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Rock Oil Foliage Frenzy

October 05 2024
Titusville PA
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Distances: 40, 100 km
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills

Don’t miss the (oil) rush! The Rock Oil Foliage Frenzy is scheduled for October 7th, 2023.

Registration begins on May 25th, 2023.


Routes have not yet been finalized, but know that you will be challenged with tough rides and rewarded with beautiful scenery.


“Rock Oil” or petroleum was used by Native Americans in Western Pennsylvania for centuries and was used in ointment and insect replants. Edwin Drake later created a steam-powered drill to discover larger reserves under the earth in Titusville, PA. This kicked off the oil rush that eventually spread across the country. His design for drilling, which was not patented, paved the way for the modern global oil industry we know today. Hotels, iron factories, and housing quickly sprang up to accommodate this new industry.

This race will take you through the land that helped shape our entire world. The rugged terrain was once the home of many relics of that important era in our country’s legacy. Help us preserve this region’s history and support the people and businesses that still call it home.

Early PA oil field in 1862

Rock Oil Foliage Frenzy

Start Located At: 315 S Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354, USA
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