Joy Ride / Board Elections

Greetings AMPers,


The Anthracite Mountain Pedalers are excited to announce the AMP Joy Ride on July 18, 2015 at Moon Lake Park.  We will be hosting a ride, a picnic and games, and a brief business meeting.  The event is open to all — members and non-members are welcome!


The activities for the day will be:


  • 10:00 AM:  Group rides head out
  • 12:30 PM:  Lunch
  • 1:00 PM: AMP business meeting
  • 1:30 PM: Games and fun


The AMP business meeting has three topics on the agenda:  (1) updating the membership of AMP on the club’s activities and discussions of future directions, (2) filling two open board positions, and (3) an open forum for member discussion.


The board of AMP has two open positions.  If you are interested in running for an open board position, please feel free to contact us at: so we can put you on the ballot.  We would also welcome suggestions for additional nominations from members of the  Lackawanna, Luzerne,  and Wyoming counties mountain biking community.  To be a member of the board of AMP, and to vote for board membership, requires a current IMBA/AMP membership at the time of the meeting.  The board will also make arrangements for voting remotely by individuals who cannot attend the event.


Best regards,

The AMP Board of Trustees



Trail Care Crew Visit Schedule

Things are about to get started with the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit.  Here’s a quick rundown of times, places, and events:

Club Care Presentation
6pm Thursday April 10th
Metro Bar and Grill, 1174 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA, 18612

Learn about how to organize a club and involve the community.  

Land Manager Training
3pm Friday April 11th
Patrick J. Solano Environmental Education Center at Frances Slocum State Park
565 Mt Olivet Rd, Wyoming, PA 18644

This presentation is geared towards land managers and helping them create sustainable trails through partnerships with mountain bike groups.

Trail Building School
9am Saturday April 12th
Patrick J. Solano Environmental Education Center at Frances Slocum State Park
565 Mt Olivet Rd, Wyoming, PA 18644

The main event begins with a classroom session going over the basics of sustainable trail design and creation.  We will have a break with lunch provided at noon, then head out to the trails in the park to get hands on training reworking a problematic area of the park’s trail system.  Tools will be provided.

* Please do not plan to attend the work session if you can’t make it to the morning classroom. Wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves and bring water for the trail project.

Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew

Coming up on April 12th, Anthracite Mountain Pedalers will be hosting the Subaru / IMBA Trail Care Crew at Frances Slocum State Park near Wilkes-Barre, PA. The main event is the Saturday trail building school. There is also a Thursday night Club Care Discussion, and a Friday Land Manager Training presentation. Continue reading

LSP Meeting


AMP (Anthracite Mountain Pedalers) is happy to announce a public ride and meeting on Saturday, November 16 at Lackawanna State Park.  The ride will start at 2:00 PM and the meeting will start at 4:00 PM.  We will meet at the Park Office (see Google Map) for the start of the ride; the meeting will also be in the Park Office. The Park Office is on PA-407, just south of PA-524. Continue reading

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