When Thursday, 7/18, @ 6pm
Where: BikePGH Office @ 188 43rd St.
The National Bike Challenge is halfway over and Pittsburgh is still short of our 1,500 rider goal. Tomorrow we’ll do some outreach via bicycle and blanket the city with info cards on the National Bike Challenge, Car Free Fridays and OTB Bicycle Cafe’s Pedal for Pints program.
BikePGH volunteers have made 650 tags, and we’ll get them out on a 15-20 mile loop around the city. We’ll be sure to stop for refreshments after.
(And we’ll rack up a few more National Bike Challenge points as we ride!)
We started the night with a plastic shopping bag full of 650 tags. Now we’ve got an empty bag! So I’d say it was a success. Learned some lessons about the most efficient way of organizing a group to cover the most ground to get the most bikes, and next time will be better. Stay tuned.
Pierce wrote:That being said, I don’t need to be cutting people down when they’re trying to do advocacy
Exactly! Besides, one person’s advocacy resulted in two new friendships… it’s an ice-breaker just as much as it is propaganda for a cause. Not sure that I’d call it “corporate” though.
As I’ve suggested above, but may not have been quite clear, the new friend (“frienemy”) is a Clevelander… it’s just light-hearted fun. We are cyclists, after all, a far cry from the people who get emotionally caught up in a BS rivalry of other sports.