National Bike Challenge: Rust Belt Rivalry update & news coverage

After week 1 of the Rust Belt Rivalry, PGH is on top; but CLE is close at our heels!

Alliance pgh v cleThe National Bike Challenge has been running for 1 week, but its not too late to sign up and help PGH beat CLE for the Rust Belt Crown!  After week 1, Pittsburgh is out front; but only by a hair.  Who knows what tricks our rival has in their handlebar bags.

So far our PGH team has registered nearly 1,000 riders, logged almost 30,000 miles and saved nearly $5,000 from riding.  HOWEVER! Only 600 Pittsburghers have logged miles! Be sure your friends and team mates log their miles at

Check up on the Rust Belt Rivalry by heading to each city’s National Bike Challenge landing page:



The Battle for the Rust Belt Crown recieves national coverage

The whole country is watching as Pittsburgh goes head to head with Cleveland for the CROWN!

National News:

Alliance for Biking and Walking – Cleveland and Pittsburgh Go Head-to-Head in National Bike Challenge

The League of American Bicyclists – National Bike Challenge Spurs a Rust Belt Showdown

PGH News:

Post-Gazette – Biking: PGH cyclists vs Cleveland 

90.5 WESA –Pittsburgh and Cleveland Square Off Again … In Biking?

TechBurgher – Pittsburgh to Crush Cleveland in National Bike Challenge

CLE News:

ABC Channel 5 News – Cleveland and Pittsburgh vie in National Bike Challenge – Beat Pittsburgh!

NBC challenge button

Sign up for the National Bike Challenge Today!

Officially kicking off on May 1 and ending September 30, this free and friendly competition encourages people throughout the Pittsburgh region to get out and ride, whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between.

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