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Local Events & Festivals
Try your luck at a Poker Run. Plan a ride to take in an event near the trail such as Meyersdale's Maple Festival. ATA is listing these events as the information has been provided to us. Please contact the sponsors for details. Contact ATA at atamail@atatrail.org or 1-888-ATA-BIKE.



2014 RIDES
Saturday April 26, 2014
1st Annual STEEL VALLEY BICYCLE TOUR
FUNDS RAISED WILL SUPPORT MAINTENANCEOF THE STEEL VALLEY TRAIL COUNCIL SECTION OF THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014. The tour goes on rain or shine.
The ride begins and ends at the Pump House, 800 East Waterfront Drive (Across from Lowe’s Home Improvement) Munhall, PA
Registration opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 10:00 AM. Riders may start after registering. Note: SAG support ends at 3:00 pm.
Helmets ARE MANDATORY. Contact George Schmidt: 412-521-1538 or by e-mail at gschmidt1@verizon.net
Saturday June 07, 2014 to Sunday June 08, 2014
Bike MS: Escape to the Lake
June 7 -8, 2014: As the longest running charity bike ride in our area, Bike MS: Escape to the Lake promises to be the best cycling experience of your life. Ride with 1,400 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for a challenge like none other. You will start just north of Cranberry Township and will pass through the best scenery western Pennsylvania has to offer. You ride through farm country, cycle in the shade of state parks, up the challenging Pennsylvania inclines and finishing on the shores of Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH. www.bikemswesternpa.org
Sunday July 13, 2014 to Tuesday July 15, 2014
PA & MD Easy Rider- 3 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This "highlight tour" features our favorite spots along the GAP. Riders will enjoy 3 days of riding along the most scenic stretches along the GAP. We found the best B&B's to put our feet up in each evening! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday July 20, 2014 to Wednesday July 23, 2014
Great Allegheny Passage - 4 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This 4 day tour takes riders the entire length of the GAP, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. We stay in lovely B&B's along the way! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday July 27, 2014 to Tuesday July 29, 2014
PA & MD Easy Rider- 3 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This "highlight tour" features our favorite spots along the GAP. Riders will enjoy 3 days of riding along the most scenic stretches along the GAP. We found the best B&B's to put our feet up in each evening! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday August 03, 2014 to Wednesday August 06, 2014
Great Allegheny Passage - 4 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This 4 day tour takes riders the entire length of the GAP, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. We stay in lovely B&B's along the way! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday September 07, 2014 to Wednesday September 10, 2014
Great Allegheny Passage - 4 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This 4 day tour takes riders the entire length of the GAP, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. We stay in lovely B&B's along the way! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Thursday September 11, 2014 to Sunday September 14, 2014
GAP Bike Tour with the Allegheny Trail Alliance
Take in the sights of the GAP Trail during a beautiful time of year as Events Unlimited outfits a small group on some of the most scenic riding in the country. Each day will find you riding 32-41 miles at a relaxing pace.

Events Unlimited takes care of the work, you just pedal and enjoy yourself. Rooms are booked, each day is planned, and there will be a support vehicle each day to move your luggage and pick you up if you'd like to shorten the mileage. In fact, with the support vehicle this is a great trip for cyclists and non-riders alike. We shuttling from Cumberland, MD to Point State Park in Pittsburgh to start the trip.

