BikePGH!

A ride that touches every single Pittsburgh neighborhood

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erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 6:11pm #

has anyone ever done this? I would count riding along, say, Penn Ave as being able to count 2 neighborhoods at once.


Eric

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Jan 23 2012 at 6:18pm #

Nope. Sounds like you need to lead this ride for bike fest this year.


ejwme

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Jan 23 2012 at 6:30pm #

with interactive map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_neighborhoods

this would be the Most Epic Ride.


abracadabra

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Jan 23 2012 at 6:33pm #

This is a perfect application of the traveling salesman problem. I’m down.

PS – It only counts if you go to Brunot Island. I think the only way to get there is by boat or the pedestrian walkway on the railroad bridge.


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:18pm #

hmmm. it is neighborhoods. i think you need people living there to have a neighborhood


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:20pm #

would you do it as a spiral starting from the outside in? or do it as zig zags?


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:21pm #

do a spiral around the city, ending at the cathedral for a stair climb to the top


jonawebb

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:22pm #

Ah, but can you so arrange the ride so that you visit each neighborhood once and only once?


reddan

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:23pm #

@erok: You are running this ride, right?


sew

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:45pm #

@ ejwme – agreed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_neighborhoods

Anyone know why there is a hole in this map? What neighborhood is that? I am terrible at knowing my own city, that’s why I don’t play Tag-o-Rama…


Tabby

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:50pm #

all the city neighborhoods are labeled on the map. I think the hole is the borough of Mt Oliver.


chemicaldave

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:50pm #

That would be Mt. Oliver Borough, not officially part of the city. However IIRC, the residents pay a 2% earned income tax to Pittsburgh Schools and 1% to the borough itself.


Mr. Destructicity

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:50pm #

Yeah, the hole is the borough of Mt. Oliver. (As opposed to the adjacent neighborhood of Mt. Oliver.)


chefjohn

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:52pm #

i thought it was beltzhoover, if it isn’t where is beltzhoover on this map?


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:54pm #

here’s a route ending at Spak Brothers Pizza


stefb

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Jan 23 2012 at 7:58pm #

Please do this ride


edmonds59

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:01pm #

I would have thought it impossible. So simple, so beautiful.

Crush the Burghhoods.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:03pm #

‘Rahn the Tahn (n’at)”


Nate

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:12pm #

I was going to plan this really! for last year’s bikefest but then I got lazy & didn’t do anything :(


Nate

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:13pm #

It would be bonus points if the route stayed carefully within the city limits everwhere — avoiding Mt Oliver.


dmtroyer

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:21pm #

no sliberty love?


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:21pm #

nate, did you plan any of it out?


Mick

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:21pm #

Although a small alteration would fix this, it doesn’t go through East Liberty.


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:22pm #

darn lincoln place and east carnegie


erok

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:23pm #

haha. whoops


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:24pm #

East Liberty isn’t a REAL neighborhood… it’s more of a state of mind…


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:42pm #

Then we’ll just have to end at Oh Yeah! for dessert.


ejwme

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Jan 23 2012 at 8:58pm #

what’s the distance on that?

It would be awesome to take a picture with everybody “in” every neighborhood. (gotta get to ‘sliberty)

Bike the Burghs.


salty

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Jan 23 2012 at 9:03pm #

Tangentially related, from one of my crazy co-workers: http://pac.tom7.org/


ejwme

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Jan 23 2012 at 9:26pm #

salty, your crazy coworker is awesome. I find his project intensely satisfying, and may completely copycat it in some form. Very happy you shared.


dmtroyer

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Jan 23 2012 at 11:12pm #

Oh Yeah! is in Shadyside. I vote Kelly’s.


Erica

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Jan 23 2012 at 11:43pm #

I wonder how many miles this would be.


TeamDecaf

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Jan 23 2012 at 11:57pm #

Amazing that erok’s map only crosses the rivers 3 (or is it 4 times?)


Kayla

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Jan 24 2012 at 12:10am #

Because even Pittsburghers who are cyclists rarely cross rivers!


TeamDecaf

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Jan 24 2012 at 12:21am #

Ha, Kayla. That’s funny, I hope it’s not really true.


stefb

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Jan 24 2012 at 12:31am #

Has anyone ever done a ride where you ride on every single street in the city and carry bikes up/down streets that are stairs?


Eric

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Jan 24 2012 at 1:02am #

I’m going to bet somewhere between 65-75 miles.


Mick

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Jan 24 2012 at 1:08am #

Three rivers. Three crossings.

Sounds right to me.


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 24 2012 at 1:11am #

But you have to bike through Slib to get to OY from Spak.

(Out of context, that doesn’t make a bit of sense.)


reddan

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Jan 24 2012 at 2:28am #

But you have to bike through Slib to get to OY from Spak.

Sounds almost Suessical.

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