Frank Lenz: Local Adventurer, Avid Photographer, Big-Wheeled Bike Enthusiast


Last Friday evening, I went searching for Frank Lenz, one of Pittsburgh’s most notable cyclists. To be fair, Lenz went missing almost 120 years ago, in Erzurum, Turkey, so I really didn’t have much hope of finding anything, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I headed over to the Brew House Art Gallery on the South Side, where David Herlihy, the author of The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, was slated to give a talk about Lenz’s journey by … [Read more...]

Bike to Feed Families: Food Drive Delivered By Bike

Bike to Feed Families Poster

This was sent to us by one of the organizers - not only do they have one fine looking event flier but they have put together a really neat event that shows off Pittsburgh and supports the Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank.   Bring your donations for the food bank and meet at the The Pump House (880 E. Waterfront Dr. Munhall, PA) then the group will hop on the bike trail and ride to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne. The ride is suitable for all levels of … [Read more...]

Sept 15 – Event & Raffle to Support Cyclist Who Was Attacked Last Week


I don't know if you saw this story in the news last week or not - last Wednesday a cyclist was violently attacked by a driver on the South Side.  Please take a moment to read the story in the Post-Gazette here - they have released a description of the driver who has still not been identified. The cyclist, Colin Albirght, has been in the hospital but he will be okay.  I have seen some photos of his injuries, I don't think it is appropriate to share those with out talking with him first - but … [Read more...]