About Us

West Newton Visitor's Center, West Newton Station, along the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage)

The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and improving the 10.5 mile Westmoreland County, PA section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). 

  

During 2016, the West Newton Visitor’s Center, West Newton Station, received visitors from 40 of 48 continental United States and from 12 countries. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, walking, running or cross-country skiing, you will delight in the beauty of this section of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150 mile-System of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.

Facts

 The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is busy all year-long. It is used by individuals, families, of all ages who enjoy recreation, camaraderie, improving health, and making improvements to the Trail to benefit all users.
Each year the WYTC organizes activities and events to benefit the community, its members, and visitors
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Join Us!

Whether you enjoy visiting the GAP at West Newton, occasionally, daily, or weekly, your participation means a lot.  

2018-06-03 Trail Appreciation Day , 11-3, Don't Miss It!

  

Stop by the Visitor’s Center in West Newton for free hot dogs and refreshments and get to know your trail neighbors. Find out what the West Newton Station has to offer you and meet the volunteers who make this resource possible for all GAP visitors.

Learn more about the benefits of membership.

 

Meet our Over The Hill Gang, a group of dedicated members who work tirelessly to maintain the trail. This group carries on the tradition started in 1995 of providing high quality maintenance of, and improvements to, the WYTC section of the Great Allegheny Passage.  

About 200 walkers and runners participated in the event today with fantastic weather, smiles, and fun! Congratulations to all!  

Riding this week? Check out the schedule for Bill's Riders.

 

Hello All,

Rides for the week include:

Monday, May 21, 9:00 at West Newton

Tuesday, May 22, 9:00 at McKeesport to Southside (start at the pumphouse for a shorter ride)

Thursday, May 24, 9:00 at West Newton

Bill

We might want to begin parking at the newly paved lot at at the Station.

2018-05 to 17 Bill's Riders Ride at Pine Creek Train, Grand Canyon of PA

Congratulations to the 18 WYTC members who  spent 2 days riding the Pine Creek Trail! 

Look Who is riding the GAP- Westmoreland Trail?

 18 month old Patrick wanted nothing to do with riding in the trailer behind Grandma's bike. He preferred to explore the trail on his own two feet.
 

Gosh is a thru rider from the Netherlands. He is on the first leg of his ride across the United States. He is spending the night in one of the shelters at Cedar Creek Park. If you see him on the trail tomorrow give him a big GAP welcome.
 

Minnie and Melissa out enjoying the trail yesterday on a beautiful day 

Getting Ready for the Biking Season?

Bill Hurrianko is the leader of the Organized Rides which began in 2009. 

Congratulations Bill on a 10 year anniversary! .

win this bike!!!

2018 Marin, San Rafael,

DS-2 Hybrid, Medium Frame, Ready to RIde

24 Speed, Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Front suspension with lockout, 700Cx40 Tires, Cloud 9 Mid-sized X-soft seat, Incredi-Bell, Topeak MTX bag EXP and Rack, Sig-ma 8.12 Bike Computer with Speedometer, Kickstand, Bottle Cage.

Look at these extras!

Details Below

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

2018 Bike Raffle

Proceeds will be used to help cover the costs to maintain the 10.5 mile section of the GAP trail that runs through Westmoreland County.

Tickets available at the

West Newton Visitor Center

Drawing at 2:00PM on October 30, 2018


Tickets $1 each or

6 tickets for $5

Look at our Rail Car Renovations!

Thank you Sam and Sandy Cover for your hard work and creativity.  Thank you Frank Jaworowski for the pictures!

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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Did You Know??

For the Month of April, the WYTC had 1,606 visitors to our web site.  As of January, our web site visitors have been from the U.S., China, Canada, Germany, Peru, Japan, Poland, the Philippines and Romania.

Share your pictures and stories

We love hearing from Trail users!  

Email us your pictures and stories about the GAP-Westmoreland County section.

We are happy to post pictures and brief descriptions of your excursions. Please feel free to give us your first name (optional) and beginning and ending destinations. We will post the information on our web site.


Email to: webadmin@bikewytc.org


Donna Morrison, Web Administrator