National Bike Challenge 2015

Do you ride a bike? Log your cycling miles for the National Bike Challenge and join Team PACCSA. Our 2014 bike challenge champion Mike Blessington is at the top of our leaderboard once again, and after the first week, Team PACCSA is in 18th place locally. Miles can be logged using Strava, Endomondo, Mapmyride, or directly on the bike challenge website. The bike challenge awards 20 points for each day with over 1 mile pedalled, plus one point per mile, so regular short rides can build up points more easily than less frequent longer rides. There is also a friendly competition between the bike advocacy nonprofits Bike Pittsburgh and Bike Cleveland for the Rust Belt Cup  - and a free beer in June for each mileage target reached.

Summer biathlons

There are two summer biathlons coming up - June 27 in Altoona, and August 8 at Oil Creek State Park.   No experience is necessary, equipment will be provided, and there will be safety training for first-timers.   More info on PA biathlons

LVMG Workdays 2015

The Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Days for 2015 are

Saturday, June 6
Saturday, August 8
Saturday, September 26

More details here

Spring is here!

Have you put storage wax on your skis yet?  If not, don't panic, but follow the instructions in the Toko summer storage manual  The Toko guidelines also work for Swix wax, use yellow/BP/CH10 for cleaning and red/CH8 for storage.  Summer ski care from Madshus suggests purple/CH7 for storage.  If you're lucky, that same red or purple wax will be just what you need for the first ski outing of next season - just scrape, brush and go!