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Letter from the Pres...

Dear Member,

Thank you so much for your support of PTAG in 2014. We hope that you will continue to support us in 2015, especially through your membership and donation contributions!

Guess PTAG's 2014 Volunteer Hours and Win a Gift Pack

"PTAG has had a record breaking year for volunteer hours contributed to our community. Any guesses for the number of hours? Guess the closest by the end of the day on January 1 and we'll send you a prize pack including a PTAG T-shirt, wicking socks from Dirt Rag, a water bottle, and a folding saw!

2014 Volunteer Appreciation Day Recap

Over 7,100 Volunteer Hours by more than 300 Volunteers Recorded so far this Year!!!

This year the Board of Directors who by-the-way are all also volunteers did a great job of expressing their gratitude to PTAG trail volunteers. They prepared delicious dishes, served tasty beverages, led outdoor activities, and presented an awards ceremony.

Hillman State Park (aka Bavington) Restrictions

Hillman State Park (aka Bavington) is managed as a partnership between the Bureau of State Parks and the PA Game Commission. As a result of this partnership, the use of the park is subject to special regulations. One of those regulations outlines when the area is open to uses other than hunting.

VP Report - Trailtober!

VP Report - Trailtober!
By Adam Sullivan

As your vice president of trails, I have never had a more enjoyable month of trail building, rides, and events in Pittsburgh as I had this past month. PTAG has been a flurry of activity during the month of October!

Ride Boyce with Barry!!

Our Boyce steward Barry from Dirty Harry's and his wife Cyndee are hosting an MTB ride at Boyce! Sunday October 12 at 11AM, leaving from soccer field. They will do 15 to 20 miles at a trail pace.

PTAG Board Retreat Recap

PTAG's Board of Directors held its first ever strategic planning retreat on Saturday, August 16th. Todd Owens, a non-profit consultant and co-founder of the Pittsburgh-based firm Nonprofit Talent ( worked hard for us to kindly serve as the facilitator. 

Boy Scouts Build Bridges in North Park

This summer  Eric Goodman, age 16 of Wexford, organized and completed a project for PTAG to re-route an eroded wet section of the Rainbow Trail (red with blue dot) on the North Ridge area of North Park. Two awesome bridges were built. This resulted in improved flow and no mud.