Organized Bike Rides

Bill Hurrianko's Message

 Bill Hurrianko is WYTC's leader of the organized rides which began in 2009.  If you are interested in  having others to ride with, this is the way to be active, feel safe along the trail and to make new  friends. Rides are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and either Friday or Saturday with anywhere  from 6 - 23 riders for a 30-mile round trip.


Bill reports that this is the 10th year for organized bike rides!

Thursday Rides

The Thursday rides are reserved for beginners or those who just want a shorter, slower ride. Thursday rides have a pace of 8 to 10 miles per hour and a distance of 15 to 20 miles.  The rides on other days are of lengths from 20 to 40 miles, with a pace of 10 to 12 miles per hour average speed depending on the group that assembles.

   

Rides' Description

All rides begin at 9:00 and leave from the West Newton Station with the exception of Tuesday's ride which may begin in Whitsett, Connellsville, Ohiopyle,  Confluence, McKeesport, the Ghost Town Trail or other starting points.  


In 2013 we rode from  Pittsburgh to Cumberland over several days and from Cumberland to D.C. the following year.  


A ride is  just not a ride but usually includes stops along the way.   For example, when riding from Connellsville to  Ohiopyle, we may stop at the Ohiopyle Bakery or Fall's Market and upon returning to Connellsville  have  a late lunch at the Italian Oven.  In June, we cycled to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, took  advantage of  the valet parking for bikes, and spent several hours enjoying the food and activities.    


Twenty-five  members of the group traveled to Ohio in September and spent several days riding trails  and also visited the Air Force Museum.
 

 

Ride With Us

  

If interested, leave your name and email at the West Newton Station and you will be contacted.  To be  included on our email list you must do an initial ride and be a member of the Westmoreland Yough Trail  Chapter, the volunteer group which maintains the Westmoreland County section of trail, part of the  Great Allegheny Passage.  Or, contact Bill Hurrianko at the following email: youghriders@comcast.net.

Off Season

 We keep in touch during the off season by meeting for lunch on the second Thursday during January,  February and March with the first lunch of 2017 to be held at Rodney’s near Irwin.  We finish out the  riding season with a Christmas party.  The 2016 Christmas Party was held at Caporella's Restaurant in  Uniontown.  As you can see we don't just ride, but also enjoy eating!