2024 Summer Hootenanny

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  • By Baron von Fancypants

Join us on June 30, 2024 for a 60ish mile tour of historic Stony Valley and Swatara State Park.

The 2024 Hush Money Bikes Summer Hootenanny is a non-competitive history tour that benefits the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) and their Lancaster County Park trail expansion project.


Riders will pass the SGL211 lookout tower before descending to the Stony Valley Railroad Grade for a history lesson at the site of the former Cold Springs Hotel and the adjacent ghost town. We'll then climb over Second Mountain to Swatara State Park. There is an aid station and another brief history lesson at Bordner Cabin. From there, we'll snake through the State Park, past Ft. Indiantown Gap, and back over Second Mountain again, dropping into the Pennsylvania Dirtbags Lounge for snacks and one more history lesson before the final stretch back to the parking lot.


THIS IS A HARD DAY. Gravel bikes are ideal. Mountain bikes will work. Road bikes won't make it through the first descent. There are only three climbs, but the first is a doozy.


REGISTER HERE: https://www.bikereg.com/hush-money-hootenanny


There will not be adequate parking at the trailhead so please, please, please carpool.