Allegheny National Forest Adventure Rally - Loleta, PA - 9/21-9/23

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  1. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH
    • Who: YOU! Well, up to 50 of you, anyway. Registration limited to 50 people due to campground capacity.
    • What: Full weekend of camping and riding in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest
    • When: Check in after 2:00 PM on Friday, September 21st, Check out any time on Sunday, September 23rd
    • Where: Millstone Group Campground in Loleta Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest, PA, Coordinates 41.402598, -79.080548 (campground entrance)
    • Cost: NO COST FOR ENTRY, donations accepted for dinner Saturday evening (either catered BBQ or Hamburgers/Hotdogs, see below)
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    THE RIDING
    • I plan on having a few routes put together and available via GPS for self-guided rides. There will be no scheduled rides. Everyone is free to explore the forest, the surrounding communities, and come and go from the campground as you please. Group up or ride solo, it’s up to you.
    • In addition to the hundreds of miles of forest roads available for exploration, there are over 100 miles of ATV and dirt bike trails in the area. The use of these trails requires a permit (daily $10) which can be purchased from the Ranger’s Station or a few local businesses (click HERE for list of local businesses). Some of the GPS routes that I provide will incorporate parts of the ATV/dirt bike trails, so a permit will be required if you plan on riding these routes.
    • If you wish to bring a non-street legal bike or ATV to ride the trail system only, please note you will have to trailer to one of the trailheads for access. The campground does not have direct access to the ATV or bike trails for non-street legal vehicles.
    • For those of you who enjoy the twisties, PA-666 is a must ride.
    • Routes will soon be under development. If you are familiar with the area and would like to contribute to the development of the routes please send me a PM.
    • DISCLAIMER: The ATV and bike trails are regularly patrolled by the Park Rangers. DO NOT get caught on the trails without a permit! And DO NOT deviate from the marked trail system! Please respect the forest and the rules established by the Forest Service. Spend your hard-earned dollars on gas, food, and beer, NOT fines.
    THE CAMPGROUND
    • Millstone Group Campground is in the Loleta Recreation Area and is located about 7 miles south of Marienville, PA. The campground can accommodate up to 50 people. There is a primitive restroom on-site with shower access nearby. This is a non-electric site.
    • If you prefer a little more privacy, peace and quiet, or electric hook-up, there are single-site campsites nearby and dispersed camping is permitted in the forest.
    ATV AND BIKE TRAILS
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    MEALS
    • Saturday evening dinner will be provided. Depending on turnout, this will either be catered BBQ or simple hamburgers/hotdogs and sides. For the catered meal, I would need 15+ attendees to make it worthwhile for my buddy to bring his BBQ rig out here. As mentioned above, no cost for this meal, but DONATIONS APPRECIATED!
    • All other meals will be your responsibility.
    • Full list of local-ish establishments for food to be provided soon
    OTHER ACTIVITIES
    • Hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, sightseeing, etc.
    LASTLY...
    • At the request of the USDA FS, Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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  2. fatbikeracer

    fatbikeracer Been here awhile

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    Im in.
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  3. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    First on the In List! You should win a prize.
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  4. t1hybrid

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    Man this looks like a great time
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    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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  6. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    I would love to do this, but my work at that time of year makes it difficult. Enjoy!
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  7. Dr. Pinetree

    Dr. Pinetree Michael Motorcycle

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    I have no idea if I'll be working or not, but it's on my calendar.
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  9. hubb255

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    I'm in and I may have at least 3 other riders that would love it! All bigger ADV bikes.
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  10. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    It'd be good to see you again, my friend!
    Gotcha (+3) on the list! Lots of big bike friendly roads to explore. Heck, you'd be fine on parts of the ATV trail.
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