I love writing blog posts about events that combine lots of great things – I think it was last summer that I started noticing some super collaborations among Pittsburgh organizations. Two Wheels and a Lot of Green may take the cake for an event that combines a whole lot of Pittsburgh goodness into one action packed day.
Some of the folks who do amazing things for Pittsburgh that are partnering on this event…
- GTECH – GTECH is short for Growth Through Energy + Community Health. GTECH is a Pittsburgh based non-profit that is doing some great work in Pittsburgh and elsewhere around the country around reclaiming vacant land, energy conservation and job creation. GTECH has a couple of core areas of programming that you can read about here. One of the things you may have seen are their sunflower lots around Pittsburgh.
- BikeFest – each summer, BikePgh organizes a week long celebration of all things bicycyle in Pittsburgh. There are lots of events – something for every level of cyclist.
- Tapped Pop Up Beer Gardens – new to Pittsburgh this summer – the folks who run Bar Marco have been organizing a pop up beer garden – beer, drinks and food trucks are popping up in different vacant lots around town. The one in July was awesome – lots of great people and fine food. Lawrenceville
As part of BikePgh’s annual Bike Fest – GTECH is organizing Two Wheels and a Lot of Green - a bicycle tour around Pittsburgh to check out some of the sites that GTECH has been working on to reclamation vacant land in East Liberty, Homewood, Larimer, Wilkinsburg and Millvale! Each bike route will feature several sites with refreshing drink stops and QR-code accessible video stories about the community and site’s transformation.
After the bike ride you can hang out at the Tapped Beer Garden which will be held at GTECH HQ.
Two Wheels and a Lot of Green
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10-Noon Bike Tour $10 includes lunch
Noon-11pm Tapped Beer Garden – free admission
Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/450570881644421/