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“The Famous” Freemansburg Motorcycle Hillclimb and BIKE SHOW!

Upcoming Hill Climb Dates: Sunday June 9th and Sunday September 22nd 2024

Time: Gates open at 9:00 AM, Start time 12 Noon

Place: 2248 Riverside Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015

Visit freemansburg-hill-climb.com for more details!

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Shapiro Administration Invites Pennsylvanians to Complete Online Outdoor Recreation Survey

Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Survey

Click HERE to take the survey!

We encourage all recreationalists to complete the following online survey!  

Pennsylvania is in the process of updating the State’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and needs your assistance!

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today encouraged Pennsylvanians to share their outdoor interests and activities in a 10-minute, online survey that will assist with developing the state’s next outdoor recreation plan.

As you will see in the press release it is used to inform DCNR of your preferred form(s) of recreation and what facilities will enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.

Please share this press release with your friends, family and fellow outdoor enthusiasts.  It is important that the department hears from as many users as possible so they can develop a plan that meets the diverse needs of all Pennsylvanians.

Click HERE to take the survey!

The deadline to complete the survey is May 22.

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PA Powersports Show 2024!

We’re back and better than ever!

We’re so happy to be back – great new venue, new sponsors, new partners! Very excited to tell everyone that we will have the Pennsylvania Off Highway Vehicle Association partnering with us as a Presenting Sponsor.

With snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, travel, clothing, gear and accessories, trailers, a used sled corral, and vintage powersports showroom all under one roof, the Pennsylvania Powersports Show is not to be missed. The 2024 show, held Oct. 25-27, includes 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in the heart of Pennsylvania at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds!

Exhibit

Interested in exhibiting? See links below for the Sponsor and Exhibitor packet as well as an online order form.

See our Sponsor and Exhibitor packet: 2024 PA Powersports Show Exhibitor Brochure

Online order form for Sponsor & Exhibitor sponsor levels and booth sizes

Tickets!

Tickets will be available online at a discount.

For more information, please visit:

PA Powersports Show 2024 – PA State Snowmobile Association (pasnow.org)

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2023 BDR ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

BDR RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Click HERE for the full report!

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Lackawanna County Opens Survey for ATV Park or Trails

Lackawanna County is conducting a feasibility study to identify sustainable, accessible land for ATV and motorized recreation. The public survey regarding the project is live until December 31st.

Click HERE to take the survey!

Click the image below to learn more about the Lackawanna County ATV Feasibility Study!

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Greenways & Trails Summit September 17-19, 2023, Scranton, PA

Monday September 18 – Trends in Motorized Recreation in PA

For the first time in the history of The Commonwealth we have arranged a full three session one day ‘track’ that focuses on motorized recreation in PA. We anticipate that a strong showing of motorized enthusiasts attending this trails summit may open eyes and doors for inclusion and equity for motorized recreation to be included in future State Park and Recreation Conferences and Trails Summits as this trail user group has historically remained underserved and underrepresented.

Please consider attending (Monday only or all) of this Fall Trails Summit. Registration is now open at: WeConservePA.org/greenways-trails-summit

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Explore Potter County ATV/UTV Club

Formed in 2020, the Potter County Atv/Utv Club has thrived in combining ATV/UTV recreation with youth training, responsible riding and community service. Their group outings and events are designed around taking in our beautiful surroundings while supporting local businesses. Click the link below to catch up with one of the founding members, Brad Smith, who gives us some insight on their active organization.

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ALERT! DCNR Announces Grant Cycle for 2022!

News ALERT!! DCNR Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants!! Reach out to PaOHV for grant-writing assistance at paohvassn@gmail.com!

The annual application period for DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grants is now open.

Please note that for those applying for funding under the ATV or Snowmobile Management Restricted Accounts, grant applications will open Tuesday, Feb. 1. Applications for the 2022 grant round will be accepted through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Apr. 6. Funds can support projects such as: Planning, acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of public parks, Trail planning and construction, River conservation and access, Land acquisition and conservation, Streamside tree planting, Regional and statewide partnerships.

In 2021, the Community Conservation Partnerships Program awarded over $70 million for more than 300 recreation and conservation projects across Pennsylvania. Applicants should contact their Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Regional Advisor to discuss project ideas and application requirements prior to submitting. You can find that information HERE.

To apply for a grant, please use the DCNR Grants Customer Service Portal at https://apps.dcnr.pa.gov/grants/ or click HERE. For more information on each grant type, check out the DCNR YouTube page’s grant workshop playlist.

With our 2022 grant round open, we’ll be bringing you grant application tips in each e-news during the application period. These grants are competitive, so it’s important to submit the best application you can.

This week’s tip: contact your Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Regional Advisor early. Even if you aren’t starting your application right now, it’s still good to connect with your regional advisor. Your advisor can visit your site and offer suggestions to refine both your project idea and your grant application. Our regional advisors get very busy with these site visits, which is why it’s so important to contact them early. That way you can get your visit scheduled and still have time to complete your application.

Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Spring ATV/Snowmobile grant round opens

Friday – Saturday, Feb. 25-26 – Keystone Coldwater Conference (State College)

Saturday, Feb. 26 – Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference (virtual)

Wednesday – Friday, March 16-18 – Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference (Gettysburg)

Tuesday – Friday, Mar. 29-Apr. 1 – 75th annual Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society conference (Pocono Manor)

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