Special Activities Permit Agreement
Permits are required for ALL commercial activities or organized group activities (e.g. fundraising rides) taking place on the Great Allegheny Passage. Special activities include any ride where participants are being charged a fee to participate or with a group larger than 25 participants. If the event charges a fee but is sponsored by a non-profit organization, it may be exempt from a permit fee. If a group wishes to set up tables, signs, rest/transition areas on trail property or host an event on the trail, please indicate needs and the appropriate local trail organization will contact you directly.
If your event will be in Ohiopyle State Park, between Confluence (mile 62) and Connellsville (mile 88), a Commercial Use License may be required. A one-time or long term agreement is available. To secure this license, please contact the State Park directly: P.O. Box 105 Ohiopyle PA 15470, email email@example.com or call Ohiopyle State Park office at 724-329-8591.
To request a Permit for an Organized Group Ride, please fill out the following form, include a $25 permit application fee for a one-time use, or $50 for a calendar year permit, and mail to: Regional Trail Corporation, P.O. Box 95 West Newton, PA 15089.
Please contact Leslie Pierce at 724-872-5586 / firstname.lastname@example.org for availability questions. (FAX: 724-872-1305)
Enclose a Certificate of Commercial Liability Insurance, naming the “Regional Trail Corporation/Allegheny Trail Alliance” and all entities listed beside the trail sections checked, indicating the location of your activity, as additional insured. Insurance limits are $1,000,000 each occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate. For commercial operators, please enclose a copy of your Workers Compensation certificate.
Make checks payable to & mail application to: Regional Trail Corporation, P.O. Box 95, West Newton, PA 15089
Important Rules and Guidelines
ORGANIZED GROUP RIDE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE
For multiple events sponsored by the SAME organization in the SAME calendar year,
please submit a form for each separate trip or event .
1. Date(s) of Activity: _____________________________________________________________
2. Time(s): ______________________________________________________________________
3. Event/Group Name: ____________________________________________________________
Non-Profit _______ or For Profit _______
4. Contact Person: _______________________________________________________________
5. Contact Address: _____________________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________
6. Estimated Number of Participants: ___________Fee charged? Yes __ No ___
7. Location of Activity (Please check all that are necessary)
___ Cumberland, MD to State Line (Allegany County, MD)
Starting and Ending Point:_____________________________________________________
8. Type of Activity: ____________________________________________________________
9. Specific Requests or Details (i.e. requests to set up tables, open gates, etc):
PLEASE INCLUDE THE PERMIT APPLICATION FEE: ___$25 one-time use or ___$50 calendar year use
The Permittee hereby agrees to hold the Regional Trail Corporation/Allegheny Trail Alliance/Great Allegheny Passage and its member organizations harmless for any and all claims for damages or injuries to persons or property resulting from the violation of any aforementioned rules, regulations, or ordinances and will be responsible for the group’s behavior and/or actions. It is required that groups of minors be provided with sufficient adult supervision.
SIGNATURE_____________________________________________ DATE ________________
___ Enclose a Certificate of Commercial Liability Insurance as stated in paragraph #4 on page 1.
Failing to do so may delay or deny your request.
___ For commercial operators, please enclose a copy of your Workers Compensation certificate.