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BikePGH receives “Advocacy Organization of the Year” from the Alliance for Biking & Walking

We are proud to announce that BikePGH has won the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s “Advocacy Organization of the Year”..

March 14, 2011 with 0 Comments

How a Bike Lane is Born

In the coming weeks, we’re expecting to see several miles of bike lanes and sharrows (shared lane markings) installed on Pittsburgh’s..

October 22, 2010 with 1 Comment

Google adds a “Bicycling” option to their online maps in honor of the National Bike Summit

All of Bike Pittsburgh’s staff is in Washington DC right now for the National Bike Summit – a few days where we get to trade..

March 10, 2010 with 3 Comments

Torker Graduate Commuter Bike Review

In the quest to create the most maintenance-free commuter bike on the market, Torker has taken it upon themselves to try to broaden our..

December 14, 2009 with 27 Comments

Google Announces Plan for “Bike There” Option

In a post on the Google Earth and Maps team blog, the ubiquitous company revealed plans to add the long awaited “Bike There” option to..

October 11, 2009 with 9 Comments

Banjo Brothers Cycling Commuter Backpack

Several years ago single-strap messenger bags exploded into the urban cycling market. Cyclists were looking for simple, good-looking bags..

October 6, 2009 with 21 Comments

Tell Cannondale to Stay in PA

According to Bike Pittsburgh: Earlier this year, Cannondale announced all manufacturing will end at their facility in Bedford, Pa, moving..

May 18, 2009 with 8 Comments

Say no to the flu and yes to cycling!

Believe it or not, the Swine Flu scare has now affected the urban cycling movement. The Mexican government has made the organizers of the..

May 2, 2009 with 0 Comments

Vittoria Randonneur Double Shielded City Tires

Prior to inflation, I knew that it would take a serious pothole to give the Vittoria Randonneur a pinch flat. They appeared, and even felt..

March 24, 2009 with 27 Comments

Pedal Powered Snow Plow

Check this thing out… Via Make Magazine: Kevin Blake, who by day is an engineer at Trek Bicycles, came up with the idea of using..

February 7, 2009 with 2 Comments