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Butler Outdoor Club Bike Ride

  • 04/13/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monongahela River Caperton Trail Trailhead

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This is a bike ride I like to do in the spring connecting three trails. For a detailed description and photos from last year you can check out:

April 13, 2024 10AM- 4PM Monongahela River (Caperton) Trail, Sheepskin Trail and Cheat River Lake Trail (33-34 miles) Adventure in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
To get to the trailhead take I-79 South to South to Exit 155 (First Exit in West Virginia). Turn Left onto Chaplin Hill Road (0.7 miles). Continue on US 19 South Monongahela Blvd. (0.6 miles). Turn Right onto Boyers Ave. (0.2 miles), Turn left onto Fairfield Street for Monongahela River/ Caperton Bike Trail Parking. This is about an hour and 52 minutes driving and 107 miles from Butler, or 84 miles an hour and 26 minutes from Wexford. 

We will begin by heading North on the Monongahela River Trail (also known as the Caperton Trail), about 6 miles to the Pennsylvania Line, at which point the trail turns into the Sheepskin Trail. We will follow the Sheepskin Trail about 1 mile into Point Marion, PA. We will then be on country roads for a little ways (about 4 miles) to Cheat River Lake Trail, WV. Note- you will have to carry your bicycle down stairs or a steep grassy hill to get in and out of the Cheat River Lake Trail/ Park. The trail runs for 6 miles along the Cheat River Lake. At the end of the trail we will turn around and head back the way we came. There are areas for stopping and having lunch in Cheat River Lake Park. This ride will take you from WV into PA then into WV then back to PA to finish in WV. I did it in 5 hours in 2023 using a mountain bike. Allow for 6 hours, as I would like to keep a relaxed pace. The ride is generally flat, except for a hill getting into and out of Cheat River Lake Park. Afterwards, if people are interested. We can pick a restaurant in the Morgantown Area for dinner. I picked this time of year because the leaves should just be starting to come onto the trees and it is very pretty this time of year. In the event of heavy rain, snow or unsuitable weather I will come up with an alternate date. If you have questions please contact 724-584-8045.

Adopting the motto "Research, Education, and Adventure" in 1947, for three generations the ECP has provided the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends who share a willingness to accept the physical and mental challenges of outdoor exploration and adventure.

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