Rimrock Bash coming up Sunday, May 27 at Kinzua Beach
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Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, in partnership with the Council on Tourism is putting the final touches on what is shaping up to be the perfect way to kick off summer. With more than double the number of vendors than last year and a variety of food and drink options, including a beer tent, you can plan for a fun day at Kinzua Beach with lots of activities for the entire family.
Starting at 10 a.m., registration is open for the Conservation District’s Quadrathlon as well as for Kinzua Cachers’ Geomeet. Newcomers are welcome to tag along with experienced geocachers and learn about this exciting sport that is taking the outdoor tourism industry by storm. At 11 a.m. the Northern Allegheny Mountain Bicycling Association will lead a ride on Morrisson Trail. Riders will meet at the trail head on Route 59, a couple miles east of Kinzua Beach. Be sure to wear a helmet and appropriate footwear and clothing. Back at Kinzua Beach, at 12:30 and again at 2 p.m. stop by the Allegheny Cyclery booth for a Flat Tire Repair Clinic. Starting at 10:30 a.m. free shuttle service up to Rimrock Overlook begins, with runs every 30 minutes, courtesy of TAWC bus. Also at 10:30 a.m., at the Wellness Tent, meet Nadine Luvison Westover for “Storytime Yoga,” a parent/child activity for ages 2-12; followed by a “Kidding around in the outdoors” yoga class for kids age 6 and up. Then, at 2 p.m “Elements of Yoga,” a demo class for teens and adults…breathe and be connected to the earth! At 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Integrity Martial Arts will offer free demonstrations at the COT trailer. Right after the 11 a.m. demo, and then again at 2:30 p.m., at the COT trailer, Rich Schuler brings back his drumming circle workshop (a huge hit last year!) At 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. enjoy the tropical sounds of the Sheffield Steel Drums band. Kids can have fun with Bubblegum DJ Loomis at 12:30 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. and, last but certainly not least, the Seneca Nation will offer fun crafts and activities for children at their booth throughout the day. In addition, they will have gifts and handicrafts for sale as well as corn husk soup and other specialty foods. We welcome the Seneca Nation in their first year at the Rimrock Bash!
Take the shuttle up Rimrock Overlook at 11 a.m. to meet Dr. Todd Ristau and Dr. Scott Stolenson, from the Forest Service Research Station, for a guided nature walk along the trail. Dr. Ristau specializes in plants and flowers and Dr. Stolenson specializes in birds. If you miss the 11 a.m. tour, you can catch it again at 2:00 p.m. Also meeting at the shuttle stop at the Rimrock Overlook, Dana Harrington will offer Boulder Climbing demonstrations at 12:30 and again at 3:00 p.m.
At Noon, we will honor our heroes with the National Anthem, sung by Logan Beard at the COT Trailer. And afterwards, down at the beach, do not miss Steve Skvarka from Kinzua Fly Fishing School offering a demonstration at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Water Rescue demonstration by Glade Volunteer Fire Department at 1 p.m.
Be sure to check out the new food court with a delicious selection of food vendors and the introduction of the Kinzua Beach Concession! This year, we are introducing a beer tent as one of the many additions to the Bash. And, to wrap up this fun-filled day, we welcome Egypt Hollow, a Warren band featuring the unique sound of this young and talented group of musicians, followed by the classic songbook of Temple Grey.
For more information and details regarding event schedule and map, go to pennsylvaniakinzuapathways.com or visit us on facebook. We look forward to seeing you at the 2nd Annual Rimrock Bash, coming up Sunday, May 27 at Kinzua Beach!