News Archives

National Volunteer Week, April 6 - 12

To our past, present and future volunteers, PTAG says, "Thank You!" It's not an easy job doing trail work but our volunteers make it fun and aren't afraid to get dirty. Actually, most of our volunteers like getting dirty!

North Park Freeride Update

The North Park Freeride area is closed until April or May when things dry out!! Please do not ride the Dr J Trail or the Skills Park until we open as riding in the mud damages dirtwork. There is much work to do to get the dirt in shape next month so please volunteer to come out and help! Stay tuned for workday announcements!

Venture Outdoors Offering 10% Discount to BANFF

Venture Outdoors is graciously providing a 10% discount on ticket purchases to PTAG constituents.

Don't miss this exciting two-night event of awe-inspiring action!
Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

To purchase tickets... Click Here ...Use PROMO CODE - PTAG

Volunteers Needed for Dirt Rag Garage Sale

One volunteer is needed for each of the following shifts on Saturday, February 22, 2014 to table on behalf of PTAG. Each shift has a PTAG Board Member signed up and you'll be working with that person.

Shift 1: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Shift 2: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

PTAG Monthly Board Meeting Has Been Moved!

To better accommodate people's schedules the regular monthly board meeting for PTAG has been moved to 6:30PM on the second Monday of every month. Meetings will still be held at: Friends of the Riverfront,  33 Terminal Way, Suite 333B,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  The next board meeting will be held Monday February 10th. All are welcome please come and help us make a difference!

Board of Directors Nominations

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.

Hartwood Acres Park Gala Workday Video Recap

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!

Thank You MEDRAD!!

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.

Increased Horse Traffic on Orange Trails at North Park 9/1/2013

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

PTAG to host Not Bad Film Premiere at OTB

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!

Thank you Volunteers and Contributors of Trail Fest

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
321 Ride
Juice Heaven LLC
Dirt Rag Magazine
McTighes Garden & Beer Distributor
Mad Mex (Monroeville)