2019 Calendar

Monthly Meeting - Monday August 17

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month at the West Newton Station, located at 111 Collins burg Road, West Newton, PA 15089. Guests are welcome. 


In December, we hold our monthly meeting and Christmas party on the first Monday at 6 pm.

Sept 2 - 26th Annual Labor Day Poker Run

Join us for a fun-filled morning at the GAP-Westmoreland Yough Trail – on Labor Day-West Newton Trail Head


Event Details:

This event is sponsored and supported by various area merchants. This event is NOT A RACE! Participants walk or bike ride at their own pace, to checkpoints throughout the course where they pick up a playing card. At the end of the event, each poker hand is tallied and the person with the best hand in each category receives a prize. Raffle prizes will be available after 10:00 AM. At 11:00 AM the winners of the best hands in all events will be announced along with the winner of the bike and the 50/50 drawing.
 

Event takes place on the Great Allegheny Passage
 

NON-COMPETITIVE EVENTS
Bike - 12 miles level
Bike - 20 miles endurance
Walk/Jog/Wheelchair optional - 4 miles
 

8:00 AM - Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration
8:30 AM - Event Start
 

RIDE RAIN OR SHINE.


The WYTC would like to acknowledge and thank the Over The Hill Gang and all volunteers for their support. 


On-line registration HERE!


Brochure is available below. 


The Rail Car is OPEN during all events!



Saturday and Sunday, September 14 ‘SALE ON THE TRAIL’

 Join us for this first time event! 


 EVENT:   FLEA MARKET "SALE ON THE TRAIL"


WHERE:   WEST NEWTON TRAIL HEAD PARKING LOT NEXT TO WEST NEWTON BIKE SHIP AND THE TRAILSIDE RESTAURANT 


WHEN: SATURDAY September 14, 2019 


TIME: 8 AM TO 4 PM


WHY: PROVIDE VALUE-ADDED PRICING TO CUSTOMERS/TRAIL USERS/VISITORS 


DETAILS: VENDORS WANTED TO SELL HOUSEHOLD, GARAGE, ARTS, CRAFTS, ANTIQUES AND OTHER ITEMS.


COST TO PARTICIPATE: 

Non-Members: $35 AND THIS INCLUDES CURRENT YEAR TRAIL MEMBERSHIP. (You save $20!) 

Members: $20 


Maximum of 30 vendors so hurry and make your reservation NOW!!


Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).


CONTACT: KEITH FRID 412-751-4997

keithfrid@comcast.net 


The Rail Car is OPEN during all events!


download the 2019 poker run brochure below for more details

read the 2019 poker run faq

2019 Poker Run FAQ (pdf)

Download

win this bike!!

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

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. 

Tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5

Tickets available at the West Newton Visitor Center

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

2019-07-16

Temporary trail damage

The recent weather conditions have caused a few problems along the trail between milepost 110 and 109 (just out of Cedar Creek Park). An old stone drain became clogged and both flooded and washed out the trail. The drain was clogged with used tires to the point it backed up and caused the stone drain to collapse.


Today, workers are repairing the trail. By noon more than half of the drain had been replaced. Yes, traffic on the trail has been affected. When in the area, dismount and walk your bike past the construction area. There are loose stones and sharp stones. Riders can easily slide and fall or puncture
a tire.


Our trail maintenance crew has made a temporary bridge if needed to keep trail traffic moving. The crew from Blaha Excavation hopes to have it completed today (if it doesn’t rain) in preparation for the forecast of rain for tomorrow.


As you can see by the equipment and materials being used---this isn’t a cheap fix, it is a five-figure fix. It is your donations, fundraisers like the 5K and 10K runs as well as our Labor Day Poker Run (register now) that helps to raise the funds to keep the tail up and running. Your kind support and that of our sponsors keeps the trail maintained and open for our enjoyment. Thank you for that support.


Enjoy your trail journey! !

(pictures from Victor Pilipovich)

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