June Bike Events

June 2 Bike Fresh Bike Local Bike Fresh Label 2013

Start / Finish: Ice Rink at North Park. Allison Park, PA

Cost: $40 in advance, $45 walk-in

Fundraising Minimum: N/A

Overnight: N/A

Route: 25-Mile Route50-Mile Route75-Mile Route

PASA’s Bike Fresh Bike Local-Allegheny County ride offers different route options to make this the perfect ride for those who haven’t been on their bike in a while to cyclists looking for a challenge. Get your family, friends, and co-workers out this spring to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and farmland of Allegheny County and see where your food comes from!

June 7-8 Escape to the Lake: MS 150


Start/Finish: Seneca Valley High School/Conneaut, Ohio

Cost: $45

Fundraising Minimum: $300.00
Fundraising Deadline: July 14, 2013
Overnight: Allegheny College, Meadville
Route: 2013 Routes (routes may change)

As the longest running charity bike ride in our area, Bike MS: Escape to the Lake promises to be the best cycling experience of your life! Ordinary people, just like you, are taking extraordinary challenges to make this a world free of MS. Are you up for the challenge? We welcome novice to experienced cyclists and will help you train, and fundraise! We make participating easy!

Ride with 1,400 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for a challenge like none other. You will start just north of Cranberry Township in Harmony, PA and will pass through the best scenery western Pennsylvania has to offer. You ride through farm country, cycle in the shade of state parks, up the challenging Pennsylvania inclines and finishing on the shores of Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH.


June 14 Pittsburgh’s Lost Cyclistold bike photo
An Evening with David Herlihy

Location:  The Brew House Art Gallery.
2100 Mary Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Free


On May 15th, 1892, Frank Lenz, an accountant from Pittsburgh, persuaded the editor of Outing Magazine to send him around the world on a prototype of the modern bicycle. In front of the post office in downtown, Pittsburgh Lenz began his journey on what is now the Great Allegheny Passage. Lenz travelled to Washington D.C. and New York before heading west.

Two years into his epic journey, after crossing North America and Asia, Lenz disappeared in Turkey.  Despite the international outcry and search, neither his body nor bicycle was ever found. Still, he succeeded in proving that cycling offered practical and enjoyable transportation, and his ardent advocacy helped to spark the great bicycle boom of the 1890s.  The Frank Lenz proclamation will be presented to the Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen.

If you would like to hear more about Frank Lenz and Pittsburgh’s Lost Cyclist, David will be speaking Friday June 14th, 7pm at “The Brew House Gallery Space” on Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side.



June 15 Point Made! point_made_200

Start/Finish: Sand Castle Water Park in Homestead. / Point State Park.

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: Free

Point Made! Celebrating the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage ~ June 15, 2013 at Point State Park

10:00 a.m. Ribbon cutting at Sandcastle
11:00 a.m. Ride from Sandcastle to the Point
1:00 p.m. Presentation & Unveiling of the marker at the Point

Please send a quick e-mail to PointMadeRide@comcast.net and let us know which of the events you’ll be participating in: the ribbon cutting at Sandcastle; the ride from Sandcastle to The Point; and/or the presentation & unveiling of the marker at the Point.


 June 15 Pump House Pop-up Party

Location: Pump House (Waterfront, Homestead)

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: Free

After ribbon cutting of GAP Trail at Sandcastle, ride to the Point (Downtown, Pgh) for a celebration. But afterwards don’t go home!, ride back to the Pump House to continue the celebration.

Will have local food, beer, bands and bike swap meet. An all-day celebration of the completion of the GAP trail from Pgh to DC.

The event will be powered by ZeroFossil using renewable energy

The typically scheduled farmers market will not be held on June 15th but there will be local vendors for food and drink.


 June 23  Tour de CureTdcure logo

Start/Finish: Seneca Valley High School

Cost: $25

Fundraising Minimum: $200.00

Overnight: n/a

Route: Distances: 100, 50, 30, 20, 10

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you.

CarFreeFridays_Logo_RGB1Car Free Fridays – putting an end to rush hour traffic, one single-person car trip at a time. Car Free Fridays empowers people to step out of their cars on a Friday to try an active transportation option.  With active commuting, Fridays are fun days and before long, Car Free Fridays are an everyday option.  See a list of Car Free Fridays events and request a Car Free Fridays Action kit at www.CarFreeFridays.org

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