By Larry Walsh
The National Bike Challenge is “a free and friendly competition” open to all ages and abilities who ride bikes for transportation, recreation, better health, cleaner air and regional pride.
Ah, yes, regional pride.
Pittsburgh, the largest city to finish in the Top 40 last year, is squaring off against Cleveland to defend its title as “Rustbelt Champion” by registering more riders and logging more miles than its Ohio competitor between now and Sept. 30.
Officially kicked off on May 1 and ending September 30, this free and friendly competition encourages people throughout the Pittsburgh region to get out and ride, whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between.