Wheeling Heritage Trail 13th Annual Bicycle Tour

The Ohio Valley Trail Partners present the 13th Annual Tour of the Wheeling Heritage Trail on Sunday, May 26 at Heritage Port in Wheeling—1201 Water Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. The event offers 100-km, 30-mile and 10-mile rides with SAG support. Money raised by this event supports expansion and care for the Wheeling Heritage Trail, trail projects, and trail equipment as well as continued advocacy for bike/ped connections in our communities. Visit the website for schedule, cost and registration.

Montour Trail/REI Trail Summit

 April 6, 2019 10 AM -3 PM ( Save the Date)

The Montour Trail and REI jointly hold a Trail Summit at the REI Settlers Ridge Store on April 6 from 10AM to 3PM. This is the sixth year that REI and Montour Trail have partnered on this event.  If you represent one of the regional trails, this is a great opportunity to interact with trail users and provide information about your trail. REI provides tables placed throughout the store. If your trail group would like to attend, contact Don Thobaben   dthobaben@comcast.net for additional information.

 

Annual Dinner & Meeting

No Steelers’ game this day, so you have no excuse not to attend!

This year’s MTC annual dinner meeting is far more than a 2019 wrap-up. We commemorate the Montour Trail Council’s 30th anniversary on Sunday, November 17, at St. Joan of Arc Church in Library, PA starting at 5:00 p.m.

This milestone occasion honors and celebrates the MTC’s founding Board of Directors. Stan Sattinger, a co-founder of the MTC and our first president, plans to give an entertaining keynote address, “Beginnings of the Montour Trail: the Who, the How, the…” The Trail’s founders developed a clear vision for the beneficial use for the abandoned Montour Railroad. Stan’s stories answer questions of how the Trail came into being: How would the vision be spread? Who would acquire the property? How would the Trail be built? Who would fund it? Once built, would it be worth all the effort that went into engineering it? Would anyone bother to use it?  Stan hopes to share some memories with you!

And you are welcome to share your memories with us!

Founding Board member Tim Killmeyer debuts his video “The Montour Trail Then and Now.” Tim’s presentation illustrates what the abandoned railroad right-of-way was like in 1989, when the founders formed their vision for the Trail, and contrasts that reality with what the Trail has become. Tim is well known for his “Time Travel with Tim” videos, which can be seen at tinyurl.com/timetravelwithtim.

Dinner is provided by Cyd West Catering. MTC member and dedicated home vintner Mary Williams will provide tasty wines.

Because it is a celebration, we have lots of chance and silent auction items that you can stake your claim on, including a “dream” golfing basket, Ray Cook Gyro putter, Seven Springs massage package, Steelers’ memorabilia basket, and Jack Nicklaus commemorative plaque including the back-nine birdie golf ball that resulted in a Master’s Tournament win!

Time to register is running out: Reservations must be mailed by November 2, 2019.

Twilight Trail Walk 2019

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

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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 p.m., and the 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 Montour 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.

       

sponsor   

Law Offices of Belinda Dunmire Attwood

Tony Zuback Insurance