From staff reports
The Marienville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its semi-annual Tour de Forest ATV/UTV/OHM ride on Allegheny National Forest roads today and Sunday.
The event is a scenic, leisurely, low-difficulty level ride designed to allow ATV enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the forest in a unique way.
The route utilizes Forest Service roads that normally are not open to ATVs. To hold the event, the fire department operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
A signed forest closure order is in place that closes the route to other motorized traffic and opens it only to registered event riders.
The event is only open to registered participants. Riders must stay on the designated route.
The Allegheny National Forest motorized trail system will open for the summer season to permitted riders at 8 a.m. Friday.
Information about obtaining a permit to ride the motorized trail system is available at www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/passes-permits/recreation.