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

(724) 872-5586

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

2020 president keith frid


President's Message

The whole is only as good as the sum of its parts. Perhaps you are an active participant in community organizations and have wished that you had a little more help.  Maybe you are not in community activities because of schedule conflicts or the activities do not coincide with your interests. Your free time is at a premium and you still want to spend quality time with your children or other family members. Retirement and an empty nest have given you time to do something you like but you are not really ready to retire. All of the current WYTC volunteers have faced the same issues and found a solution with one or more of the trail’s activities. There is also the great satisfaction that everyone receives through giving.

For example, by being a Trail Monitor, you can ride and walk with your loved ones while providing a valuable service. You can also join the Yough Trail Riders and become part of a large family of bicyclists. If you are good with your hands, want some fresh air and exercise, and wish to maintain the trail as the best in the area; become a part of the Over the Hill Gang. This job also offers flexible hours and a clothing allowance. Website, newsletter, advertising, and other communication; merchandising, grant writing and fundraising skills are also in demand. A growing collection of historical documents will require catalogers and archivists. Instead of being maybe just a participant in our Run/Walk and Poker Run events, you can participate in the events as a WYTC member. If you have good organizational and management skills, you may wish to chair our projects, create new ones and provide Board membership into the future.

The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter is good due to the active involvement of many good people. Look at the website (www.bikewytc.org), attend an event or meeting and be sure to take a ride on your trail. Did I mention your dues will be less than other organizations? With your contribution or contributions of choice, you can also be a good part of a very good organization, the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Great Allegheny Passage.

It can be part of the ride of your life.  

About Us


The 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).

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.



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 users.

Each year the WYTC organizes activities and events to benefit the community, its members, and visitors.


Join Us!

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