September / October Bike Rides

Summer is winding down, but there are still of plenty of great bike rides going on in Pittsburgh. Don’t miss these great rides this September and October.

September 15, 2013 Aptalis CF Cycle For Life

Start / Finish: Roselea Farm CFF Cycle_logo_Aptalis
1474 Coraopolis Heights Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

Cost: $45

Fundraising Minimum:  $185

The Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® offers not only beautiful cycling routes but a healthy challenge and good time for recreational and experienced riders. It is also a way to help the local community and the 30,000 children and young adults living with cystic fibrosis. This premier cycling event is a fully supported ride and does not lack the essentials that you are accustomed to on a bike tour. You bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest!

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September 15, 2013 Pittsburgh Pedal Crawl

Start: Highland Park. Pittsburgh PA

Cost: $30 – $60

The Second Annual Pittsburgh “Pedal Crawl” charity bike ride is the largest fundraiser for the Maya Organization.

The ride will leave and return to beautifully restored Highland Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is a 50, 25 and a 10 mile component throughout historic Pittsburgh. There is also a Family Fun ride available for families with small children!!

 September 21, 2013 Tour the Montour

Start: Mile 0 of the Montour Traillogo
Off of Route 51
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Cost: $5 Children  $25/$30 Adult. Family Rates available.

The 11th Annual Tour the Montour continues the tradition as one of Western Pennsylvania’s finest Fall rides. For men, women, and children, it includes rides of 6, 15, 24, 44, and 62 miles on the beautiful Montour Trail. The ride has become well known for its sumptuous lunch as well as its unique t-shirts. (T-shirts are only guaranteed for riders who pre-register by Sept. 6th)


September 21, 2013 bike MS: Cooks Forest Ride

Start/Finish Location: 113 River Road, Clarion, PA (Log Cabin Inn & Pavilion #1)bikelogo

Fee: $25

Fundraising Minimum$100

Fundraising Deadline: October 11, 2013
Route Maps: 2013 Routes (routes may change)

The Cook Forest River Ride is a beautiful one-day ride that takes cyclists on a scenic route through the forest of Western Pennsylvania and along the Clarion River. It’s a fun, fall ride for cyclist of all levels. There are two route options: an easier 35 mile for beginners and recreational cyclists and a more challenging 60 mile route. Both routes are an out and back route.

October 5, 2013 Bike to Feed Families 

Start: Carnegie Science Center. Pittsburgh, PA

Bike to feed familes

Cost: Free, bring -High fiber cereal, Canned vegetables, tuna or salmon in water, Diapers, Toilet paper, and other Canned Goods. No glass please!

JOIN THE RIDE! BtFF volunteer riders will bike the donations to the Food Bank at 10am on Saturday, October 5. We’ll depart from the Carnegie Science Center and ride in a group (with a beginner-friendly pace) to the Food Bank in Duquesne (approx. 12.5 miles, mostly on trails). After unloading, we’ll return together to the Science Center (for a total round trip ride of 25 miles).

Don’t forget your panniers, racks or trailers!

All volunteer riders will receive a free admission voucher from the Science Center as an extra thanks – perfect for viewing their current exhibition, BIKES: Science on Two Wheels. (Riders must be present on Saturday, October 5 to qualify.)

October 5, 2013 Tour de Mon

Start: The Pump House299366_2137031
880 East Waterfront Drive
Munhall, PA 15120

Cost: $20, $25 after September 16th
Families: $50, $60 after September 16th
Ages18 and under: $10, $15 after September 16th

The Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Tour de Mon 2013 on the Steel Valley Trail. 30 mile ride to Boston and back. 20 mile ride to McKeesport and back. 10 mile ride to Duquesne and back. 10 mile ride to the Hot Metal Bridge and back. All Participants receive a commemorative medal, Long Sleeve T-Shirt and other prizes.


October 13, 2013 3-2-1 Ride

Start: Carnegie Science Center. Pittsburgh, PA321RideLogo

Cost: $25 – $75 Depending on Route

Fundraising Minimum: $0 – $50

The 3-2-1 Ride, welcomes cyclists of all skill levels to enjoy a day of fun and fundraising, while experiencing Pittsburgh’s beautiful bike trails and scenic routes.Choose from 3 routes: Rita’s Ride, a 7-mile family trail ride, Tim’s Tour, a 25-mile trail/road ride or the Metric Century, 60-mile Great Allegheny Passage ride. All rides will start and end at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore and will offer family-friendly activities, including an opportunity to tour the Science Center’s cycling exhibit, BIKES:  Science on Two Wheels, at a discounted rate, along with music, refreshments and more.

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