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Gear & Cheer Music Festival
You are cordially invited to participate or attend the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) Gear & Cheer Music Festival, a fundraising event on September 8, 2013. The festival includes a mountain bike race, road bike ride, 5K run/walk, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, rock climbing wall, auctions, raffles, arts & crafts, live music, wine and beer tasting, food and drink!
The ORTC Festival is comprised of environmental, educational, government, heritage, trail and outdoor groups primarily from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia but also Maryland and New York.
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.
Music Festival Bands
(8:30 am - 6:15 pm)
8:30 am - Olive Mountain (Beaver County, Pa)
9:45 am – Annajames (Beaver County, Pa)
11:00 am - East Enders (Beaver County, Pa)
12:15 pm - Communications Breakdown (Beaver County, Pa)
1:30 pm - Brighton Boys (Beaver County, Pa)
2:45 pm - Justin Fabus (Pittsburgh, Pa)
4:00 pm - High Noon (Youngstown, Ohio)
5:15 pm - Circle of One (Pittsburgh, Pa)
Open to General Public
The Festival is open to the general public, please forward the invitation to your friends and colleagues. Please join the ORTC for the Gear & Cheer Music Festival on Sunday September 8, 2013 at the Lodge in Bradys Run Park from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park (Google Map)
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park Photo
Bradys Run Park Map
Beaver County Map
Bradys Run Park ORTC Festival Parking & Site Map
Bradys Run Park Lodge
Bradys Run Park Lake
The Ohio River Trail Council is an organization committed to excellence, with a clear vision and a passion for delivering outstanding results. We ask you to work with us to capitalize on these strengths. The Ohio River Trail Council business sponsors plays an integral role in the continued development of the ORTC’s Land and Water Trails, as well as our ability to serve southwestern Pennsylvania riverfront communities through advocacy and planning. The council would like to invite you to become a sponsor and endorse our efforts in making the Ohio River Trail a reality. Please support our mission to honor our past and build our future by providing recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, heritage development, safe transportation networks and economic stimulus to our region.
Download ORTC Fallfest Sponsorship Registration.
The Gear & Cheer Music Festival consists of vendors providing food, beverages, adventure gear as well as craft beer tasting. Vendors can promote their business while supporting eco-friendly organizations. In addition to selling your merchandise the day of the event, your business will gain exposure to the adventure tourism community with a link in the ORTC website and a listing in the Facebook Event Program. The ORTC promotional materials for the event, can be displayed to your customers or distributed to your members.
Gear & Beer Music Festival Flyer
Download Event Flyer.
For-profit Vendor Registration
To register as a vendor (gear, food and drink) for the Fallfest, please complete the registration form. Selection is based on a first-come first-served basis, as spaces are limited, therefore please submit your application at your earliest opportunity. Deadline for Vendor Registration is August 31, 2013. If you miss the deadline, please contact us as we may be able to add you to the festival.
Non-Profit Vendor Registration
There is no registration fee or other requirement for non-profits vendors to participate in the Fallfest or to have access to the food vendors. Donations are appreciated for the auction but are not required. Beer tasting and athletic event tickets are not included in the non-profit vendor registration and must be purchased separately. To participate in the heritage, environmental, educational, government, and trail group workshop please complete the registration form:
*Space selection is based on time of registration - first come first serve.
Rain or Shine - Indoor and Outdoor Activities
ORTC setup: 7:00 a.m. Volunteers meet at the lodge.
Stage setup: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Road Bike Ride: Registration 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Depart at 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Bike Race: Registration 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Race begins at 10:00 a.m.
Vendor setup: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Live Music - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5K Run/Walk: Registration 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 5k start at 11:00 a.m. Award Presentation at 2:00 p.m.
Kayaking: Registration 10:00 a.m. Paddle from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Rock Wall: Registration 10:00 a.m. Climb from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beer & Wine Tasting: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hiking: Registration 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. Hike begins at 2:00 p.m.
All other Festival Activities: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
ORTC and Vendor breakdown: After 6:00 p.m.
The higher admission fee includes all of the lower cost activities.
General Admission, Athletic Event Registration, Rock Climbing Wall, and Cheer Tasting Registration Form
*Please Note that Food from the Food Trucks and Vendors is not included with registration.
The general admission fee for the Music Festival is $5 for 13 - 17 years old and $10 if 18 or older.
Less than 13 years old is free. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to listen to the bands.
To participate in any of the athletic events please complete the Event Registration & Release Form. The event registration fee includes any and all the athletic activities. Registration and check-in is at Shelter Seven (7).
Road Cycling (Intermediate Level Ride)
This year’s road course will not be finalized until we evaluate what happens to the roads in tar and chip season. Generally, the ride is about 35-miles at a moderate pace over rolling hills. Park at Shelter's 4 and 6. Registration is at Shelter 7. Ride begins between the lodge and stage.
Park at Shelter's 4, 6, and 15. Registration is at Shelter 7. Race begins near Shelter 2 (Horse Arena)
Hiking (Intermediate level)
Park at Shelter's 4, 6, and 9. Three-mile hike begins near Lodge and Shelter 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Park at Shelter's 4, 6, and 9. Registration is at Shelter 7. Try out a number of kayak brands brought by our vendors or bring your own Kayak. No permits required.
