Sponsored Content — Bigger and Better Jakes Rocks Trail Fest Set for Sept. 23-25

Riders prepare for a ride at Jakes Rocks Trail Fest. Photo submitted.

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WARREN, Pa. – After two years of limitations, the Jakes Rocks Trail Fest promises to be bigger and better than it’s ever been.

When mountain bikers and trail enthusiasts converge on the Trails at Jakes Rocks from Sept. 23-25, they’ll find not just world-class trails to explore, but much more as well.

“We’ll have bands on Friday night and all day on Saturday,” WCBBI Director of Chamber Operations and Tourism John Papalia said. “We’ll have people on (Kinzua) Beach and on the trailhead side as well. No matter where you go, there will be live music.”

The weekend-long event will have plenty of food options available, again, whether people are on the beach side or the trailhead side of the festivities.

“There will be food and drinks available throughout the event,” WCCBI’s Savannah Casey said.

One major addition to the event this year will be an expanded shuttle service for attendees.

“That’s really one area where we’ve tried to grow this year,” Papalia said. “We want to offer more shuttles to keep the flow going.”

Shuttle service will begin Friday at 10 a.m. with two shuttles running from Kinzua Beach to the trailhead until noon. From noon – 6 p.m., one shuttle will continue the beach to the trailhead run, while another will run from the trailhead to Elijah and Dewdrop.

Saturday shuttle service will begin at 10 a.m. with three shuttles running from the beach to the trailhead until noon, and one running from the trailhead to Elijah and Dewdrop until 6 p.m. At noon, there will be two shuttles running each route until 6 p.m.

All shuttle services on Sunday will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with two shuttles running from the beach to the trailhead and one from the trailhead to Elijah and Dewdrop.

Shuttle service is included in the cost of event registration, which can be done on arrival or in advance online.

“We already have about 200 people registered for Trail Fest,” Casey said. “Campgrounds in the area are booked solid.”

The Warren Cycle Shop has generously donated prizes for the event raffle, including the grand prize of a brand new Roscoe 7 Mountain Bike. Additional prizes include a bike helmet valued at $300 and a Trail Fest tailgate pad.

The prize drawings will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. Winners do not have to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling Casey at 814-723-3050. Tickets will be available for purchase throughout Trail Fest, and at the Burgers & Beer Fundraising event on Sept. 20.

Burgers & Beer will be held at Southern Tier Brewing Co. at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Cost is $15 to attend, and those wishing to attend need to RSVP via email no later than Friday, Sept. 16.

Visit this link to register for an event pass or one of the guided trail rides.