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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, checkers, chess, 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, March 21, 2015
Playing air hockey at Games Night, May 9, 2015
Playing Jenga at Games Night, January 16, 2015
Playing Foosball at Games Night
Trail mom with three riders, community Thanksgiving dinner, 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, November 24, 2013
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 Thanksgiving celebration, November 21, 2012
Mileposters at their last stop, Christmas caroling, December 18, 2011
Exciting Uno game at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving celebration, 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, May 22, 2011
Preparation of potted plants for Canterbury Place nursing home (Bloomfield), April 10, 2011
On February 5, 2011, there was a special celebration at St. Thomas Lutheran Church,
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, November 21, 2010
Dancing with a native Colombian instructor and Pilgrims, 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
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.
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
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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The Allegheny Trail Alliance Web site has maps
and many links
to information on trails in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia.
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