Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will speak at the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) Parkway Trail System Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Cameron Parkway on Cameron Street near Quigley’s restaurant, located at 1517 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg.

Mayor Papenfuse will be joined by Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick III, Paxtang Mayor John Ninosky, Kathryn Sandoe, Deputy Chief of Community Relations at Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Nick Loftus, Advocacy Coordinator at Quality Bicycle Products, Mike Krempasky of the Capital Area Greenbelt Association and members of the SAMBA Board of Directors.

“I want to congratulate SAMBA and all those who helped to create this bike trail for our region,” said Mayor Papenfuse.

The Parkway Trail System is a 10-mile natural surface trail option to the Capital Area Greenbelt that has been completely funded by SAMBA. As a community minded local Mountain Biking Association and 501c3 non-profit organization, SAMBA is responsible for maintaining over 55 miles of trails surrounding Harrisburg.  Organization volunteers logged around 1200 hours to make this trail a possibility.

A shared-use trail, this system allows for runners, hikers, bikers, and birdwatchers to experience the capacity of the facility by offering pathways for beginners, novices, and experts. 90% of the trail is within the city limits and can be accessed traffic free from residential neighborhoods.

The grand opening for the Parkway Trail System will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Park Terrace Boulevard near 3302 Derry Street in Harrisburg.

The event will feature tours of the trails, food trucks, expositions from local bike shops and advocacy groups, and a post-event TROEG’s Brewing Co. Happy Hour at the Paxtang Grill from 4-6 pm.

For additional information, please contact Nick Loftus at

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