Any interest on a Viking Ride?
I’ll make a couple of more calls tomorrow… but YES that is an option.
Mr. Smalls Skate Park is closed for the season, but I have seen people dabbing around the 3-Rivers Rowing club.
MORE TO FOLLOW tomorrow….
AND ABOUT THE ROUTE….
I have a simple idea to make it accessible to varied ages:
Most-def thinking going down the river trails, from like milvalle up to north-side-stadiums, cross bridge go downtown, continue to jail-trail up panther-hollow, do oakland, shadyside, east liberty, down to Penn avenue/friendship, bllomfield, 40th to bridge to end in Milvalle again…
If we decide to try for a local private business as a potty spot, it would behoove us to confirm ahead of time that we would be welcome. I don’t mind chipping in a dollar or two to a “thanks for letting us use your bathrooms” fund. Subway might be the worst option if we ask ahead. Then again, if we buy a cookie we’re customers…
Just saying. It depends on party size and frequency of use. But these are things to consider. If we spread out our… usage, there would be less of an issue than otherwise.
I’ve been to plenty of picknicks where there were no facilities handy, it did not dampen the merriment the least.
Just doing some preliminary tire-kicking on renting a portable toilet, we’re looking at $100 or more, they drop it Friday and pick it up Monday.
Methinks we have mini-rides to various establishments in Millvale, buy some stuff, use the facilities there. This would be a problem if 40 of us descend on one place, but probably not if 5 at a time do.
Scouting mission needed to locate all publicly accessible toilets (to paying customers) in Millvale.
@stu… do you volunteer to scout the area??
I’ll check tomorrow…. but WE DO want to have it in Milvalle, right?
I’ll continue my phone-call work tomorrow…..
EXCITED nevertheless…. AND look for the poster coming up…
I have my viking helmet prototyped. I was going to go for the face shield, ear covers and wings but I don’t like how the ear covers are coming out. I may just end up with the face shield. I’ll try out some wing ideas this weekend and then use the cardboard patterns to cut apart a plastic garbage can and paint it up.
Pictures when I’m finished.
It’s been hectic lately with me and I’m still working on finalizing the location…. 99% will be a Milvalle, just need the final-go ahead from them.
I NEED someone to help me out in figuring out a bike-route, and to perhaps work with me on thinking what else we need to make the event successful.
Any takers? Pretty please?
I said I would scout out Millvale businesses with yes-you-can-use-it-if-you-buy-something facilities. I haven’t gotten out yet. (Damned income taxes.) I’ll get there, I promise.
I have taken some family and friends and youth groups, most who are typically not used to city or even on road riding, on a loop starting in milvalle.
We usually start there, take the trail and cross over the fort pitt bridge, cut through the point and go up the blvd of the allies to the eliza furnace trail, cross the hot metal and down the southside trail. Then cross over the west end bridge and come back up the north shore trail. Its about 12 miles or so I believe.
Has a starting time been set yet? I looked through quickly but did not see.
I just request that the ride not be TOO short, (whatever that means to most people), I would like adequate time to pillage.
I have a viking bike helmet now!
I think it needs wings.
SOMEONE PLEASE make a FB event as well!
EDIT: No typos now…..
A couple of typos to fix: Millvale, Pavilion, consumption.
“bikeygirl” might not be understandable on Facebook; might just be easier to remove the line?
Is this a loop ride that begins & ends at the Pavilion?
@rubberfactory… If you can’t come to the ride, come to the potluck at least
I usually get out of work at 2. There’s a chance I could make it.
Ok… for those on the FB-interwebs…
Here is the event!!
ONE MORE THING: To make the pillaging more fun, please ALSO bring a can or unperishable item from the list on the link below to-be donated for the PITTSBURGH FOOD BANK!!
That way the ride will be EVEN more EPIC and AWESOME
ALSO…..THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TRYING TO ORGANIZE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, so if anyone has advice, thoughts, help they can offer, PLEASE send me a PM message here at the board, or POST ON THE FB invite!
And now… to work on my helmet and dragon… YEAH!
sorry about that bikeygirl. don’t know why that got picked up as spam.
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