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has anyone ever done this? I would count riding along, say, Penn Ave as being able to count 2 neighborhoods at once.
Nope. Sounds like you need to lead this ride for bike fest this year.
with interactive map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_neighborhoods
this would be the Most Epic Ride.
This is a perfect application of the traveling salesman problem. I’m down.
PS – It only counts if you go to Brunot Island. I think the only way to get there is by boat or the pedestrian walkway on the railroad bridge.
hmmm. it is neighborhoods. i think you need people living there to have a neighborhood
would you do it as a spiral starting from the outside in? or do it as zig zags?
do a spiral around the city, ending at the cathedral for a stair climb to the top
Ah, but can you so arrange the ride so that you visit each neighborhood once and only once?
@erok: You are running this ride, right?
@ ejwme – agreed.
Anyone know why there is a hole in this map? What neighborhood is that? I am terrible at knowing my own city, that’s why I don’t play Tag-o-Rama…
all the city neighborhoods are labeled on the map. I think the hole is the borough of Mt Oliver.
That would be Mt. Oliver Borough, not officially part of the city. However IIRC, the residents pay a 2% earned income tax to Pittsburgh Schools and 1% to the borough itself.
Yeah, the hole is the borough of Mt. Oliver. (As opposed to the adjacent neighborhood of Mt. Oliver.)
i thought it was beltzhoover, if it isn’t where is beltzhoover on this map?
here’s a route ending at Spak Brothers Pizza
Please do this ride
I would have thought it impossible. So simple, so beautiful.
Crush the Burghhoods.
‘Rahn the Tahn (n’at)”
I was going to plan this really! for last year’s bikefest but then I got lazy & didn’t do anything
It would be bonus points if the route stayed carefully within the city limits everwhere — avoiding Mt Oliver.
no sliberty love?
nate, did you plan any of it out?
Although a small alteration would fix this, it doesn’t go through East Liberty.
darn lincoln place and east carnegie
East Liberty isn’t a REAL neighborhood… it’s more of a state of mind…
Then we’ll just have to end at Oh Yeah! for dessert.
what’s the distance on that?
It would be awesome to take a picture with everybody “in” every neighborhood. (gotta get to ‘sliberty)
Bike the Burghs.
Tangentially related, from one of my crazy co-workers: http://pac.tom7.org/
salty, your crazy coworker is awesome. I find his project intensely satisfying, and may completely copycat it in some form. Very happy you shared.
Oh Yeah! is in Shadyside. I vote Kelly’s.
I wonder how many miles this would be.
Amazing that erok’s map only crosses the rivers 3 (or is it 4 times?)
Because even Pittsburghers who are cyclists rarely cross rivers!
Ha, Kayla. That’s funny, I hope it’s not really true.
Has anyone ever done a ride where you ride on every single street in the city and carry bikes up/down streets that are stairs?
I’m going to bet somewhere between 65-75 miles.
Three rivers. Three crossings.
Sounds right to me.
But you have to bike through Slib to get to OY from Spak.
(Out of context, that doesn’t make a bit of sense.)
Sounds almost Suessical.
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