Join cyclists for the 1st Oil Region Cycling Classic bike tour on June 16, 17 & 18, 2017!  Enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife, fascinating history, and a one-of-a-kind cycling experience along the Allegheny River (The 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year).  This self-paced three-day ride is centered in Franklin, PA, and travels the paved trails between Emlenton, Franklin, Oil City, and Titusville: the Allegheny River Trail (Runner up for the 2017 Pa. Trail of the Year), the Sandy Creek Trail, the Samuel Justus Recreational Trail, the McClintock Trail, the Oil Creek State Park Trail, and  the Queen City Trail.  Along the way, learn about the people, places, and events that shaped “The Valley that changed the World” and its vital role in American history.

Funds raised by the ride will be used by the Allegheny Valley Trails Association for maintenance on the trails.

The Oil Region Cycling Classic will attract riders of all ages and abilities, from beginners and families to experienced cyclists.  One, two, and three-day options are available.

An added bonus during this event is the Franklin Blues and BBQ Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th in West Park (Fountain Park) and South Park (Bandstand Park) located at 12th and Liberty Streets in Franklin.  You will be able to sample the BBQ of several vendors and listen to Blues Music throughout the weekend.

As a tribute to those who have served, or are now serving in the Military, the Oil Region Cycling Classic is giving a 25% discount on the registration fee to Veterans and Active Duty Service members upon proof of service.  (A copy of your DD214 or Military ID is needed to provide verification of your service.)

 The Allegheny Valley Trails Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization which was founded in 1990. The AVTA’s mission is the acquisition of abandoned railways in the Allegheny River watershed and their rehabilitation into multipurpose, non-motorized recreational trails. Over the past decade the organization has had a good measure of success in fulfilling that mission.