Allegheny national forest dwarfs all the rest of our riding areas combined. It could use more singletrack, though. IMBA an dNAMBA are working on the possibility of new singletrack in the Jakes Rocks Area. Click on the News and Advocacy link below for the latest news.
Latest Jake's updates
Update - info from Frank MaGuire...IMBA midatlanticregional director and beer drinker.
Things are still rolling along. two different grants were secured/reassigned bringing the project funds into the $250,000 range. which would be close to enough for the first phase, some of the campground connectors, some of the blue and one or two of the black routes.
Timeline -we know nothing is ever definite, but... the EA completion could/should happen this next calendar year, If the EA is completed by Summer,, that would for clearing of corridor in the Fall if all goes well, a selection of the contractor in the Fall. and then beginning construction in Spring 2015...
Scoping will likely occur this Spring..-ANF announce proposed action and contact stakeholders for input..... we will be asking for positive letter campaign from friends near and far for support.
Probably a public meeting happening in Warren, in March,
NAMBA-ANF will likely formalize a maintenance agreement for the future trail system, along with possible work on existing trails to establish a good, trusting working relationship.
It may seem like we have been talking about this for years.. well we have... but the news of having a significant amount of funding waiting to go to the contractor,, is a huge bit of news that ought to make everyone consider that project is moving in the right direction. some of you may consider locking yourself in a dark room, putting a towel over the crack below the door and letting out a short, timid squeal of anticipatory joy
there may be more news (hopefully positive) in January... will post up info then...
The trails will need a few weeks to dry out enough for riding. We'll update the conditions absolutely as soon as things are ready to ride. In the mean time hope for dry weather and come to a trail day to help us get the trails in top shape. Thanks for helping to keep the trail in great shape by not riding until they are dry enough. THANKS!
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