Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:00pm until 8:00pm, at Dippy.
Meet by the dinosaur at 5:45. Try to be there by 6. Briefing at 6:10. Tires on pavement 6:15. We will ride close together as a group — no stragglers but we will drop if you have a mechanical. We will obey traffic laws. We will take one lane, or the lane, the entire way. The road is ours. Claim it as your own.
Here is the route: R Forbes Ave, L Craig St, then ride Fifth Avenue all the way downtown, L on Liberty, R into Point State Park. Regroup. Then R Commonwealth (by Ft Duquesne Blvd end), L Liberty, R Stanwix, L 4th Ave, L Grant, R Forbes, all the way back to Dippy.
Snow, thunder or heavy rain cancels. Light rain does not. Final determination by 5 p.m. Must have lights. Should have helmets. No forms, no support, no liability. You’re riding on the street. You’re big boys and girls now. Deal with it.
Yeah, it’s time. Get CM back together, for real. With some structure, this time around. An actual route. Adhering to the law. Not corking.
This is not a fun ride. It is not a no-drop ride. But neither is it an experienced riders only ride. If you’re already riding on the street, you can ride this ride.
The point is to do what CM has always tried to do, establish that cyclists are traffic, we have every right to the street as motorists do. To that end, we will do the obvious, ride from Oakland to downtown on Fifth, and back out to Oakland on Forbes.
For a few months, I think getting this established is all I want to accomplish for CM. Maybe at a later time, we can take on some other streets.
I will support and attend this with your nod .
should also ad don’t be an idiot and look for trouble .
our image and presence as cyclist in pittsburgh needs to be viewed by everyone as a good thing .
enough said !
Six riders took part in the ride. Pictured are Yale, Matt, Ed, Mick, and Stu. We invited Dippy (standing in the back) but she(?) declined. It was a cold ride (25F). The sky was clear. Nice views at the Point.