P-G: Organized bike ride draws nearly 3,000 bicyclists for tour of Pittsburgh

PedalPGH Riders talking with driver

Everyone had a blast at the 21st Annual PedalPGH!

By Kevin Kirkland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pedal Pittsburgh is a great way to see Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, unless you’re on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

A rider in a yellow shirt and gray cargo shorts pedaled mightily Sunday afternoon, but cars still backed up behind him. Luckily for all, he made a quick left onto a side street — and lost the reporter trying to catch up with him. Note to self: Never try to cover a bicycle event in a car.

Nearly 3,000 riders took part in Sunday’s 21st anniversary ride that Bike Pittsburgh organized.

“This year, we had people from Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland. We’re starting to attract people from all over the country,” said Scott Bricker, executive director of Bike Pittsburgh.

Read the full article at Post-Gazette.com.

Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out: www.bikepgh.org/membership

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