It’s Sunday May 17th, which bike event do I attend?

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TheLivingTed
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Pedal Pittsburgh? (I’ve never shelled out to do this before..)

Trek Demo Day at North Park (where I play with carbon fiber mountain bikes all day..may seem like work.)

A Dorc Ride

The Alliquippa Industrial Park Crit

A Pmvc ride

Discuss!


steve k
Participant
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You forgot driving to Syracuse with Steve and Jason for a 55 mile road race Sunday morning. But in all likelihood…

Aliquippa. And you have to ride there. ’nuff said.


reddan
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Pedal Pittsburgh’s not bad, for a city ride. Bright side is some half-decent climbs (Troy Hill and Mt Washington spring to mind) and a decent spread of food at the end; down side is a LOT of riders of wildly varying skillz. I’d recommend going off the front on the 50- or 60-mile options, just to avoid too much chaos.

I’ll probably do it, just for the sake of tradition. It was my first-ever “big ride” back in the day…


willie p
Participant
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PMVC ride,

nothing beats getting verbally abused (albeit, very casually) by Oscar while he is simultaneously running you into the ground by riding way to aggressive of a pace at 9am on a Sunday.


Mick
Participant
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I looked at the site for Pedal Pittsburgh. It’s sponsored by Community Design Center Pittsburgh (CDCP)

I looked at the “accomplishments” page of cdcp. I expected to see things you could look at and say “Wow! Good design!”

10 bullet points – 7 of them were how much money cdcp takes in and distributes.

I’d been disinclined to give them more money to go on a bike ride. (Although, people say nice things about the ride and I might do the 10 -15 miel guided tour before I got on my real ride anyhow.)

If you wanted to do a 55 to 60 mile slow ride, you could do Potato Garden Run with me (but if you are considering races, chances are a slow ride would not be your thing)

Mick


erok
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well, cdcp that distributing of money is actually helpful for many smaller neighborhood corporations and non-profits. it allows them to get professional architecture, study, and planning help that they wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. most of the times, i’d rather the neighborhood corporations having a larger hand in the future of their neighborhood than the developers, who have no shortage of money for architects, etc.


Mick
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Yeah, they might do good things. It jsut hit my “pissy” button.

I don’t know anthing else about the group. I might be talking trash on an excellent organization based on very little information(nothing I haven’t done before).

Mick

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