Pittsburgh Cycling Expo

More info can be found in this post I did for Pittsburgh City Paper, or, here.  $5 donation at the door on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Montour Trail.

Biking for Good

This weekend in Pittsburgh, you can use your bike as a(nother) force for good: Contributing to the Pedal for the Pantry ride. Event details can be found here. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Forbes Wall in Oakland  (in front of the Pitt Law Building, across from The O). The event…

Bikes and Biscotti

Pittsburgh’s Strip District is a must-visit destination for any visitor and resident of Western Pennsylvania. My favorite time to visit is early in the mornings, as the shops and vendors set up for the day, watching the neighborhood come alive as people flow onto Penn Avenue and Smallman Street to get coffee and baked goods…

Zeked-out new bike

One of my favorite coffee spots in the city of Pittsburgh — small-batch roaster Zeke’s Coffee in East Liberty — is starting bicycle delivery on April 1. They built this bike at their shop. Everything they do in their shop — as they told me in 2011 — is DIY, a process they call “Zeke…

#bikewalkvote — how cyclists want to engage Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates

Cyclists, pedestrians and safe-streets advocates are petitioning the city of Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates to take an interest in infrastructure, programming and accessibility.  The initiative is being led by the city’s advocacy group, BikePGH. As I wrote about at Pittsburgh City Paper today, the group is asking “candidates to pledge to make Pittsburgh more livable for…

Sharing the love of Bike Shares

Planetizin has this piece today on the rise of the bike-share: “Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis – the list of Midwestern cities that have already, or are hoping to, establish bike-share systems is a testament to the incredible popularity of a concept that’s only found its footing in the U.S. in…