Montour Trail Food Drive – South Park Township, Piney Fork Road

Montour Trail Council is staging a food drive this spring to help those who are still struggling to feed their families during this very long pandemic. We have teamed with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank and Washington County Food Bank to collect nonperishable foods. There are a total of four separate collection sites/dates.

The June 5 location is in South Park Township, at the Piney Fork Road West trailhead near the wastewater treatment plant. Please chip in if you are able!

Map

Rain Date: Sunday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Montour Trail Food Drive – Hendersonville

Montour Trail Council is staging a food drive this spring to help those who are still struggling to feed their families during this very long pandemic. We have teamed with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank and Washington County Food Bank to collect nonperishable foods. There are a total of four separate collection sites/dates.

The May 22 location is in Hendersonville, near Tandem Connection. Please chip in if you are able!

Map

Rain Date: Sunday, May 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Montour Trail Food Drive – Bethel Park, Washington Elementary School

Montour Trail Council is staging a food drive this spring to help those who are still struggling to feed their families during this very long pandemic. We have teamed with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank and Washington County Food Bank to collect nonperishable foods. There are a total of four separate collection sites/dates.

The June 19 location is in Bethel Park at Washinton Elementary School alongside the Trail. Please chip in if you are able!

Map

Rain Date: Sunday, June 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2021 Tour the Montour

2021 Tour the Montour Bike Ride Fundraiser

Tour the Montour provides rest stops along the route with snacks, on-Trail support, hot lunch close to the finish, basket chance items and super raffle prizes.

Ride Details

This annual tour of the Montour Trail is an out-and-back bike ride. You can pedal one of the recommended mileages on the Trail, ranging from a short family fun ride to a metric century, or custom-design your own route.

62 miles
44 miles
24 miles
12 miles
6 miles

We ask you to pick a ride distance for food- and rest-stop-planning purposes only. You are not obligated to ride the distance you select.

Entry form

For safety reasons, no headphones allowed, and helmets are mandatory.

Registration

Register online, which closes on Thursday, September 23 at 5:00 PM.

Alternatively, you can register by mail using the entry form & waiver that is part of the official Tour the Montour promotional flyer.

 

Packet Pickup

You can pick up your registration packet on Thursday, September 23, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Trek of Pittsburgh Store, Route 60, Robinson Township. Packets also are available at registration on the morning of the event.

 

Event Schedule Saturday, September 25, 2021

Check-in opens at 7:15 AM.

7:15 AM check in and registration

8:15 AM 62-mile ride departs

8:30 AM 44-mile ride departs

8:45 AM all other rides depart

 

Sponsors

Title sponsor

 

Presenting sponsors

Corporate sponsors

 

Supporting sponsors


Fees

The deadline for discounted fees is Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59 PM.

June 1 – August 31

Adult: $45, includes T-shirt, rest stops and lunch

Child through age 11: $10, includes rest stops and lunch, NO T-shirt. You can purchase an adult-size shirt for an additional $10.

September 1 – 23

Adult: $60, includes rest stops and lunch; T-shirt NOT guaranteed

Child through age 11: $15, includes rest stops and lunch; NO T-shirt

Prizes

Four valued sponsors have offered these raffle prizes:

  • Seven Springs: 2-night getaway for 2 people, breakfast each morning, use of swimming pool and exercise room (valid through Oct 31, 2022; black-out dates include Christmas week through New Year’s Day , MLK weekend and Presidents’ weekend)
  • Aero Tech Designs cycle wear: cycling clothing kit
  • Pro Bike + Run: $500 gift certificate
  • U-Haul North Hills: INNO INH 120 hitch-mounted tray bike rack

Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for 3 tickets. They are available at select Trailside locations this summer as well as at the event. Winners will be selected at the close of the bike ride. Proceeds benefit Montour Trail Council , the non-profit , all-volunteer group that builds, maintains and repairs the Trail.

2020 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting, for Montour Trail Council members, will announce Board members for the coming 2021-2023 term.

The keynote speaker is current Board President Ned Williams, who will summarize all the great work that has been done this year developing, grooming, beautifying, and supporting the Trail.

To participate, register in advance for the online Annual Meeting. You will receive a confirmation email containing the URL, so you can open it at the time of the meeting.

If you haven’t voted, send your ballot to the MTC office.  You can find the ballot on page 4 of the current newsletter; it must be mailed by October 24.

Penny Day 2020 Bethel Park

Pennies for the Trail raises funds to support trail improvements and ongoing maintenance along the 18 miles of the trail between Peters Township and Clairton. Donations will be used to purchase crushed limestone, fuel for mowers, equipment and maintenance, paint, fencing materials, trail signs and other Trail needs.

Bethel Park

  • Limestone Road parking lot
  • Irishtown Road parking lot
  • Clifton Road