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12 Bridges BikeFest Ride Saturday 8-17, 11:00am

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TeamDecaf

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Aug 16 2013 at 10:08am #

Hang your butt over the side of 12 bridges as you ride on this fun riverside adventure! 21-miles, mostly city roads, some trail. Medium pace – this is not expected to be as fast as the typical Team Decaf Tuesday rides.

Free to all. Maps and directions provided. Helmets and waiver sign-in required, over 18 years old, rain cancels.

Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen. Ride leaders: Team Decaf and bikeygirl

More info:

http://www.teamdecaf.com/index_bikefest.html

Cue sheet pdf:

http://www.teamdecaf.com/images/12_Bridges_3_Rivers_CueSheet.pdf


bikeygirl

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Aug 16 2013 at 11:35am #

Here’s a quick info sheet about the ride too!


TeamDecaf

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Aug 16 2013 at 4:04pm #

Forgot to mention –

The starting point is Tazza D’oro Cafe, 1125 N. Highland, Highland Park.


Marko82

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Aug 17 2013 at 3:43pm #

Great ride again, with perfect weather!

The front group also did the 7th street bridge in both directions in order to see all of the wonderful yarn-bombing. Cue sheets are meant to be broken sometimes…


salty

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Aug 17 2013 at 10:18pm #

Did you incorporate the 9th SB in your extra loop to make it 13? Seemed like a bit of a shame to have another bridge so close and not ride over it.

Fun ride – I’m glad I dragged my lazy ass out of bed to finally do it!


edmonds59

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Aug 18 2013 at 7:12am #

I was going under the bridges, not over them, but I was watching for you guys. There were so many people out yesterday, biking, kayaking, just walking around, it was amazing. I wouldn’t have been able to spot an organized ride from general traffic.
Although if the invisible hand of the free market was really awake, there would be a floating Starbucks shop.


Marko82

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Aug 18 2013 at 8:09am #

@salty, we hit 9th and 6th too. If it wasnt such a CF with all the construction it would have been nice to pick up the West End bridge, but maybe next year.

@edmonds, I saw two other groups out yesterday on our ride. One was on the 31st street bridge -about 20 people in matching tan shirts; then we passed another group of about 15 people on the Ft. Duquesne bridge- no matching shirts but they were obviously together.

Also – no bad drivers to report!
(other than the deranged woman yelling into her cell phone the whole way down Penn in the Strip – I think she invented some new cuss words too)


salty

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Aug 18 2013 at 9:26am #

There was another spread out group of people wearing black shirts with vertical bikes and numbers pinned on, anyone know what that was about? I mostly saw them around station sq. I might have assumed some kind of race but they looked more like casual riders.


edmonds59

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Aug 18 2013 at 9:38am #

I saw snake guy by the dasani lockers by the terminal building, they were doing a scavenger hunt. I think that’s what the black shirts were.


bikeygirl

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Aug 18 2013 at 10:36am #

Yes -it was a great ride! Thanks Salty for coming!

Also, taking to some people, there were several return-riders from the 1st and 2nd year we did this ride, which I thought was pretty cool.

Yes, there was a bike-scavenger run event that wasn’t part of Bikefest (in terms of being in the calendar). Those people were donning bib numbers. There was also another ride going on & organized by the Dutch society/club from the Northside. They were just doing a leisure ride around town & hitting the Hobrahaus.


joanne

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Aug 18 2013 at 11:30am #

I had so much fun–thank you, Dan, Lucia, and anyone else who helped organize! And whoever placed the order for such beautiful weather was a genius.


stefb

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Aug 18 2013 at 7:38pm #

I had fun. There were SO many other cyclists out. Loved it. I went to the pirates game in the afternoon and sat up above the 1st base line with a view of the sister bridges and saw at least one cyclist going across the Clemente bridge every time I looked.


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 19 2013 at 6:48am #

So many groups of cyclists aht & abaht both weekend days. Too many to count, let alone to try to list. It was good practice for me, keeping my four-foot distance and/or slowing behind them. I don’t drive that often anymore!


TeamDecaf

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Aug 19 2013 at 8:41am #

Thanks Marko – for leading the fast group – we couldn’t have done it without your help! And yeah, crowded day on the trails!

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