Park at Shelter's 4 and 6. Registration is at Shelter 7. Run/Walk begins near the Music Stage.
Male Overall: (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Female Overall: (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Male Masters: Age 40 & above - (Gold)
Female Masters Age 40 & above - (Gold)
Male Age Groups: (Gold, Silver, and Bronze)
Female Age Groups: (Gold, Silver, and Bronze)
Final Finisher – (Gold)
All age groups are the same for men and women. Overall male, female & master winners are not eligible to win their respective age group. A total of 51 medals will be awarded.
Rock Climbing Wall
Park at Shelter's 4 and 6. Registration is at Shelter 7.
Craft Beer Sampling Registration
To participate in the Wine & Beer tasting please complete the registration form. Everyone must be age 21 or older and present a photo ID. Wine & Beer Tasting registration fee also includes all events.
Dear Festival Participant,
T-shirts are promised for only pre-registered participants in the sporting events by August 8, 2013. We look forward to seeing you at this sensational event. All proceeds benefit the Ohio River Trail .
ORTC Gear & Beer Music Festival Committee
P.S. Invite your facebook and meetup friends and colleagues.
Chinese & Silent Auction
Items can include a Hines Ward autographed football, an autographed large photo of Troy Polamolu and signed collectibles from Honus Wagner, Mario LeMeiux, Roberto Clemente…and more.
Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. No dogs are permitted without a leash on the festival grounds. Bradys Run Park also has a Dog & Puppy Park. All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. Please clean up after your pets.
Tri-state Trail Initiative
The Ohio River Trail Council proposes the broad vision of a tri-state greenway system of interconnecting trails in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The tri-state trail campaign originates at the U.S. Public Land Survey “Point of Beginning,” a National Historic Landmark located near the three-way intersection of Ohio, Pennsylvania and the northern tip of West Virginia.
The ORTC goal is to continue its support for the mission of the expanded Tri-state Trail Initiative that has been revitalized to close trail gaps in the Regional Trail System. Your attendance at the Tri-state Conservation Fallfest will build upon the efforts of the Tri-state Trails Initiative meeting that occurred on March 29, 2011.
The festival will provide an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, to exchange project information, knowledge and experience, and to extend your list of contacts in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Join us and share your projects and ideas to facilitate trail connections across state lines, and to work with neighboring county groups to update existing and proposed trail maps, identify gaps, and communicate your needs and concerns. Unveil your successes and challenges as well as plan your local efforts as part of a larger system of linking trails.
Participants will learn about preservation, regional trail projects, and environmental efforts as well our rich local history and heritage. All types of trails are included in the festival - land and water trails, motorized and non-motorized trails.
Over the past half-century, the tri-state region has undergone the most extraordinary environmental transformation. The rust belt once overcome by industrial pollution has moderated its air and water problem and sensibly invested in blueways and greenways. Eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia have become one of the nation's best examples of rails-to-trails conversion, with hundreds of miles of green trails, including the Great Allegheny Passage and the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway. This revitalization has led to a boom in our regions popularity and prosperity.
The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has listed the top adventure activities in the U.S. as Backpacking, Bicycling, Bird watching, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, and Trail Running. The OIA Outdoor Recreation Economy 2012 report demonstrates that ecotourism is big business, to the tune of (1) 6.1 million direct American jobs (2) $646 billion in direct consumer spending each year (3) $39.9 billion in federal tax revenue and (4) $39.7 billion in state/local tax revenue. This report reveals that outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than most people realize.
In addition, an 18-month economic impact study conducted by Campos Market Research as a project of the Trail Town Program found that the Great Allegheny Passage generated over $40 million in local annual spending and another $7.5 million in wages in 2008. The Ohio River Watershed is being nurtured back to health and remarkably, the Ohio River is home to the world's top professional fishing tournaments.
Ohio River Trail Council
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 and its tributaries. The ORTC is currently planning & developing a 41-mile bike and water trail, the Ohio River Trail (ORT), along the Ohio River, from Coraopolis, Pa (near Pittsburgh) to Ohioville, Pa. (near East Liverpool, OH). The ORT is part of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Lewis & Clark Trail and is a candidate for part of the U.S. Bicycle Route 50, Pittsburgh to Cleveland 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 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.
Ohio River Water Trail Map & Guide
The 69-mile Ohio River Water Trail (ORWT) Map & Guide geographically extends from the Ohio River at milepost zero in Pittsburgh, PA to Newell, WV and East Liverpool, Ohio at milepost 46.0. The ORWT also includes three-miles of the Beaver River to the Townsend (Fallston) Dam, four-miles of the Raccoon Creek and sixteen-miles of the Little Beaver Creek to the Beaver Creek State Park in Ohio.
Bradys Run Park Amenities
The Ed Calland Arboretum area is located at Shelter #12 in Bradys Run Park. It is named for a former county worker who established the various tree and plant life there. Programs are administered through the Beaver County Conservation District. A self-guided tour on a 3/4 mile trail gives visitors an opportunity to view and learn about trees and shrubs common to western Pennsylvania.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor sporting activity (treasure hunt) which is available in Bradys Run Park. Geocaching participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.
For additional information please contact:
Dr. Vincent Troia, CEO
Ohio River TRail Council
1100 Pennsylvania Av
Monaca, pa 15061