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!

New Location! Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day- October 3

We’re changing our event…  Saturday is going to be a complete washout, so we decided to make history and be the first IMBA chapter to hold #TKMBD at an indoor bike Park!  Our friends at The Wheel Mill have partnered with us to make sure TKMBD goes off despite the rain!  We’ll meet at 1:00PM at the park, have a brief skills clinic, participate in group rides, and have a few competitions for anybody interested.  Afterwards, we’ll have snacks, pizza, drinks, and other giveaways.

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Kids and parents watching will get FREE admission to the park from 1PM-3PM.  Parents can also ride with their little shredders for the normal weekend admission rate.

Everybody at the park needs to have a waiver.  If you are bringing non-custodial children as guests, their legal guardians must sign the Wheel Mill waiver.  They have them available for download: http://www.thewheelmill.com/how-it-works/waiver/.

 

 

 

 

 

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IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day strives to encourage communities in the U.S.A. and around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids. Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) events range in size from a few kids and families to several hundred gathering at a local park or trailhead. IMBA clubs and chapters, retail shops, Trips for Kids, schools, scouts and community groups are encouraged to host events. Last year over 15,000 kids and family members participated in 150+ community events in the U.S. Several events were registered in other countries including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. You, your family or your company are encouraged to join the fun and participate in IMBA’s 12th anniversary of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

You can view more information at the IMBA website: https://www.imba.com/kids.

 

Welcome to Trail Pittsburgh

Welcome to Trail Pittsburgh, formerly known as Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG). In the spring of 2015, PTAG rebranded as Trail Pittsburgh in order to become a chapter member of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). This partnership allows us to expand our reach and take advantage of IMBA’s extensive support and expertise.

Trail Pittsburgh will continue to focus on multi-use trails for trail runners, hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers. If you’ve explored our region’s incredible singletrack trail networks, you’ve experienced and enjoyed our work.

 

PLAY

Trail Pittsburgh is here to help you connect with our region’s trail assets and the wonderful community of people who enjoy and support our trails.

Explore our region’s trails through MTB Project, the nation’s foremost singletrack trail database, and follow us on social media to stay abreast of the latest on- and off-trail happenings.

JOIN

Amazing trail networks don’t happen without your support. Become a member of Trail Pittsburgh to help us create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As a charitable 501(c)(3) your contribution is tax deductible and goes directly to support our mission.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer support is essential to the fulfillment of Trail Pittsburgh’s mission to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Park Stewards volunteer their time organize workdays and rely on additional volunteer support to build, maintain and improve the trails.

Volunteering with Trail Pittsburgh doesn’t have to be a big commitment. A couple hours here and there goes a long way. Visit our website and follow us on social media to find a workday in your favorite park.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Over 220 miles of built and maintained trails
  • 23,000+ Volunteer Hours since 2001
  • North Park’s Dr. J Freeride Trail and Skills Area