BikeFest is back! Aug 12th – 27th
For the uninitiated, BikeFest is our annual celebration of all-things-bicycling in Pittsburgh. Three weekend of Bicycle Themed Fun with bike-themed rides & events organized by local people like you.
What is BikeFest?
BikeFest is our annual celebration of all-things-cycling. This event is open to all individuals and organizations that would like to organize a bike-themed event during the dates of August 12th -27th. You have three weekends to fit in as many events as possible from BikeFest’s kick off on the 12th and the our largest bicycle ride, UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH.
Host a Ride or Event
There are some big changes for BikeFest for 2017:
- There will not be an “official BikePGH BikeFest Party” instead the Wheel Mill will be hosting a shindig on Saturday to close out the first day of rides and events.
- In order to get more folks to rides we will have a highlighted Short List of weekend rides. All rides will be posted in the Google calendar, but only certain events falling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be considered for social media and marketing promotion in a highlight calendar.
- 3 Weekends Long! We are adding a weekend to make the most of all the great things bicycling this August.
- We ask that you submit a “backup” date to avoid similar rides / events / programs from happening at the same time.
The BikeFest Advisory Committee, a small group of volunteers, will be selecting the Short List of highlighted rides/events to work together for an amazing three weekends of riding bikes in Pittsburgh. We are looking for a variety of rides to cover a diverse group of riders covering several categories, from family friendly to advanced, from mountain biking to urban riding to special bike-related events. You can see more details on the submission form.
Ready to do this?
(Deadline is July 16th, 2017)
Need some extra inspiration?
Here are a few examples of events that have already made the cut:
- 90 Neighborhoods Ride
Advanced Road Ride
- 412 Flock’s Annual Try-a-Bike Jamboree
Family Friendly, Social Bike Event
- The Wheel Mill’s Take it to the Trails
Beginner / Intermediate Mountain Biking
It’s time to put on your thinking caps and figure out what bike events might draw interest from the Pittsburgh bike community and beyond! We highly encourage collaboration with existing groups and nonprofits, even non-biking groups that may have a hook for a ride, but lack the expertise to create a route.
If your ride makes it on the highlight list of events, you will receive a BikeFest Ride Leader T-shirt.
UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH
Join in the region’s largest bike ride on Sunday, August 27!
PedalPGH wouldn’t be possible without lots of dedicated volunteers! Join our BikeFest Advisory Committee to help develop the BikeFest calendar, lead rides, organize events, or develop art for BikeFest 2017.
Want to get involved? Click here to join the 2017 BikeFest Advisory Committee Google group, where you can share your ideas, schedule meetings, post awesome bike GIFs, and more.
Can my company sponsor BikeFest?
BikeFest is one of the best ways to support BikePGH’s efforts to make Pittsburgh more bike-friendly and get in front of thousands of healthy, hip, environmentally conscious people. If you or your company want to sponsor BikeFest, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
How can I submit a BikeFest event?
The calendar of events is open to anyone who wants to organize an event and relate it to the bicycle.
(Deadline is July 16th, 2017)
Where is BikeFest?
BikeFest is anywhere and everywhere around the Pittsburgh region! Each event will start in a different location (the calendar will have location details).
If you have questions or want to receive email updates about BikeFest and the events, please email: email@example.com.