Thursday, July 19, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
One of our latest corporate sponsors of Snow Shoe Rails to Trails stopped by Snow Shoe recently and sealed a few driveways. Earl Smith of Sandy Ridge(near Philipsburg) sealed driveways for Ruth Martin, Marlin Luse and Larry Mayes. He and his crew did an excellent job getting the driveways done. No splashing house or siding-his crew did it all by hand anywhere near the house. We are very pleased with the quality of work. Of course he does work in Philipsburg, State College and now Snow Shoe. Needing your driveway sealed or paved, contact Earl Smith at 814-577-0986 for an estimate.
Friday, July 13, 2018
About two years ago, CMATVA & SSRTA was invited to a meeting with the Clinton County Economic Development Association and Clinton County Commissioners. They ask if both organization would like to work on extending more atv riding. Of course we both agreed. CMATVA is spearheading the project from Bloody Skillet to NY Border. SSRTA has provided 50% of funding to purchase new signs for the project along with CMATVA providing the other 50%.Both clubs, Clinton County Commissioners, Clinton County Economic Developmentment Association have traveled to Harrisburg to talk with DCNR and political leaders about connecting the trails and the benefits to businesses. CMATVA has worked very hard with it's volunteers to legalize roads for atvs/utvs and install proper signage on township roads north of Renovo towards Coutersport. Mike Hanna has recently spoke to the governor to get a bill introduced and passed through the House & Senate. The first part of the project connecting Bloody Skillet to Renovo and Renovo to Whiskey Springs is to be completed by April 1, 2020. The 2nd part of the bill is to complete and make connection from Clinton to NY Border by 2024. CMATVA has made a lot of these connection but will need help from DCNR & Penn Dot to complete the rest. SSRTA is proud to be a part of such a large project and is presently working to connect on the west end of the SSRTA to Philipsburg. There are so many people to thank for their efforts in this project, and one that comes to mind is Jeff Snyder, Clinton County Commission. He has been there supporting both atv clubs and traveling to Harrisburg, attending events, meetings to help make this project happen. Mike Hanna-what can we say about his support for both atv riding organizations and now to finish off his great career with something that will help not only the local businesses but other businesses across the state. See what can happen when everyone works together for the same goals. Thank you to all the members of both organizations, corporate sponsors of both organizations-without you this could not of happen. So we thank you all!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sure was nice to see Rene Leigey attend last night's Meeting at the West Branch Dairy Diner. Rene recently had surgery for a broken heal. VP Jim Verost will be having knee surgery next Wednesday. It was sure nice to see him at the meeting - limping- Thank you for your dedication and best wishes next Wednesday. So nice to see the Jensen's and wish them the best too. Great crowd with a special birthday cake made by Maxine for 5 people that have birthday's in July.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
We want to thank WTAJ, Altoona, Jordan Tracy, KC Kantz and Bill-photographer for coming out and spending the day and touring some of the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails, Rush Township and Snow Shoe Township Roads legalized for atvs/utv. We also want to thank Best Line Powersports(Dave Walker) for bringing out a new six seater Polairs Ranger for the tv crew to ride in. Special thanks to the volunteers that came out to ride along too-Another corporate sponsor, Jim Harpen from Harrisburg & family for coming along after being asked in the trailhead if they would like to ride along too. Great time had by all. They will let us know when it will be televised - probably next week.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, June 19,2018, Several volunteers cut a large tree from the trail near mile marker 62 between Six mile run and the viaduct bridge on the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails. Nate Sedlak took care of the emergency by painting the tree and placing orange ribbons around it. Thank you Nate. Then, Joe Reams took his skid steer down the trail to assist-and yes he assisted well on this project-the skid steer was a pleasant surprise, and certainly saved us alot of work. Thank you Joe. Then, Ron Fye, Gary Halsnik, Andy Basalla, George Holt and Larry Mayes worked quite a few hours cutting and removing the large tree from the trail. It measured a little over 30 inches in diameter on the main trunk and 18 plus inches on the upper Y section. The trail is now clear and safe to ride.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails & Central Mountain ATVA attended the DCNR State Forest Management Plan meeting last evening at Lock Haven University. After their presentation about Sproul State Forest, we were able to talk with various people at work stations pertaining to each field. Of course we were interested in the Bloody Skillet to Renovo and Renovo to Whiskey Springs areas. We did get a chance to voice our opinions. The next step on the process is to wait for Larson Design Group to complete the feasibility study. They are going to do some field work to address water area concerns and some areas where the trail would be going near camps. Jeff Snyder, Clinton County Commissioner was in attendance to support the efforts along with Mike Hanna Jr. Both of these gentlemen realize the importance of this trail connection for economic benefits-a must need for our areas. Rodney Preslovich, Snow Shoe Township Supervisor attended to voice his support for the project too.