Topic of the Week: MTC Is Hiring!
Business Operations Support Manager Needed, Part-Time
MTC is seeking a motivated, self-starter team member who is comfortable with computer systems and experienced with business operations to help ensure that the Trail Council’s business processes are handled in an efficient, smooth and timely manner. The days and hours are flexible, as is the ability to work much of the time remotely. Hourly rate is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.
Click here for specific job duties for the part-time position. Interested applicants should email resume and, optionally, any additional qualifications in a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not accepting mailed paper resumes nor telephone calls expressing interest in the position. Montour Trail Council is an EEO employer.
Tour the Montour 2021: Live Event, Online Registration, Raffle Prizes
The Tour the Montour will be staged as a real-time event! The benefit bicycle ride begins at Mile 0 on Saturday, September 25, and you can participate in a short ride or go metric with the 62-mile option. We provide rest stops, Trail support, lunch, basket chance items and raffles. Click for the latest details and online registration.
Walk. Run. Bike. Camp.
If you live near Pittsburgh, one of the the nation’s outstanding rail-trails is right in your back yard!
The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized recreational pathway around Pittsburgh, the country’s longest suburban rail-trail. The main line extends ~47 miles; branch routes increase length to 60+ miles. The relatively flat half-loop stretches from Coraopolis (along the Ohio River) to Clairton (on the Monongahela River). A northwest branch connects directly to Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Trail is easy to get to by car, as there are access areas and trailheads every few miles along the route. Pittsburgh’s rapid transit system runs near some of these, and it is bike friendly. The Trail is ADA accessible as well.
The Montour connects to other rails-to-trails in western Pennsylvania and beyond: the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the C&O Canal Towpath, a completed trail system that stretches 300+ miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.; the Panhandle Trail — a converted railroad line that stretches from Weirton, West Virginia, to Carnegie. And this local resource is part of U.S. Bicycle Route 50, which runs east-west and, when completed, will span the country.
Currently, 46 miles of the Montour Trail are continuous with several short gaps in the southeast section.