Cumberland Times-News

February 8, 2013

Pa. bicycling group gets approval to build trails

david hurst
the (johnstown) tribune-democr

— HOLLSOPPLE, Pa. — A bicycling group has been given permission to get plans rolling to put up to 17 miles of trails on Quemahoning Reservoir land.

The Cambria Somerset Authority gave the Laurel Highlands Off Road Bicycling Association permission Thursday to build the mountain bike trails this summer, as long as they flag the area first and then have CSA staff inspect it.

“If all goes well, there could be bikes on it this summer,” said CSA Chairman Jim Greco, adding that the cycling association’s large pool of volunteers might be able to tackle the project in a few weeks’ time.

Greco said plans include a biking loop for beginner riders around the reservoir and more challenging spurs that would branch off of it for more experienced riders.