Some Background

Started in 1994 Pedal PGH has been the region’s leading bicycling event. Originally started by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, in 2012 the ride was passed to BikePGH to help raise needed funds to fulfill our mission. Over the last 10 years, BikePGH, a member-based grassroots organization, has been working to change Pittsburgh into a bicycle-friendly city. With Pedal PGH, we’re aiming to encourage people to get out and get healthy while showcasing our accomplishments from the best seat in the house – your bike.


The event is designed so that riders of all levels can choose their own experience. Whether you’re looking for a casual, fun ride or want to crush some miles and hills, there is an option for riders of all ages and fitness levels. You and your friends choose how to explore our neighborhoods, parks, bridges and geography that makes the City so unique.

In 2013 for the 20th anniversary of the ride, 3,000 people from 17 States, the District of Colombia and Canada participated in PedalPGH.