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-

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!

TKMBD a huge success!

With the forecast of a washout on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, Trail Pittsburgh decided to take the annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day indoors for the first time in the history of IMBA.  We can’t thank our partner, The Wheel Mill, enough for hosting all the little rippers for a free riding session, followed by a lunch with their families.

Trail Pittsburgh visits IMBA HQ

Trail Pittsburgh had an incredible opportunity to send one of our social media volunteers Jeremy Saylor to IMBA Headquarters for chapter leadership training.  While in Boulder, IMBA trained Jeremy on best practices for social media, membership marketing, email communication, and membership engagement.  The training comes at a perfect time for Trail Pittsburgh as we finish our rebranding effort.

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In addition to spending 3 days in the classroom, IMBA took the crew out for world class mountain biking at some of the awesome trail systems in the Boulder area.  Earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to send Colin Burch to chapter leadership training at IMBA HQ for trail planning and master planning leadership training.

If scoring free trips to Colorado sounds fun to you consider stepping up to a leadership position in our organization!  Email volunteer@trailpittsburgh.org to help out with trail planning, mapping, social media, communications, grants, or outreach!