Choose your Own Adventure: PedalPGH Edition

Find the perfect UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH route for you and your friends 

Participate in the region’s largest bike ride! Join us Sunday, August 27 for UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH. This casual ride exposes people of all ages and fitness levels to the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make Pittsburgh so unique. This is your opportunity to take a tour of Pittsburgh by bike for two great causes. Participation in fundraising at UPMC PedalPGH allows the American Cancer Society to lead the fight for a world without cancer and BikePGH to create safe streets for people biking and walking.

Whenever you decide to end your ride there will be the Finish line festival at the Southside Riverfront Park from 11am-3pm.  Everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the day. At the festival there will be music, food trucks, bike parking (don’t forget to bring your bike lock), and a free photo booth. It’s going to be fun!

Choose your own adventure

Ride 1: The Peoples Local Loop – 10 miles

Pros: Car-Free, Family-Friendly, All Skill Levels

Ride as far as you like along Pittsburgh’s famous river-front trail in South Side. This novice-friendly, all-ages ride starts at Southside Riverfront Park  and offers up to 12 miles of car-free trails. We will have a water stop for participants at Golden Triangle Bike Rental on the trail as well as a Rest Stop to enjoy some great snacks by Whole Foods at the Start/ Finish line area, and maybe even a surprise or two along the way. Click here to view detailed map.

PEOPLES LOCAL LOOP - click here to Register

Ride 2: Highmark City Tour – 25 miles

Pros: Low-Traffic Streets, Sightseeing, Gaining Confidence on City Streets

For those looking for to explore a little more of Pittsburgh, there is the Highmark City Tour. Starting at the Southside Riverfront Park, this ride offers 25 miles of fun on lower-traffic streets, as you sightsee throughout Pittsburgh’s South Side, Northside, and East End. Expect a few mild hills. With rest stops placed strategically throughout this route, even unexperienced riders can enjoy this ride at their own pace. Click here to view detailed map.

highmark city tour - click here to Register

Ride 3: ACS Ride To End Cancer – 40 mile

Pros: Low-Traffic Streets, Sightseeing, Hill-Climbing

Intermediate and advanced riders can take on the ACS Ride to End Cancer challenge through Pittsburgh’s South Side, Northside, and East End neighborhoods. Expect long climbs, 5 water stops, and lots of sightseeing! Click here to view detailed map.

ACS Ride to end cancer - click here to Register

Ride 4: HealthyRide Ultimate Challenge – 62 mile

Pros: Advanced Rider Challenge, Hill-Climbings, Good Views

For more experienced riders that wish to challenge themselves, this ride offers 62 miles (100km) of Pittsburgh’s roaming slopes. Starting in the Southside Riverfront Park this route will take you through more of the South Side, the North Side, the East End and an epic climb up to Mt. Washington. This ride will test your climbing and reward riders with some of the best views of Pittsburgh.

Strategically placed rest stops can be found along the route to break up this longer ride. If needed there are a number of points along the Metric Century where you are able to join the shorter Highmark City Tour to return back to the Finish Line Festival. Click here to view detailed map.

healthy ride ultimate challenge - click here to Register

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