2018 Year in Review

Your Support is transforming Pittsburgh

Together we can put people first in transportation planning and continue to take strides to connect our communities. We cannot continue the work we do without generous donors like you. Donate.

2018 Highlights Include:

  • 1,200 youth and adults learned safe riding skills through our education programs
  • 2,071 people signed our petition to extend the Penn Ave Bike Lanes to the eastern neighborhoods
  • 50,000 copies of the 7th Edition of the Pittsburgh Bike Map were printed and distributed
  • 113,000 people participated OpenStreetsPGH, our free event series that opens miles of streets to people of all ages and abilities

We’re halfway to our goal of raising $50,000 for safe streets – help us sprint to the finish line! Act before December 31 and your gift will be matched. Click here to make a contribution.

Infrastructure and Planning

Education

  • In 2018, we educated nearly 500 people in our City Cycling program, including expanding our adult education to more women and nonbinary people, immigrants, refugees, non-native English speakers, and veterans.
  • Our educational how-to videos were watched more than 76,000 times.
  • Positive Spin has expanded and is now serving 500 students in 7 schools.
  • 30 people earned bikes through our program serving youth aging out of foster care.
  • Through our Summer Dreamers Academy, dozens of students each rode 230 miles and climbed 10,580 feet of elevation over the summer.
  • We developed the Positive Spin toolkit – a guide to starting your own youth bike program. We hope this train-the-trainer model will increase the amount of schools and community groups offering youth bike education in and around Pittsburgh.

Events

  • Our 5th Women and Biking Forum brought in keynote speaker Anna Schwinn to over 100 attendees.
  • OpenStreetsPGH brought 113,000 people to over 12 miles of Car-Free streets.
  • The East Liberty, Shadyside, Homewood, Point Breeze route measured 4.5 miles long – our longest route ever, while we estimate 45,000 attended the route through Lawrenceville, Strip District, and Downtown.
  • With over 2,700 riders, the 25th Annual PedalPGH raised $200,000 for our mission.

Membership and Community

  • Finally, we get to talk about you, and there are lots of you! BikePGH now was 3,400 donor-members who support safe streets. Not a member? Join today.
  • 327 people became monthly sustaining members contributing $5 or more per month towards safe streets.
  • Our Outreach Associates worked over 50 events, in over 20 neighborhoods, engaging and educating thousands of Pittsburghers.
  • Women and Non-Binary Program hosted 7 bike rides, 11 coffee meet-ups, 4 bike maintenance and riding classes, and a forum with over 100 participants.
  • BikePGH’s Business Member Network now includes over 80 businesses.
  • 350 individuals volunteered over 2000 hours. Whether attending our monthly volunteer nights, helping out at events like OpenStreetsPGH and PedalPGH, supporting our advocacy efforts, or working with our education programs, volunteer support has been crucial to our success!

2019 At a Glance

  • BikePGH Women and Non Binary Forum: April 6, 2019 (Ace Hotel)
  • Bike to Work Day: Friday, May 17
  • OpenStreetsPGH presented by UPMC Health Plan: Last weekend of May, June, and July
  • UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH: Sunday, Aug 25th
  • Extension of Forbes Ave bikes lanes all the way through CMU’s campus
  • Penn Circle Protected Intersections
  • Slow Roll events
  • Safety Resources will be translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish

As this year comes to a close, we’re looking ahead to achieving big wins in 2019 with your support. Click here to support safe streets with a $10, $100, or $500 gift right now and have your donation doubled!


Become a Member

BikePGH offers memberships for individuals, seniors/students, households, and we also offer gift memberships. Add your voice to one of the fastest growing and most transformative organizations in Pittsburgh. Click here to become a member.

Sustaining Monthly Membership
Keep our wheels turning by contributing monthly to BikePGH for year-round reliable revenue. We’ll charge your card automatically and your membership will never expire.
Annual Memberships
Good for one year from your membership dues date. We’ll let you know via email and mail when you’re up for renewal.
Barter Membership
Commit to volunteering 10 hours within one year, and you’ll be eligible for an annual membership to BikePGH. Check out our volunteer opportunities here.

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