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A ride that touches every single Pittsburgh neighborhood

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Steven

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Jan 24 2012 at 3:56am #

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

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

I think it’s not possible to do both of these in the same ride, due to the way Baldwin borough surrounds Hays on three sides, cutting Hays off from the parts of the city to its west.

Of course, the solution is obvious. Two rides!


erok

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Jan 24 2012 at 2:48pm #

i just noticed that Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar goes above the Allegheny. how is that the city, but Milvale isn’t?


BradQ

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Jan 24 2012 at 2:51pm #

That bump out of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar is just big enough to encompass the water facility across the street from The Waterworks mall in Aspinwall.


Steven

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Jan 24 2012 at 2:58pm #

Also the Waterworks mall itself, the reservoir just north of it, and UPMC St. Margaret to its west, according to the city’s map. All in the city but disconnected.


erok

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Jan 24 2012 at 3:55pm #

i didn’t realize that waterworks mall was in the city


jonawebb

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Jan 24 2012 at 5:45pm #

Oh yeah, and don’t forget the airport!


BradQ

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Jan 24 2012 at 5:59pm #

Wait, really? Is the airport technically city property?

I did not realize the Waterworks Mall and St Margaret’s were also in the city. Thought it was just the water treatment facility. Interesting. I wonder why?…


chemicaldave

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Jan 24 2012 at 6:21pm #

I don’t believe PIA is owned by the city. And it’s certainly not a neighborhood so I wouldn’t include it on the ride.


jonawebb

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Jan 24 2012 at 6:34pm #

At one time there was a very narrow contiguous path leading from Pittsburgh to the airport, or so I was told. But that was before they built the new airport, and possibly the original report was in error. I can’t find any evidence of it on the Pittsburgh city maps etc.

Looked up ownership — it’s organized under Allegheny County. So the claim of ownership by Pittsburgh some time ago is starting to seem fishy to me.


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 24 2012 at 6:45pm #

I’ve never heard that. There might be a proposed right-of-way for a transportation corridor, but it would be neither city property nor a neighborhood. In any event, both airports are county entities of one sort or another.


ejwme

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Jan 24 2012 at 7:18pm #

Ok, so who’s putting the ride together? Erok, did that route have roads associated with it or was that just Paint guestimating?


Steven

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Jan 24 2012 at 7:42pm #

Chicago’s city limits include a 200 foot wide strip of land connecting it to O’Hare, most of which is part of the city. Wikipedia: “This land was annexed into the city limits in the 1950s to assure the massive tax revenue associated with the airport being part of the city.” Perhaps somebody confused that with Pittsburgh.


cburch

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Jan 24 2012 at 7:44pm #

@brad, the reservoirs north of the mall are part of the treatment facility. the mall is actually in the middle of the city waterworks.


erok

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Jan 24 2012 at 8:04pm #

that was just a photoshop estimate. haven’t worked out any route


stefb

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Jan 24 2012 at 8:31pm #

If you would like help, I can come up with a route. I’m kinda not very busy these days


abracadabra

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Jan 24 2012 at 11:04pm #

I vote this is called the ninety (?) boro bike tour.


erok

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Jan 24 2012 at 11:06pm #

good name


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Jan 24 2012 at 11:10pm #

Scr*w NYC and their puny 5 Boro Tour. There are 130 municipalities in Allegheny County. 80 of those are Boroughs. We could have an 80 Borough Tour!


Drewbacca

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Jan 24 2012 at 11:18pm #

How about a sponsorship? The Heinz Catch Up Yinz’r twelve neighborhoods behind tour?


mr marvelous

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Jan 25 2012 at 1:00am #

We could call it Le Tour De Pittsburgh or The Tour of Pittsburgh. Would this be a casual fun ride or an all out ride?


Steven

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:43am #

Le Tour de Hoods?


ejwme

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Jan 25 2012 at 2:41pm #

Hoods N’ ‘At.


ejwme

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Jan 25 2012 at 2:41pm #

TERRIBLE TOUR!!!!! woooooooooo!!!!!!


erok

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Jan 25 2012 at 3:58pm #

ooooo. that’s good


dmtroyer

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Jan 25 2012 at 4:10pm #

I feel a tour title that incorporates some pittsburghese would be appropriate. Discuss.


