Learn the Secrets of PGH’s Lost Rivers

Meet the Three Rivers Waterkeeper & Learn Their Secrets on this BikeFest Ride

There were once ten streams that flowed into the Allegheny River between the Point and the Highland Park Dam.  Can you name them?  Most have been lost to culverts, sewers, and neglect.  Take a ride through the Lower Allegheny River Basin with the Three Rivers Waterkeeper this Sunday, August 11, to learn the history and importance of our city’s waterways.

TRWlogo_Full-Color_RGB250This bicycle tour will begin at 10:00 am at the Coffee Tree along Penn Avenue in Bakery Square and will navigate the watersheds of Negley Run, Heth’s Run, and the streams below Lawrenceville before crossing the Allegheny River to discover Girty’s Run in Millvale.

A break with refreshments will be served at the Millvale Community Library.

The tour, being led by Three Rivers Waterkeeper Executive Director John Stephen, will stop at key sites along the way to reveal lost streams and to hear from guest speakers who will highlight the potential for restoration. It is anticipated the tour will last three hours.  For more information check out the BikeFest Calendar of events.

DISCLAIMER: Bike Pittsburgh assumes no legal responsibility for the events listed. We are merely advertising these events, not organizing them, unless noted in the schedule. If you participate in an event, you do so at your own risk, according to the terms of the event organizer. Discuss any concerns you have with the event organizer, or email us at bikefest@bikepgh.org Please confirm all events, descriptions, location, dates, and times with the Full Online Calendar

BikeFest2013_SQUAREBikeFest is BikePGH’s annual 3-week long celebration of bicycling in Pittsburgh organized by bicyclists for everyone!  Whether you ride everyday, the weekends, or simply always wanted to give it a try, BikeFest has an event for you! To view the events calendar check out the BikeFest 2013. This year’s festivities kick off on Friday, August 9th with the BikeFest Fundraiser Party at the Pittsburgh Opera.

Purchase BikeFest Fundraiser Party Tickets here: http://www.showclix.com/events/13712

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