August is a big month for Bike Pgh, Pittsburgh’s bike advocacy group. In addition to celebrating their 10th year in the Burgh, Bike Pgh will be hosting the 8th annual Bike Fest, which now includes PedalPGH, a large-scale bike event originally created 18 years ago by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh. The Bike Fest begins with PedalPGH, an all-inclusive bike event on August 5th. This year, Bike Pgh is taking over PedalPGH by expanding its scope and making it the largest group bike ride in the state. They will have 3 routes to choose from: a family-friendly no-cars trail, a low-traffic city ride, and a 63-mile tour of the city, hills included.
For 2012, Bike Fest will span fifteen days. A variety of biking activities will occur throughout the city. Bike Pgh will also host a fundraiser party August 10th. All donations will go toward Bike Pgh’s mission: transforming streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.