Bean Bag/Cornhole/Tailgate Toss Players Wanted

Cornhole is a game that goes by many different names – bean bag toss, baggo, tailgate toss (there are many other names listed on the Wikipedia page too).  It is kind of like horse shoes but with bean bags instead.  Click here for game instructions.

There is quite a following of the game here in Western, PA. PUMP offers a league that plays Tue nights at Buffalo Blues in Shadyside – more info here. The Double Wide Grill has some cornhole boards out on their patio too.

Bernie George has organized a few tournaments and is looking for other people who want to play – if you are interested leave a comment here or send me an email info – at –

Want to learn more about Cornhole? Check out the American Cornhole Association.

I have also set up a Google group for anyone interested in Cornhole events in Western, PA – just add your email below.

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Pittsburgh East Rotary Pancake Breakfast and Auction – November 1, 2008


Rotary InternationalImage via WikipediaWhile I have not been able to attend one of these pancake breakfasts in the past, this event comes highly recommended from quite a few IheartPGH readers.

12th Annual Pittsburgh East Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast and Auction

Satruday, November 1, 2008, 8am-Noon

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Avenue

rotaryopancakes.pngTickets at the Door – $7 Adults, $5 Children under 12

All you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, turkey bacon and coffee from Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro.

Auction items include

All with an Auction that you won’t believe featuring items like:

  • Steeler Tickets
  • Theater Packages
  • Renaissance Hotel ‘Get Away in Pittsburgh’ Package
  • Club 1 Gold Membership – Three Month Pass!
  • bigBurrito Restaurant Group Gift Card
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Gift Basket
  • ‘Fruit of the Vine’ Wine Basket
  • Whole Foods Market Gift Card
  • Gourmet Breakfast Basket by A Pleasant Present
  • Eureka! Chocolates & Gifts – Gift Basket
  • Deluxe Mini Wine Cooler

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Radio Round Up – June 27, 2008

If you are new to IheartPGH or wondering what the Radio Round Up is about … here is the deal – most Friday mornings at 6:45, I join Jim and Randy on the DVE morning show to talk about whats happening for the weekend. Here is what we talked about this week…

Tour of PA

  • Big, bad bike race rolls into town.
  • Watch the race from the South Side on Sat – and check out the street festivals
  • The race heads downtown on Sunday – bike downtown to watch and check your bike at the free bike valet (located by the stage)

Bike Party and Bike Fest

  • Bike PGH’s annual bike party
  • Friday, June 27, 2008 6pm-12am
  • 121 7th Street – downtown
    Bike Fest runs til July 6 – daily bike activities around Pittsburgh

Celebrate 25 Years with $.25 Admission at the Children’s Musuem

  • Children’s Museum celebrates 25 years of kid sized fun
  • Admission is $.25 all day Saturday, June 28, 2008

50 lbs of Duct Tape = Prom Dress

  • Local high school student make the top 10 for Prom Dress and Tux made of Duct Tape
  • Visit to vote for them – they will each win $3000 and the school wins a prize too


Bike Fest & Bike Party


Bike PGH kicks off 10 days of bike loving fun tonight with their Bike PGH Party!

Bike Fest info –

CBGB – Community Bicycle Gathering and Bash
Celebrating bike advocacy, the region’s cycling organizations, and bike culture
June 27th, 6PM – 12am
121 7th St. — Downtown

  • Bike tire bowling
  • Silent auction, raffles and more

Bike Fest – 10 days of bike fun around Pittsburgh

  • Daily bike rides scheduled around the city
  • Races
  • July 5 – Bike Polo

Tour of Pennsylvania Rolls Into Town

There are a ton of great things to do this weekend. But I am most excited about watching the Tour of PA. The Tour of PA is like the Tour de France, a huge professional bike race across the state of PA, part of this is in celebration of Pittsburgh’s 250. There are going to be 3 great opportunities to watch the racers enter the finish line and there are a ton of events to go along with the race.

I am including the race specifics – where to watch the start and finish below. Here is the short version with other activities included. Also check out the Trib’s Spectator Guide -which has lots of helpful info like what each color jersey means (via BikePGH).

  • Friday, June 27 – Bedford to Latrobe
    • While you are in Latrobe you might want to take a drive out to Ligonier – the library has an exhibit of Antique Bike Paraphernalia up until July 12, 2008.
  • Saturday, June 28 – Ligonier to Pittsburgh
  • Sunday, June 29 – Downtown Pittsburgh Criterium
    • Free Bike ValetBike PGH will safely watch your bikes while you watch the race.  Park at one of the trail lots and bike downtown for the finish.

Friday, June 27 – Bedford to Latrobe
Start: Bedford, Penn and South Juliana Street
Finish: Latrobe, Ligonier and Alexandria Street
Estimated Finish Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM Followed by Awards Ceremony

Highmark Healthy High Five Finish Line Festival: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lot on Ligonier Street near Alexandria Street

Saturday, June 28 – Ligonier to Pittsburgh
Start: Ligonier, Market Street just off Route 30
Finish: Pittsburgh Southside, Sidney Street right before Hot Metal Street
Official Start Time: Noon Opening Ceremonies: 11:30 AM
Miles: 91 Kilometers: 146
Estimated Finish Time: 2:55 – 3:30 PM Followed by Awards Ceremony at American Eagle Outfitters HQ on Sidney Street right before Hot Metal Street

Highmark Healthy High Five Finish Line Festival: 2:00PM – 9:00PM
28th and Sidney Street in Pittsburgh Southside

Sunday, June 29 – Downtown Pittsburgh Criterium
Start/Finish Line: Blvd of the Allies and Stanwix Street
Official Start Time: 5 PM, Opening Ceremonies: 4:00 PM
Miles: 50 Kilometers: 80.5 (33 laps on a 1.5 mile/2.4km circuit)
Approximate Finish Time: 6:50 PM, Awards Ceremony to follow

Highmark Healthy High 5 Finish Line Festival: 2:00PM – 9:00PM
Blvd of the Allies and Stanwix Street

More Blog Coverage:

  • Giro di Keir – this is the blog of one of the cyclists on Team Race Pro – he writes about arriving in Philly.
  • Urban Velo