OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL
Gear & Cheer Music Festival Invitation
The Gear & Cheer Festival offers action near and dear to the hearts of outdoor recreation enthusiasts, as well as fans of fine wine, microbrews, and local music. The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) fundraiser occurs at Bradys Run Park & Lodge in Brighton Township
Join us as we participate in open-air activities and clinics that encourage physical activity, promote healthy living, and mental well-being. The fair invites environmental, educational, government, heritage, and trail organizations from the Tri-State region to inspire our citizens to discover, learn about, celebrate, appreciate, and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Summer activities include a 5K race/run/walk, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboard yoga, and stand up paddleboard lessons, gear demonstrations, hiking, orienteering, workshops, and live music. Children can also enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors by partaking in the bike rodeo, tike hike, and fishing derby.
Fall activities include gear demonstrations, hiking, orienteering, workshops, and live music. Children can also enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors by partaking in the bike rodeo and tike hike.
Be sure to peruse our gear vendors, sports, nutrition, and health related companies booths, which exhibit, demo, and offer high-quality merchandise at excellent values.
Each pay event, a $25 donation, supports the development of the Ohio River Trail, a blueway, greenway, and bikeway, linking the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Montour Trail in Allegheny County to a trail network in Columbiana County, Ohio, and beyond, to as far as Cleveland, Ohio and Washington D.C. These festival activities include paddling competitions, 5K run/walk, mountain biking, road cycling, rock climbing wall, auctions, raffles, wine and craft beer tasting. In addition, many enjoy the fine food, culinary delights, and refreshments.
The ORTC is a multifaceted, non-profit 501c3 charitable and volunteer-led public benefit corporation who is composed of a dedicated and visionary leadership, which embraces a team strategy to implement our initiatives. Our mission is to bring individuals, groups, communities, businesses, and all levels of government together to honor our past and build our future by providing active transportation networks, economic development, environmental stewardship, brownfield remediation, heritage preservation, and recreation opportunities along the Ohio River and its tributaries.
The ORTC serves as a unification tool that encourages inter-municipal collaboration, and provides a forum for council members, decision makers, local citizens, borough and township managers, and recreational users to share knowledge with the objective to guarantee a bright future for our rivers, forests, and towns. Presently, the ORTC is undergoing multi-municipal planning efforts with a focus on community revitalization. Our major emphasis is capitalizing on our common interest in reconnecting all of our partner communities along the Ohio River. The Ohio River corridor is a critical local and regional resource that calls for protection and enhancement.
For additional information, sponsorship opportunities, schedule of events, and festival registration, Please review the Table of Contents for additional information or contact Vincent Troia, President & CEO, Ohio River Trail Council, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 724-728-2625.
The Festival is open to the public, please invite your friends and colleagues. Tickets for all events available online and at the door.
The Ohio River Trail Council is a non-profit charitable organization where all proceeds will be utilized for the construction of the Ohio River Trail.