PedalPGH is an annual charity ride for BikePGH
Since 1994, PedalPGH has grown to become Pennsylvania’s largest one-day bike ride – join thousands of participants from across the state and beyond to discover the city of Pittsburgh, a network of 90 distinct neighborhoods connected by historic bridges, lush riversides, and some of the region’s best new in-city bike infrastructure. It’s a casual, fun ride that welcomes people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to explore the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make the “Steel City” so unique. Proceeds fund Bike Pittsburgh (BikePGH), a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit that works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.Register
packet & apparel pickup
Packet Pickup will be held the week before the event, location details will be in your Digital Ride Guide. When you drop by packet pickup, we’ll have a packet ready to go with everything you need to ride. Riding a bike, walking or taking transit is preferred, but parking is also available while you receive your items.
When you register, make sure to select the correct t-shirt and/or jersey size on your ticket. All items are pre-ordered and there are only limited amounts of stock to accommodate exchanges or switching sizes onsite.
Packet Pickup Dates & Times:
Thursday August 24 – 11 am to 7 pm
Friday August 25 – 11 am to 7 pm
If you cannot attend packet pickup, you must pick up your packet at the rolling start location on Sunday August 27th.
planning your ride
PedalPGH is back to a fully in-person event! Start / finish festival location details will be provided in the Digital Ride Guide to all registered participants. Riders should plan to arrive at the recommended time and location for their chosen route on Sunday, August 27th. The four routes, ranging from 10 to 62 miles, will be marked with cue signs, and digital navigation is available to all registered participants.
10 mile: ~10 am start
25 mile: ~9 am start
40 mile: ~8 am start
62 mile: ~7 am start
Riders must obey ALL traffic laws. Helmets are required for any participants under 18 and highly encouraged for everyone else.
Are there any rest stops?
Rest stops with water, bathrooms, and grab-n-go snacks for riders will be open along the routes on Sunday August 27th only. Stay tuned for Rest Stop locations, parking recommendations, and full details in your Digital Ride Guide.
How does packet pickup work?
Packet Pickup will be held on August 24-25. Drop by packet pickup, and we’ll have a packet ready to go with all your items for the event. Riding a bike, walking or taking transit is preferred, but free parking is also available while you receive your items. Make sure you have selected the correct t-shirt and/or jersey size on your ticket, there is very limited stock available for exchanges onsite.
How do I buy the new merchandise?
The new 30th Anniversary PedalPGH merchandise will be available at packet pickup and on event day only. Any remaining supplies will be made available online after the ride.
Can you mail my items?
Shipping is not available to add after August 1. Please note, due to fluctuating shipping timelines BikePGH cannot guarantee you will receive your items prior to the event dates unless you come to packet pickup or pick them up in person on Sunday!
What if I get a flat?
SAG & Mechanic support will be available on Sunday August 27 ONLY during the hours listed in the Digital Ride Guide. Riders can call for SAG vehicle assistance during event hours using the number on the back of your bib. A SAG driver will pick you up and bring you to the nearest rest stop to receive help from a mechanic.
What if there’s an emergency?
If there’s an emergency or you are injured in a crash, call 911 immediately. If riding on Sunday, please note that SAG drivers are NOT medics and cannot help you with medical issues beyond providing supplies from a standard first aid kit.
Where can I brush up on my biking skills?
Please make sure you ride predictably and safely, obeying all traffic laws, and communicating your intentions with proper hand signals and eye contact. Here’s a link to our safety videos if you need a refresher: https://www.bikepgh.org/resources/educational-videos/
Do I have to wear a mask while riding?
No! PedalPGH is a fully outdoor event, but please be aware that you may encounter crowds at the start/finish lines so bring a mask along should you wish to wear one. For the health and safety of our drivers, SAG vehicles may provide you with a face mask to wear while being transported in a support vehicle.
What does my registration go towards?
Your registration goes towards BikePGH’s work in three programmatic focus areas: advocacy, community building, and education. A portion also goes towards purchasing super soft T-shirts, custom water bottles (by Specialized), bib numbers, event signage to mark the route, traffic signage to assist with keeping safe routes, healthy snacks to fuel your ride and more!
I’m a new rider. What if I don’t feel safe doing a road ride?
We recommend those who do not yet feel comfortable on the roads along with traffic to complete the 10 mile route – this route consists of mostly off-street trails & protected bike lanes/infrastructure.
Where can I get water?
Bring your own water to the start line (we recommend two iced bottles!), but you will also pass through several rest stop locations where you can stock up on water, electrolyte beverages, fruits, nut butters, and other snacks. Water can also be purchased from local shops along the ride.
Where can I see the routes?
The routes and cues will be shared with registered riders the week of the event in the Digital Ride Guide, and can be followed using a smartphone or GPS device. The routes will also be marked with cue signs throughout the city. Printed cue sheets available at packet pickup and on event day only.