PTAG volunteers are the best!! Thanks for all you do making the outdoors better for all to enjoy!
The Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) is soliciting applications for members of our Board of Directors. We are seeking high caliber individuals who have a passion for protecting and expanding the opportunities for trail experiences in our region. The PTAG Board of Directors meets monthly, on the first Tuesday, at 6:30 pm. Board members are required to attend at least 8 meetings per year.
Fantastic attendance at the October 6, 2013 Hartwood Acres Park Gala Workday. Many of the defined work areas received much needed TLC.
Thanks to all the support from Len and Karl, PTAG board members, PTAG stewards of other parks and all that volunteered their time and energy to make this park better for everyone!
On September 27, 2013, volunteers from MEDRAD installed a network of switchbacks near the Orange/Purple-dot blazed trail on Parish Hill in North Park. These new switchbacks were installed to provide safe passage between Walter Road and the Orange blazed trail. The current Orange/Purple-dot blazed trail was built on a fall line and continues to erode from water runoff.
The Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association (PQHA) is holding their All Breed Trail Challenge on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at North Park. They will be utilizing the Orange blazed trails which are by the Golf Course. Expectations for the amount of riders are 30 +/- family and friends that tag along. To learn more about PQHA visit http://www.pqha.org/
PTAG will host a premiere of the new MTB film Not Bad at the OTB Café on Wed July 31st, 8PM. Doors will open at 6P. Donate $15 to get in the door or $25 to become a PTAG member and get a free subscription to Dirt Rag!
Trail Fest wouldn’t have been possible without the dedicated efforts of volunteers and contributors. PTAG thanks all that volunteered their time or made a contribution of goods or services.
Goods & Services provided by:
Trek of Pittsburgh
Juice Heaven LLC
Dirt Rag Magazine
McTighes Garden & Beer Distributor
Mad Mex (Monroeville)
Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group's Treasurer, Board Member and North Park Steward, Jamie Pfaeffle, gives a presentation at Friends of North Park meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Link to the full story is below.
Our friends at "The Wheel Mill" have published this video recapping the first ever PTAG Jump Jam which took place at the North Park Freeride Area "Skills Park" on June 2, 2013. Seventy-one riders participated in this event.
Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG)
Presents the 8th Annual Trail Fest (formerly MTB Fest) July 12-14 2013
PTAG Volunteer Stewards are the best! Here's a story from the Post-gazette featuring Barry Jeffries the PTAG Boyce Park Steward and owner of Dirty Harry's.
Read the story here:
Bike share program under way in Verona
The North Park Freeride Area continues to evolve. Last year we started a new middle section for the Dr J Trail and a new Expert Jump Line for the Skills Park. When compete the North Park Freeride Area will rock!! The middle section will include a bridge with a moto booter style step up jump, dirt jumps, an elevated wooden berm with a drop at the end and several banked turns.
Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times Magazines had a Garage Sale at The Wheel Mill on Saturday January 26, 2013 benefiting PTAG, Bike-PGH and Free Ride. Thank you Dirt Rag/Bicycle Times and Wheel Mill for your support and contribution.
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