On Sunday, August 30th, you can join thousands of Pittsburghers touring the Steel City by bike–in all its unique splendor–at PedalPGH. For over 20 years, PedalPGH has been Western PA’s largest ride. This is not a race! It’s a casual, fun ride for Burghers of all ages and fitness levels to explore the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography of our scenic city. In addition to the scenery, it showcases Pittsburgh’s safe and bike-friendly streets.
PedalPGH is a supported ride with course markings and multiple rest stops offering refreshments along the way. At the end of the ride, you can enjoy the REI Finish Line Festival which will have food trucks, live music, a cycling expo, free finish line photos, and more!
The event is a fundraiser for BikePGH whose mission is “to continue to transform our streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.”
There are three routes to chose from to ensure that both families and athletes–and everyone in between–can enjoy the fun:
- Peoples Riverfront Ride (family & beginner friendly): You pick the ride length that’s right for your family–from 2 to 16 miles. This flat route meanders along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail System with several stops along the way for snacks and drinks. No matter how long you join the ride, you’ll enjoy great views of downtown Pittsburgh.
- Highmark City Tour: Essentially a bike tour of Pittsburgh’s Greatest Hits and the most popular PedalPGH route, this 25-mile ride includes the Cathedral of Learning and many bridges in sight along the way.
- PJ Dick, Trumball and Lindy Paving Metric Century: A 62-mile ride that is both rewarding and challenging. Your climbs will earn you spectacular views of Pittsburgh. The route also features some of the city’s newest bike infrastructure.