2020 Get on the Trail
Business Plan Contest
Do you have an idea for a business to better attract and accommodate trail users in the Oil Region National Heritage Area?
Do you want to make improvements to your current business in the Oil Region that serves trail users?
This contest rewards new and expanding businesses that submit solid business plans to provide vital goods and services to users of the bicycle, mountain bike, hiking, water, ski, ATV, equestrian and/or any other type of trail or outdoor recreation.
The Oil Region in Western Pennsylvania is comprised of all of Venango County and Hydetown, Oil Creek Township, and Titusville in Crawford County. Also included in the contest area are Foxburg (Clarion County) and Parker (Armstrong County) to the south.
Bikers on Allegheny River Trail, courtesy Michael Henderson
Map of Contest Area
June 10, 2020
Virtual on Zoom
Concept Paper Deadline
July 1, 2020 4:30 p.m.
Semi-Finalists Selected & Announced
July 21/22, 2020
Business Plans Deadline
October 28, 2020 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about Business Plans here.
November 24 and 25, 2020
December 3, 2020 (Time and location to be announced)
Kayaker on Allegheny River Water Trail, courtesy Kim Harris
Grab Trails bikers, courtesy Jerry Sowden
2019 Get on the Trail Contest Winners
Support for this project provided by County of Venango Act 13 funds