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CLub picnic group photo 2021
Western PA Bicycle Club members at our annual club picnic – Our first photo with our new name on the banner!

Club Picnic – Saturday September 10th

We return to Cecil Park on Saturday September 10th for our annual fall picnic. Ride and lunch is free to members. If you are not a member, you are welcome to become one and ride and eat with us. Either join or renew online on our website. We will accept cash payments ($20) to join the day of the picnic as well.

We are posting 2 routes for this year, 40 mile and 25 mile. Also, the park has direct access to the Montour Trail if you prefer to ride on the trail. Rides are self-paced this year, nominally without ride leaders. We expect some groups will naturally form as riders leave. Your goal is to return back to Picnic Shelter 1 by noon for lunch and the inevitable club photos.

Cecil Park is along Miller’s Run Road in Cecil Township at 3599 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321

The two routes are posted on our calendar:

  • 41mile route – It is on our calendar HERE. The RideWithGPS link is THERE. Strong riders may want to leave at 9 AM. Others may want to leave a bit earlier.
  • 25 mile route – It is on our calendar HERE. The RideWithGPS link is THERE. Suggested start times are between 9 AM and 10 AM.

Thanks to Kris Moser for the routes. Volunteers will be at the shelter by 8 AM to set up and check riders in.

Weekly Rides

Our weekly rides are still happening. But with days getting shorter each ride leader is adjusting in different ways. By this time of the year, if you are participating in any of these rides, you know how your ride leader is updating people.

  • Monday – Women@Work MAD Monday Weekly Ride
  • Tuesday – Team Decaf – Rides out of Pittsburgh’s East End. Publishes route in advance. Breaks into several groups.
  • Tuesday – Cecil Ride – Is for fast and experienced club riders that like hills. Routes are published in advance.
  • Thursday – Sweetwater Bikes Thursday Road Rides
  • Sunday – Trek of Robinson Shop Ride

Other Rides of Interest

Thanks to the members that shared some of these rides on Facebook. September provides lots of options.

Looking Ahead

2023 Pittsburgh Randonneurs Preview

It’s the time of year that Regional Brevet Coordinators (RBAs) submit their 2023 schedules, and our RBA Dan Blumenfeld is no exception. Here is what he shared with the Pittssburgh Randonneurs recently:

Hey, all. Here’s the first pass at official event dates I’m considering submitting for next year. Please provide any feedback in the next week or so, as I wish to get these submitted by mid-September.

Any dates sound good, or bad? Any requests for additional ACP events? (RUSA events can be scheduled on much shorter notice) Any PBP prep ride requests, like night starts?

Winter Warmup:

  • 100K populaire: Saturday March 11th
  • 100K populaire: Saturday March 18th
  • 200K ACP brevet: Saturday March 25th

Spring Series

  • 200K ACP brevet: Saturday April 15th
  • [Crush the Commonwealth:  Friday April 28th ]
  • 300K ACP brevet: Saturday May 6th
  • 400K ACP brevet: Saturday May 13th
  • 600K ACP brevet: Saturday May 27th

Heck Weekend (June 16th-18th)

  • 200K ACP brevet: Friday June 16th
  • 300K ACP brevet: Saturday June 17th
  • 400K ACP brevet: Sunday June 18th
  • (Maybe?) 200K: Monday June 19th, and offer a 600k option by combining the Sunday 400K and Monday 200K routes. for a last-minute PBP qualifier?

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Western Pennsylvania Bicycle Club (Wheelmen)
ridewithus@wpabikeclub.com
See our ride calendar HERE
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