PG: Group brings positive change to Pittsburgh’s biking trails

PTAG volunteers building the Dr J Freeride Trail in North Park.  Photo by Jon Pratt

Congratulations to PTAG for receiving a $10K grant from REI to continue their great work!

Monday, November 22, 2010
By Larry Walsh

After an October full of accomplishments and a November with more of the same, the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group has outlined its plans for next year.

Those plans, which will require help from their dedicated volunteers and “some new blood,” include “fun racing, serious racing, monthly rides and even more trail building.”

To help it realize those plans, Recreational Equipment Incorporated has presented the mountain biking organization with a $10,000 grant. Such grants are given for outdoor recreation and conservation projects and recipients are initially recommended by local REI stores.

PTAG said it will use most of the money to get more people involved in trail work.

“There are still many parks that need some TLC and we’d love to help the local park users get involved with the land managers to come up with a plan and start digging,” PTAG said on its website.

Ah yes, trail building.

Does any local mountain biking group do it better?

Read the rest of this article and PTAG’s list of recent accomplishments in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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