Tour de Forest set this weekend

From staff reports

The Marienville Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its semi-annual Tour de Forest ATV/UTV/OHM ride on Allegheny National Forest roads Saturday 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 uses Forest Service roads that normally are not open to ATVs. To hold the event, the company operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

The event route will be closed to other motorized traffic from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday. A Forest Order will be in place, closing the route to other motorized traffic and opening it only to registered event riders.

Information about the event can be found at

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 on Friday, May 27.