Visit the Bike Pittsburgh Lounge on Friday for PARK(ing) Day

Ride on over to visit the Bike Pittsburgh Lounge to see how we’ve transformed a parking space into a temporary lounge for PARK(ing) Day 2010. Whether you are going to work, on your coffee or lunch break, you cannot miss this!

What’s the Bike Pittsburgh Lounge? And what’s this “PARK(ing) Day?”

The Bike Pittsburgh Lounge is the parking spot we’ll be transforming Friday for PARK(ing) Day: the annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

Bike Pittsburgh staff and volunteers will be interviewing people for the very new Bike Pittsburgh Channel. We’d like to hear what you like about biking in Pittsburgh and what you would change if you suddenly had magic powers. Also, we’d just really like it if you stopped by to say hello. (We’ll only share your opinions if you want us to).

When? Where? How can I possibly take part in this wondrous affair?

Day: Friday, September 17

Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm

Where: Outside the Caliban Book Shop: 410 S. Craig St. in Oakland.

Cool! Will there be other PARK(ing) spots to see?

Yes! Pittsburgh is coming out in full force to celebrate this creative event for the third year in a row. Over 30 of your favorite Pittsburgh organizations and businesses are creating temporary parks and public spaces in every corner of the city.

But I just want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle…

You’re in luck! Industrious and illustrious Bike Pittsburgh volunteers are orchestrating a lunch-time bike tour of all (or most) of the 25+ temporary parks. Meet at the Bike Pittsburgh Lounge for the ride at 11:45 to leave at noon, and watch this site for details as they unfold. We’ll share the Google Map with you with all the sites once it is complete.

And then I want to party!

Well, you won’t want miss Car Free Fridays, South Side edition with morning and evening events. And then, there are two after-parties!

Kelly Strayhorn Theater After Party Extravaganza, 5PM – 7PM

Get your kicks en route to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater for the PARK(ing) Day After Party Extravaganza! Eat, drink, and play games with Obscure Games Pittsburgh outside and in the theater. If you feel the spirit move, then move with the sweet sound of music that fills the theater. Put the breaks on life and enjoy yourself and the company of others at KST! (5941 Penn Ave, 15206 in East Liberty)

Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café Late Night Extravaganza, 7PM – 12AM

Join the folks at OTB and check out their Reduced, Reused and Recycled Bike-Friendly Pedestrian Park. The park will be interactive and fun, featuring creative installations such as bike racks made from recycled bicycle parts, interactive Bikerators (bicycle-powered generators) from Kova Enterprises, as well as several other recycled installations and a bicycle/pedestrian safety educational component. From 5 pm to 12 am, OTB will be offering the Bike Pittsburgh burger, The Bicycle Advocate, for $5 and East End Brewing’s Pedal Pale Ale for $3. (2518 East Carson Street, 15203, in Pittsburgh’s South Side)

Please, I need even more information!

01. Stay tuned to the Bike Pittsburgh blog for more info

02. Check out the Pittsburgh PARK(ing) Day site

03. Become a fan of Bike Pittsburgh on Facebook

04. Follow us on Twitter

05. And join our Flickr group to see all the fantastic footage as it pours in and add your own

06. You’ll also want to check out the website of the group that started PARK(ing) Day all just a few years ago: Rebar Group

07. Like what we’re doing? Why not support our efforts by becoming a member of Bike Pittsburgh? None of our work would be possible without our dedicated membership, join today!

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