Swalfoort

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:27pm #

The airport is located in Moon and Findlay Townships. The old terminal building and the development along Beers School Road (hotels and restaurants) that used to serve the old terminal are in Moon Township. The new terminal is in Findlay Township.

Allegheny County owns the property. The Airport Authority operates the Airport. The City has no involvement in property, ownership or operation of Pittsburgh International Airport.


Swalfoort

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:33pm #

I love this ride. If the earlier comment about Brunots Island not being a neighborhood is accurate, then can’t the same be said for that section of the City that falls north of the Allegheny River? I don’t think it includes any homes. So, not an independent neighborhood……


Swalfoort

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:38pm #

If you started at Bike Pittsburgh (Lower Lawrenceville), you could reroute slightly to go from Upper Lawrenceville to Bloomfield to Polish Hill, then do Friendship, Garfield, East Liberty (or Friendship, East Liberty Garfield, to end at Spak) at the end.


sew

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:42pm #

@dmtroyer: Terrible Tooor an’nat…

Steel City Dahntown Tour an’nat

….I had some other but they were jabs at the Pirates, I decided to keep it positive.


edmonds59

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Jan 25 2012 at 5:54pm #

This is the Pittsburgh long distance tour that scores of people have been yearning for ever since the demise of the Pedal Pittsburgh long routes. Or at least a few people. Since last week.

+1 Terrible Tour. Is “Terrible” copyrighted?

I would be willing to develop out the West segment from the McKees Rocks bridge to say “Ridgemont”. If a number of people took a section they are familiar with to detail out, it would be more do-able.


ejwme

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Jan 25 2012 at 6:59pm #

I picture a bunch of cyclists with terrible towels pinned to their jerseys like race numbers, toodling all over pittsburgh…

I don’t see how anybody in Pittsburgh could mind if we used the word “terrible”, in fact I bet we’d get cheered on. I don’t see how anybody outside Pittsburgh matters.


rzod

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Jan 25 2012 at 7:43pm #

Terrible Tour is great and I think Rahn the Tahn is hilarious. And if it matters I vote for casual fun ride vs all out.


ejwme

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Jan 25 2012 at 7:47pm #

Terrible Tour Rahn’ Tahn.

now we just need a route.


Mick

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Jan 25 2012 at 7:51pm #

We could do it in August and have each cyclist wipe off a little sweat with the towel. It would be terrible enough before the end.


Steven

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Jan 26 2012 at 1:31am #

If the earlier comment about Brunots Island not being a neighborhood is accurate, then can’t the same be said for that section of the City that falls north of the Allegheny River?

FWIW, the city’s neighborhood maps page shows both Brunot’s Island and the Waterworks section as parts of other neighborhoods.


mattre

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Jan 27 2012 at 7:53am #

Here’s a first pass, basically following Erok’s line. It’s in 3 parts…Google maps stops allowing you to add destinations after U.

[edit these links are too long to manage in one post]

All up, it’s only 74 miles.


mattre

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Jan 27 2012 at 7:59am #

Sorry, I have to use short urls…the board is doing some wonky stuff if I try to post the full links (all Google Maps):

Part 1: http://g.co/maps/zvchd

Part 2: http://g.co/maps/49kz8

Part 3: http://g.co/maps/jbs4e


ejwme

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Jan 27 2012 at 3:00pm #

mattre, you are awesome. the route looks good for the parts of town I know, which, apparently, is very little. 75 miles, I’ll have to train a bit to do that in a day, I’m outta shape.

So when is the ride? ;)


Nate

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Jan 27 2012 at 3:18pm #

We should do this as a group ride — but with *everyone starts from + ends with their home neighborhood* Everyone gets picked up along the way, staggered start, staggered end.


ejwme

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Jan 27 2012 at 3:24pm #

We could do an endless perpetual loop, with people joining and dropping off every other cycle… biCycling throughout Pittsburgh in a perpetual motion machine…

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