OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL
Gear & Cheer Music Festival Rules and Regulations
Who is the host for the Gear & Cheer Music Festival?
The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is the host of the Gear & Cheer Music Festival.
The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is a Pennsylvania based 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer-led corporation whose mission is to establish, promote, protect and preserve a multi-use trail, the Ohio River Trail (ORT), along the “La Belle Riviere” or the Ohio River. The ORTC is currently planning & developing a 41-mile bike/ped trail (Ohio River Greenway Trail) and a 56-mile water trail (Ohio River Water Trail), following the Ohio River corridor and its tributaries from Coraopolis, Pa to Ohioville, Pa.
The ORT is part of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Lewis & Clark Trail, Cleveland to Pittsburgh Trail, and a portion of the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, Pittsburgh spur. The proposed ORT will also follow parts of the "Great Path" and the 1913 Lincoln Highway. The ORT will serve as a key segment in the interconnection of existing land trails in the quad-state area (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).
Specifically, the proposed Ohio River Trail will connect the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Columbiana County, Ohio to the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny, County Pennsylvania forming a mega-trail from the great lakes region to our nation's capitol.
Is the Gear & Cheer Music Festival open to the public?
Yes, the Festival is open to the public; please forward an invitation to your friends and colleagues.
Is the Gear & Cheer Music Festival listed in any social media?
Yes, you can find the Festival on Facebook and share with your friends.
Where is Bradys Run Park?
Bradys Run County Park is Beaver County's largest park and consists of nearly 2000 acres. Bradys Run Park is located on Route 51, two miles north of Beaver, Pa within Brighton and Patterson Townships. GPS: 40.731316,-80.351837 | Bradys Run Park Recreation Facility Lodge | 526 Bradys Run Road | Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
One Hundred percent of your ticket/donation revenue benefits the construction of the Ohio River Trail.
Ticket Holder Legal Claim
The ticket holder relinquishes all legal claims against the ORTC and any organization or individual or their heirs assisting in the operation of the ORTC Gear & Cheer Music Festival including but not limited to the 5K Run/Walk, Mountain Bike Race, Road Cycling, Rock Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Canoeing, Hiking, and Paddleboarding.
If I lose my ticket, can I get mine replaced with a new one?
Please be aware that tickets, wristbands, and tasting glasses are non-refundable, non-replaceable, or exchangeable under any circumstance.
What is the cost of Parking?
Parking is free at the Festival.
Can the event be cancelled due to inclement weather?
The event will continue rain, hail, snow or sunshine. Cancellation will only occur if conditions are deemed dangerous. If the event is cancelled by the ORTC due to the forces of nature or any other reason for any reason, the ticket is nonrefundable.
Can I bring food and drink with me to the Festival?
Unfortunately, for security reasons no drink containers, cups, bottles, food, and beverages will be allowed into the Venue. There is access to free water on site.
No BYO alcohol… No BYO soft drinks… No BYO glass of any sort on site, including beer and wine glasses, jars of any kind. ORTC Security staff have the right to inspect all bags.
Can I bring a folding chair and blanket with me to the Festival?
Yes, folding chairs and blankets are permitted.
Will there be ATM’S on site?
There are no ATM’s available on the Festival grounds. We advise that you bring enough cash for food, drink, raffles, and other purchases like, a Festival T-shirt.
Am I allowed to bring a camera to the Festival?
Yes, but please note that only small lens still cameras are permitted, no video cameras, professional still cameras or recording equipment without prior approval in writing from the Ohio River Trail Council. You will not gain entry to the site while in possession of the above and will be asked to return them to your vehicle or accommodation.
Ticket holders consent to being photographed, filmed and sound recorded and its use and reproduction by the ORTC, or anyone authorized by ORTC, of all materials including photographs, audio-recordings and video, which have been taken of me or my child during the Festival, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation or royalties to the ticker holder. All materials shall constitute the property of the ORTC, solely and completely and I the ticket holder waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written, printed or electronic copy, wherein my own/my child’s likeness appears.
My child is only 12, is it safe for her/him to attend?
We work very closely with the Beaver County Sherriff to make the Festival safe and secure for all ages. Children under 13 enter must be under the supervision of a responsible parent/guardian over the age of 18.
Beer & Wine Tasting
By purchasing a ticket to participate in the wine and beer tasting, you verify that you and any ticket bearer (s) who accompany you to the ORTC Wine and Beer Tasting event are 21 years of age or older. All ORTC Wine and Beer Tasting event participants must be 21 years of age or older. Patrons who wish to consume alcohol must have photographic identification. Anyone supplying or purchasing alcohol for a minor will be evicted from the Venue. Criminal charges may be files. With regard to the Beer & Wine Tasting, the lodge is the designated licensed area where IDs will be vigorously checked. No one under the age of 21 and/or not carrying a current photo ID will be permitted in the Beer and Wine Tasting area. Please be patient and understanding. Your safety is our priority. We want to ensure the responsible service of alcohol at all times and IDs will be checked throughout the day regardless if the person is already in the licensed area. Consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during athletic event participation is strictly prohibited. The ORTC retains the right to refuse access to any event due to participant public intoxication.
Admission Refusal or Ejection
The Ohio River Trail Council reserves the right to refuse admission and/or eject anyone for behavior likely to cause damage, injury or annoyance. Any ticket holder ejected will not receive a refund.
These behaviors include but are not limited to the following circumstances:
• If the ticket has been sold or used in breach of contract
• If the ticketholder refuses to make their clothes, bags, or other possessions available for search by ORTC Security
• If the ticketholder is affected by the consumption of alcohol or drugs
• If the ticketholder participates in dangerous activities including aggressive dancing, moshing, stage diving, crowd surfing and climbing
Can I bring my canine companion to the Festival?
Yes, we love our cuddly friends. Dogs are permitted, nevertheless must be well behaved, and leashed at all times. Bradys Run Park also has a Dog & Puppy Park. All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. Please clean up after your pets or you and your dog will be removed from the Festival grounds.
Is smoking cigarettes or cigars permitted on Festival grounds?
Sorry, the Festival is a smoke free environment.
Proper Clothing and Safety Equipment
A Consumer Product Safety Commission approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened is required on all ORTC Festival bike rides and races.
Proper clothing to avoid hypothermia and a Personal Flotation Device must be worn at all times during kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.
The ticket holder understands and realizes the dangers of the activities at the Gear & Cheer Music Festival and participates willingly at their own risk. The ticket holder provides consent for medical release should any accident and/or health-damaging situation occur and should require any form of treatment or transport to a medical facility. Any medical expenses or ambulance services incurred are the sole responsibility of the ticket holder and participant.
By attending the Festival the attendee fully understands and accepts sole responsibility for their actions both during and after the event and hereby releases, waives, discharges and hold harmless all persons involved with the Festival, including event organizers, vendors, sponsors and hosts, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action, whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by the event attendee while participating in the Festival or while traveling from said event.
Attendee is fully aware of any risks or hazards connected with the participation in the ORTC Gear & Cheer Music Festival activities. He/she voluntarily assumes full responsibility or any risk of loss, property damage, or personal injury that may be sustained by the attendee, or any loss or damage to property in the possession of, as a result of being engaged in such activity.