Fri Sept 15: Pittsburgh Celebrates Park(ing) Day

The BikePGH Lounge in Oakland at Park(ing) Day 2010

Get the brand new Pittsburgh Bike Map at the BikePGH Lounge this Friday for Park(ing) Day

We just finished the latest version of our award-winning Pittsburgh Bike Map, and we want you to get one!

In addition to finding one at every bike shop in town, you can pick up your map at the Bike Pittsburgh’s Park(ing) Day Lounge. Just in time for the national Park(ing) Day event, the official bike map release will be at the BikePGH Lounge located in a parking space in front of Espresso A Mano in Lawrenceville.

The Bike Pittsburgh Lounge is the parking spot we’ll be transforming Friday for PARK(ing) Day: the annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

After getting your map, be sure to hang around because we’ll have a button maker where you can make one-of-a-kind buttons from the bike map (or anything else that strikes your fancy).

Pittsburgh loves Park(ing) Day! Ride to the other locations

There are lots of locations around town that are also celebrating this annual event. Many organizations and businesses come up with some creative spaces to play in, or simply hang out and drink some coffee. Word is that OTB Bike Cafe will have an amazing space that is not to be missed.

Just like last year, there is a ride to as many of the locations as time permits.

Come Ride!

Meet: Oakland’s Litchfield Towers, at the Flock of Cycles Park(ing) Day spot. 10:30AM

Mid ride meetup: Market Square, downtown. Start meeting at 12, ride will leave by 12:30.

Ride End: Ride will end at REI in Station Square.
Ride Length: about 12 miles. Easy pace with very frequent stops.

Some ride sheets will be left at the start in case anyone wants to catch up.

Click here to see some great photos of last year’s ride

For more information, see the BikePGH Messageboard

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