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.

View photos, click here.

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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Work Detail - Saturday, April 22

This past Saturday, April 22, The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails covered more roads for trash collection than any previous time. This was due to the number of volunteers & also help from the Centre County Probation Office.  Bob Harris, Cameron, Robin Fye & boys, Mike Fisher, Trilby Mayes, Harry Moore, Tom & Kathy Robbins led crews on Gorton, Peale, Pancake, Tennessee Turnpike, Walnut, Fountain, Scotchtown, Birch, Preslovich, Cemetary, Bumbarger, Tarman Rds, the entire trail from Viaduct Bridge to Clarence and Rt. 144 from M&D Storage to crossroads at Rebels in Moshannon. Mary Halsnick planted flowers at Gillentown & Clarence Kiosk. Gary Halsnick, George Holt headed a crew to complete the installation of belting on Rock Run Bridge. Carole & Charles Jensen led a crew trimming the trail from Gorton Crossing to Peale Crossing. Great volunteers helping to keep our community clean and beautiful!

See photos from this event, click here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DCNR Youth Certification ATV Training

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails/Best Line Powersports will be having  DCNR Youth Certification Training(8yrs through 15yrs of age) at Best Line Centre Hall location on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The training will start at 9am. All must provide their own atvs, wear leather boots, long pants and long sleeve shirts and have their helmets.
All youths need to be pre-registered by calling Best Line Powersports at: (814-237-0897) and ask for Dave Walker or Fred Yearick.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Work Detail Gillentown Trailhead 04-08-2017

A great turnout for the first large group work detail scheduled for 2017. Volunteers came from as far away as Lancaster, Ringtown to help out with the projects. Andy Shultz's led a crew brushing.  Jim Leigey led a crew collecting trash along Tennessee Turnpike down Kato Road, approximately 5 miles was covered. Gary Halsnick led a crew to install belting on the Rock Run Bridge and Trilby Mayes led the crew to start staining the bridge as well. Jack Miller led a crew staining Black Moshannon Bridge. Although a lot of work was done, both bridges will need completed on the next work detail along with completing the belting on Rock Run Bridge. We also had a grouse check out our project on the Rock Run Bridge all day. Jack Snack Shack provided the hoagies for the volunteers and everyone was appreciative of his great hoagies. The Centre County Probation Office also provided some very good workers. We appreciated all the hard work they all put into our trail. Hope to see another good turnout on the next work detail scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. Please email Larry Mayes at: ssrta1@gmail.com if  you plan to attend. The SSRTA will be providing lunch and beverages for the volunteers.
View photos from this event, click here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Work Detail 04-05-2017 Drainage Pipe Install

Fred Lingle, Gary Halsnick, Marlin Luse and Larry Mayes planned out a work detail on the best day of the week to install 30ft of drainage pipe. The pipe was installed near the gate by the pavilion. The ditch leading to the pipe was also lined. Some time was used to level off the stone/snow balls still remaining in the parking lot and some time was used to fill in the water line ditch where it has been sinking. Most of the upper side of the parking lot is in really good shape. We still have a soft spot in the center where the ditch was installed - this will be fixed over the next several weeks. 

View photos from this project, click here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Upcoming Best Line Powersports Events

This Friday & Saturday April 7 & 8 at Best Line Powersports Muncy
Indian Motorcycle Demo Truck from 9 am – 4 pm both days
A valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement
Appropriate riding gear, including without limitation, a Snell and/or DOT approved helmet, eye protection, jacket or long-sleeved shirt, long-pants, and closed-toe shoes
7-8 Indian Motorcycle model demo bikes
This Saturday April 8 at Best Line Powersports Muncy
Launch Party 9 am – 4 pm
Come in on Saturday April 8 and register to win the newest member of the Indian Motorcycle Chieftain family.
Ask our Sales staff about the new Icon Series Roadmaster & Scout models and order yours today.


This Saturday April 8 at Best Line Powersports Centre Hall
Launch Party 9 am – 2 pm
Come in on Saturday April 8 and register to win the newest member of the Indian Motorcycle Chieftain family.
Ask our Sales staff about the new Icon Series Roadmaster & Scout models and order yours today.


