Allegheny Chapter Spring Drive 2015
Registration closed April 26, 2015 11:59 PM on April 26, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends April 26, 2015 11:59 PM on April 26, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens February 9, 2015 5:00 AM on February 9, 2015 5:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 9, 2015 5:00 AM to April 26, 2015 11:59 PM
This year’s Spring Drive will take us east through the Laurel Highlands where we will travel and explore towns and roads to our destination of Bedford, Pennsylvania. Settled in 1751 as Raystown, it was renamed, Bedford in 1795. George Washington headquartered here with his army of 13,000 soldiers. Were they were sent to put down the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. It wasn’t until 1805 that the therapeutic nature of the mineral springs was discovered. Making Bedford Springs a destination spot for people from far and wide to cure what ails them.
On the day of the Spring Drive (May 2nd) we will start off at 8:00 am with coffee, juice and donuts for all as we register and await our instructions. We will depart from the Panera Bread Co. parking lot on Route 22 in Murrysville.A short drive north on route 28 and we will turn east on route 56. A major Pa. highway, Route 56 only travels southeast 108 miles from were we start to where we finish. As we journey to Bedford there are a few side excursions off and onto route 56 as we wind our why back and forth to our destination. As we get closer to Bedford County we plan to explore a few of the 14 covered bridges that have been celebrated in this area over the past 100 years.
Arriving in Bedford we have arranged for a designated parking area close to the quaint shops, taverns and stores. We will have about 2 hours to relax and leisurely discover the town. Our lunch is scheduled for 2:00 pm at the Historic Jon Benet Tavern, just a short drive outside of town. Here we will enjoy a luncheon before we make our way back home.
Our journey home will take us onto the Lincoln Highway, or U.S. Route 30 were we will travel up and over Mount Allegheny and down along the west flank of the Appalachian Mountains towards Latrobe.
Optional 2nd day: The Gettysburg Inn in Gettysburg, Pa has been reserved for those wanting to extend their spring drive. If interested contact Jeff Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Room is limited to first come first serve.