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In a rut?
Ruts in the trail surface just off the Arrowhead trail near the Brush Run Road parking lot are being repaired.
Greer Tunnel Announcement
from Montour Trail Council Greer Tunnel on the Montour Trail Reopening as First Phase of Repairs Nears Finish The Greer Tunnel will reopen as early as next week as emergency repairs are nearing completion, the Montour Trail Council has announced. The Greer Tunnel, located near Chartiers Creek at mile marker 28.5 on the Montour Trail, was closed in late March due to a newly-discovered structural deficiency in its east portal. The 235-foot-long tunnel was constructed by the Montour Railroad Co. in 1913. The project
This video … WOW!
by Elizabeth Babcock This video … wow. I confess that in the years when I rode the first section of the Montour Trail from Coraopolis, I had no knowledge of how the trail came to be. I just knew it was there, it was public access, and I wanted to ride it. And oh, how I rode it. I put in thousands of miles over several years on that first 11.5 mile section. It was an anchor point in my life—something that I
The EBike Conundrum
By Deb Thompson Perhaps one of the knottiest problems in the history of the Montour Trail is how-the-heck to deal with ebikes. We started a rail-trail in the days when no one knew what that was, managed to rebuild after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and rebuilt the McDonald Trestle and the Library Viaduct, but it seems that none of these has generated the hand-wringing and controversy as deciding how to manage ebikes. First, let’s be clear about the definition of ebike, or
We have moved our office from Bridgeville to Upper Saint Clair. MONTOUR TRAIL COUNCIL | 2589 BOYCE PLAZA RD, SUITE 4 | PITTSBURGH, PA 15241 Click Google Map for directions and exact location.
Newsletter (just released)
March-April 2023 Newsletter Articles in this newsletter include the following: Greer Tunnel Rehabilitation Spring Cleaning in Cecil Prez Sez column Friends Meetings and Work Parties New Office location You can find the newsletter in it's entirety by clicking this link mar-apr 2023