This Saturday April 8 at Best Line Powersports Centre Hall
Snow Check Breakfast 9 am – 12 pm
This Saturday morning from 9a -12noon, Best Line Powersports will be having their Snow Check Select breakfast for our snowmobile customers. Stop by to see the early order 2018 Polaris Snowmobiles that arrived at our dealership that we have on display. We will also have iPads on hand to build any configuration machine that you might desire for your next sled. There are all kinds of Snow Check incentives including a 4 year warranty option, Ride Command digital dash displays and attractive finance options. Bring your sled in for our MSD-Gold certified techs to get ready for summer hibernation. We’ll have lubricants and other goodies on discount (155 – 40%) to encourage you to store them, rather than us this summer and fall!
Thank you,
Fred Yearick Jr. | Regional Manager Powersports | M. 814-360-9287 | fyearick@bestline.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

Best Line Powersports Muncy/ Indian Motorcycle of Muncy to hold Snow Check Breakfast



Good morning SSRTA members.  This Saturday morning from 9a -12noon, Best Line Powersports will be having their Snow Check Select breakfast for our snowmobile customers.  Stop by to see the early order 2018 Polaris Snowmobiles that arrived at our dealership that we have on display.   We will also have iPads on hand to build any configuration machine that you might desire for your next sled.  There are all kinds of Snow Check incentives including a 4 year warranty option, Ride Command digital dash displays and attractive finance options.  Bring your sled in for our MSD-Gold certified techs to get ready for summer hibernation.  We’ll have lubricants and other goodies on discount to encourage you to store them, rather than us this summer and fall! 

Our showroom is complete with all the wall displays installed for the Polaris Sportsman, Ranger and RZR products.  That buildout has recently been completed and joins the beautiful displays for Polaris Slingshot and Indian Motorcycles.  We’ll have the coffee and breakfast going all morning.  Stop by Saturday and check all that’s going on at Best Line Powersports this upcoming Spring.

See you Saturday!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SSRTA applications for membership at Best Line Muncy

Effective March 28,2017, Best Line Powersports in Muncy is now handling the SSRTA applications for membership and membership stickers. So, stop by and get your membership sticker and check out their new & used machines.

Friday, March 24, 2017

SSRT Pavilion Water Line Install

The trail has been planning to install a frost free water spigot near the pavilion and also near the restrooms at Gillentown Trailhead. Then, we could have the use of water for our events. The plan is to have the water turned on in the Spring and off in the fall. Both spigots will have locks installed to prevent over running of water and mostly used for events. On Monday, March 20,2017 volunteers showed up to help get the 1000ft. of line installed. Fred Lingle ran backhoe, Gary Mayes volunteered his backhoe and services to handle some of the hard digging areas with large rocks etc. Harry Moore move a lot of snow throughout the parking lot to help it melt. Gary Halsnick, Ron Fye, Larry Lingle, Marlin Luse and Larry Mayes helped install the spigots and lay the pipe in the ditch. The pipe was completely installed by end of day Wednesday, March 22. Now, we are waiting for the Mountaintop Regional Water Company to tie the pipe into their main water line. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to accomplish this project.

View photos from this project, click here.

Monday, March 6, 2017

New Corporate Sponsors

Please support our two newest corporate sponsors.

Clemmer Fire Protection
2449 Wallaceton-Morrisdale Road
Morrisdale, Pa. 16858

Ph: 814-343-6110

Rees Exit 22 Truckstop Inc.
PO Box 265
Snow Shoe, Pa. 16874-0265

Ph: 814-387-4286

For all your cars, pickup trucks, tractor & trailer, vehicle repairs and towing.





Friday, March 3, 2017

Work Detail - Feb. 28th

The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held a work detail on Tuesday, February 28,2017. Several areas needed addressed - Install 40ft of drainage pipe and install headwall, clean out several ditches, grade some sections of trail, cut trees from trail, dig out vertical pins. The following bunch of volunteers gave up their day to help out with this project: Gary Halsnick, Marlin Luse, Fred & Larry Lingle, Bob Harris, Ron Fye and Larry Mayes. The Kubota Tractor purchased from one of our Corporate Sponsors, Dotterer Equipment of Larmar and Bobcat Skid Steer purchased from Best Line Equipment in Centre Hall were used for the job. Thank you to both of them to help make the job easier.

View photos - click here.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Corporate Sign installed at Gillentown Trailhead

Truck Stuff & More New Corporate Sign installed at Gillentown Trailhead. Members, please remember to support those that support us and our recreation. 




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Corporate Sponsor

Please support our newest corporate sponsor:
Fred Carson Disposal Service, Inc.
170 Transfer Road
Bellefonte, Pa. 16823
Ph: 814-238-6895
Email: carsondisposal16801@gmail.com
Web site: www.carsondisposal.com
Contact us for your disposal service.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FOR SALE: 2012 Honda Foreman 500 4x4

FOR SALE: 2012 Honda Foreman 500 4x4
Fuel Injected. Power Steering. Manual Shift. Captains Chair with Storage boxes. Excellent Condition. Very Clean. Garage Kept. Low Mileage - 1,000 miles.

$4,000 FIRM! Title in hand. NO TRADES!

Please call or text Justin or Jodie at 814-380-3433 or 814-280-6399. Located in Clarence, PA.