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Took a road trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Memorial Day to ride some of the local streets, bike paths, and mountain bike trails, including the South Side, Schenley Park, Squirrel Hill, Frick Park, Highland Park, and Lawrenceville. Stopped for lunch at Pamela’s Diner in Squirrel Hill, beers at The Church Brew Works, and dinner at the Double Wide Grill. The also included the North Shore and downtown, but the battery in my Garmin Virb camera quit in Lawrenceville.
A few of us in the Peninsula store like to take short one-night bike tours, or Sub 24-Hour Overnights, throughout the year. With snow bike season in full swing, we figured why not take a snow bike tour?
Chris got the bright idea to drive out to Oil Creek State Park, near Oil City, Pennsylvania. The park has a bike path that runs along the creek, which we could ride on fat bikes until we got to a hiking trail that leads to the top of the ridge overlooking the creek. Up the ridge is a set of lean-to shelters for overnight camping. Then, we’d ride back to the car the next morning.
So what does one pack for a bike-camping trip in the winter time? It’s pretty much the same as bike-camping any other time, except you take some warmer clothes. We could save a little packing space by not taking tents, since we’d be sleeping in a shelter.
Today I rode in The Dirty Dozen, a 50-mile bicycle stage race over the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh, PA. It was my second time participating in this event.
This was the 25th anniversary of this event, which is organized by Danny Chew; his web site contains a complete history of the race, the route, past results, etc.
Today I rode in The Dirty Dozen, a 50-mile bicycle stage race over the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh, PA. This was my first time participating in this event.
The race is organized by Danny Chew; his web site contains a complete history of the race, the route, past results, etc.
- Article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of January 30, 2005 about Canton Ave in Beechview.
- Article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of November 26, 2005 previewing the race.
Front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper’s web site on Nov. 27, 2005:
The MS 150 Escape to the Lake is a two-day, 150-mile bicycle tour from Cranberry Township, PA (just north of Pittsburgh) to Conneaut, OH. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The tour of 2004 was held on June 12-13.
Today I joined up for the day with the Peace Ride for Tibet’s Independence. This ride was from Washington, DC to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from April 10 through April 24.
On this day, my friend Mariann and I met the group at Frankferd Farms in Valencia, PA, whose owners had been kind enough to house the Tibetan cyclists and their support staff for two nights. We biked from Butler, PA, almost 80 miles to the village of West Hickory, PA.
If you would like to learn more about the ride, and about the Tibetan Independence cause, please visit their web site at www.rangzen.org.