ride for the big bikes to cruise around and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Currently, we have nine hero sections with approximately 25 to 30 miles of quad trials and single track. Some of these sections will challenge the best riders out there, while others are not so rough. We are working on having people at these sections to inform all riders about the difficulty of each section so they can make an informed decision about which section to ride. Also, with the winter we’ve had, we do expect a lot of the sections to be sloppy, so we do recommend an aggressive tire selection for your ride, especially if you plan on hitting all the hero sections. If you’re not planning on riding any of the hero sections, any 50/50 or more aggressive dual sport tire should do the job. As of this writing, there are no mandated tire selections, but if we do have wet weather or if the single track does not dry out before the event, that could change. Please keep your eye on our website, www.bmer.org, or become a friend of our Facebook page at Back Mountain Enduro Riders, and any notices or changes will be posted. Any questions can also be directed to our Facebook page; writing on our wall or sending a private message is fine. We are looking forward to a great ride! For all the woods racers out there, remember that our two harescrambles are scheduled for June 8 and Aug. 24, and they will be held “Down by the River” in Plymouth, Pa., which is one of the best harescramble tracks in the district. As always, Ride Safe and Ride Hard!


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ECEA Irish Valley Harescramble Hosted by South Penn Enduro Riders

By: Joann Hauser On March 29 and 30, SPER (South Penn Enduro Riders) hosted the Irish Valley Harescramble (OXBO). This was an event that the ECEA, riders, friends, and family will not forget. This two-day event brought unbelievable weather conditions, starting off with rain and wind for the youth event that took place Saturday. These ECEA Fast Kids had a very slippery, muddy, and wet run. But it didn't stop them; regardless of the conditions, these kids geared up and hit the trails and track with unbelievable endurance. It certainly was not an easy race for them, and to see them go the distance and finish the race was incredible. Taking the win on Saturday for the overall 50cc first was Jaden Palmer, second Kenneth Held, and third Ryan Gribben. Overall Pee-Wee winners were first, Julain Wojcik; second, Johnathan Spafford; and third, Austin Seth. The final race for Saturday was the youth division, with the overall going to Dalton Bloom, with Hunter Harbs in second place and Jake Ross in third place. Outstanding riding for all you ECEA Fast Kids. You all did an excellent job out there. With the Sunday morning race, weather conditions were not any better than on Saturday, and they actually got, with the first race having wind and rain. The main event went from rain to sleet and then to snow, making riding conditions extreme, but it didn’t stop riders from racing. The riders were all eager to hit the slippery muddy track and trails. The overall for the morning race went to Stan Wojcik riding sportmans, with Mike Herrschaft (Sportmans) in second place and Justin Ware, who rode C-lite 200, in third place. For the main event, first place overall was Tegan Temple, who rode AA, with second place going to Kyle Mcdonal, who also rode AA, and third place going to Myles Miller, who rode A 4 -Stroke.

Sunday racers had to compete in the snow.

Even the vintage bikes hit the track at the OXBO.

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I truly have to say this is one race that ECEA, South Penn Enduro Riders, riders, friends, and family will be talking about for a very long time to come. It was the harescramble that had it all: wind, rain, sleet, and snow. Thank you, South Penn Enduro Riders, the ECEA, and all sponsors: It's a harescramble that will go down in history.

