PTAG works with city, county, state and private landowners to ensure access to trails for all user groups. We rely on public support to fund day to day operations. If you like what Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group does, please support us by becoming a member. PTAG is a non-profit charity and membership fees are tax deductible.
PTAG News from 2012
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Congratulations Michelle Lynn Wojnar-Frere (Board Member) and husband Mike Frere for a successful 3rd Annual Marshall Mangler Trail Race in North Park on November 11, 2012. Thank you from PTAG for bringing awareness to the trail systems of North Park and giving PTAG the opportunity to share our organization's mission.
North Park Freeride Skills Park Jumps are offficially closed for the Winter! Tarped and tucked away to protect our hard dirt work against the elements. Jumps will re-open in Spring. There is more work to do on the new jump line so look for Spring workdays. The Jump Jam which was cancelled in October will be re-scheduled after the jumps re-open next year.
A variety of volunteer work was done at Settlers Cabin Park on October 7, 2012 on this REI sponsored event. PTAG thanks all that came out to help make Settlers Cabin Park better for everyone. Groups focused on a few projects. PTAG supported crews rock armored a number of muddy areas along the blue blazed trail utilizing sandstones from the surrounding areas.
Come out with PTAG at the North Park Freeride Area "Skills Park" to celebrate the opening of the new Intermediate Jump Line with a Jump Jam! The event is FREE! But this will be a fundraiser and membership event for PTAG so if you come please consider joining PTAG or making a donation to support our efforts!
Thanks to the Medrad employees that came to work on the golf course trail this past Friday. We installed eight in-trail drains to dry out an area that is perpetually wet due to spring water and did spot fixes on the back nine trail.
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Join PTAG this Sunday September 9, 2012 as we showcase the trail system of the South Ridge of North Park as part of the FAAP Fall Classic 5k. Mountain bike rides will be coordinated after the finish of the 5k race. Rides should begin around 10:00am. This is a charity event and registration is open online until September 7, 2012.
Cyclists and Hikers started the day exploring the new trail system of Highland Park. History was made when a couple completed their trail tour on a tandem bicycle. Thank you Richard and Evelyn Glass for leading the trail hike. At 1:30pm, a crowd began to gather; sharing tales of the park present and past.
First and foremost a big thanks to the 23 folks that helped with the 3 projects completed at the Boyce work Day. We installed a 24' bridge that crosses a low water area and a creek. This replaced an old bridge that takes us from the tunnel up to the Wave Pool loop.
Thanks to all those who stood in the stream and dug it out to make it deeper and wider. Thanks to those who assembled the bridge. Thanks to those who bench cut two different section of trail and closed the top of the reroute.
The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association is working with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group to protect sensitive habitats along the banks of Nine Mile Run in an area just upstream from Commercial Street. 276 Trail users who wish to cross Nine Mile Run can do so on stable rocks at the green park bench or about 25 feet upstream. These two crossing points are sustainable.
Sunday August 5, 2012 at Highland Park Aid Station for Pedal PGH. Shift is 6:30am to ~10:30am. Afterwards join the "Finish Line Festival" with VIP access. All Pedal PGH Volunteers get: VIP Access to Pedal PGH (worth $100) which includes: lunch, free massage, VIP tent access, free beer, separate bike parking and restroom facilities, and a classy bright yellow shirt!
The new jump line at the North Park Freeride Area Skills Park is almost done but your help is needed to finish the project!!
Please be advised that the workday scheduled at Settlers Cabin Park on June 3, 2012 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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