The Spring Picnic and Bike ride took place last weekend on a picture-perfect day. We are planning a similar event for the Fall Picnic on September 9 that will include road routes and trail options.
Some of you may know Danny Chew, there is a fundraiser
for him on Saturday June 17.
The WPW Board has finalized the logo and jersey designs. We are working towards kit items to offer and online ordering information will be announced soon with a deadline to order by early July so that we can have orders delivered by the Fall Rally.
WPW members enjoyed a bike ride to West Virginia led by Chuck. The views were absolutely amazing. And as promised, the roads had almost no traffic and there were plenty of hills! To get a sense of what we got to experience, check out the video summary
In addition to our regular weekly rides on the WPW calendar, please take note of the rides listed below. Want to see a certain kind of ride on the calendar? Drop me an email and we can try to coordinate it.
Squirrel Hill Sunday Bicycle Ride (D/E level 3 miles)
Date:Sunday, June 18, 2017
Meeting Place: Corner of Beacon Street and Murray Avenue
Meeting Time:8:00 AM
Western PA Wheelmen, in cooperation with the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee, announces a Squirrel Hill Sunday Bicycle Ride: A leisurely roll through the neighborhood, for everyone!
Note: The Squirrel HIll Farmers Market, in the public parking lot between Beacon and Bartlett Streets very near the start and finish of the ride, will be operating from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM on June 18. Riders are encouraged to take advantage of this exciting market after the ride.
Oil Region Cycling Classic
Date: June 16-18, 2017
10+ WPW members are driving up to Franklin PA for the Bike/Blues,BBQ Festival. It is 130 miles over 3 days. One day involves a kayak paddle and bike ride, and one day is a train ride and bike ride.
Garrett County Gran Fondo (B to C depending on route / 1 / 25-125 options)
Date: June 24, 2017
Several WPW members are driving down to McHenry, MD for this non-WPW event. We’re staying in suite-style dorm rooms on Friday night. There are two rooms available; if you’re interested let me know. The rental rate for the dorm room including tax is $71.50.
Mt. Davis Ride (B to C / 1 / 54, with other options)
Date: Saturday July 1
Meeting Place: Confluence Town Square (corner of Hugart and Logan Pl)
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM for optional breakfast at Sister’s Cafe
Ride-Time: 10:00 AM
Description: Ride to the highest elevation in Pennsylvania twice! This route is a 54-mile road ride out and back to Meyersdale via the Mt. Davis summit (twice). There are also the options of riding the Great Allegheny Passage back to Confluence if once up Mt. Davis is enough for you or starting right on the GAP and avoiding Mt. Davis altogether!
Carpool Info: Consider sharing a ride with another WPW member. You can coordinate on the facebook page.