The Pennsylvania Environmental Council Public Lands Ride is a mixed surface, non-competitive cycling event that seeks to showcase Pennsylvania’s public lands. There are two different ways to participate — an in-person group ride at Black Moshannon State Park on October 2, 2021, or explore mapped routes on your own, whenever you want.
Group Ride at Black Moshannon State Park
Join us for a group ride at Black Moshannon State Park on October 2, 2021! There will be three different route options — 25, 45 and 65 mile — with aid stations spaced about every 15 miles. The routes will be on mostly gravel roads in Moshannon State Forest, with some short sections of grassy snowmobile trails.
There will be camping available at the group campsite Friday and Saturday nights, and campsites and cabins are also available to rent via the state park’s reservation system. We plan to host some sort of pre-ride activity on Friday evening, details TBD.
Registration is open on BikeReg.
Explore six new routes on your own
We are working on six routes to explore on your own time in Tuscarora, Michaux, Elk, Tioga, and Loyalsock State Forests as well as the Allegheny National Forest.
The routes are mostly in the 45-65 mile range, of course with the option to expand or cut short as you see fit. Stay tuned to the PEC blog and Public Lands Ride Instagram (@pecpubliclandsride) to check out these routes once published.
There is no fee to ride these routes — we just encourage you to share your experience with your friends and on social media (and don’t forget to tag us!).
- Elk State Forest
- Worlds End State Park/Loyalsock State Forest
- Colton Point State Park/Tioga State Forest
- Michaux State Forest
As we head back to in-person events and responses to COVID-19 continue to evolve, PEC will be monitoring guidance from the CDC and others in order to have appropriate safety protocols in place at our events. These may vary based on the type of event and other factors and may include masking and social distance requirements, proof of vaccination, and/or other precautions. Please stay tuned as the event(s) approach and we will keep you updated. Thanks so much for joining us!
Don’t forget, you can still enjoy 2020’s Public Lands Ride routes
Though the opportunity to win swag has passed, the opportunity to explore the six routes we put together for the 2020 “virtual” Public Lands Ride has not!
Links to blog post descriptions and RWGPS maps: