Thursday, August 10, 2017

SSRTA Week Long ATV Trip

SSRTA did a week long atv trip at the end of July and beginning of August. First we stop at Forest Lodge in Marienville and rented some rooms and camping areas too. We met the new owners, Dave & Suzzy - wonderful people-and they are making some nice improvements to the rooms and camp sites. Eric Brooks was excited to hear about the new driveway Dave is going to install into the camping area.

We spent 3 days at Marienville riding 3 separate trails & eating at several different restaurants - Voulwinkles for wings, Kelley's for breakfast, Bettina's for wonderful Italian food. The approximate 28 mile bike trail is one that is for experience riders. However, the Marienville/Timberline trails are easier areas for riding. We then traveled to Coudersport and stayed at the Mill Stream Inn and others camped at the Potato City Campground.

We took one day off from riding and relaxed around the camp fire. Mike & Nicole Harris prepared excellent BBQ ribs and chicken for supper that day. Then, we rode the Potato City Trail down to Lyman Run Dam. It was sure nice with the extra riding available that we could ride to the parks concession stand and get ice cream & hot dogs. Great idea and sure hope that it could happen at Black Moshannon Park someday. What a great economic impact.

We then traveled to Whiskey Springs and rode it one day and then back to Snow Shoe to ride the SSRT and Bloody Skillet. One great experience with a bunch of good friends to share such wonderful memories. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

15th Annual Best Line Powersports/SSRTA Chicken BBQ

After a week of hot humid rainy weather, we lucked out with one beautiful day for the 15th Annual Best Line Powersports/SSRTA Chicken BBQ. We had another great crowd who seemed to be having a lot of fun-enjoying wonderful riding weather and of course as delicious chicken bbq dinner. Once again, Chris Vangor and his helpers - Tim Bumbarger, Andy Basalla, Jim & Kyle Vangor out did themselves with that tasty chicken. We thank them so very much for their hard work, getting up at midnight to prepare the chicken for the event. We also had some great help provided to us by the Centre County Probation Office, who set up the day before and the day of the bbq. Many thanks to our volunteers of the SSRTA also - for painting lines, manning stations - keeping things running smoothly through the entire event. We can't forget Jack Miller and his tasty ice cream -- and a thank you to our two parking attendants Sheila and Ron Fye - They helped keep the parking organized by filling the parking lot and then filling up the overflow areas along the trail and the road to the Moshannon Community Center. Our 50/50 winner was Tom Robbins of Sullivan County. Congratulations and thank you to all the members that supported the trail at this event. Best Line Powersports has a great display of uints that created a lot of interest in the crowd, especially the razors & General. Sure had a lot of people looking them over. Mike Getz and his daughter CC looked like they had a wonderful time riding too. We noticed CC driving this time and doing a good job. Fifthteen years of sponsorship of our chicken bbq and we certainly appreciate their backing.

View photos from this event, click here.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UTV Rentals at Best Line

Best Line - North Atherton Street location has utvs for rental. For more information about availability and prices, call the store at 814-237-9050 and ask for the rental counter. The rental counter guys will know availability and rates.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

Gillentown Trailhead parked Full for Memorial Day Weekend.
Everyone remember that Three Points Sportsman Club Children Fishing Dirby is held on Sunday along with the Snow Shoe Mud Races too.
Check them out for a wonderful time while you are here for Memorial Day Weekend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DCNR Youth ATV Certification Trainings

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails will be partering with Carns Equipment in Clearfield and Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall to provide DCNR Youth Certification Training on the following dates & locations:

September 16, 2017, 9am - Carns Equipment - Pre-registration is required. Contact Kurt Climie or Justin Carns at 814-765-5684 to register your child or if you have any question. This training is for youths 8 through 15 yrs. of age. A free meal will be provided by Carns Equipment & Snow Shoe Rails to Trails to anyone stopping by this day.

October 14, 2017, 9am - Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall. - Pre-registration is required. Contact Dave Walker or Chris Corman at  814-237-0897 to register your child or if you have any questions. This training is for youths 8 through 15 yrs of age. We will also be having the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Raffle this day starting at 2pm. Best Line Powersports & Snow Shoe Rails to Trails will be providing a  free meal to anyone stopping by this day. We will also have plenty of door prizes to give away too but you must to be present to win the door prizes.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bloody Skillet Work Detail

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held it's annual Bloody Skillet work details on May 15,16, 17. These work details are coordinated with DCNR to prepare the Bloody Skillet for the Opening of the Summer ATV/UTV riding season. Work consist of cutting trees/brush from trail, identify,install damaged or missing signs, notify DCNR of eroded or dangerous sections of trail, collect trash.

This years group of volunteers was the largest to date. We all met with DCNR Forester, Bob Fitterling at Bloody Skillet northern trailhead to discuss particulars. Then, we divided up into separate groups to followup on various sections.

Jack Miller provided lunch for everyone each day - the hoagies were great!!!
We even saw a black snake on the trail Monday, very stiff and cold as we relocated it into the woods.

One other note: DCNR advised that they would be grading the swichback on the connector trail starting Tuesday, this coming week. So, it should be in good shape for opening day, Friday, May 26.

The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails wants to thank all of it's volunteers for your help to maintain the trail. "Great bunch of people".
Gary Halsnik & Jack Miller installing new corporate sponsor signs at Gillentown Trailhead. They are Snow Shoe Sandwich Shop & Rees' Truck Stop and Restaurant.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Belting Donation For Trail

Jim Leigey and Larry Mayes accepting belting for Snow Shoe Rails to Trails from Bob Moore. The belting was provided as a donation by Bob, Dave Davidson & G.O. Hawbaker. It will be used to place on the wooden bridges to prevent wear & tear from snowmobile tracks & skies. Rock Run Bridge has been completed and the rest of the bridges will get done as time & volunteers permit. Thank you all for the donation.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Raffle

To be held October 14, 2017 at Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall, 2pm.
Top prize on the raffle ticket is a 570 razor with power steering, matt gray with B&R strips, slotted wheels.

You can purchase tickets at: Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall, Snow Shoe Sandwich Shop, Truck Stuff & more in Bellefonte, Raymond Tires, Jim Verost Used Cars.

DCNR Youth ATV Certification Training - Saturday, May 13th

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails & Carns Equipment will be holding DCNR Youth Certification Training at Carns Equipment in Clearfield, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9am. This training is for youths 8 through 15 years of age.

Pre-registration is required by calling Kurt Climie at Carns Equipment - 814-765-5684. Please advise Kurt what adult size t-shirt your child wears as the SSRTA will be providing a t-shirt to all participants that pass the course.

Carns & Snow Shoe Rails to Trails will be providing a meal to anyone that shows up the day of the event.