Friday, April 11, 2014

Full Streams, Ice Cream, and Whitewater Dreams

Only the second week of April and we have been busy bees here at Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours

The Kickstand, Ohiopyle's premier bike rental and ice cream parlor, will have its opening day, tomorrow April 12th.  We have installed two new, 16 tub ice cream coolers and have one filled to capacity for opening day with 16 fresh tubs.  Having put our used bikes up for sale, we have filled in our fleet with new Trek Shift 3 and Shift 4 bicycles.  We still have plenty of our Trek Navigators left for sale, so if you're in the market for a new ride, stop by and check out our selection.  What better way to spend the first 70 degree weekend of the season with a bicycle ride on the Great Allegheny Passage and a couple scoops of Hershey's Premium ice-cream? 

Training began last weekend with a small, 6 person class, and will continue this weekend.  Even though we had a small turn-out for training, we prefer quality over quantity, just like our river trips.  Our senior staff remains on stand-by, ready for any folks looking to go rafting and to help the new guide candidates learn their way on the river.

Two of our returning staff members, Jamie Rosenberger and Ian Wingert, participated in the 2014 Top Yough Race.  Jamie took first in the long boat class, and Ian took 2nd in short boat class.  Ian is the current reigning Upper Yough short-boat class champion.  Just another example of how Ohiopyle Trading Post excels above the competition. 
Jamie Rosenberger

Ian Wingert
With temperatures near the 70's, sun shine, and great water levels, this weekend is shaping up to be the weekend to shed those cabin fever blues and come visit us down in the mountains!

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