BikeFest 2017: Week 3

August 20-27

For the uninitiated, BikeFest is our annual celebration of all-things-bicycling in Pittsburgh. Three weekend of Bicycle Themed Fun with bike-themed rides & events organized by local people like you.

This year BikeFest is three weeks long, and we’ll be posting one blog per week highlighting a few events for each day. For a full listing of events, you can always check out the BikeFest Events Calendar here.

Weekday Events

The 4 Tunnel & 3 Bridges Ride

Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 6:30pm
Location: OTB South Side, 2516 E Carson St, Pittsburgh PA 15203

We will ride as a group to and through 4 tunnels and over 3 bridges.

Type of Ride: Road/Urban
Duration: 1-2 hours
Ride Host & Contact: Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club, Bruce Woods,

Friday August 25th

Public Art Bike Tour

Date: Friday, August 25th
Langley Observatory Clock by R.M. Fischer next to the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Enjoy a bike ride starting at Langley Observatory Clock by R.M. Fischer. Continue along the North Shore to Millvale to explore a new temporary artwork by Ann Tarantino and other projects in the neighborhood. This is a two hour tour.

Type of Ride: Rails-to-Trails
Duration: 2 hours
Social, Beginner
Ride Host & Contact: Office of Public Art, Rachel Klipa,

Strider Race!

Date: Friday, August 25th
The Wheel Mill, 6815 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15218

Does your kids love to Strider? Bring their balance bikes out for an all skills event at The Wheel Mill! Riders 7 and can join our race! All you need is a balance bike and a day pass to The Wheel Mill.

Type of Ride: 
Strider (kids)
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly, for children
Ride Host & Contact: The Wheel Mill, Michael Potoczny,

Saturday August 26th

Cycle + Soccer

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Highmark Stadium, Home of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 510 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15219

It’s Bike Night at the Riverhounds Stadium. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Pgh Bike Share/Healthy Ride are encouraging people to bike over to Station Square/Highmark Stadium and cheer on the Hounds for their August 26, 7pm match against the Bethlehem Steel FC.

Type of Ride: Post ride activity
Duration: 2-3 hours
Ride Host & Contact: Pittsburgh Riverhounds/Healthy Ride, Jordan Kay,

PA Interscholastic Cycling League Skills Jam and Ride

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 10:00am
Location: Due to scheduling conflicts, the Skills Jam will be relocated to the area below the Boyce Basketball Courts. You will enter the parking lots below the basketball courts and stay left to the lower lot and field.

Come join the PA Interscholastic Cycling League and put your skills to the test on our skills course. We’ll have beginner through expert challenges for all types of riders. And you can learn more about the newest initiative in cycling, where no one sits the bench! Check out for more info about interscholastic cycling in your area.

Type of Ride: Mountain biking
Duration: 1-2 hours
Social, beginner, intermediate, family-friendly
Ride Host & Contact: PA Interscholastic Cycling League, Jim Pottinger,

The Lazy Camel Ride

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Richland Twp Municipal Building, 4019 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044

Named after the shape of the route when viewed on a map, the Lazy Camel offers varying terrain on quiet country roads North of Pittsburgh. This route offers riders a great ride with great people. For more rides, visit and view our ride calendar.

Type of Ride: Road
Duration: 2-3 hours
Advanced, self-supported
Ride Host & Contact: Premier Bicycle Club, Bob Vano,

Scenic Pittsburgh Ride

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 11:00am
Location: Bicycle Heaven

Bicycle Heaven Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is the weekend of August 26 & 27, 2017. This bicycle ride will be led by SnakeguyPGH and will be along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and some streets in Pittsburgh. This will be a casual ride and will keep a pace of 6-miles/hour. We will cover a distance of 10-12 miles stopping periodically to take photos of our beautiful city. A special stop at Randyland will be made during our adventure! This is a ride-at-your-own-risk event. Bicycles should be in ready-to-ride condition. A release form for each participant must be completed for this ride. Please read, print and complete to save time at registration: Bike rentals are available for $8. If renting, please come early to allow time as the ride will try to get started promptly at 11am. Come early or stay late to visit the museums and stock up on bicycle supplies, music memorabilia and spiced goodies.

Type of Ride: Urban, Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Duration: 2-3 hours
Level: Social, Beginner

Ride Host & Contact: Snakeguy’s Pepper, Bicycle Heaven, Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff & Randyland, Robert “Snakeguy” Habegger,

Sunday August 27th

UPMC HEALTH PLAN Pedal Pittsburgh

Date: Sunday, August 27th
Start times vary
South Side Riverfront Park

Click here to sign up for this fantastic tour of Pittsburgh by bike. 

PedalPGH has been the region’s leading bicycle event (notice we didn’t say “race.”) It’s a casual, fun ride that exposes people of all ages and fitness levels to the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make our region so unique. PedalPGH showcases Pittsburgh as a safe, bicycle-friendly city, and encourages people to get out and get healthy. The event brings together athletes, families, community leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and advocates for bicycle transportation. It promotes a form of lifelong recreation that is good for the body…and the environment.

As a fundraiser PedalPGH enables BikePGH to continue to transform our streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.

Type of Ride: Family-friendly, road, urban
Duration: Morning to afternoon riding plus post-ride festivities
Routes suitable from Beginner to Advanced, Rest stop and SAG support
Ride Host & Contact: BikePGH,


BikeFest featured events

Full BikeFest Events Calendar

DISCLAIMER: Bike Pittsburgh assumes no legal responsibility for the events listed. We are merely advertising these events, not organizing them, unless noted in the schedule. If you participate in an event, you do so at your own risk, according to the terms of the event organizer. Discuss any concerns you have with the event organizer, or email us at Please confirm all events, descriptions, location, dates, and times with the Full Online Calendar


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