Sat, Sep 30|
Black Moshannon State Park
Guided Hike at Black Moshannon - Public Lands Ride Day
Centred Outdoors will offer information and a free, guided hike during the Moshannon Public Lands Ride day. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Public Lands Ride initiative celebrates and showcases the wealth of public parks and forests across the Commonwealth.
Dates & Times
Sep 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Black Moshannon State Park, 4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA
About the event
HIKE INFORMATION (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED):
Centred Outdoors will offer a free, guided hike on the day of the Moshannon Public Lands Ride. Registration for the hike is not required.
Our guided hike will include a brief introduction and interpretation along the trail. We will start at the beach area and follow the lake loop counterclockwise to Shingle Mills trail. Follow Shingle Mills for about half a mile, before turning around and heading back to finish the rest of the lake loop.
Hike Length: 1.65 miles
Difficulty Level / Trail Condition: This hike is easy-moderate. There is no significant elevation gain; sections of the trail are rocky and uneven, especially on Shingle Mills.
PUBLIC LANDS RIDE INFORMATION (REGISTRATION REQUIRED):
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Public Lands Ride initiative celebrates and showcases the wealth of public parks and forests across the Commonwealth, bringing awareness to public lands as an invaluable resource for us to protect and enjoy.
Official Ride Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/public-lands-ride
Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
Join the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for the 5th annual Public Lands Ride!
Read More: Gearing Up for the 2023 Public Lands Ride
The ride is a non-competitive mixed-surface event that will take place at Black Moshannon State Park and the surrounding Moshannon State Forest on Saturday, September 30, 2023. There will be three different marked courses -- 65 mile, 42 mile, and 22 mile --- all of which feature rolling climbs from rhododendron-filled stream valleys to open plateau views and a mix of gravel and snowmobile trail terrain. The 22-mile route is a great option for anyone newer to the gravel scene as the climbs are mostly very mellow and it's almost entirely smooth, maintained gravel roads. Meanwhile, the 62-mile route offers tougher climbs, more chunky bits and all the highlights of the area. And of course the 45-mile route is a nice middle ground. Because most of the courses do include some grassier and chunkier terrain, we recommend tires at least 35mm, preferably 40-45mm.
There will be aid stations every 15-20 miles that will be stocked with real food, including the famous pierogis brought to you by Evan and Nittany Mountain Works.
The Bicycle Shop will be providing mechanical support at Aid 1 & 3, as well as at the start pre-ride.
Coffee and bagels from Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Company
Finish with a post-ride party on the beach with a cookout and beer from Boal City Brewing Co.
More details to come and in the meantime, check out this video from the 2022 event!
All proceeds benefit the work of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), which facilitates trail planning, land conservation, outdoor recreation, reforestation, water protection and more across the state. Learn more about PEC's work on improving gravel riding resources in Pennsylvania here.
We thank you for your support!