Gear Up and Roll Out

   Gear up, roll the dice, twist the throttle and take your adventure off-road.  It could help improve a child’s life!
   Majestic Kamp and Lost Trails will host its 12th Annual Dice Run to benefit Shriners Children’s Hospital on Saturday, June 22.  The event is open to anyone with an ATV, dirt bike, three-wheeler or other off-road vehicle.  And with three different course routes offered, all skill levels are invited to come out and participate.
   Riders will have the opportunity to claim their share of cash prizes, raffle items and door prizes, as well as enjoy a chicken barbecue from noon-3pm.  Later on in the day, at 6pm, Majestic Trails will host a drag race at the campground.  Many area businesses help out with the event each year.
   “We receive a lot of donations from local businesses like Zippo, CUTCO, Advanced Auto, Costa’s, Ace Hardware and many others,” said Brenda Fitch, owner of Majestic Kamp and Lost Trails.  “People have been great. So many just come to support the cause. Our neighbors even open up their properties, so we have trails that aren’t usually open.  It’s a really fun time.”
   Fitch chose Shriners Children’s Hospital as a beneficiary for the fundraiser after she learned of a friend’s child who received free medical care at the medical center.
   “I researched them and discovered all that they do for kids,” she said, “and I most certainly thought it was a worthwhile cause. I’m looking forward to a large turnout at our dice run, because the more people we have in attendance, the more we will be able to donate to the hospital.”
   Shriners Children’s Hospital aims to provide free medical care to children under the age of 18 with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs. Shriners’ mission also calls for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals and research to improve the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
   “They survive off donations and aren’t federally funded,” Fitch said. “It’s all volunteer work, and they are completely deserving of the funds raised from the dice run.”
   More information about the dice run can be found online at www.majestictrails.com or by calling 814-465-9979.
 
ABOUT MAJESTIC TRAILS
 
   Majestic Kamp and Lost Trails is a family-friendly, off-road vehicle recreation park offering challenging terrain with well-marked tracks and trails for riders. There’s also camping open for motor homes, campers, tents and toy-haulers, as well as swimming, canoeing and fishing for those looking to make the most out of their majestic experience.
   “We’re unique in that our terrain is clay-based soil and optimal for riding,” Fitch said. “There are rolling hills that make for a nice riding experience through the forest. It’s a very family friendly environment and people are very appreciative of the site.”
   Its popularity is evident.  Visitors from across New York State, as well as from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio travel to Majestic to ride the trails. “We have over 10,000 riders a year, and it’s been holding steady for the last four to five years,” Fitch said. “We’re open year round with our busiest season being from May until October, but we still have riders once the weather cools off.”
   Day passes start at $20 for adults, $10 for children under 15 years old, and $10 a day for a passenger. Camping fees are $20 a night for non-members and $10 a night for members.
 
GUIDED TOURS
 
   This year, Majestic Trails will offer ATV rentals/guided tours on its property. The tour is about three hours long with varying costs depending on what type of machine is used.
   “It’s $150 for a sports machine and $200 for the two-up machine,” Fitch noted. “That includes guides, riding fees and helmets. We do recommend some experience, but we can train a little if needed.  There will be two certified ATV trainers on site after June 15, and riders will be traveling at their own pace on the tours.”
   More information about the guided tours, as well as other information about Majestic Kamp and Lost Trails, its memberships, etc. is available at www.majestictrails.comor by calling 814-465-9979.
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