Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Topics > Sports and Recreations

Bicycling From Pittsburgh to Dc: How to Plan, Prep and Pack
$49.00 (1 section available)
If you're interested in riding the 330+ miles between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trail, this workshop will answer all your questions. How much training is needed? How many miles per day? What to wear? What to pack? Where to stay? Sample itineraries, plus information on weather, gear, bike repair, accommodations, camping, food, SAG support, and much more.

Go Hiking! N Hills Hikes for the Beginner Hiker
$109.00 (1 section available)
At leisurely pace hike through historic Hartwood Acres, beautiful Deer Lakes Park and on portions of the Rachel Carson Trail in North Park. Hiking up hills. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking boots, as there will be wet/muddy spots and the class is held regardless of rain or snow. The first class will meet in the Hartwood Acres parking lot near Hampton Central School off Middle Road (4000 block).

Golf Beginning
$69.00 (1 section available)

Explore the fundamentals of beginning golf. Emphasis will be placed on grip, stance and swing fundamentals as well as chipping and putting. Rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Bring an iron, wood and a putter to class. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.

Golf Intermediate
$69.00 (1 section available)

Students will review the fundamentals and advanced swing techniques for more power and focus on intense work on their short game, bunker techniques and playing from uneven lies. Prerequisite: Golf Beginning or equivalent. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.

Hiking the State Parks
$69.00 (1 section available)
Spend five Saturday afternoons hiking our southwestern PA state parks. We will hike a different state park each week. Participants should wear hiking boots or trail shoes as trails may be slippery, uneven, rocky or muddy. Hikers should be prepared for hikes from 3-5 miles in length on hot summer days over hilly, undulating terrain. Participants with hiking poles should bring them. The class is held regardless of rain. The first class will meet at Raccoon Creek State Park in the Wildflower Reserve parking lot off SR 30.

Intermediate Fly Fishing
$109.00 (3 sections available)
This course picks up where our Learn to Fly Fish course left off. Three full sessions will be devoted to fly casting for distance and accuracy. Specific casts, such as the tuck cast, reach cast, and slack line cast will be taught. Students will build their own leaders during one session. Additional knots will be covered. Finally, equipment, rigs, and techniques for success in specific fly fishing scenarios will be discussed, including: fishing with multiple flies; retrieving streamer flies; fly fishing for other species like smallmouth bass and steelhead. Two years of fly fishing experience and/or a basic understanding of the topics covered in our Learn to Fly Fish course is helpful. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to private fly fishing only water with your instructors. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip.

Learn to Fly Fish
$109.00 (2 sections available)
This introductory class explores the fundamentals of fly fishing. Aimed at the novice fly angler, topics include equipment selection, knot tying, basic entomology and fly selection, reading the water, safety considerations, and where to fly fish in Western PA. Finally, fly casting, the most important aspect of fly fishing, will be demonstrated. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to a private trout stream with your instructors, who are all former fly fishing guides. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip. More details will be provided at the first session. Waders and boots are not necessary for the class, but if students have their own rod and reel they should bring them!
**There is no field trip for the West Hills Center Section**

McConnells Mill State Park Hike
$49.00 (1 section available)
Join us for a hike of the enchanted Kildoo Trail at McConnells Mill State Park. The three-mile loop is rocky, uneven, narrow, and often slippery. Previous hiking experience recommended. Hiking boots or trail shoes are necessary. Class will meet in the Kildoo Parking lot on McConnells Mill Road.

Tying Flies for Smallmouth Bass
$45.00 (2 sections available)
Learn to tie the imitations of the food that Smallmouth Bass eat. Patterns for nymphs, minnows, crayfish and surface flies will be taught. All materials will be provided.

Tying Flies With Deer Hair
$45.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for tying flies with Deer Hair. In this course students will learn the methods of spinning and stacking deer hair to tie effective flies for trout, bass and other species. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Walking Pittsburgh, the Best of
$69.00 (1 section available)
What a great way to get some exercise on a Friday evening while you see the best Allegheny County has to offer. The first night we meet on the CCAC Allegheny campus in the Physical Education Building lobby. We will tour the historic Allegheny West district, and then vote on where to walk for the remaining sessions. It could be Oakland, Shadyside, other Northside sites, Downtown Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Edgewood, East End, etc. Wear walking shoes and bring water. Class will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

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