On Sunday, September 22nd, the Friends of Rothrock State Forest hosted trail runners, gravel riders, and mountain bikers at Tussey Mountain to celebrate the trails of Rothrock State Forest. More than 115 outdoor enthusiasts took to the trails and roads to help raise funds in support of the construction and maintenance of new, sustainable, multi-use trails in accordance with the comprehensive trail plan.
In the largest field of the day, thirty-one runners finished the rocky 7-mile course which included 3 Bridges, Greenshoot, and Old Laurel trails among others. An additional eleven runners completed the 10-mile course which added sections of the Mid-State Trail.
The first riders to set-off for the day were the gravel cyclists venturing out on either the 25-mile or 50-mile courses. Full descriptions of the courses can be found in previous blog posts should you be looking to put together some fun rides of your own. Rothrock Outfitters was on course and holding down the stocked aid station at Alan Seeger Natural Area.
Heading out in search of the great view along Tussey Mountain Ridge and big adventure, the mountain bike riders found what they were looking for in spades. The 30-mile route riders had the opportunity to enjoy the fun descents of New Laurel and Croyle trails before joining the 20-mile course and the trip across "The Ridge," the technical challenge of John Wert Path, and a final rip down Lonberger.
Thanks goes out to all participants for joining us, the wonderful volunteers that made the event happen, and last but not least, the sponsors and supporters that provided prizes and venue.
Full results available at Falcon Race Timing and additional photos available on our Facebook page.