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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Work Detail - Black Bear Trailhead - May 6th

Saturday, May 6, 2017 SSRTA Work Detail: It may have rained off and on Saturday but it didn't keep the SSRTA Volunteers and the Centre County Probation Office helpers from getting their work done. Eric Brooks, Jack Miller, Nolan Rollo, Larry Mayes led crews trimming & removing trees & brush from the trail between Black Bear Trailhead and the Viaduct. Gary & Mary Halsnick led a crew collecting trash from that area too. Mark Waton led several crews removing trash from the 3 different highways leading to the Black Bear Trailhead. Bob Harris led a crew collecting trash from Black Bear Trailhead towards Winburne on the SSRT. The crews also installed Snow Shoe Sandwich Shop & Rees' Truck Stop & Restaurant Corporate signs and filled the information board too. A great bunch of volunteers & helpers in the poor weather conditions.

View photos from this event, click here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Trail Trimming

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails met with D & W Clearing of Falls Creek to tour sections of trail that we would like trimmed. They will be working on Black Bear side of trail in area where they left off last year. It should take about 3 days - May 1, 2, 3, 2017 - to complete the work so please be cautious when riding in this area. Wayne Hall also donated a large knife to the SSRT that should work good when trimming thorn bushes. We would like to thank Donna & Wayne for the good work they do for the SSRT.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spaghetti Dinner Ride 2017

If you saw a lot of atvs/utvs getting off interstate 80 at Snow Shoe & heading towards the Moshannon. Well, they were going to the Truck Stuff & More/Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Spaghetti Dinner Ride & Truck Stuff & More/CMATVA Dice Run. A wonderful turnout & support for this fundraising event. The Gillentown Trailhead was full and likewise for the Moshannon Community Center. Truck Stuff & More provided two large LED Light Bars for door prizes as well as SSRTA providing lots of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. too. 

We want to thank Truck Stuff & More-Barry Kellerman for their support for this event. We want to thank Ruth Martin & Trilby Mayes for preparing the wonderful meal-it seems like the spaghetti keeps getting better & better. We also want to thank Jim Verost for taking hours to make his wonderful chili. Many Many compliments and people asking for his recipe. However, Jim keeps adding as he goes until he reaches the taste that he likes. 

A lot of thanks goes out to the many SSRTA Volunteers that helps make this event and the organization a success. Thank you also to Centre County Probation office for their help too.

View photos from this event, click here.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Clarence Kiosk


The Clarence kiosk was just reconstructed by Audrey & Fred Lingle. Doors have been added so the trail can update information as needed. Gary & Mary Halsnick recently planted some Hosta's under the sign board at Clarence & Gillentown Trailheads. We want to thank Audrey & Fred & also Mary & Gary for their work to help with this project.

View photos of this project, click here.