150+ riders showed up to raise money for Bike Pgh and the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank today. Hauled some empty kegs of Pedal Pale Ale back to East End Brewing, and celebrated the that winter ale we all love…Snow Melt.
Thanks to all that came out to ride, raise some money for great causes, and have a beer.
The route was indeed rather round-about, but the whole notion was to enjoy a bit of the city on two wheels that you maybe don’t usually get to see. (That, and avoiding the big long hill up Panther Hollow that we took in the Spring – and avoid the Neville/Fifth intersection at the top of it.)
John, thanks for the awesome photo and video log of the day, as usual.
With about 175 riders in all (counting the add-ons we collected along the way) we raised about $1100 for our two charities, Bike-Pgh and The Greater Pgh Community Food Bank. Not huge bucks, but an excellent test-run for turning out Spring Ride into a charity event too.
Special thanks to Lou for route planning help, and to Lou and Snake Guy for handling ALL of the registration side in such a nice orderly fashion. And of course to Mike, Marty, and everyone at OTB for getting all of this together – breakfast included!
Enjoy the Snow Melt, and I’ll see you in the spring!