After receiving a request from the Alpine Club of Williamsport, KTA Executive Director Joe Neville sent an email to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Based on correspondence (see below) the club is having issues with potential mountain bike usage of the Loyalsock Trail.
Good Morning Anthony,
I'm not sure if you're still the IMBA representative for Pennsylvania, but I thought since we've communicated in the past, I'd start with you.
One of our clubs, the Alpine Club of Williamsport, has been having some difficulty with an issue involving mountain bikes and the Loyalsock Trail. See attachments.
As you know, DCNR does not permit bikes on "designated hiking trails" which would include the Loyalsock trail.
I would respectfully ask that IMBA intercede if possible in this issue to reduce any potential animosity or conflict between Pennsylvania's hikers and bikers.
There are plenty of areas in our state to accommodate all of the multiple forms of recreation we enjoy.
Thank you for your assistance.
A quick Google search of "Mountain bikes Loyalsock Trail" resulted in this article, demonstrating this issue.
The club's correspondence:
Keystone Trails Association