National forest eyes renewal of Tour de Forest permit

From staff reports

MARIENVILLE – The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger District has received a proposal from the Marienville Volunteer Fire Department to renew its special use permit for the biannual Tour de Forest Trail Ride. This organized two-day ATV and motorcycle trail ride takes place every spring and fall on the Marienville and Bradford Ranger Districts. If approved, the permit would be authorized for five years.

The Marienville Ranger District is seeking comments about this project. Comments should be submitted by May 9 and may be submitted in several ways:

Mail: Robert T. Fallon, District Ranger, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239

Fax: (814) 927-2285

Email: The project name (Tour de Forest Special Use Authorization project) should be entered on the subject line.

Hand-delivered and verbal comments can be received weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Marienville Ranger District or by calling (814) 927-5700.

More information is available online at or by contacting Kevin Treese, Marienville planning team leader, at (814) 927-5759.