MEET DIRT ARTISANS' FOUNDER & PRESIDENT: CHAD IREY

Fri, May 31, 2019
Chad Irey used to spend his work days managing multi-million dollar construction projects and his free time riding and hiking and taking care of his local trails as a volunteer. He had gotten into construction as a skilled carpenter, and over time, his jobs and responsibilities grew, eventually morphing into a time and energy-consuming commercial construction career. He found himself tied more and more to his desk, and he missed being outside and working with his hands.

The Trails at Jakes Rocks Part: 2

Tue, Apr 30, 2019
In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of the story of the Trails at Jakes Rock. Prior to constructing the first phase of the Trails at Jakes Rock, there were no purpose-built, mountain bike-specific trails in the vicinity of Warren, Pennsylvania. Locals had only two, far less appealing options: ride legacy hiking trails or pedal on Forest Service ATV trails - neither made for a great mountain biking experience.

The Trails at Jakes Rocks Part: 1

Sun, Mar 31, 2019
If you build it, they will come. That’s just what the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry was hoping when it decided to create a brand new mountain bike trail system in a portion of the nearby Allegheny National Forest in 2015. Fast forward several years, and the trailhead parking lot at Jakes Rocks is full of cars with bike racks every weekend. Mountain bikers flock to Warren, Pennsylvania to experience what will soon be nearly 30 miles of exceptional singletrack constructed by Dirt Artisans.