Bald Eagle State Forest and the surrounding areas offer world class mountain biking. Our terrain leans towards technical and rocky, but something can be found for everyone.
Wednesday Night Rides (WNR) - The WNR has been happening at R.B. Winter years before BEMBA ever existed. Although this is technically not a BEMBA organized event, we have often attended. R.B. Winter State Park back parking lot (behind the beach) Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm year-round. This ride almost always has someone there that knows a great loop. Most rides last about 2-2.5 hours. Bring lights in the fall and winter. There is no signup for this ride. Some nights, maybe a couple riders, other nights there can be over a dozen or more!
Sunday Rides - As you make BEMBA connections, members email and text each other about meeting for informal rides throughout the year.
Common Meeting places with a lot of access to many trails
R.B. Winter State Park back parking lot
the top of Cooper Mill Road just off of PA Rt. 192 at the crossroads
McCall Dam State Park parking lot
commonly known as the “Shale Pit” - near the corner of McCall Dam Road and Black Gap Road
campground on PA Rt. 447 near the Hough Mt. and Hall Trails
the bottom and/or top of Mile Run Road at the crossroads - north side of the I-80 Exit for Mile Run
crossroads of Cooper Mill Road and White Deer Creek Road
Sand Bridge State Park - along PA Rt. 192
Special Events and group rides throughout the year with multiple levels of ability and lengths. Spring Fling, Winter Ride, Jamboree, Summer Ride, Sept-BEMBA, SnowFest, etc. Usually meet at RB Winter, McCall Dam or Sand Bridge State Parks and picnic afterwards. Check the Facebook page for details.
We have a couple of map options for our forest:
Or purchase a Purple Lizard Map online or at one of the map vendors listed to make sure you can find your way on the trails.