About LHORBA

This is a very exciting time to be riding in Southwestern PA and to be a member of the Laurel Highlands On/Off Road Bicycling Association. We strive to make this club one of the best and can only do that with your support. Your membership in LHORBA is well appreciated. Here's a list of some great things the club is doing or involved with:

  1. Serve as a liaison with public land managers, and provide an advocate for mountain biking and multi-use trails in Southwestern PA.
  2. Ongoing trail maintenance at Blue Knob State Park, Blue Knob Resort, Forbes State Forest, Yellow Creek State Park, Shawnee State Park, Highland Regional Community Park, Gallitzin State Forest, and Roaring Run in Apollo.
  3. New Trails at Laurel Mountain, Highland Park, Yellow Creek, Shawnee, Blue Knob Resort, and Gallitzin State Forest.
  4. Helped with the creation of 35 miles of new single-track at Raystown – the much heralded Allegrippis Trial System.
  5. Awesome organized rides with multi-level groups.
  6. Weekday and Weekend on road and off road rides. Great opportunity to meet fellow riders and learn the different trails.
  7. Monthly “Girls Night Out.” Road Ride, Eat, Chat, and Laugh.
  8. IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Trail Care Crew visits.
  9. New LHORBA Website.
  10. Group correspondence through the email list sponsored by Google.
  11. The Annual LHORBA Kick Off Party held each spring. Socialize, Eat & Drink, Have Fun, and Win prizes from our loaded chance table of swag items.
  12. Road and Off-Road Club rides listed on Google.
  13. Recipients of an IMBA Grant for new signage at Highland Park.
  14. Having a totally fun time either riding mountain or road bikes or maintaining and constructing new trails with biking enthusiasts such as you.


Your membership helps with the operating costs associated with the website development and maintenance, marketing materials, insurance, banking, trail maintenance, tools, etc. Since it's inception, the club has volunteered over 5,000 hours to trail maintenance and construction.

Once again, Welcome and Thank you for giving back to the biking community. Please feel free to contact any of the board members with suggestions you may have on how LHORBA can improve and evolve. I would be happy to discuss your ideas. And remember, the best way to improve our club is through volunteering.