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PedalPGH is an annual charity ride for BikePGH

Since 1994, PedalPGH has been Pennsylvania's leading bicycle event (notice we didn’t say “race”). It's a casual, fun ride that exposes people of all ages and fitness levels to the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make Pittsburgh so unique. Proceeds fund BikePGH, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, who works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.


what you need to know

  1. PedalPGH is Sunday, August 25th, 2019
  2. Premium Registration opens March 1 and Regular Registration opens March 15. Prices increase each month–register early and save.
  3. All Riders must obey traffic laws. Helmets are required for any
 participants under 18 and highly encouraged for everyone else.

Where the ride begins

The ride begins and ends at Southside Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Participants choose from one of four routes ranging from 10 miles to 60 miles that go through the trails and streets of Pittsburgh.

Ride start location:
Southside Riverfront Park
1 S. 18th Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203

packet & apparel pickup

If registered prior to August 9th, your bib number and ride information will be mailed to you. Otherwise, you may pick up your packet at the following designated locations.

If you purchased a PedalPGH jersey, it will be available for pick up at the following designated locations.

T-shirts will be available to pick up when you return to the Finish Line Festival after you’ve completed the ride.

The registration packet has your official bib number and a short informative booklet to answer questions about each ride as well as basic safety information for PedalPGH

Pickup times & location

Thur, August 22: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, August 23: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, August 24: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

South Side REI
412 S 27th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

planning your ride time

In order to catch all rest stops and finish in time to catch the Finish Line Festival, we suggest riders participate in the mass starts for their routes at certain times, all meeting at the Southside Riverfront Park:

  • 7:00 AM – 62 Mile Ride Start
  • 8:00 AM – 40 Mile Ride Start
  • 9:00 AM – 25 Mile Ride Start
  • 10:00 AM – 10 Mile Ride Start

Arrive at Southside Riverfront Park 15-30 minutes before your group departs. There is no need to visit registration if you have your ride number – you may line up at the cue with other riders.

If you did not receive your packet in the mail or pick it up at packet-pick-up, please be sure to arrive a half-hour early to check-in. A ride number is required for ride participation. The event day Registration and Check-in Tent opens at 6:30 AM.

Riders that depart at a different time than their recommended start time will likely encounter rest stops that are not open.

frequently asked

Do I need to register before the event?

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged! With pre-registration you will pay less and have an opportunity to get your ride materials before the event. You may also register in person on the morning of PedalPGH or during one of our designated Packet Pick Up times.

Should I add BikePGH membership to my registration?

Yes! As a BikePGH member, you will support our work creating a more bike and pedestrian-friendly Pittsburgh. Bike lanes, bike racks, and the Pittsburgh Bike Map simply would not exist without your support. Plus, with your donation, you get great member benefits and discounts!

What does the registration fee go toward?

Proceeds fund BikePGH, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, who works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. Your fee also pays for the event’s costs, including staff time, permits, rest stops, food, and hundreds of other pieces that go into making the ride as enjoyable as possible.

Where can I rent a bike?

Golden Triangle Bike Rental is along the People’s local loop route, and is a good place to rent a bike for the big day. 600 1st Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, (412) 600-0675. Alternatively, you can rent a Healthy Ride bike at one of the kiosk stations around Pittsburgh. More information can be found at HealthyRidePGH.com.

Where are the directions?

You will receive a ride guide in your registration packet with maps for the four routes, though turn-by-turn cue sheets won’t be available until the day before the ride due the possibility of unexpected street closures. The route will be clearly marked on the pavement and with cue signs. Printed cue sheets will also be available at the start of the ride and there will be directions available to download on your smartphone or GPS.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! We need about 150 volunteers to make PedalPGH a success! Sign ups will be available soon!

How do I get a jersey?

You can order a jersey as part Premium Registration. You may pick up your jersey at Packet Pickup. You may also pick up your jersey at the end of the ride at the Finish Line Festival.

Can children participate?

Absolutely! PedalPGH has something for everyone. There is a family-friendly 10 mile ride which primarily stays on the Three Rivers Heritage Trails. Registration for children under 18 is only $5. And Yes, you can bring children in a trailer or a carrier. Please ensure that you have filled out a waiver for your child.

Can I get a refund?

PedalPGH happens rain or shine. All registrations for PedalPGH are non-refundable. Regardless of the weather, BikePGH needs to order t-shirts, food, and supplies weeks before the event. Any proceeds from the ride go to support BikePGH.

Is my registration Tax Deductible?

No, registration is not tax deductible. If you added a membership or donation to your registration, these items may qualify as tax deductible.

PedalPGH is on open public roads. Do I really need to pay?

PedalPGH is BikePGH’s largest fundraiser of the year. Funds from PedalPGH support BikePGH’s mission to transform our streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. BikePGH provides well marked routes, staffed Rest Stops with refreshments, a Finish Line Festival with entertainment and food, and shirts for all participants. If you have friends that ride unregistered, please encourage them to pay their way. If cost is prohibitive, you can always get free registration as a volunteer!