Raptor Row Ride

The ride is Saturday April 28, 2018.

The meet, cheek-in and late registration is in the Town Square at the Waterfront.
Because each site will have only a few viewing scopes there will not be a mass start. You can start your ride anytime between 9:00 and noon. The close in sites will open at 9:00 and shut down around 12:30, while the more distant sites will open at 9:30 and shut down at 1:00.

The ride is on the Steel Valley Trail section of the Great Allegheny Passage.

There are five viewing areas. Note There is no guarantee the the birds will be home, but they have been there in the past.
Check back on this page as the date gets closer to find out the status of the nest occupancies.

  • The eagles nest at mile post 140.1
  • An owl on the porch of Eat and Park
  • The Red Trail Hawks nest on the Homestead High Level Bridge.
  • The Red Trail Hawks nest along the pipe line coaster
  • The Osprey nest at the end of the Fort Perry Bridge.

There will be a snack station at the maintenance headquarters (Mile Post 135.2)

This ride is a fund raiser for the Steel Valley Trail council. Just this year (2017) we spent $88,456.23 on dealing with landslides and $1,500 on porta-pottys. Some of which was covered by grants, some by dues, and some by this ride.
In addition there were over 500 hours of volunteer labor in grass cutting, tree trimming and removal, small landslide cleanup, etc. Come join us. Find out about maintenance partys  at https://steelvalleytrail.org/volunteer-opportunites/

A poster is available for you to print and post at your local place, or to put on your Facebook page.

Bike rental is available at 201 Waterfront Dr in the former Pittsburgh Bugger Co store from Waterfront Bike Rental  (352) 280-6308

Registration information will appear sometime in January. Cost not yet determined, but expected to be around $30/person with discount rates for families.

Poster is available for distribution: https://steelvalleytrail.org/RaptorRowPoster