OLD FORGE, N.Y. -- According to the Old Forge Tourism Department, the Village has undergone numerous development projects. One of those projects was Mountain Bike trails that connect the village with its notoriously beautiful back yard.
On Saturday, the village celebrated that by holding a festival that brought in hundreds of bikers from throughout the area.
"The last step which was the missing link in all of this development was connecting this terrific complex we have got going. With the climbing trails and the flow trails here connecting that with the village of Old forge," said Old Forge Tourism Director Mike Farmer.
The large community of bikers that attended the festival came from all different areas and had a variety of skill levels.
SUNY Poly's Mountain Bike Club attended hoping to get familiar with some of their new riders.
"We're just a fairly new club at SUNY POLY. We have a bunch of new riders this year. Everyone just comes together and everyone has the same passion," said Joeseph Jerie.
The festival had food, live music, and bike race competitions.
The new trails were also showcased allowing riders to break them in for the first time. The trail difficulty ranged from intermediate to expert, catering to all skill levels.
The festival started on Saturday and ends Sunday at 3 PM. Various registration packages range from 20 to 80 dollars, including, food, drinks, and an event T-Shirt.