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

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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...]

Alternative Fuel: East End Brewing 2012 Keg Ride

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[note] Say hello to Iva!  She comes to IheartPGH with photo skills and a super camera!  We're excited for more of her posts that will have way better photos than the ones from my sad little Blackberry camera.  Check out her awesome photos from the East End Brewing Keg ride last weekend [/note] Cyclists love getting together and riding in absurdly large groups.  I believe we're entertained by the idea of being a spectacle -- children shout "Wow! Bicycles!", people stand on stoops taking video … [Read more...]

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...]

The Hills Are Alive…

Image via Wikipedia 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 … [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...]