Bicyclists Help Raise $142,000 for BikePGH by participating in PedalPGH Presented by UPMC Health Plan

Donations will support advocacy for better biking and walking in Pittsburgh

This August, over 1200 bicyclists participated in the 27th annual UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH bike ride and helped raise $142,000 for the local non-profit BikePGH. Donations from riders and our generous event sponsors will help BikePGH continue to advocate for safe, car-free transportation options through advocacy, education, and community-building initiatives.

This “semi-virtual” event inspired cyclists of all ages and abilities to keep moving this summer during a three-day PedalPGH celebration weekend where participants could ride “together”, even while apart.

“We were impressed with the turnout for the first ever virtual edition of our fundraiser” said Scott Bricker, BikePGH Executive Director. “We’re grateful that the Pittsburgh community continues to support bicycling and walking — affordable, healthy, and non-polluting transportation options to help us all get where we need to go.”

4 bicycle-friendly routes around the Steel City

The event challenged people to bike one of four routes around the city Pittsburgh. Bicyclists chose their own route featuring distances from 7 to 40 miles, and completed their ride anytime during UPMC PedalPGH event weekend from Thursday, August 27 to Sunday – August 30. 

Click here to view and download photos from the 2020 UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH virtual event!

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ABOUT PEDALPGH

Since 1994, PedalPGH has been the region’s largest bicycle event. 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. For more event information, visit PedalPGH.org.


PedalPGH is presented by UPMC Health Plan, and made possible with the help of these 2020 sponsors:

Thank you!

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