Catasauqua works on deal to rent tract from airport

A nonprofit cycling organization in Catasauqua will have up to 90 days to prepare insurance, legal and other documents to continue riding on a 19-year-old makeshift bike course. Full Story
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Ride Free

Andreas, PA

#1 Aug 19, 2008
If as Smith said the land is in Hanover Township, Lehgh County, why is the Catasauqua borough council involved?
free Ride

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Aug 19, 2008
yeah why is that?????
Ride Frozen

Bath, PA

#3 Aug 19, 2008
Because Vince Smith is a avid bicyclist , That's why......
Lola

Allentown, PA

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Where is this bike course? I thought they were talking about the East Catty woods.
Catty Trails

Allentown, PA

#5 Aug 20, 2008
The jumps are in the East Catty woods in Catasaqua. In the article it was mentioned that they are made out of wood and they are not. I t is all dirt that has been dug from the woods. Catty borough is involved because the airport brought them into the middle of this.

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

Since: Jun 08

15th century Wallacia

#6 Aug 20, 2008
I still have to wonder why it is the Airport needs to put $50K worth of Chain link fence through half of catty and Hanover Twp.
Mtn Biker

Vineland, NJ

#7 Aug 21, 2008
Good luck with this Catty Woods! I know your trails well and they are WORLD CLASS. They are a work of art. For those that don't know, people actually fly here from Europe and Australia just to ride and film there. Not bad for the Lehigh Valley huh?
Catty Trails

Allentown, PA

#8 Aug 21, 2008
If there is anyone out there that would like to insure a chapter of the newest Olympic sport please email quote to catty_woods@hotmail.com
GET THE FACTS

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 22, 2008
The land in question is in the Borough of Catasauqua. It is owned by the Lehigh Valley International Airport. They bought this land with your tax dollars at auction, that no one knew about. No one else was smart enough to buy it or did not know about the auction. Everything that happens in Catasauqua is not about Vince Smith. Let's get over it.
Attend some meetings you may learn something or have your questions answered. The big question here is how leasing this land well affect the borough.
cody davis

El Cajon, CA

#10 Aug 27, 2008
been coming out from california for 10 years to ride. "the woods" are the best in the world and should be made legit even if tax money is used.
Catasauqua Forever

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Aug 27, 2008
This is truly another positive piece of news for our community. It's inspiring to know that we have a WORLD CLASS set of trails which attract people from other parts of the world. Catasauqua has so many things to be proud about, and it would be great if this could be communicated throughout the Lehigh Valley, although is it a good idea to bring others here to use the trails or would we have problems similar to those at the skateboard park?

I'm not saying these skate boarders are in the same league as the trail riders, but when more people get together to use facilities, there tend to be more problems having the area(s) remain clean and well kept.

Anyway, more power to those who ride here. We do hope they are able to meet the requirements put forth by our Borough Council.
Lola

Easton, PA

#12 Oct 9, 2008
My friends and I spent so much time in the East Catty Woods when we were kids in the 70's. Good times! Not at night though, it was scary to walk past them. As soon as we hit the woods we ran to South Catty.
Sad Catasauquin

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Nov 25, 2008
Vince smith can go f u ck himself... he ruined blockers.. It shouldn't have even been sold to him... he ruined a mans life. Plus he got Stella's shut down.
Mark Turkish

Allentown, PA

#14 Nov 20, 2009
Ride Free wrote:
If as Smith said the land is in Hanover Township, Lehgh County, why is the Catasauqua borough council involved?
because hanover is in the catty school district dumb ass.
Bye Bye Castasauqua

Allentown, PA

#15 Nov 23, 2009
GET THE FACTS wrote:
The land in question is in the Borough of Catasauqua. It is owned by the Lehigh Valley International Airport. They bought this land with your tax dollars at auction, that no one knew about. No one else was smart enough to buy it or did not know about the auction. Everything that happens in Catasauqua is not about Vince Smith. Let's get over it.
Attend some meetings you may learn something or have your questions answered. The big question here is how leasing this land well affect the borough.
The airport is an advanced cancer.
In 10 years there will be no catasauqua, the criminals and welfare people will be living on Chew st.
Turn Left Here

Allentown, PA

#16 Nov 23, 2009
robo0425 wrote:
I still have to wonder why it is the Airport needs to put $50K worth of Chain link fence through half of catty and Hanover Twp.
It's to do exactly what it has done to you. Intimidate.
It looks like a stalag and it feels like one. What it's supposed to do.

They want you to leave and sell your property to the airport.
By 2020 the airport will own everything to the Lehigh river.

Who wants to live there anyway? Planes always screaming overhead.
Some only 40 feet above rooftops. Who wants to live like that?
Inside of an airport runway? That's what you're doing.

ABE (not LVI. LVI is in Zambia) is doing everything to break your spirit and it's working beautifully.
John

Whitehall, PA

#17 Nov 23, 2009
Bye Bye Castasauqua wrote:
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The airport is an advanced cancer.
In 10 years there will be no catasauqua, the criminals and welfare people will be living on Chew st.
The airport has 35 flights a day. Doughty has visions of graduer. He still thinks he is in Denver and he screwed up that project. I heard that same comment made about 20 years ago. This airport can't keep airlines here. They come and they go.
I Gotta Go Take A Dump

Allentown, PA

#18 Nov 23, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
The airport has 35 flights a day. Doughty has visions of graduer. He still thinks he is in Denver and he screwed up that project. I heard that same comment made about 20 years ago. This airport can't keep airlines here. They come and they go.
ABE is Mickey Mouse. Always was always will be.
As long as it's midway between PHL and NYC things won't change.

Hey but what the hell, it all comes out of our paychecks anyway so who cares how much of it gets flushed away. Just raise taxes again.
I Gotta Go Take A Dump

Allentown, PA

#19 Nov 23, 2009
By the way ABE is in Allentown.
LVI airport is in Zambia, South Africa.
Try tellin that to the rube.
Click Start To Shutdown

Allentown, PA

#20 Nov 24, 2009
When the land was sold ,
whos pocket did that money go into?

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