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.
Going off-road rocks at this rally.
- Latest News
Scores turn out to revisit history
Greater Johnstown High School student Jeremy Updyke proudly wore a U.S. Navy uniform Thursday night.
Child abuse reforms taking center stage
Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
- Elk on the clock
River in running for state title
The Kiski-Conemaugh River, like the Stonycreek, is touted as an environmental success story – a waterway on the rebound from decades of coal and steel industry ills.
The rivers’ supporters hope they’ll soon share another trait: Pennsylvania River of the Year.
Que release valve ready for long-awaited repairs
The Quemahoning Reservoir’s damaged whitewater release valve likely will be on its way to Illinois next week for repairs.
City man’s film to be streamed
Johnstown resident Chad King, a student at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange, Calif., will have his documentary screened at 10 tonight in the Folino Theater on the Dodge campus.
Windber’s festival of trees will brighten homestead
A Festival of the Trees will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 29 at Windber Area Museum, 601 15th St.
Fund distributes first gifts
The Wendy Hollern Spencer Fund, a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, recently made its first gifts since being established in 2012.
Brethren hold district meeting
The Western Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren held its 147th annual District Conference this fall at Camp Harmony in Hooversville.
- Local briefs 12-6-2013
- More Latest News Headlines
- Scores turn out to revisit history