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Mileposters activities began as offseason events in the fall of 2007, including summer and winter Games Nights, Christmas caroling, worship music, and community events. Games Nights include Bible study, prayer, and singing prior to the start of the games, with air hockey, foosball, checkers, bowling, hide-and-seek, Carrom, Monopoly, and others. Participants are welcome to bring favorite family games, and to bring their families as well, including parents! Movies Nights began in January of 2009, and roller skating in November 2009. (SCROLL down)


Playing Speedoodle at Games Night, Trinity Lutheran Church, March 21, 2015


Playing air hockey at Games Night, Trinity Lutheran Church, May 9, 2015


Playing Jenga at Games Night, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, January 16, 2015


Playing Foosball at Games Night, Mount Calvary


Trail mom with three riders, community Thanksgiving dinner, Troy Hill, November 21, 2014


Playing Jenga, Thanksgiving dinner, November 21, 2014


6-way chess, Games Night, October 27, 2014


Neville Roller Drome, October 16, 2014


3-D chess, Games Night, May 4, 2014


Community Thanksgiving dinner, Troy Hill, November 24, 2013


Playing Jenga


Four-way chess at Games Night


Playing three-way chess at Games Night, January 6, 2013


Playing air hockey at Games Night, January 6, 2013


Playing Uncle Wiggily at Games Night, November 11, 2012


Mileposters rider turning song sheets at the Grace Thanksgiving celebration, November 21, 2012


Mileposters at their last stop, Christmas caroling, December 18, 2011


Exciting Uno game at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving celebration, Troy Hill, November 20, 2011


Special Games Night at the Bud Harris Cycling Track, August 14, 2011


The new youth-sized tandem was on display for Games Night, June 12, 2011.


"Fruit for Thought" (fruit of the Spirit) play, with the Pilgrims, Troy Hill, May 22, 2011


Preparation of potted plants for Canterbury Place nursing home (Bloomfield), Troy Hill, April 10, 2011

On February 5, 2011, there was a special celebration at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Mileposters home base, to recognize the efforts of Mileposters tandem cyclists, roller skaters, and parents, who raised, during 2010, nearly $10,000.00 for Lutheran ministries in the Pittsburgh area. Terry Nelson Taylor, president of PALM (Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries), the Rev. Eric Andrae, campus pastor of First Trinity Lutheran Church in the Oakland (college campus) neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and the Rev. Steve Niermann, pastor of St. Thomas, addressed the group, who enjoyed a time of fellowship with jokes and pizza. Mileposters also raised $10,000.00 during 2009.





Christmas caroling, Woods Run fire station, December 19, 2010



Games with the Pilgrims, Thanksgiving dinner, Troy Hill, November 21, 2010


Dancing with a native Colombian instructor and Pilgrims, Troy Hill, October 17, 2010


Games Night, St. Thomas, November 14, 2010


Singing with the Pilgrims at Skyview Terrace nursing home, February 14, 2010


Record number of Christmas carolers for 2009--December 20


Community Thanksgiving dinner on Troy Hill


Bowling--one of the most popular Games Nights activities

Mileposters went Christmas caroling in Pittsburgh's Woods Run neighborhood on December 14, 2008, visiting St. Thomas families as well as inviting kids to come to Games Night. They even visited the fire station!

Woods Run fire station

Mileposters rode the Western Maryland train from Cumberland to Frostburg on November 15, 2008, pulled by Western Maryland steam engine 734. The city was celebrating "Cumberland Goes to War," and aboard the train were many re-enactors in World War II uniform.

MP and "junior soldier," Frostburg station platform


"General George Patton," re-enacted by Tim Beasley:
"A good plan executed today is far better than a perfect plan executed next week."


Western Maryland steam engine 734 in Frostburg

On November 16, Mileposters riders attended a community Thanksgiving dinner at Grace Lutheran Church.

Riders and friend at dinner (one 2006 DC through rider on the right)


Another 2006 DC through rider with family members


Riders and friends playing games after the meal


First Mileposters offseason Games Night, St. Thomas, February 3, 2008


Record high Games Night attendance, August 17, 2008


Playing Carrom at Games Night, September 21, 2008


Singing in morning worship, St. Thomas, September 28, 2008

Mileposters Christmas caroling, December 16, 2007



Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum, January 2008


Community Easter celebration, March 2008, Grace Lutheran Church


Mileposter acolyte, Easter Sunday 2008, St. Thomas Lutheran Church


St. Thomas church picnic, August 17, 2008


Praying mantis, St. Thomas, August 17, 2008


August in October! The month was seven days old when this picture was taken, with four Mileposters in Ohio, braving the heat and glaring sun at Milepost 50 on the Byesville Scenic Railway. No trail is planned here, but the kids enjoyed the ride to the music of Ohio Central Railroad steam engine No. 1293, learning about coal mining from volunteer docents aboard the train. (2007)


First junior captain with her first three stokers; Movies and McDonald's, November 17


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