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BikeFest 2014: August 8 thru 24

Aug. 8th BikeFest Party — Over 100 Community Led Events — Aug. 24th PedalPGH.

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BikeFest is turning 10. Celebrate with us!

BikeFest is our biggest fundraiser and annual celebration of all-things-bicycling in Pittsburgh. For 2014  the fun will run 17 days with bike-themed rides and events organized by local organizations and by people like you.

BikeFest Events Galore!

This year’s events include:

The Future of Downtown Bike Infrastructure: On Tuesday, August 19 Andrew Dash, Assistant Director of City Planning, and Matt Barron, Policy Director, will be giving a tour of upcoming bicycle-oriented infrastructure. Join them for an easy, informational ride!

Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride: The Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride participants will ride from Lawrenceville to Homestead in their skivvies on Thursday, August 21st. This ride is about having fun, promoting a positive self-body image, and building a stronger bike community in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Food and Technology Entrepreneur Ride: Interested in entrepreneurship in technology or food? If so, this networking ride is perfectfor you. Enjoy a 25-30 mile ride on Saturday set at a moderate pace followed by a stop for lunch. There is plenty of time to meet the other riders and trade ideas.

GottaBike_PedalpghwidePedalPGH: Join in the region’s largest bike ride on Sunday, August 24! With three courses, PedalPGH has something for every rider. Choose from the beginner-friendly Breathe Project Family Ride, the 25-mile Highmark City Tour, and the 62-mile PJ Dick, Trumbull and Lindy Paving Metric Century. Register today!

Details for the events mentioned and all other events are available on the full BikeFest online calendar:


More of a print-person for getting info? Grab August 6th’s City Paper for the calendar of events (Click here for to see last year’s) . Note: Due to the deadline for print, some events will not make the list. Also the time of some events may have changed so confirm using the calendar below.

DISCLAIMER: Bike Pittsburgh assumes no legal responsibility for the events listed. We are merely advertising these events, not organizing them, unless noted in the schedule. If you participate in an event, you do so at your own risk, according to the terms of the event organizer. Discuss any concerns you have with the event organizer, or email us at bikefest@bikepgh.org

Want to host a ride or event? Click here:

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT!

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Volunteer

PedalPGH and the BikeFest Party wouldn’t be possible without lots of dedicated volunteers. Join our team to help out before or during the events and you’ll get great perks in return. Every year we need ride leaders and organizers, BikeFest party, and PedalPGH help. Go to http://bikepgh.org/volunteer..... to sign up for regular volunteer opportunities throughout the year and get notified when BikeFest help is needed.

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BikeFest Kickoff Party – Friday, August 8

BikeFest always starts with the annual kickoff party. This year’s party was held at the Pittsburgh Opera and it was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came down to celebrate the 10th Annual BikeFest with us.

Location: Pittsburgh Opera 2425 Liberty Ave  Pittsburgh, PA 15222

BikeFest VIP Party: presented by East Side Development

  • eastsidelogo6:00PM to 8:00PM, VIP guests will enjoy small plates by some of Pittsburgh’s best chefs including Justin Severino (Cure), Chad Townsend (formerly of Salt of the Earth), Kevin Sousa (Superior Motors), and Jamilka Borges (Bar Marco). Or grab a pie from Pizza Boat’s mobile wood-fired oven. Sip wine, local beer, and cocktails by Maggie’s Farm Rum. Fernando Martì on the 1s and 2s.

 

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Main Event Party: our largest party of the year

  • 8:00PM to 12:00AM, DJs Selecta, Edgar Um, MB, and Mary Mack will keep guest dancing all night long. The main party will also feature silent auction with dozens of desirable items like bikes, art, and much more. And of course, keep an eye out for Thick Bikes’ annual BikeFest Surprise. Three drink tickets are included in ticket price.

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 BikeFest is made possible by the support from our sponsors:


 

FAQs:

Can my company sponsor BikeFest?

BikeFest is one of the best ways to support BikePGH’s efforts to make Pittsburgh more bike-friendly and get in front of thousands of healthy, hip, environmentally conscious people. If you or your company want to sponsor BikeFest,  email mike@bikepgh.org to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Who organizes BikeFest?

The calendar of events is open to anyone who wants to organize an event and relate it to the bicycle. Bike Pittsburgh provides the framework, acting as the “hub” to catalyze the events and get the word out. Click here to submit your event. Be creative!

Where is BikeFest?

BikeFest is anywhere and everywhere around the Pittsburgh region. Each event will start in a different location. The calendar will have location details.

Other Questions?

If you have questions or want to receive email updates about BikeFest and the events, please email: bikefest@bikepgh.orgDISCLAIMER: Bike Pittsburgh assumes no legal responsibility for the events listed. We are merely advertising these events, not organizing them, unless noted in the schedule. If you participate in an event, you do so at your own risk, according to the terms of the event organizer. Discuss any concerns you have with the event organizer, or email us at bikefest@bikepgh.org


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