A Big Weekend for the Bicycle in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh has been gaining quite a bit of attention from other places for our bicycle friendly community.  This is due in large part to the hard work of the folks at BikePgh and the people in Pittsburgh who ride their bikes and want to make this a better place for all bike riders. Even if you don't have a bike or like to ride a bike (the only bike I have been on in the past 10 years is the spinning bike - I am great at pedaling and going nowhere) - we can all celebrate the community of … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh Mini Climate Ride – April 23

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The Climate Ride is a bike ride from New York to Washington, DC in May that raises money to support sustainable solutions and environmental causes.  There is also a Climate Ride in California in the fall. Transition Pittsburgh, a newer group in Pittsburgh focused on community building and sustainable development, is organizing the Pittsburgh Mini Climate Ride.   This ride is a 15 mile bike ride around Pittsburgh which will stop at local businesses and nonprofits that are focused on … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It…Streetfilms Visits Pittsburgh

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Thanks to the folks at BikePGH for the heads up on this video.  Streetfilms, which is part of the Streetsblog network.  The Streetsblog network is an awesome collection of blogs, news stories on sustainable transport, smart growth and livable streets issues … [Read more...]

Bringing Bicycles to the Big Screen

Image by lemonad via Flickr 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 … [Read more...]

Sept. 17 – Happy Park(ing) Day Pittsburgh!

Image by IheartPGH via Flickr I have been stuck at home all week - fighting off what I hope will be the first and only cold of the fall season.  I have been catching up on bad tv and blog reading and one of the events that has been receiving much attention in the blogosphere and beyond - it was actually a friend who I saw on the bus last week that first reminded me about Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is an annual event that is celebrate here in Pittsburgh and other cities around the globe (New … [Read more...]