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First Pedal PGH for BikePGH a soggy success


The team of little OTB Cafe riders. Photo by Jennifer Reddy.
Woohoo! Our very first Pedal PGH is under our belts and we’re already getting excited to put it on again next year. We put in a huge amount of work to make sure a single year didn’t go by without a Pedal PGH, and we’re proud of the results. We only wish folks could have seen all we had in store for the Finish Line Festival, which was, for the most part, rained out.

2700+ participants were greeted with a gorgeous morning on August 5th, but much to our dismay it started raining at 9 and hardly let up for the rest of the day. Next year we’ll try not to choose the only rainy day in a month to hold the ride.

Kidding aside, we have been getting lots of feedback through various channels, but be on the lookout for an official survey that will be sent out to all participants in the next couple of weeks. We are committed to making this the best ride in PA. Now, if only we can secure a sunny day.


Get ready for BikeFest, a fifteen-day celebration of bicycling, August 5th-19th. The activities kick off with Pedal Pittsburgh on August 5th’ which includes a car-free section and a finish line festival. On August 10th the Bike Fest Party returns to the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip District.

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