Online Donation | The 2021 Famous Reading Outdoors Minersville Benefit Ride

“Nothing Finer Than A Battlin’ Miner!”

  • Online Donation for The Minersville Revitalization Project

  • ALL PROCEEDS will be DONATED by Famous Reading Outdoors to SUPPORT MINERSVILLE REVITALIZATION PROJECTS such as playgrounds and blighted areas throughout the borough. With the support of Famous Reading Outdoors and the generous off-road community we can help reinvigorate one of our most historic coal mining towns in Pennsylvania. Any donation of $500 or more will receive a free FRO membership and a personalized 6 hour tour for up to 3 people where we will explore sister companies operations and other locations not available to the public. Tour guests will adhere and be subjected to proper training and safety guidelines.
    Examples of tour destinations could include:
    • Wadesville pit-A 500 ft deep open mine operation. Wadesville pit has been operational since the late 1950s. It is considered the deepest open pit in the anthracite region.
    • Tour and photo opportunities of any of our large mining equipment such as Marion 7800 draglines or Kamatsu PC 4000s.
    • Tour of any of our coal processing plants
    • Tour of a 80 megawatt coal fired power plants
    • Tour of a world renowned antique car collection of approximately 100 vehicles
    The largest donor will also receive a free two night stay for themself and 12 additional guests at a privately owned 2,500 acre hunting ranch located approximately 20 minutes from our Darkwater entrance. The cabin on property sleeps 13 people with 2 full bathrooms, TV and AC units. Guests will be permitted to bring their own OHV vehicles and explore the trails as they please. If you do not have your own off road vehicle, no need to worry. We will be bringing in a WW2 era Sherman tank and giving rides throughout the property. Because MURICA! (Access to this property will only be accessible after deer season. March-September) All donations will be kept confidential and not publicized. The Borough of Minersvilles will be sending all donors a thank you letter and a donation receipt to be utilized if you want for tax deductions. Donations can be made from an individual or business.
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The 2021 Famous Reading Outdoors Minersville Revitalization Benefit Ride
Date & Time:
Saturday, October 9th at 11am to 6pm
Event Check-In: 7am to 11am
Location: Darkwater parking area – located at 2E Darkwater Road, Pottsville, PA 17901 (driving directions).

We are excited to announce that Famous Reading Outdoors with the support of the Minersville Borough, will be holding Schuylkill County’s very first off-road event that will welcome riders into town. Everyone will have complete access to grocery stores, taverns, restaurants, gas station, auto parts stores, and more!

This is a FREE, DONATION ONLY event! All proceeds will be donated by Famous Reading Outdoors to support Minersville Revitalization projects such as playgrounds and blighted areas throughout the borough. With the support of Famous Reading Outdoors and the generous off-road community we can help reinvigorate one of our most historic coal mining towns in Pennsylvania.

SCAVENGER HUNT ALL-DAY: Find your prize poster on trial and head into town to redeem at the specified Minersville’s local business. Some prizes are “awesome” and others are “so so”!

This event is for SxS, ATV & Dirt Bikes ONLY. NO NON-STREET LEGAL FULL-SIZE VEHICLES. Any full-size vehicle participating in event will not be able to utilize the trail going into town due to trail width.

A map will be released soon that will list all the Minersville businesses and route throughout the town. There will also be stops where you can purchase raffle tickets for prizes.

  • NO on-street parking. Designated off-road vehicle parking will be available and marked.
  • PLEASE adhere to the designated routes per the town map.
  • PLEASE obey all traffic laws.
  • PLEASE be respectful to the residents.
  • PLEASE act responsibly!

Excessive speed and irresponsible riding will not be tolerated!

++ Famous Reading Outdoors will donate a maximum of $15,000 PLUS all online and event donations received will go to the Borough of Minersville Revitalization Project.

For each rider, please have all the required documentation on you at all times while on FRO Property. Further, upon request by FRO, you agree to promptly provide proof of the required documentation for each permitted use. The required documentation must be valid and current throughout the term of the Access Permit. The following uses are considered “Permitted Uses” and sets forth the required documentation:

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