A ride that touches every single Pittsburgh neighborhood

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erok
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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.


Eric
Participant
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Nope. Sounds like you need to lead this ride for bike fest this year.


ejwme
Participant
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with interactive map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_neighborhoods

this would be the Most Epic Ride.


abracadabra
Participant
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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.


erok
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hmmm. it is neighborhoods. i think you need people living there to have a neighborhood


erok
Keymaster
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would you do it as a spiral starting from the outside in? or do it as zig zags?


erok
Keymaster
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do a spiral around the city, ending at the cathedral for a stair climb to the top


jonawebb
Participant
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Ah, but can you so arrange the ride so that you visit each neighborhood once and only once?


reddan
Keymaster
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@erok: You are running this ride, right?


sew
Participant
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@ ejwme – agreed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_neighborhoods

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…


Tabby
Participant
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all the city neighborhoods are labeled on the map. I think the hole is the borough of Mt Oliver.


chemicaldave
Participant
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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.


Mr. Destructicity
Participant
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Yeah, the hole is the borough of Mt. Oliver. (As opposed to the adjacent neighborhood of Mt. Oliver.)


chefjohn
Participant
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i thought it was beltzhoover, if it isn’t where is beltzhoover on this map?


erok
Keymaster
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here’s a route ending at Spak Brothers Pizza


stefb
Participant
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Please do this ride


edmonds59
Participant
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I would have thought it impossible. So simple, so beautiful.

Crush the Burghhoods.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
Participant
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‘Rahn the Tahn (n’at)”


Nate
Participant
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I was going to plan this really! for last year’s bikefest but then I got lazy & didn’t do anything :(


Nate
Participant
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It would be bonus points if the route stayed carefully within the city limits everwhere — avoiding Mt Oliver.


dmtroyer
Participant
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no sliberty love?


erok
Keymaster
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nate, did you plan any of it out?


Mick
Participant
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Although a small alteration would fix this, it doesn’t go through East Liberty.


erok
Keymaster
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darn lincoln place and east carnegie


erok
Keymaster
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haha. whoops


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
Participant
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East Liberty isn’t a REAL neighborhood… it’s more of a state of mind…


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Then we’ll just have to end at Oh Yeah! for dessert.


ejwme
Participant
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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.


salty
Participant
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Tangentially related, from one of my crazy co-workers: http://pac.tom7.org/


ejwme
Participant
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salty, your crazy coworker is awesome. I find his project intensely satisfying, and may completely copycat it in some form. Very happy you shared.


dmtroyer
Participant
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Oh Yeah! is in Shadyside. I vote Kelly’s.


Erica
Participant
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I wonder how many miles this would be.


TeamDecaf
Moderator
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Amazing that erok’s map only crosses the rivers 3 (or is it 4 times?)


Kayla
Participant
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Because even Pittsburghers who are cyclists rarely cross rivers!


TeamDecaf
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Ha, Kayla. That’s funny, I hope it’s not really true.


stefb
Participant
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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?


Eric
Participant
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I’m going to bet somewhere between 65-75 miles.


Mick
Participant
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Three rivers. Three crossings.

Sounds right to me.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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But you have to bike through Slib to get to OY from Spak.

(Out of context, that doesn’t make a bit of sense.)


reddan
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But you have to bike through Slib to get to OY from Spak.

Sounds almost Suessical.

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