Statement of Purpose

The Laurel Highlands On and Off Road Bicycling Association (LHORBA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the sport of non-motorized bicycling. LHORBA views the sport as a vehicle to promote low impact outdoor recreation, conservation, bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible and economic benefits for local businesses. LHORBA is dedicated to protecting and enhancing bicycling opportunities through:

  1. Providing fun, safe bicycling experiences and social events for the bicycling community, and at the same time using these events as an opportunity to educate and encourage riders
  2. Promoting responsible riding and ethical behavior among the bicycling community
  3. Working in concert with land managers and owners to improve trails and facilities
  4. Working with other user groups to ensure a quality trail and road experience for all users
  5. Efforts to increase the diversity of the bicycling community.