Bikes, Beer & A Better Pittsburgh – Two Wheels Lots of Green, Aug. 11

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 – 

The Hills Are Alive…

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not with the sound of music, but with the sound of cyclists and Rick Sebak brought some video cameras along.  Tonight (Wednesday, January 26) and I am sure many other times because these things do get repeated – Rick Sebak’s show Its Pittsburgh takes a look at The Dirty Dozen.  The Dirty Dozen is an “unofficial” bicycle race that goes something like 58 miles up and down 13 of the steepest streets in Pittsburgh, including Canton Avenue, arguably the steepest public street in the world).

Make sure you check out the The Dirty Dozen website here for a complete history of the race, winners and temperature on race day – amazing that it has only snowed during the race in 1983.

If you would like to watch this with other cyclists – there is a screening party tonight at OTB Bicycle Cafe with drink specials too, screening is at 7:30 but the party starts at 6:30.  More info at BikePGH and OTB Facebook Page.

(h/t to @PatrickK for the heads up on this screening)

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Bridesmaid Dresses on Bikes and Zombies at the Opera – Another Weekend in Pgh

the Ugly Bridesmaid Dress Bar Crawl Crew
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Each Friday morning at 6:45am you can listen to IheartPGH on the DVE morning show (102.5fm).  Jim and Randy let us pick out a few events to share each week. Here is a round up of our picks for this weekend.
  • October 15, 2010, 6-8pm
  • Meet at the Bike Pittsburgh office – 3410 Penn Ave
  • Wear a bridesmaids dress for this fun, easy bike ride

Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera

  • A film and theatrical production created by 2 Pittsburgh residents
  • October 15 – October 23 @ The Grey Box Theater in Lawrenceville
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 16+17, 2010
  • Guardian Self Storage Building in the Strip District – Top floor is a big event space
  • Independent comics from Pittsburgh and around the world
  • Free Admission

Links Worth a Look – October 8th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

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Links Worth a Look – August 16th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Review: Smiling Banana Leaf – FoodBurgh – The blog FoodBurgh has a nice review of The Smiling Banana Leaf in Highland Park. This place has been reccomended by a couple of IheartPGH readers in the past as well. Check out Mike's thoughts on the food and some photos of the place too.
  • Steeltown Anthem Visits CommonWealth Press – Pittsburgh design blog, Steeltown Anthem, visits Commonwealth Press's shop on Carson St. – Lots of great photos of the shop, Pittsburgh t-shirts, posters and more.
  • Relay in Doubt! : Venture Outdoors – Check out the story and the photos of the Venture Outdoors annual 24 hour ride from Washington DC to the point.

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