2016: YEAR IN REVIEW

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We cannot continue the work we do without generous donors like you. Please consider Bike Pittsburgh as you make decisions about charitable giving in the New Year. Together we can put people first in transportation planning and continue to take strides to connect our communities.

2016 Highlights Include:

Infrastructure and Planning

Education

  • 562 adults participated in our City Cycling Classes, workshops or events this year.
  • Positive Spin Wins Impact Award from 100 Women Who Care
  • We worked with over 700 students in Positive Spin programs, workshops, special events and more!
  • The first year of Positive Spin classes adapted for young people aging out of foster services, in partnership with Action-Housing, saw 11 students graduate from the program earning brand new bikes and commuter accessories.
  • Positive Spin middle schoolers completed a long distance bike ride on the Great Allegheny Passage. A total of 12 middle schoolers completed 46 miles and 8 completed around 25 miles, including brand new riders who only learned 5 weeks prior.

Events

  • #LunchLoop launched in partnership with Riverlife and Healthy Ride to get people out of the office and on bikes during the work day
  • BikePGH promoted a 9-day, 9-event community WalkFest event celebrating the walkability of the great city of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh’s cycling community planned and participated  in 51 BikeFest events over 10 days.
  • 100 women attended the 3rd Annual Women & Biking Forum: Pedaling Together to share skills and build community.
  • 2,625 people from across the country rode in UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH, our largest fundraiser of the year.
  • We valeted 1,500 bikes at the Bike to the Ballgame, WYEP Final Fridays, EQT Three Rivers Rigatta and other bike friendly events this year.
  • A whopping 600 riders stopped at one of BikePGH’s 5 Commuter Cafés for snacks, coffee, and fellowship on Bike to Work Day.

Community

Membership

Invest in vibrant and livable streets across Pittsburgh! With your generous support we can expand our advocacy that directly makes your life better as a pedestrian and bicyclist. Please consider making tax-deductible year end gift to keep our wheels rolling!

 

 

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