Bill Hurrianko is the WYTC’s coordinator of organized rides having completed its 13th year of togetherness. If you are interested in having others to ride with, this is the way to be active, feel safe along the trail and make new friends.
If interested, you can email Bill at email@example.com. If you are not already a member of the WYTC, we ask that you join to be included on the email list. The WYTC is an all-volunteer group that maintains 10.5 miles of the trail with funds raised from grants, events, contributions, and memberships.
Rides are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at a pace of 10-12 mph for a round trip distance of 20-30 miles. The Thursday ride can be shorter and at a slower pace depending on the group. E-bikes that follow trail guidelines are welcome.
The Monday and Thursday rides begin at the West Newton Station at 9:00 a.m. while Tuesday rides begin at other locations such as Whitsett, Connellsville, Ohio Pyle, McKeesport, Ghost Town, or Confluence.
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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.
A few years ago, twenty-five members of the group traveled to Ohio in September and spent several days riding trails and also visited the Air Force Museum.
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 RTC at 724-872-5586 or at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even in winter, our group is active! Good for body, soul, spirit.
We have off season lunches in January, February, and March but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were not held in 2021. The summer picnic was held last year. Despite the pandemic, we were able to have a full riding season by following the virus safety guidelines and will continue to do so in 2022.
We finish out the riding season with a Christmas party. As you can see we don't just ride, but also enjoy eating!
Karen Craig and Karen Urso
Today the Yough River Trail Riders helped fellow member Don Lewis,age 86, celebrate a milestone of 40,000 lifetime miles. An amazing feat at any age. Don is an inspiration to us all. Bill Hurrianko, group leader of Bill's Riders, standing next to Don.