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!

Join us to celebrate three decades of dedicated trail building and stewardship along with our accomplishments in 2019. Montour Trail Council co-founder Stan Sattinger will be the keynote speaker, telling stories of the Council’s early days and its achievements.

 

Twilight Trail Walk 2019

******* START AT EITHER END ******

Vintage to Vogue/The Simple Greek, 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 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

National Tunnel Race

Registration

Register online

Schedule

Race-day registration opens at 8:15, and close 15 minutes prior to each event.

5K Run > 9:15 AM | 10K Run > 10:00 AM | 2K Family Fun Walk > 10:15 AM | Post-Race Awards Celebration > Approximately 11:15 AM.

Fees

Route On or Before March 26 March 27 – April 22 Day of Event
10K or 5K Run $30 $35 $40
Both 5K and 10K Races $35 $40 $45
2K Family Fun Walk (adult) $15 $20 $25
2K Family Fun Walk (age 12 & under) $13 $14 $15

Other Information

10K and 5K Runs Course Details: An out and back course (completely on the Montour Trail) with one turnaround for both 5K and 10K. The race starts on the trail at the top of the access path from Cecil Park to the Trail and heads east towards National tunnel. The 10K run goes through the National Tunnel, with the turnaround about 1/2 mile east of the tunnel portal. The 5K race turnaround is prior to the tunnel.

The finish line is on the trail near the start line. The course contains a very light uphill grade from the starting line to a peak at the tunnel followed by a very light downhill grade to the 10K turnaround.

The trail is about 10 ft. wide and has a packed limestone surface. The course is USA Track & Field Certified. Water and sports drink will be provided to participants during the race.

The 2K Family Fun walk also starts on the trail at the top of the Cecil Park access path and heads west continuing to a turnaround past the Rt. 50 & 980 bridge.

After the event a lunch is served along with beer, sports drinks & water.

The first 700 registered participants will receive an event shirt. There is a $10 discount for registering on or before March 26, and $5 for registering on or before April 22.

Proceeds from the event support Montour Trail maintenance and development.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds.

 

Tour the Montour

Tour the Montour is a non-competitive fundraising ride. It offers a fun family Saturday event as well as rides for the more-serious cyclist. Ride lengths vary from a short distance to 62 miles (a metric 100, or century). Rest stops with fruit, snacks and beverages are placed along the course. A great post-ride lunch won’t disappoint. And we’re famous for our fabulous commemorative T-shirts, door prizes, raffles, and great times with fellow cyclists. We suggest that you ride with a friend!

For safety reasons, no headphones allowed and helmets are mandatory. The Tour the Montour takes place rain or shine.

Emergency-only mechanical assistance will be available at the start/finish; participants and their bikes should be in good condition prior to the ride. SAG (support & gear) crews as well as Trail patrol volunteers will cover the course, looking out for mechanical or physical problems.

Fee Schedule

Early Registration Registration after 9/1
MTC Member Adult  $       30.00  $    35.00
Non-Member Adult  $       35.00  $    40.00
Child age 12-18  $       10.00  $    15.00
< 12 FREE FREE

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Century and 44-mile riders should maintain an 8-mph pace to finish the course while rest stops are open.

Participants who register before September 1 are guaranteed a Tour the Montour 2019 T-shirt. Those who register after that day will receive a shirt only as long as supplies last. So don’t miss out; register early! Download the official Tour the Montour entry form, fill out and sign, then mail with your check, payable to:

Montour Trail Council
Suite #3, 2nd Floor, 304 Hickman Street
Bridgeville, PA 15017

If you’re not already a member, consider joining us, even if just to take advantage of the member discount.

Online Registration

If you prefer, you can register online to ride one of these distances, which are all out-and-back routes. Or you can register by mailing in your entry form.

  • 62 miles (metric century)
  • 44 miles
  • 24 miles
  • 12 miles
  • 6 miles (family fun ride)

Selecting a route helps us plan lunch and rest stop food. You are not obligated to ride the distance you select. Note: Trail conditions the day of the ride may alter course lengths.

Schedule

Pre-Event Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, September 19, 2019         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.       REI, Robinson Township

Day of Ride

  • Check-in/on-site registration      7:15 a.m.
  • 62 miles                                           8:15 a.m.
  • 44 miles                                           8:30 a.m.
  • All other rides                                 8:45 a.m.
  • Lunch                                               10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch is served at the Forest Grove Sportsmen’s Rod and Gun Club, located on the Trail near Mile Marker 1.5.

Sponsors

Title sponsors

FedEx Ground

Budd Baer Subaru

 

 

 

 

Presenting Sponsors

Adam Solar Rides – ASR Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Civil & Environmental Consultants – CEC
EATON Forest Grove Sportsmen Club Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer
MarkWest Energy Partners Park West Supply Penna Flame
Pittsburgh International Airport UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Corporate Sponsors

 Aero Tech Designs Bob & Patsy Brown Chapman Corporation
The Cooked Goose Catering Company Country Meadows Retirement Communities Creative Printing & Graphics, Inc.
Davan IntegraCare R G Johnson Inc.
Meadow  Ridge Development LLC Pro Bike + Run Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Southwest Gastroenterology Associates, Inc. Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center The Tandem Connection

Supporting Sponsors

 Allegheny Health Network CFS Bank Highfield Crossing Apartments/Colebrook Management
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Hilton Garden Inn/Southpointe Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 11279
Mediterra Bread Minor Investment Group Pepsi
REI, Robinson Township Starbucks Washington SweetWater Bicycle Shop
Washington Auto Mall Washington Health System Cardiovascular Care