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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

That Dam Ride to Confluence

Saturday, September 11 to Sunday, September 12

That Dam Ride is a popular overnight bicycling event to be held this year September 11 &12 along the bucolic packed limestone Youghiogheny River Trail to the small town of Confluence Pa.. with an optional tour of the Confluence area. Last years That Dam Ride attracted over 400 visitors from 8 states and contributes recreation, tourism, and economic generation to Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Cyclists, from novice to expert, choose from three mileage options ranging from a 12 mile leisurely guided tour of the Confluence area, to 30 miles a day from Connellsville and back, or 70 miles a day from Boston and back. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area coordinates That Dam Ride. Proceeds benefit the Mon Yough Trail Council, Steel Valley Trail Council and a number of other non-profit organizations providing volunteer support and services.
Cost: For  those starting in Boston or Connellsville, a $60.00 entry fee covers gear transport both ways, five rest stops including two lunches, dinner, camping with a light breakfast,  prize drawings including a grand prize bicycle, and an event T-shirt.. Or, enjoy the Tour de Confluence with rest stop, dinner, a T-shirt, and camping included for $35.00.

Contact:  Pre-registration is required and ends August 27.  Call 412-462-5328 for a brochure.

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Mark Rauterkus said...

Erik, (9), and I did That Dam Ride in 2005. We had a great time. Perhaps we should do it in 2006 and stop off for the Sunday morning service at the UU Church in Smithton. I understand that the bike trial is very near to the church. ???