Proceeds from this tour benefit the Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) and the GAP Trail. The ATA is a coalition of seven trail organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania and western Maryland, that maintains the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile multiple use rail-trail system between Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the 52-mile Montour Trail to provide a connection to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
For reservations, questions and trip details please visit our website.
Sunday September 21, 2014 to Wednesday September 24, 2014
Great Allegheny Passage - 4 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This 4 day tour takes riders the entire length of the GAP, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. We stay in lovely B&B's along the way! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday October 05, 2014 to Wednesday October 08, 2014
Great Allegheny Passage - 4 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This 4 day tour takes riders the entire length of the GAP, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. We stay in lovely B&B's along the way! For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
2014 THRU-TRIPS
Sunday June 08, 2014 to Friday June 13, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday July 06, 2014 to Friday July 11, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday August 03, 2014 to Friday August 08, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Monday August 04, 2014 to Friday August 08, 2014
Bike for Life - Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts
Bike for Life Participants will be peddling 300 miles from West Newton, PA to Washington D.C. departing on August 4th, 2014 and arriving on August 8th, 2014. The journey will raise funds for the Red Cross and its local disaster relief efforts. The organization is committed to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.
For details contact David Mickley 724 872 8748 or go to www.arcbike4life.org
Sunday September 14, 2014 to Friday September 19, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday September 21, 2014 to Friday September 26, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday September 28, 2014 to Friday October 03, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday October 05, 2014 to Friday October 10, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
Sunday October 12, 2014 to Friday October 17, 2014
GAP to C&O Canal - 6 day trip with Wilderness Voyageurs
This is a 6 day trip that will take riders on a journey to Pittsburgh to DC. We stay in different B&B's along the way. For details please visit our website. http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/bike-tour.html
2014 EVENTS
Friday April 11, 2014 to Sunday April 13, 2014
2014 Ohiopyle Buckwheat Supper
The Ohiopyle-Stewart Volunteer Fire Company and Community Center will be hosting it's 2014 Spring Buckwheat & Pancake Supper on April 11 (from 4pm until 8pm), April 12 (from 10am until 8pm), and April 13 (from 10am until 2pm).

This supper features all you can eat buckwheat cakes, pancakes, home fries apple sauce, and pickle, as well as a generous helping of whole hog sausage. Adults $8.50, Children under 12 $4.50

If you should have any questions please contact me, Douglas Hoehn 724-366-3065.
Wednesday April 23, 2014
Public Input Meeting - Deadman's Hollow
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Borough Firehall
4312 Liberty Way
Elizabeth Township, PA 15027

For details call Mike Good: 412-874-7191
Sunday April 27, 2014
Westmoreland Earth Day & Energy Expo
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 - SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE – CAREY CENTER GYMNASIUM, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, EXHIBITS OPEN – 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

This year, the Westmoreland Earth Day committee will again include a Community Energy Expo to the event. With the Energy Expo, there are more vendors, and spaces are limited and reserved for: environmentally based non-profit organizations, energy businesses (i.e. solar panel companies, geothermal companies, etc.) and environmental businesses that demonstrate responsible use of materials and land (i.e. farms, apiaries, organics, etc.)
Sustainable energy companies are asked to exhibit and share their products and teach the community about energy options and household changes to save both money and energy.

“Color Your World Green” is this year’s theme with a focus on “being green.” We will be incorporating the theme throughout the day with demonstrations and events.
Saturday May 10, 2014
3rd ANNUAL YOUGH RIVER TRAIL 5k/10k RUN AND 2 MILE FUN WALK
THIRD ANNUAL YOUGH RIVER TRAIL 5k/10k RUN AND 2 MILE FUN WALK - MAY 10, 2014 SPONSORED BY WEST NEWTON FOX’S PIZZA

Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 18TH, 2013 to ensure receipt of free event T-Shirt

The event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Youghiogheny River Trail in West Newton. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Youghiogheny River Trail section of the Great Allegheny Passage.

Registration is through Active.com,the Event entry forms may also be picked up at the Regional Trail Corporation, located in West Newton Station, from the bulletin boards along the trail, from the many supporting businesses in the region, and on the WYTC website www.bikewytc.org.

Prices are as follows:
5K or 10K Run $20; Fun Run $15. Children age 10 and under $10. On race day add $5.00.

Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 10TH, 2014 to ensure receipt of free event T-Shirt.
For additional information call: 724-872-5586 or see website www.bikewytc.org
2014 FESTIVALS
Saturday March 29, 2014 to Sunday March 30, 2014
PA Maple Festival - Meyersdale, PA
Maple Festival Events and Times Visit the Website
To help you plan your maple adventure, call our office at (814) 634-0213.
Wednesday April 02, 2014 to Sunday April 06, 2014
Pennsylvania Maple Festival - Meyersdale, PA
Maple Festival Events and Times Visit the Website

To help you plan your maple adventure, call our office at (814) 634-0213.
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