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May 3............. AWRCS @ Crow Canyon .................................................................. www.crowcanyonmx.com 3............. D6 White Rose MC Observed Trails . ............................................. www.whiterosemc.org 3............. MDRA QUAD Evansville Round #4........................................www.evansvillemxpark.com 3............. MDRA @ Doublin Gap.......................................................................................www.doublingap.com 3............. EC4WDA Pine Creek "Test and Tune".............................................................www.ec4wda.org 3............. Majestic trails Otto VFD Dice Run.............................. Charlie Chochran 570 398 1107 3............. Tug Hill Dick Seller Memorial Ride...........................................................www.sno-pals.com 4............. AWRCS @ Crow Canyon .................................................................. www.crowcanyonmx.com 4............. D6 White Rose MC Observed Trails . ............................................. www.whiterosemc.org 4............. MDRA QUAD @ Evansville Round #4...................................www.evansvillemxpark.com 4............. MDRA @ Doublin Gap.......................................................................................www.doublingap.com 4............. Ramey Poker Run..........................................................................www.rameyfirecompany.com 4............. TRUPA Beaverdale Hill Climb................................................................................. TRUPA Facebook 10.......... Line Mountain @ Rausch Creek...............................................................TJ Lenig 570 797 4540 10.......... EC4WDA Association Trail Ride @Outback Offroad.........Ed McKillip 814 739 2945 10.......... D6 Sleepy Hollow Mainline..........................................................................www.sleepymx.com 10.......... NEOC @ Hollenbeck Candor Triple Crown RD 3...................... www.neocracing.com 10.......... MAMA @ Tomahawk MX Pro Am.......................................................www.tomahawkmx.com 10.......... Blue Knob FD Poker Run..................................................................www.blueknobfire.4t.com 10.......... Rock Run Youth Safety Training....................................www.rockrunrecreation.com 10.......... Majestic Trails Dice Run....................................................................www.majestictrails.com 10.......... Tri County ATV Drags...............................................................................www.tricountyatv.com 11.......... EC4WDA Association Trail Ride @Outback Offroad.........Ed McKillip 814 739 2945 11.......... D6 Sleepy Hollow Mainline..........................................................................www.sleepymx.com 11.......... NEOC @ Hollenbeck Candor Triple Crown RD 3...................... www.neocracing.com 11.......... MAMA @Tomahawk MX Pro Am.........................................................www.tomahawkmx.com 11.......... Lost Trails Muddy Mother’s Day................................................. www.ridelosttrails.com 16.......... Region C 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.........................Terry Mutchler 419 994 4847 17.......... AWRCS Red Bank UTV ................................................................................................www.awrcs.com 17.......... MDRA @ Pleasure Valley.........................................................................................www.pvrmx.com 17.......... Region C 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.........................Terry Mutchler 419 994 4847 17.......... MAMA @ Happy Ramblers.................................................................www.happyramblers.org 16-17... AOAA Expected Opening..................................................... www.anthraciteadventure.com 17.......... $5 Rock Run Day..........................................................................www.rockrunrecreation.com 17.......... Marienville FC Tour De Forest...................................................www.marienville-fire.com 17.......... Tri County Truck Pulls..........................................................................www.tricountyatv.com 18.......... AWRCS Red Bank UTV ................................................................................................www.awrcs.com 18.......... D6 Pagoda MX Women Points Day..........................................................www.pagodamc.com 18.......... MDRA @ Pleasure Valley.........................................................................................www.pvrmx.com 18.......... MAMA @ Happy Ramblers.................................................................www.happyramblers.org 18.......... Region C 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.........................Terry Mutchler 419 994 4847 18.......... Marienville FC Tour De Forest...................................................www.marienville-fire.com 23.......... Powerline Park Memorial Day Weekend............................ www.powerlinepark.com 24.......... D6 Sleepy Hollow Women Rippin Up the Hollow.........................www.sleepymx.com 24.......... Tucker County 35th Annual Challenge in the Hills..... Tom Hardy 304 478 2386 24.......... Powerline Park Memorial Day Weekend........................... www.powerlinepark.com 24.......... Scrubgrass Memorial Day Weekend................................................www.sgohvpark.com 25.......... D6 Sleepy Hollow Women Rippin Up the Hollow.........................www.sleepymx.com 25.......... Tucker County 35th Annual Challenge in the Hills..... Tom Hardy 304 478 2386 25.......... Scrubgrass Memorial Day Weekend................................................www.sgohvpark.com 25.......... Powerline Park Memorial Day Weekend............................ www.powerlinepark.com 26.......... TRUPA Smith Rd Ohio Race................................................................................................................................ 26.......... Scrubgrass Memorial Day Weekend................................................www.sgohvpark.com 31.......... NEOC @ Blue Mountain RD 5..................................................................... www.neocracing.com 31.......... MDRA QUAD @ Sleepy Hollow Round #5...............................................www.sleepymx.com 31.......... MAMA @ Speed Citi.................................................................................................. www.speedciti.com June 1............. D6 Doubllin Gap MX (practice 5/31)..................................................www.doublingap.com 1............. D6 White Rose MC Class A Hill Climb............................................ www.whiterosemc.org 1............. NEOC @ Blue Mountain RD 5..................................................................... www.neocracing.com 1............. MDRA QUAD @ Sleepy Hollow Round #5...............................................www.sleepymx.com 1............. Tar Hollow ATV............................................................................. Facebook Tar Hollow ATV Ride 1............. Ramey FC Poker Run....................................................................www.rameyfirecompany.com 1............. TRUPA Beaverdale Hill Climb................................................................................. TRUPA Facebook 1............. 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