September 16, 2010

Somerset, KY – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce its first ever “Do it in the Dirt” Off Road Adventure Ride will be held October 9, 2010 at the Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area in Harlan County, KY. TOUR SEKY will be at the park 9:00 a.m. – Noon ET. The first 500 participants with a valid park permit will receive free gifts. Once at the park, participants are free to ride on their own. Trails are available for all skill levels. “The Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area has received national attention, but many right here at home aren’t aware of the park and its more than 7,000 acres of trails,” said Jeff Crowe, TOUR SEKY President/CEO. “Our goal is to raise awareness about the adventure folks can find right here in southern and eastern Kentucky.” The park can be accessed through trailheads in Putney, KY and Evarts, KY. The Evarts trailhead is located on KY 2430, eight miles east of Harlan on KY 38. The Evart's Trailhead enters the park from the south side of Black Mountain via Trails 10 and 12. The trail system's main office and gift shop is located at the trailhead. The Putney Trailhead is located directly off U.S. 119, eight miles north of Harlan. The Putney Trailhead enters the park from the north side of Black Mountain via Trail 45. The Permits are $20 and are valid for 31 days. Permits can be purchased at the trailhead offices. All riders will be required to follow park rules which include wearing a helmet. For more information on park rules and how to purchase a permit, visit TOUR is partnering with the Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority and Harlan County Tourism to host this event. For more information, contact Maggie Bill at 606-677-6093 or TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit, or call 606-677-6093.