Raptor Row Ride

RAPTOR ROW RIDE
SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017
SPONSORED BY THE STEEL VALLEY TRAIL COUNCIL (SVTC)
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THREE RIVERS BIRD CLUB (3RBC)

 


Photo by Annette DeVinney

 

STARTING POINT – Town Center at the Waterfront
270 West Bridge St
West Homestead, PA 15120 (google map)

 

The SVTC with the support of the 3RBC is sponsoring a bicycle ride on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP Trail) to celebrate the success of the raptors that nested on the trail in 2016. The ride will include a visit to the osprey nest just past Kennywood and to the Hays bald eagle nest. The ride will also visit the great horned owl nest (which is inactive this year, though the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center will have a rescued live owl on site) and a red tail hawk nest or two. Experienced Three River Bird Club (3RBC) members will be at the various raptor nest sites and most if not all sites will have scopes available for close up viewing of the nest sites and any raptors that might be present.

 

The ride to all four of the 2016 nest sites which produced 10 offspring last year is about 13.5 miles round trip on a mostly level paved surface. There will also be a optional extension of the ride to a new kestrel nest site in McKeesport (which would make the overall round trip about 18 miles).

 

There also will be an optional short ride just past the Hays bald eagle nest which will answer the following question: “Are there beavers living in the Monongahela River along the trail?”

 

If you do not own a bike – NO Problem – Waterfront Bike Rental will be renting bikes for the ride (for an extra fee).

 

COST OF THE RIDE: (costs do NOT include bike rental fees)

 

If prepaid:

Single Rider – $25,

Two Riders – $40

(online registration ends April 27)

 

On the day of the ride:

Single Rider – $30,

Two Riders – $50

 

Children 16 & Under – no charge

 

Limited VIP Ride (guided by an expert):

SOLD OUT – Reminder that VIP ride registration starts at 8:00 AM with the supervised ride starting at 8:30 AM.

 

Registration starts at 8:30 AM with regular rides starting at 9:00 AM. Riders can continue to register with the last riders hitting the trail at 11:00 AM.

 

Questions? Please email info@steelvalleytreail.org

Dates
April 29, 2017
Times
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Prices
Single Rider$25.00
Two Riders$40.00
Children 16 & Under$0.00
Location Waterfront Town Center (behind Starbucks)
270 West Bridge St
West Homestead, PA 15120