August 13 - LHORBA ride at Blue Knob

On Sunday August 13, 2017  LHORBA will sponsor our 11th Annual Blue Knob ride and picnic day. There will be several MTB rides and road rides. Meet at the Pavia Run Pavilion, Mowery Hollow. Coming from SR 869 this will be the first right after you pass the swimming pool on your left and the big gravel swimming pool parking lot on your right. There will be a sign that says “Mowery Hollow”.

In order that we have enough food to share and a nice picnic variety, LHORBA kindly asks that you bring a side dish or dessert along with your own "special" beverages. All LHORBA picnics are free for members and their spouses and $5 for non-members. The picnic will start after the rides at 3:00PM

The Rides


1.    Randy Rusnak’s Ride: Meet at 10:30AM to set up the shuttle Intermediate

Ride will meet at Mowery Hollow in order to organize our shuttle. So do not get ready to ride at Mowery Hollow. Shuttle to the top. 10 Miles of "mostly" downhill riding. Lots of rocks

2. Rich Maher's Ride: Meet at 10:30AM to set up the shuttle. Intermediate and Above

This ride will feature Lookout Trail, the Connecter Trail to the Lost Turkey, then 9 miles of the Lost Turkey from the Towers at Burnt House. It will finish with a road ride from Burnt House back to Blue Knob. Approx 14 to 15 miles, and about 3 to 4 hours. Even though you will be losing far more elevation that what you gain, this can be a demanding ride with steep downhills, tough climbs, hike-a-bike sections, and a few challenging rock gardens. This is a must-do for those who like a "in the middle of nowhere" back country ride. But be aware that it is not an easy ride despite the fact that you are shuttling.

3. Kevin Campbell and Mike & Brenda Mucker’s Ride: 10:30AM Ride TimeUpper Intermediate & Above

We will start by climbing from Mowery Hollow for a 3 to 4 hour, 18 to 20+ mile ride that will include the best of the State Park side. This will not be a race pace ride but it will be a steady pace with lots of climbing to be rewarded with some of the best downhill cross country trails in PA. Brenda and I may break this into two groups if the group is large or if we see the need for rides at two different paces.


1. 51 mile ride - Ride leaders: Paul & Barb Godish, 14 -15 mph pace, moderate climbs, stops as needed. See this link for additional ride details. Ride time: 10:30 a.m. from the pavilion

2. 40 mile ride - Ride leader: Larry Babal, 11-13 mph pace, moderate (some short steep one's) climbs stops as needed. See this link for additional ride details.  Ride time: 11:00 a.m.

3. 35 mile ride - Ride leader Diane Tercek, 11-12 mph pace, moderate climbs stops as needed. See this link for additional ride details. Ride time: 11:30 a.m.

4. 16 mile Easy Rider ride led by Gil Demos. This ride has been called one of the flattest rides in western Pa. We will meet at the pavilion at 12:00 p.m. to consolidate cars and to caravan to the start in Weyant just a few miles down the road on 869  

Posted on August 8, 2017 and filed under events.

August 13 - Lumberjack Triathlon Williamsport

6:00 am Packet pick up
7-7:15 am Swim warm ups
7:15 am Mandatory pre-race meeting
7:30 am Event start


Overall female

Overall male

Top 3 per age group male and female:   U-14,  15-19,  20-29,  30-39,  40-49,  50-59,  60 & up

Available at the West Branch Boat Club.

Participant Guide:
Must wear caps
Start in the water
Course is 1 triangular loop; swim around the buoys keepingbuoys to your left.
Use kayak or boats and remove swim caps if you need help/ stop. 
Certified water safety personnel will be monitoring the course.
Watch carpet when you finish the swim
Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is below 78.0 degrees.    If the water temperature is above 78.0 degrees and less than 84.0 degrees. anyone wearing a wetsuit will not be eligible for an award. Wet suits are prohibited if the water temperature is above 84.0 degrees.

Must walk bike in and out of transition area to mount/ dismount area
Must Rack bikes in numbered area

Must wear helmet with a strap
No bottle exchange (water station)
Intersections are manned, but watch for cars/runners.
There are 3 sets of RR tracks. Take on an angle and slow!

1 loop up and back ( downhill back)
Water station just outside of the transition area and near the turnaround.( approximately 1.5 mile marker)
No headphones
Must wear your number bib.

Remove timing chip and give to volunteer
Grab water and snacks

Both transitions take place in the transition area.  Please report to the transition area person in charge before entering the area for your portion of the race. You will exchange your chip in the transition area. The chip must be on before leaving the area.

Drop out:
Tell volunteer and return timing chip.

Integrity Sports will be handling the official timing. You must use the chip they provide you and wear it at all times during the race.

Spectators:  Have a great view along the river and can easily see the run along the streets.

Medical: Susquehanna EMS will provide a comprehensive medical staff

Posted on August 7, 2017 and filed under events.