The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the annual Dirty Dozen Bike Race. What started as a group of friends pedaling up the steepest hills in Pittsburgh, now has several hundred riders.
The race was started by Danny Chew, a Pittsburgh cyclist who is on a mission to ride 1,000,000 miles in his lifetime. Earlier this year, Danny was injured in a cycling accident and is currently in Chicago for rehab. Thanks to the magic of technology he will be giving race commentary via Skype.
The website for the 2016 Dirty Dozen race is mostly information for riders, here are a few… Read the rest
Sunday May 1, 2016 is a busy day in the City of Pittsburgh. Today is the Pittsburgh Marathon and graduation at University of Pittsburgh.
Here is a .jpg of the Pittsburgh Marathon Map. You can download a larger .pdf of the map here: 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon Course Map.
Pittsburgh Marathon Hashtags & Twitter Accounts to Follow
If you are following the race on social media, here are some hashtags to follow…
#RunPGH – I’m using #RunPGH because I think that is what I’ve used in the past.
#3Cheers – mostly for community events happening around the marathon… Read the rest
Some consider this a formal affair. 2014 Dirty Dozen.
Just a quick reminder that the annual Dirty Dozen bike race is Saturday, November 28, 2015. Cyclists pedal around the city and tackle 13 of the steepest hills. It is an exciting race to watch.
If you go, please be very careful and stay out of the way of cyclists and support vehicles. It is best to go to a hill way ahead of the pack, park out of the way and wait. I wouldn’t plan on trying to drive to all of the hills. Pick one to start and then… Read the rest
The Three Rivers Arts Festival opened yesterday. Lots of people are planning on coming down to see the art, but come between 11am and 2pm from today through June 14th and you can help create it. Muralist Kim Beck has begun stenciling an 850-foot mural underneath the Fort Duquesne Bridge and is ready for volunteers to help fill in the “paint by number” with black, white and gray paint.
Looking at her Tumblr, you can see that Kim Beck (previously featured on I Heart PGH) has a fascination with the mundane and ephemeral aspects of the urban landscape, like billboards,… Read the rest
Space is pretty awesome. Blockbuster hits like Gravity and Interstellar, privatized space exploration such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and incentives like Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, which awards $30 million to the first private company to send a robot to the moon, have renewed our interest beyond our atmosphere.
And Pittsburgh has great representation with local NewSpace company Astrobotic leading the race to the moon, having won initial milestones of the Lunar XPRIZE and currently accepting payloads to be sent to space on their first launch.
And lucky you– you can get in on some space-related fun tomorrow evening… Read the rest