111 Collinsburg Rd., West Newton, Pennsylvania, 15089 United States

(724) 872-5586

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).


Thanks for stopping by!

Picture by Victor Pilipovich

2019 Bike Raffle - win this bike!

Tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5 Deadline: Oct 28


2019 Marin,  San Rafael D-S1,  Medium Frame,  Ready to Ride 

Tickets available at the West Newton Visitor Center

Proceeds help to cover the cost of maintaining the GAP-Westmoreland County section of Trail


21 Speed, Front Fork Suspension, Disc brakes, Sigma 5.12 Bike Computer, Cloud 9 bike seat, IncrediBell Duet Bell, Topeak MTX EX Bike Trunk w/ Bottle Pocket, Handlebar Riser,  Kickstand, Bottle Cage with GAP Bottle

What a fun-filled annual labor day Poker run!


Poker Run Winners:

Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for another successful Labor Day Poker Run. Approximately 300 people attended. Hope to see you all next year.   

For those of you who pre-registered, please call the Visitor’s Center at 724-872-5586 by the end of September to claim your shirt.  After that, any shirts left will be available for exchange or purchase. 


Bicycle donated by Floyd Macheska, owner of West Newton Bicycle Shop: Jim Smith

4 mile walk: Nancy Ivan

20 mile ride: Philip Hockens

12 mile ride: Victor Pilipovich


50/50: Bill McCabe

Oldest Walker: Patrick Carr

Oldest Biker: Jim Schroeder 

2019 Poker Run Gift Card Winners: 


Dillon Craig 

Justin Boehm 

Jake Kneiderd 

Joe Bebar 

Mark Begeman 

Colleen Baum 

Jerry Moschetti 

Jocelyn McCann 

Dan Foust 

Linda Peck 

Captain Hook

Ashley Bennett 

Bruce McGary

Yvonne Bebar 

Mary Bosdosh 

Alyssa Merschat 

Rhonda Begeman 

Steve Marchitelli 

Stephanie Guffey

Russell Sheridan 

Sherry Greco 

Bill Schmidt

Jill Beger 

Stephanie Urchik 

David Aches 

David Bowers 

Jim Schroeder 

Pam Knouse 

Robert Prah 

Katherine Buckle 

Bernice Blasko 

Ginni Schroeder

Neil Sheridan 

Richard Craft 

Mike Reed 

Kelly Barbar

Dale Ritchey

John Knutzman 

Josiah White 

Cody Barbara 

Eileen Moore

Howard Jackson 

Maggie Sheridan 

Conner Alexander 

Do Sable 

Gina Mansfield 

Linda Robinson 

Cindy Shafer 

Bruce Miller

John Lovra

Congratulations to all!

Poker Run Winners

Winner of the Bike from West Newton Bicycle Shop


Left:  Floyd Macheska, owner of West Newton  Bicycle Shop

Right: Jim Smith

12 Mile Ride


Victor Pilipovich

20 Mile Ride


Philip Hockins

4 Mile Walk


Nancy Ivan

Oldest Walker


Patrick Carr

Oldest Biker


Jim Schroeder

Check out what Bill's Riders are doing!

2019 Calendar

 Be sure to check out the 2019 Calendar! 

Coming Soon:

Monthly Meetings

October 21 - 7pm

If you are planning a bike ride this summer, read this.

2019 Amenities Along The GAP-WYTC

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter GPS Coordinates for Trailheads and Gate Entries by P&LE Mile Posts and by GAP Mileposts. 

Also, please note that included is an alphabetical Memorial Bench List by Mileposts- Westmoreland County section of the GAP.

Thanks to Jim Lockschmidt for this  update!

Contact Us

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089, United States

(724) 872-5586

Hours Open. (April - Thanksgiving open ALSO on Sat and Sun 10-3)



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