Sad BikeFest is Almost Over

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Pierce
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Couldn’t really find another thread to put this into… I have only attended the Pool Ride, Moonlight ride, and Try-A-Bike, but I’m kind of mourning the fact that BikeFest ends tomorrow (and I won’t be attending any of those rides)

Also sad there wasn’t a half dirty dozen this year and that I wasn’t rested enough to have the willingness to participate in the neighborhood ride.

Despite my regular griping, I appreciate this community and get a better feel for it during BikeFest and meet people I don’t usually interact with, and get to interact with people I know, but don’t usually run into


jonawebb
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This whole week, no major accidents, and the James Price memorial reflected very well on cyclists thanks to Nick and Scott. Penn is in much better shape now–I was riding there Friday, chasing a bus, and saw the signs–share the road, watch for bicyclists. This is a watershed year for cycling in Pittsburgh.


stefb
Participant
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I thought that there was some sort of dirty dozen ride tomorrow?

I am actually exhausted from attending some bike fest activity nearly every day. They have all been fun. Thanks to those who showed up on my light up ride.


Anonymous #

yeah, busy week indeed. still kinda bummed i’ll be stuck at work sunday and have to miss the GGSH, but i can head over to the end & cheer on the finishers.

and nice to meet some of the faces & people on the other side of some of these posts too.

It was a nice ride Stef, and the public reactions are Carson were a hoot.


stefb
Participant
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Nice to formally meet you also. Carson is always an experience, especially on the weekends.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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I finally made it to a BikeFest event, the Light Up Ride. I was the last to leave. As I was mounting my bike rack on my car, an older man came over to ask if I needed help. I didn’t, but we got to talking. He bicycles (actually had one on his car parked a few feet away), had seen the ride, didn’t know how to get involved. So we stood there and talked, jeez, must’ve been 20 minutes or more beyond getting the rack on, then the bike on. Car racks, lighting, riding on the street, finding group rides, the message board, the various other clubs in the area, all manner of stuff. It’s interactions like this that will encourage others to get out and try riding more often.

Thanks stefb for putting this together!


edmonds59
Participant
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The one missed opportunity I thought of regarding these rides – this occurred to me on the Friday ride – everybody needs to carry a little stack of post card sized Bike Pgh! info cards to hand out to innocent bystanders. On the Friday ride a dozen+ people we passed were asking “what’s going on?” (in a smiley I kind of wish I was doing that kind of way).


Mary
Participant
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A million thanks to ride leaders and event organizers. Last weekend we went on the hollow ride and attended the Try-a-Bike Jamboree. Nate also did the tree ride and every-neighborhood ride.

Routes and logistics were well thought out and well researched. Best of all, these events were very welcoming to a variety of people. That takes a lot of work.

I’m sure other rides and events were equally well planned and executed — just couldn’t make it to those.

Thanks, all. Lots of BikeFest love this year.


JustRay
Participant
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This was a great BikeFest and, as always you hate to see it go. And you did a great job on Saturday stephb.


bikeygirl
Participant
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Bikefest was once again a lot of fun!

While sad it is over, my legs & lack of recent sleep are thankful for the upcoming rest now :)

So, my tally of attendance in BIKEFEST events:

-Pedal Pgh

-MoveOn Public Meeting

-Ride to the Buccos

-BIKEFEST party

***related late-night ride to afterparty & O-fries

-12 Bridges, 3 Rivers, 21 Miles ride

-The Hollows ride

-PAPA ride

-Try-a-Bike

***related mini-overnight touring & camping to GAP for meteor shower watching

-Tree Ride

-Bike -Beer tasting at OTB

-“American Flyers” bike movie

-Underwear Ride

-Flock Ride

-Pool Ride

-Thanks for Being A Friend Alleycat

There were events which I missed and that I really wanted to go, but tiredness & lack of sleep kept me from them :( Mainly both the Women’s MTB ride at Frick, the Moonlight Ride, and the Light-Up ride…

Sheesh…. no wonder I’m feeling pooped!

No regrets! It was a great time indeed :)


Swalfoort
Participant
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I didn’t get to as many bike fest events as I had hoped, but still feel a little sad that it is over for another year.

Great job to all who organized, implemented, improvised and participated. You all contributed to to a great community building event. I’ve enjoyed every vicarious moment!


erok
Keymaster
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how many miles did you ride during BikeFest, Lucia?


bikeygirl
Participant
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Hm…. let me see:

The tally for BIKEFEST related-events I attended came to 264.07 miles.

NOTE that this includes miles traveled between my place of residence & the starting/end point of rides.

My total mileague from 8/5 to 8/19 -the two weeks of BIKEFEST with non-event related miles included is 301.07 miles…

Ok, no wonder I’m tired…


Anonymous #

Stef did a great job.

A few hours later and we could have been in the line of fire:

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/1-injured-in-South-Side-shooting/-/10927008/16187290/-/yc8anez/-/index.html


HiddenVariable
Participant
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does this mean it’s time for happy bikefest to begin?


nathan
Keymaster
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David Huston asked me to post this:

“Stef did a great job.

A few hours later and we could have been in the line of fire:

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/1-injured-in-South-Side-shooting/-/10927008/16187290/-/yc8anez/-/index.html


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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love the bullet graphics on the screencap…


stefb
Participant
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Yikes. The worst we got was a “LANCE!” from some dude on Carson.

I am also exhausted from bike fest. I need a day off of the bike now and then, but I don’t see that happening until Thursday.

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