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.  

Upcoming Spring 2019 Rides -
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 9:30 am Meet & Greet – Ride at 10 am sharp – Tea Springs Picnic Area on White Deer Pike, west of the Mile Run Exit of I-80.
Bring food or beverage to share for a post ride gathering.
We'll have BEMBA membership info, some free materials and BEMBA gear for sale.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 9:30 am Meet & Greet – Ride at 10 am sharp – Jack’s Mountain Trailhead on PA Rt. 235 south of Glen Iron/Laurelton
This will be a skills ride with experienced mountain bikers demonstrating some necessary and fun techniques for more enjoyable rides. We will ride as well. All skills are encouraged to attend.
Bring food or beverage to share for a post ride gathering.
We'll have BEMBA membership info, some free materials and BEMBA gear for sale

Rides & Activities of the Recent Past
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:30 am Meet & Greet - May Ride at 10 am sharp - McCall Dam State Park
- Be sure to check our Facebook page as the date gets closer.
- All rides will have multiple options with varying levels of difficulty and length. Riders must have a helmet.
- Come out, meet & ride with some great people who enjoy mountain biking the great outdoors of central PA.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30 am Meet & Greet 
Spring Group Ride to begin at 10 am sharp – McCall Dam State Park - bring food or beverage to share for a post ride gathering –  We'll have BEMBA membership info, some free materials and BEMBA gear for sale

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 9 am – Spring Trail Clean Up - meet in the back parking lot of RB Winter State Park - working on Jamboree, White Deer Creek, Hough Mt. and Hall Trails in preparation for the Trans-Sylania Epic Race https://www.bikereg.com/40496 General removal of limbs, debris and brush from trails - All tools will be supplied by BEMBA – bring work gloves, water and personal food

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.

Overlook from above Halfway Dam - left to right; Chip Marrara, Dustin Manotti, Tom Martin, Dan Sartwell, Scot Wagner, Kyle Swartz, Galen Smith, Ben Marsh, Dave Ashby, Colton Reed, ? (shadow), Brett Chadderdon, Mike Kurelja, Jon Weaver, Thom Fantasky

Overlook from above Halfway Dam - left to right; Chip Marrara, Dustin Manotti, Tom Martin, Dan Sartwell, Scot Wagner, Kyle Swartz, Galen Smith, Ben Marsh, Dave Ashby, Colton Reed, ? (shadow), Brett Chadderdon, Mike Kurelja, Jon Weaver, Thom Fantasky

We have a couple of map options for our forest:

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/marsh/bikemap_2010a.pdf

http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/geography/environs/bike_guide.pdf

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.

Click Here for where to buy a Purple Lizard map

Bald Eagle Map

A trail map of the area in and around R.B. Winter State Park in the Bald Eagle State Forest. The map was created by Bucknell University Geography Professor and former BEMBA Board Member, Ben Marsh.

A trail map of the area in and around R.B. Winter State Park in the Bald Eagle State Forest. The map was created by Bucknell University Geography Professor and former BEMBA Board Member, Ben Marsh.