Race on Water – Standup Paddleboard Race at the Lake Arthur Regatta

Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures & Micalla Mikus of Freeport Paddleboarding getting ready to race (Photo Credit: Mike Briggs)

A few years ago when my sister was in law school, she spent a summer working in Hawaii.  She returned to the east coast with some legal knowledge, a tan and a love of surfboard sports. I have become a huge fan of kayaking around Pittsburgh - if you haven't seen Downtown Pittsburgh from a kayak, you are missing out.  And I am now an even bigger fan of standup paddleboarding on the three rivers. Fortunately for me, there are some great people in Pittsburgh who are helping to get more people … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Heads to Millvale – Macaroons, Murals and More

View of Millvale (Photo Credit: Millvale Bogough Facebook Page)

Urban Hike is one of the best ways to check out the city and meet some new folks.  The Urban Hike organizers have mapped out a route, found the best places to eat and lined up some local experts to share some local history.  This hike to Millvale will make a stop to see one of the best kept secrets in Western PA - the Maxo Vanka Murals. Urban Hike Millvale Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am - meet at Jean-March Chatellier's French Bakery, 212 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 Facebook Event … [Read more...]

Discounted Tickets for Banff Mountain Film Fest this Sunday!

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If you are a lover of the outdoors or a lover of outdoor documentary films - you don't want to miss the Banff Mountain Film Festival which will be stopping in Pittsburgh this weekend.  Hosted by Venture Outdoors this is a great chance to check out the best in outdoor films and to support Venture Outdoors programming. Even if you don't consider yourself an outdoor lover - I think you will enjoy these films - which include some spectacular cinematography.  I'll admit that I didn't think I … [Read more...]

How John Norton sails The Point and the three rivers… and survives

Image courtesy of John Norton.

John Norton came to Pittsburgh from Australia in the early ‘80s, but it wasn’t until he moved Downtown in 2005 that he seriously began considering sailing the three rivers. As he explained at a lunchtime talk on June 28 at Bruno Works, being immersed in downtown life and exploring the river trails made him wonder why he couldn’t have a sailboat. After all, there were already kayaks on the rivers. Why couldn't the experienced sailor have a sailboat docked nearby, ready to be set out on … [Read more...]

New Perk – StandUp Paddleboarding in Pittsburgh

Standup Paddleboarding in Western, PA

I've got just 6 days to raise the money for a seat on the inaugural Millennial Trains trip.  What has been most incredible is the response that I have received from the Pittsburgh community.  Thanks to all of our readers who have been sharing and supporting this project. As you can see I've got a ways to go to raise the rest of the $5000 for the trip. I've just added a new perk to the Millennial Trains Project fundraising page - A StandUp Paddleboard tour!  Have you seen some crazy … [Read more...]