Author Bio

Mary Shaw and Roy Weil on the Hot Metal Bridge, part of the Allegheny Passage.

Roy Weil and Mary Shaw have bicycled, hiked, canoed, and cross country skied in Western Pennsylvania for the past half century. Many people have introduced us to trails and we return the favor be writing guide books.

Roy and Mary established the Trail Volunteer Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation in 2007 to provide grants to purchase tools, materials, and supplies to be used by volunteer trail projects that create, maintain, or enhance the network of trails suitable for bicycle touring in western Pennsylvania and interconnected trails in nearby areas. In this way the Fund celebrates and encourages the volunteers whose work has made such valuable contribution to the growing network of motor-free trails.