Oil Region Alliance
217 Elm Street

Oil City, PA 16301


Tel: 814.677.3152

Fax: 814.677.5206

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© 2019 by Oil Region Alliance.

2019 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?

Bikers on Allegheny River Trail, courtesy Michael Henderson

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.

Meet the 2019 Winners!

Information about the next contest is coming soon.

Map of Contest Area


Contest Details

February 26, 2019
TrAils to Ales Brewery (1270 Liberty St., Franklin, PA 16323)
6:30 p.m. 

Missed it? View the video here.

Concept Paper Deadline
April 4, 2019  4:30 p.m.

Semi-Finalists Selected & Announced

April 2019

Business Plans Deadline
July 24, 2019  4:30 p.m.
Learn more about Business Plans here.


September 10, 2019


Finalists Selected
October 1, 2019


Winners Announced
12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 in the Oil City Town Square during O.C.toberfest

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


have an idea, but need some help?

Look no further!


Check out some winning ideas from years past!