Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bike Trip to Benefit Trailhead

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bike Trip to Benefit Trailhead

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Gravity works.

A homeowner was pointedly reminded of that fact last week while trying to extend his backyard by repeatedly dumping fill without making sure it would stay where it was dumped.

The resulting landslide, perhaps aided and abetted by all the rain we've had in the past month, dumped trees, debris and a variety of uprooted vegetation on a 150-foot-long section of the Great Allegheny Passage near Milepost 23. The "dump site" isn't too far from the Dravo Cemetery

The Mon Yough Trail Council, the stewards of that section of the passage, has removed the trees and large debris, but the trail is a mess.

"The trail is passable but very muddy," said council member Judy Marshall. "We are working on it with professional contractors and we've notified the [state] Department of Environmental Protection."

The Regional Trail Corporation, which owns the segment of the trail damaged by the slide, is reviewing the legal aspects of the landslide.

Some trail users participating in the Mon Yough Trail Council's 20th Annual Yough and Roll Aug. 3 will get their first look at the slide area as they pedal up from the Boston trailhead. A 40-mile roundtrip ride will depart at 8 a.m. A 20-mile roundtrip will start at 9 a.m.

"Walk-ins are welcome," Marshall said. "Rest stops will be provided with yummy food, and lunch will be served after the event at the Boston trailhead."

The registration fee for each ride is $20. "All the proceeds will go to maintain our wonderful trail," Marshall said.

In addition to the Yough and Roll rides, the council will hold its annual Membership Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Boston trailhead. New members are welcome.

There will be free hot dogs, snacks and refreshments. Council members will be on hand to answer questions about the trail and discuss the organization's latest activities and events. …

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