On Monday, December 20 – you can catch the Pittsburgh premier of Life Cycles – a feature length documentary about bicycles. I will admit that I am not an avid cyclist – but I am in full support of bicycling in Pittsburgh. While I have become a pro at pedaling a bike to nowhere (thanks to spinning class) I haven’t gotten the nerve to ride in traffic. Thankfully Pittsburgh has an amazing bicycle community (thank you Bike Pittsburgh!) – last night I was driving a friend home (thanks Zipcar) – she has been biking more and more and was telling me how she was a non-cyclist until she hesitantly checked out one of the group rides during Bikefest last summer.
Also, even if you aren’t ready to become a super cyclist – the bicycle community has been an amazing this for Pittsburgh – one of the many reasons that Pittsburgh continues to receive praise for being such a great place to live.
Super Cyclist Citizens – first off – every person I have met through Bike Pittsburgh or other random Pittsburgh encounters has been incredibly nice and supportive of the Pittsburgh community. And everytime I pass Kraynick’s Bike Shop on Penn Ave – I think of this article – in 2006 Mr. Kraynick fixed up 230 bikes to give to Pittsburgh kids. According to this article the program has continued and they continue to fix up and give away bikes year round.
Check out the trailer for Life Cycles: