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.
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!)
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
The Rail Car is OPEN during all events!
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.
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
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
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)
John Hixson passing water at Dravo turn point