National Public Lands Day at South Park

We sure could use your help again! Free T-shirts and Lunch!

Sept 30th 9am-12pm

Join Trail Pittsburgh, REI and Allegheny County Parks in celebrating National Public Lands Day! Volunteers will work on improving the singletrack trails in South Park on a variety of small group projects for all skill levels. No experience is necessary. All volunteers should be in closed toe shoes, bring reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if they have them. Tools and instruction are provided. Lunch and beverages are provided for volunteers at 12pm.

Be sure to register at REI’s website to ensure your shirt, lunch and beverages! https://www.rei.com/events/national-public-lands-day/174461

Spring 2017 Settlers Cabin Workdays

As you know, the trails in Settlers Cabin park are 100% volunteer maintained. This would not be possible without the help of the trail user community. We would like to invite you, your families and your friends to come out for one of our upcoming work days in the park. The schedule is as follows:

14 May from 1730-1930 we will be doing general corridor maintenance on the RED trail. We will meet at the Old Park Office at the end of Greer Rd.

https://www.rei.com/…/stewardship-project-volunteer-…/174412

03 June Mega Work Day – We will be rehabbing the Green trail between the Tomahawk cutoff and the Power Lines. We will meet at the Old Park Office at the end of Greer Rd. Pizza will be served!

https://www.rei.com/…/national-trails-day-mega-work-…/174460

15 June from 1730-2030 another general corridor maintenance – mostly to clear overgrowth along the race course.We will meet at the Old Park Office at the end of Greer Rd.

https://www.rei.com/…/stewardship-project-volunteer-…/174436

-Settlers Cabin Steward-

2016 TrailFest

Ride. Run. Eat. Play.
TrailFest is Sunday Oct. 23rd.
12pm – ??

The TrailPGH TrailFest is a 1-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Festival, Bike Demos, Group Rides, a Beer Garden, Food + Chili Cook Off, Games, Prizes and a whole lotta sweet SINGLETRACK!


RSVP Via Facebook

Following the Month of Mud Race, we’ll be hosting several trail activities.

Runs & Hikes
12:30 – 1:15 staggered start

There will be two group Runs / Hikes that with a staggered starts.
1 advanced
1 beginner

Rides
12:15 start

There will be two group rides that may break into smaller groups depending on how many folks participate.
1 advanced
1 beginner group ride

 

 

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The Heat is On – Prove your cabin fever culinary skills by competing against your fellow outdoor enthusiast friends. The Chili Cook Off is open to all TrailPittsburgh Members . RSVP HERE and lock in your spot.

Only 10 Spots Left – RSVP today!

 

 

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Bike Toss, Slow Ride, Food Down and more. If you have olympic level bike throwing and riding skills, you’ll be one of the lucky folks to win prizes from…

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Every adult needs a good beer after a long run or ride. Our friends from New Belgium heard your cry and will be supplying a variety of brews for your enjoyment.

We’ll also be grilling up some chicken, burgers, dogs, and a ton of snacks.

 

 

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Friend of the Trail Community, Alex Talbot will be rocking live music with his musical partner, Alex.

More Information: Terry & Alex

 

RSVP Via Facebook

See You on Sunday October, 23rd!

TKMBD Moved to the WheelMill!

 

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Too cold, wet and muddy today to take kids mountain biking outside – therefore we have the WheelMill!! Pittsburgh’s most awesome indoor bike park.

6815 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.  Meet at 10A this AM free admission for TKMBD participants. We will order pizza around 1130A.  See you there!

National Trails Day June 4th / A Great Success!

100 Volunteers Registered for National Trails Day as Trail Pgh teamed up with REI to have a Mega Workday building bridges, repairing and creating sustainable trails for all to enjoy! Thank You REI for $10,000 Grant towards the Waterfall Trail at Settlers Cabin. Thank You Allegheny County Parks for all who helped including the Park Rangers!

Thank You REI for $10,000 Grant towards the Waterfall Trail at Settlers Cabin. Thank You Allegheny County Parks for all who helped including the Park Rangers!

Freeze-Thaw Cycles Explained

 

Most riders understand that you shouldn’t ride the trails when they’re muddy. Most riders understand acceptable riding conditions as well. Sunny…dry…go ride! Perfect. But what about this time of year? When is it ok to ride without doing permanent damage to the trail? How would you know if it’s OK to ride before you get to the trail? Understanding the freeze-thaw cycle can help you make that decision of when to ride the trail, when to stay on the road, or when it’s time to take a rest day, drink beer & watch football. Continue reading “Freeze-Thaw Cycles Explained”