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Events & Meetings
February 23
RTC Dinner/Meeting, 6/7 PM, RTC Office,
Cables Deli
March 23
RTC Dinner/Meeting, 6/7 PM, RTC Office,
Cables Deli
All meeting are open to the public. Dinner starts at 6PM followed by our board meeting at 7PM
February 12th , Saturday,
RTC's 1st annual Fat Bike Ride @ 9am

Rail-Trail Council of NEPA is excited to announce our 1st annual FAT BIKE WINTER RIDE event. Registration starts at 9am on the trail across from Frank's Place. With a donation of $20 participants will receive 2 raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. There will be three loops ranging from 8 to 19 miles and a challenge loop. Local bike shops; Strive, Around Town Bikes, Sawmill Cycles and Sickler's are all participating with Fat Bike Demos available to try from 10am - 1pm.

All proceed will benefit Keystone Composite Mountain Bike Club, a local co-ed mountain bike team for Lackawanna County students in grades 6 through 12.

When: Feb 12th Registration @ 9am Ride @ 10

Where: Across from Frank's Place 57 Jefferson St, Simpson Pa

February 18th , Saturday,
Discovery Walk with Jim Kessler & Winter Bingo @ 1pm

Where: Trail head at Rail-Trail Office in Union Dale, Pa

Discover what lives in the natural world in winter. Join retired district forester Jim Kessler for a winter walk/snowshoe on the D&H tail in Union Dale. When the temperature drops and a coating of snow falls along the trail, it's the perfect time to put on that winter coat and enter the woods. In winter, many animals and non-migration birds are constantly searching for food, leaving clues to their activities in plain sight. This 2 hour hike will take us to places on and off the trail where we will discover lots of hidden secrets! The walk will focus on evergreen plants and animal track identification. This is a perfect outing for families with children who are interested in the outdoors. Tell your friends and family. We hope to see you there!

Dress warm!

February 25th, Saturday,
Yoga and Snowshoe @ 10am

Let's get outside with Tiffany Debish, a local licensed Yoga Instructor. This two hour event will be part a mix of yoga and snowshoeing. Tiffany will begin the event with a short yoga instruction and then we will take to the trail to some of our favorite places where will we learn some history, see beautiful sights and take a few breaks to continue the yoga experience on the trail.

Reservations are needed for Yoga and snowshoe rentals (570-222-4429 trails@nep.net) No charge for snowshoe rental/ $5 donation for Yoga

March 11th
Discover the Secrets of the D & H & History Bingo Forest City Trial Head @ 10am

During this hike we will discover secrets of the trail through Forest City. Children are welcome to join in History Bingo.

Details TBA

April 22nd
Earth Day Event TBA

What to bring:
Warm boots
Synthetic/wool layers of clothing that will stay warm when wet
Sun protection
Energy snacks

**In the event of no snow this will be changed to a winter hike on the trail

Fat Tire Ride on the D&H Trail
The 9th Annual D&H Distance Run and 5K Run - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 - 9AM Start Time
7th Annual Distance Run
The 13.1 mile race will be an "out and back" run on the D&H Rail-Trail from Forest City to Union Dale on Sept. 11, 2016 with a 9AM start, chip-timing. The run is a great tune-up for those training for the Steamtown Marathon and a great race for those attempting longer distance runs.

For all the race information visit www.dhdistancerun.com or click here to download a registration form.

Any questions, contact the Rail-Trail office at (570) 679-9300.
This year the field is limited to the first 400 registrants. Register as soon as possible.
Susquehanna County PA
101 Things To Do In Susquehanna County
#3. "Ride your Mountain Bike on the D&H RAIL TRAIL from Forest City to the NY State border."
The Susquehanna County Commissioners invite you to experience the 101 best things to do in Susquehanna County: www.susquehanna.pa.us