Keg Raid Attacks Local Hot Dog Shop!

The East End Brewing Company Rolls Out the Troops

Captain Scott Smith, pictured above, and his local bike pirates have attacked yet another hapless business owner. This is the 8th such attack in as many years. “Yarrr, we brings the beer and eats every crumb ye got!”, bellowed Captain Smith from the deck of his ancient vehicle. Of course, these pirates are not the typical sort. They bring cash to pay for food…..they even bring their own beer, bike parking and pint glasses. And then they leave quietly while the business owner is stuck with a mountain of doubloons and gold pieces to count.

Wait a minute, that was no pirate attack….that was the Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride! The 8th annual Keg Ride was a huge success with 520 riders raising a mountain of funds for ABOARD and BikePGH.

Each year the ride starts at the East End Brewery and meanders slowly through the city to a secret destination. Kevin Sousa’s latest endeavor, Station Street Hot Dogs, provided a great ending to a smooth ride. The ride really rolled along with help from the Flock of Cycles and three amazing Pittsburgh Police Officers.

Big thanks go out the Super Donor Jon Gift. He donated $250 to pull a keg this year. His generosity landed him at the front of the ride with 200 lbs. of precious cargo.

Super Donor Jon with his trusty steed

There are so many great pictures from the event. Flickr users, please add them to our BikePGH group.

Thank you to the photographers for sharing their great pictures: Jon Pratt, Mike Vindler, and Rob de la Cretaz.

THANK YOU to Scott and Julie Smith for another great Keg Ride!

We hope to see everyone again on October 27th for the Reverse Keg Ride.

This is how we roll

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