September 2014 Edition
Updated September 15
Upcoming Events


Interested in an event? You don't have to be a member to take part.


Hike at Cook Forest State Park

Sunday, Sept. 14

Hike includes Rhododendron Trail, Old Logging Road, Joyce Kilmer Trail and the Crook Trail. Moderate difficulty. A 6-mile hike. Meet at the Park Office on River Road in Cooksburg near intersection with Route 36 at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Charlene James, (home)814-463-7394 (cell)814-516-6595.


Bike Allegheny River Trail, Sandy Creek Trail

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Bring snack and/or lunch and water. Supper stop in Franklin. Meet at Youngsville Car wash off Route 6 at Railroad Street at 9:00 a.m. or meet at Samuel Justus Recreational Trail Head on Route 322 at 10:45 a.m. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331.


Hike and Planning Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 21

Meet at the sewage plant in Tidioute at 2:30 p.m. to hike the Allegheny River Trail. Potluck dinner and planning meeting afterwards nearby at Charlene’s house. Bring dish to share. Leader: Charlene James, (home)814-463-7394 (cell)814-516-6595.


Bike Starbrick to Garland, Youngsville and Return

Friday, August 29

Meet at Jones Chevrolet, intersection of Yankee Bush Road and Route 6 in Starbrick, at 9:00 a.m. Ride back roads to Garland, PA, then back to Youngsville, PA for lunch at Richards. Return to Starbrick. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331.




Don't Miss the Planning Meeting

A meeting to plan club activities for this spring is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 (See details in the Upcoming Events column at left.). Come and bring your idea for an event or two. And don't miss the hike before the meeting.


Lake Country Bike to Sponsor 24th Bike Wine Country's Fall Harvest Tour

This is an event that has been popular with AOC members for many years. Lake Country Bike, a bicycle shop in the town of North East, once again is conducting their bicycle tour of wineries and the grape growing countryside in conjunction with the wine festival. The festival will take place September 26, 27 and 28. The tour will take place on the 26th and 27th.

Friday there will be a fifteen-mile ride that leaves Lake Country Bike on Main Street at 4:00 p.m. and ends with a wine and cheese party.

Saturday there is a choice of 12, 27 29 or 50-mile tours with brunch. Each of the tours leave Givson Park in downtown North East at 9:00 a.m. Same day registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Cost is $35 for one day or $50 for both days. Registration received before September 18, 2014 will receive a long sleeved T-shirt. Day of T-shirts are $15.00 available after the ride. First 100 pre-registered will receive Free Wine Fest tickets ($6.00 gate fee). Wineries reserve the right to charge a tasting fee. For registration form and more information click HERE.


Work CrewTom's Run Work Crew. From left: Gene Cornelius, Keith Miller, Lyn McDonald, John Young, Jim Houghtling. The crew met at Hearts Content on August 19 to perform maintenance on Tom's Run Trail. Lyn called for volunteers to prepair the trail for a hike in celebration of the Warren Area High School Class of '64's 50th Anniversary.