Mount Davis Challenge 2013 Bike Race Will be Sunday, August 4


The Mount Davis Challenge Bike race will be August. Registration ends July 31.

Here’s the description on its website:

The Mt. Davis Challenge Road Race is a 41 mile race that traverses the highest point in Pennsylvania. The course is a lollipop style that starts in Confluence, PA and utilizes the hilly back roads of the Mt. Davis area and climbs to an elevation of 3,213 ft. Once over the top it descends on the eastern side and climbs back up on Savage Road before returning to Confluence. Prolonged climbs, fast descents and some rough road surfaces make this a true challenge. This will be the second year for the race, which is promoted by the Confluence Tourism Association.

Mt. Davis Challenge Online Registration.

Mount Davis Challenge Facebook page


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Mount Davis Century Bicycle Ride

The Laurel Highlands On and Off Bicycling Association has a recommended route for the Mount Davis Century Ride.
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Appalachian Trail Museum Society Museum to Open in Pennsylvania Near Gettysburg

The Appalachian Trail Museum Society passes along this news about its museum that is to open June 5, 2010.
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First Feature Exhibit for Appalachian Trail Museum Ready for Reassembly

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Pennsylvania Legislator Urges Renaming Negro Mountain

Clout | Youngblood’s assault on Negro Mountain Philadelphia Daily News, PA – Jul 13, 2007


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35 Percent Increase in Lyme Disease Deer Ticks in Northeast


Mongabay reports a 35 percent increase in Lyme Disease bearing deer ticks following the hot dry summer.
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Fatal Bouldering Accident at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania


WNEP reports Sarae Rinker, 18, was killed when a boulder she was climbing shifted at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Rinker was pinned for more than three hours.
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.
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50states.com State Profile

50states.com has great information summarizing each state.
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