New bike trail opens with car-free event

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Moscheltal biking trail will officially open Sunday. At the same time, the first car-free Moscheltal event will take place. 

The road in the valley between Obermoschel and Waldgrehweiler, called Moscheltal, will close to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. County road L379 will turn into an adventure area over 10 kilometers for bicyclists, hikers and skaters.

The villages along the route ― Obermoschel, Sitters, Schiersfeld, Finkenbach-Gersweiler and Waldrehweiler ― will offer an entertaining program that includes live music, guided tours and exhibitions. Associations and restaurants will serve culinary specialties with an emphasis on regional dishes.

Children’s activities feature face painting, soccer, duck races and a magician.
Obermoschel will have its radio museum open. Guided tours of the smallest town in the Pfalz are scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sitters will celebrate a playground fest, which starts with a Protestant bikers’ worship service at 10:30 a.m. There will be a display of old tractors and agricultural equipment, a jumping castle and a gold nugget search with real Alaska gold nuggets from the Yukon River.

Schiersfeld and Finkenbach-Gerweiler will offer a variety of children’s activities.
Waldgrehweiler will display old bicycles. Children can take a ride on a merry-go-round and visit a petting zoo.

If walkers get tired, they can take a ride in the horse taxi.
Obermoschel is located on federal street B420, north of Lauterecken.