PGH has more points, but CLE has more miles.
In April, the season started out with a challenge from none other than Pittsburgh’s arch nemesis, Cleveland.
They said they could rally more bikers. They said they could pedal more miles. They said they would earn more points than Pittsburgh in the 2013 National Bike Challenge to gain the title of Rust Cup Champion. Cleveland even up’ed the ante in June when they had Rust Belt Wielding fabricate a glorious Trophy-Cup to reside in the champion city until the next year’s winner is determined.
Here we are in the final few weeks of the 2013 National Bike Challenge, nearly a 1,500 rider team, a force to be reckoned with. We’re leading Cleveland in points by almost 130,000. HOWEVER, Cleveland is beating us in miles; by a little shy of 21,000.
PGH we cannot walk away from this challenge with this victory disputed by the number of miles we’ve ridden. You know how CLE operates they’ll say that miles should be the real test, not points. Don’t let it happen! Help us clinch as the undisputed Rust Belt Champion. Join the National Bike Challenge. If you’re already riding, then log your miles! Go back and log any miles for any day you’ve ridden a bike since May 1, 2013.
Mark your calendars for October 18th, when PGH will ride to meet CLE half-way between the rival cities in Youngstown, OH for the first-annual Rust Cup awards ceremony. The winning city will head home with the cup. Stay tuned for more details.
Finish like a true Rust Cup Champion, and we’ll see you in the winner’s circle! Here We Go PGH Here We Go . . . .
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.