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Hollow Oak Land Trust Hits the Snow Covered Trails

"On a brisk February Saturday, members of the Hollow Oak Land Trust gathered to ride fat tired bikes down snow-covered trails, and fellowship with beers and barbecue. Sweetwater Bicycle Shop of Ambridge, PA showed up with bikes to test ride and swag to raffle off," Senior Multimedia and Graphic Design Major Derek Watson.

Hollow Oak Land Trust welcomed Point Park University students and locals to their fourth annual "Fat Bike Fest" held at the Montour Woods Conservation Area.

Fat bikes are called "fat" due to their wide tires that make tearing through snow and sand easy, making a Fat Bike Fest the perfect winter activity.

Watson is a specialized nature photography course student, and is participating in the Environmental Journalism's end of semester trip to Montana.

According to the organization's website, Hollow Oak "preserves and protects greenspace with an emphasis in the Pittsburgh International Airport Corridor...and owns over 400 acres and protects another 100 acres through conservation agreements with landowners."

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