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OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

Tour the Montour – Moon Township, PA

5, 15, 24, 44, or 62-Mile Trail Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

The Ohio River Trail Council is pleased to support the Montour Trail Council Event. Choose one of five great rides 5, 15, 24, 44, or 62-mile trail bike ride on the Montour Trail. Helmets Required. Event held rain or shine.

SAG Support will be available for mechanical or physical problems. Trail marshals will also be patrolling the course for safety. Bike services will be provided at the start. This service is for emergency repairs only. Both you and your bike should be in good shape. Turnaround points will be marked along the course with light refreshments.

Trailhead

Mile 0 of the Montour Trail, 70 Montour Coketown, Moon Township, PA 15108

GPS: 40.503715, -80.144873

Registration

For registration, information please visit http://www.montourtrail.org/events/displayevent.asp?id=5.

Features and Points of Interest

The Montour Railroad was built in 1877 and eventually linked the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad with over 30 area coal mines. Forming a semi-circle around the western and southern sections of the city of Pittsburgh, the Montour also connected with other railroads, including the Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh and West Virginia, the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Union.

The Montour Trail is a multi-use recreational rail-trail that will ultimately extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton. When completed, the Montour Trail will connect the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, crossing numerous highways and creeks on a variety of bridges, including one almost 1,000 feet long, and three tunnels. The trail links to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a trail system that stretches over 330 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.

The proposed Ohio River Trail beginning at Coraopolis links the Montour Trail to the 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio forming approximately a 500-mile contiguous mega-trail system from the Great Lakes Region to our nation’s capitol!

Social

Lunch and refreshments will be available at Brothers Grimm at Mile 3 of the Trail (Old Beaver Grade Road).  Then it is a leisurely 3 miles downhill back to Mile 0.

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