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September 21, 2013

The annual ATV run Rally at the Rock will go off the beaten path

— Going off-road rocks at this rally.

Rally at the Rock 2013 will be held Friday through Sept. 29 at Rock Run Recreation Center, 1228 St. Lawrence Road, north of Patton.

The park will open at 9 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Sept. 28 and 29.

State Rep. Gary Haluska, D-Patton, an ATV rider and chairman of the board that oversees Rock Run, called the event a wholesome, family-oriented rally.

“The turnout builds each year,” Haluska said.

“If we get good weather, we have a nice crowd, so we’ll pray for good weather,” he said. “If it’s just chilly and overcast, it’s perfect riding weather.”

The rally will start to roll Friday with trail riding beginning at 9 a.m. and a group night ride from 5 to 8 p.m.

 The group night ride will assemble at the maintenance building. Vehicles must have headlights and taillights to participate.

Trails will be open for riding until 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 5 p.m. Sept. 29.

Spectators can watch a 4x4 obstacle course skills competition, mud run and frozen T-shirt contest beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the events field.

A jeep competition will be held starting at noon Sept. 29 at the jeep pit.

Bart’s third annual Extreme Show ’n Shine Cruise-In will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

Vehicle registration is $5. All vehicles are welcome, and there is a paved access road and plenty of grass area parking.

There will be door prizes and a 50-50 drawing, and a DJ will provide music throughout the day.

Festival foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage sandwiches and pizza will be available from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, and lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 and 29.

Wing night will be held starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 28, and the vendor midway will open at 9 a.m. each day.

 Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 28 and 29 at the maintenance building.

All spectators will be admitted free. The cost is $20 for ATV, dirt bike and quad riders and $25 for a four-wheel drive vehicle.

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RuthRiceTD.

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