Long Live Long Rides
Welcome to the Laurel Highlands On & Off Road Bicycling Association (LHORBA). We are dedicated to promoting the sport of non-motorized cycling in the Laurel Highlands region of western Pennsylvania. Regardless of riding abilities or styles, LHORBA promotes responsible and safe riding.
Since 1999 LHORBA volunteers have spent over 10,600 hours maintaining approximately 230 miles of mountain biking and multi-use trails throughout nearby state parks, state forest, county and municipal parks and private land.
We are currently involved with the Quemahoning Reservoir mountain bike trail system and when completed may have up to 30+ miles of trails for riders to enjoy.
LHORBA hosts scheduled rides each year in the Laurel Highlands and facilitates many wonderful riding opportunities throughout the region. Club members will meet new friends and possibly find some new riding buddies along the way.
Saturday, July 9 – Northern Cambria Heritage Days
Sunday, July 10 – Quemahoning Reservoir Picnic & Rides
Sunday, July 24 – Rail Ride – Ghost Town Trail
Saturday, July 30 - Rail Ride – Great Allegheny Passage Trail from Pittsburgh
Sunday, August 7 – Rail Ride – Great Allegheny Passage Trail from Ohiopyle
Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13 – Richland Days
Sunday, August 21 – Blue Knob Picnic & Rides
Saturday, September 17 – Burnt House Picnic & Rides
Sunday, October 2 – PORC/LHORBA Picnic & Rides
Saturday, December 3 – Global Fat Bike Day at Highland Park
Tuesday – Mountain bike rides – see calendar for locations – year round
Wednesday – Road rides (beginners-advanced) - Quemahoning Reservoir -
All rides weather-dependent.
Thursday – Mountain bike rides – Shawnee State Park – year round
Rails to Trails – Group rides posted throughout the riding season on area rail trails.
Other rides will be posted. Check the calendar and watch your email for further details and other club activities.
Children with Special Needs Bicycle Fund
Our goal is to raise enough money each year for an adaptive bicycle for a special needs child in our area, in conjunction with Variety – the Children’s Charity “My Bike” program. The cost per bicycle is $1800. LHORBA’s first donation in December 2015 went to a young girl from Northern Cambria.
Trail Maintenance Fund
To cover costs for tools, fuel, signage, materials for bridges and drainage, and most importantly to match money requirements for grants received to construct trail projects, such as the Quemahoning Reservoir mountain bike trails.