Events Update: We hope to gather together soon

 Here’s a quick status update on our events!

BikePGH has been paying close attention to recommendations from local and national authorities and has finalized changes to our 2020 season of events in order to protect the health and safety of the thousands who take part in our programming and attend our events both large and small.


In the interest of health and safety for all our attendees, and in accordance with local and state orders, BikePGH will not be holding any OpenStreetsPGH events for 2020. We can’t wait to bring our community together when it’s safe to gather once again – and when all our neighbors can join in the fun.

UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH

We’ve gone virtual! With health and safety front of mind, BikePGH is shifting its flagship fundraiser, UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH, to become a “virtual” self-guided ride of Pittsburgh. The team at BikePGH has been working hard to create a new event experience that will allow riders to safely explore our beautiful city while keeping socially distanced from other participants. 

Riders can start from any point and complete the routes at a time and date that works for them between August 27 and August 30th. You can also ride anywhere or go truly virtual on an indoor trainer. We want the focus for this year to be simple – just #PedalPGH!

Without PedalPGH, we wouldn’t have the funds to do the important work we do to make Pittsburgh’s streets safe and accessible for bicyclists and pedestrians. Registration is open and you can sign up here!

City of Steel Virtual Walk/Run

Virtual event going on now! We invite you to support safer streets for all by walking or running with us this July. Raise money for a great cause, earn merch and swag items, and enjoy the streets of our great city! In addition to supporting BikePGH’s work, your registration will provide 25 meals for families in need through our friends at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. As the impact of the coronavirus weighs on our city, it’s crucial that Pittsburghers have access to healthy food and reliable transportation that is safe and free. The last chance to sign up is July 30!

Sign up here, and get a free City of Steel bandana as a thank you!

Operation Illumination

Now a Socially Distanced Giveaway!
Date: July 29th (Rain Date: July 30)
Location: Corner of N Homewood Ave & Hamilton Ave
Time: 6 – 8:30 pm (or while supplies last!)

Operation Illumination, is BikePGH’s initiative to provide front and rear bicycle light sets for riders with unlit bikes. We care about riders’ safety, and this is one of the most direct ways that we are still able to interact with our community to provide that assistance.

Riding without lights not only makes bicyclists near-invisible in the dark, but it is also a ticketable offense under Pennsylvania law. Lightless riding is risky, and whether people are simply unaware or they cannot afford lights, we want to be sure that they are covered. Stop by the Operation Illumination tent setup in Homewood on July 29th (July 30th – rain date) with your unlit bike to receive a FREE set of front and rear lights.

Disclaimer: Operation Illumination will be operating outdoors, but we will require you to wear a mask as you approach our staff members and observe social distancing using the lineup markings provided. Your full cooperation is appreciated to keep our staff and community members safe and healthy. To receive your free lights, please be sure to bring your UNLIT BIKE, as we cannot give you a pair of lights without a bike present. We do this to ensure that we are distributing lights that can be put to use on bikes immediately.

Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit

We’re going virtual! The 7th Annual Women and Non-Binary Bike Summit presented by Dollar Bank will be held virtually in October 2020. Details, tickets and more information will be available soon. We look forward to presenting an awesome virtual experience where our community can still gather to learn together – online! Join our WMNBikePGH Facebook group to stay up to date.

Looking Forward

We are Pittsburghers. We build stairs to connect our communities and bridges to connect our shores. We will find a way to stay connected. We will appreciate every handshake, every hug, every fist bump all the more once we’re able to stand within six feet of each other again. 

We would like to take a moment to thank the many, many, supporters who make it possible for BikePGH to continue our work at a time like this. Now more than ever, we know it is vital to make Pittsburgh a safer place to bike and walk, and that all Pittsburghers should be able to get around and access their basic needs without reliance on a motor vehicle. To our 3000+ members and donors, thank you for all that you do. We look forward to celebrating with you soon. If you are able, please renew your membership today to continue to support our work during this uncertain time.

Thank you to our sponsors!

As a small non-profit, we would not be able to survive without the generous support of sponsors and community partners. Thank you to the following sponsors and business members who have chosen to continue supporting our mission (no matter what!) and donated their event sponsorships to help us keep our wheels turning in 2020:

UPMC Health Plan
Peoples Gas
Port Authority
Dollar Bank
Walnut Capital
Healthy Ride
Argo AI
Somera Road / Southside Works
Jendoco Construction Corporation

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