The first type of walk is called a Traditional Event. This is a special walk put on by a club frequently coinciding with a local festival or event. Our club sponsors about five of these type of walks a year. See the 'Events' page for current traditional events.
The second type of walk is called a Year Round Event (YRE). It is a self-directed walk that a person may do any time it is convenient for them, usually 365 days a year. This type of walk is popular with people who travel, as it allows them to do walks all over the country as they travel. See the 'Events' page for current YREs.
In addition to our walking events we offer a bike event: Great Allegheny Passage (GAP Trail) that goes from Pittsburgh, PA through Ohiopyle State Park.
See the 'Events' page for our showshoe event.
Additional Opportunities and Special Programs
There are clubs in every state so there are plenty of opportunities to walk within a reasonable driving distance. Events can be located on the www.ava.org website. This encourages people to get out and see some of the beautiful areas of the country instead of just walking in their own neighborhood.
Another way interest if stimulated for a walker is through a number of Special Programs. These programs are optional and involve buying a special book for the program. Some of the special programs are: All 50 States, All Capitals, Walk Cities A-Z (i.e. Bethal Park = B), Walk the 67 Pennsylvania Counties, and Walk across a State Border, to name a few.