Tour the Montour

The 14th Annual Tour the Montour continues the tradition as one of Western Pennsylvania’s finest Fall rides. For men, women, and children, it includes rides of 6, 15, 24, 44, and 62 miles on the beautiful Montour Trail. The ride has become well known for its sumptuous lunch as well as its unique t-shirts. (T-shirts are only guaranteed for riders who pre-register by Sept. 9th.)

Register

Fees

Before
Sept 9th
After
Sept 9th
Single Registration
Adults $30 $35
Children (12 and under) $5 $5
Family Rates
Valid for up to 4 family members; for 6 and 15-mile course only $50 $55
Additional Children $5 $5

               $5 discount for Montour Trail Members.

Schedule

Day of Event Check-in Opens at 7:00am on Sept 24th, 2016.
> The 62-mile riders depart at 8:00am.
> The 44-mile riders depart at 8:15am.
> The 15- and 24-mile riders depart at 8:30am.
> The 6-mile Family Ride departs at 8:45am.

Don’t forget THE KING and QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE !!

Registration/Packet Pickup

Pre-ride packet-pickup will be held at the Settlers Ridge REI Store on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Ride-day registration and packet pickup opens at 7:00 AM.

Other Information:

  • HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL RIDERS
  • Riders registered before September 9th are guaranteed a T-shirt. After September 9th, T-shirts will not be guaranteed, so be sure to Register Early!
  • SAG Support will be available for mechanical or physical problems. Trail marshals will also be patrolling the course for safety.
  • Bike services will be provided at the start. This service is for emergency repairs only. Both you and your bike should be in good shape.
  • Turnaround points will be marked along the course with light refreshments.
  • The trail will remain open to the public for the ride. Proper trail etiquette is appreciated from all participants.

Post Ride Amenities:

Lunch and refreshments will be available at Brothers Grimm at Mile 3 of the Trail (Old Beaver Grade Road).  Then it’s a leisurely 3 miles downhill back to Mile 0.

Miscellaneous

  • NO REFUNDS!
  • All Proceeds benefit the maintenance and expansion of the Montour Trail.

Sponsors

Presented by

                          

Corporate Sponsors

                             

Supporting Sponsors

CFSBank  •  Eat ‘n Park  •  Falconi Toyota Motors  •  First National Bank  •  Homewood Suites  •  Holy Trinity Council 11279 Knights of Columbus  •  Mediterra Bread  •  Top Gear Bicycle Shop  •  Trek of Robinson  •  SDC Nutrition  •  Somma Funeral Home  •  Sweetwater Bicycle Shop  •  Washington Health System|Cardiology  •  WJ Designs

 

 

Twilight Trail Walk

 ******* START AT EITHER END ******

Vintage to Vogue / The Simple Geek, 502 Valley Brook Road, McMurray, PA 15317 (Parking across the street)

– OR –

St. Petersburg Center / 210 Valley Brook Road, McMurray, PA 15317

Fees

Donation $7.00 per person. Registration is at the event.

Children under 5 and pets are free.

Schedule

Registration opens at 8:00, event begins at 8:30. If is raining on the day of the event, check the Montour Trail web page or the Friends of the Mountour Trail in Peters Township’s Facebook page to see if the event is still on. It might not be raining in Peters Township!

Registration/Packet Pickup

All registration will be at the event.

Other Information:

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Please no skates, scooters or bikes. Included in the entry fee is a glow necklace to light your way along the trail, some refreshments, and entry into a raffle for great prizes from local businesses.

Our hosts Vintage to Vogue and The Simple Greek will be open during the event so don’t forget to stop in for some refreshments or shopping. Bring a chair and enjoy the music at St Petersburg Center.

Sponsors

   The Cambridge Family  |  The Eye Gallery, Inc.    South Hills Honda      sponsor       Pi Gamma Mu  |  Law Offices of Belinda Dunmire Attwood  |  Tony Zuback Insurance

J.R. Taylor Memorial 5K Run and Walk

Registration

Location

This pleasant 5K out-and-back run, all on the Montour Trail, begins 800 feet north of the trail’s J. R. Taylor Memorial Bridge over Clifton Road in Bethel Park, near McMurray Road. Runners will zoom along the flat, crushed limestone surface of the Montour Trail’s Bethel Branch to a turnaround point north of Brush Run Road and then return to the start. The new course alignment enables all participants to get chip-based times and to cross the bridge in both directions.

Fees

Pre-registration fee is $20 per person through May 14, $25 per person from May 15 to June 1, and $30 on race day.

Schedule

The JR Taylor Memorial 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will begin at the same time.

Awards/Prizes

Awards: Fleet Feet gift certificates to top 3 overall, male/female; medals to top master’s finisher (age 40 and up), top 3 in each age category (10 and under, 11-14, 15–19, 20–24, 25-29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70+), male/female

All participants registered by May 14 will receive a t-shirt. Others will receive T-shirts if available.

Registration/Packet Pickup

Location: Washington Elementary School, 515 Clifton Road, Bethel Park.  Parking is available in the Washington School parking lot and the upper section of the Al’s Café parking lot.

Advance packet pickup will be available at Fleet Feet, 1751 North Highland Road (Norman Centre II), from 5:00 to 7:00 Thursday, June 1 and 3:00 to 7:00 on Friday, June 2.

Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Washington Elementary School.

Other Information

Proceeds from the events go toward the maintenance of the trail.

Sponsors

Brentwood Bank  •  Century Steel Erectors • Highfield Crossing Apartments • Fleet Feet Sports, PittsburghKOB Solutions • Al’s Cafe

 

MTC Board Meeting

The Board meets on the third Monday of each month. Call or email  for more information, or to get on the agenda.

South Hills Friends Meeting

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, at the South Park Township Community Room or the Township Library, both located at the Township Building.

Work and trail clean up parties are scheduled and advertised as needed. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Dave Oyler at (412-831-9288 or davidoyler@verizon.net) or Paul McKeown (412-835-6692 or mckeownp@comcast.net).

Bethel Work Party

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Call for location and information.

Bethel Work Party

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Call for location and information.

Bethel Friends Meeting

Meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month in the Bethel Park Municipal Building Caucus Room located immediately behind council chambers. Anyone interested in the Bethel Park Trail segment is encouraged to come.