February 8, 2017

5 Romantic Rides for Valentine’s Day

No matter where you go on Valentine’s Day, it can be fun and romantic when you get there by bike. Lucky for you we have 500 bikes for you to borrow and 50 stations located near some of the best restaurants, parks, and venues that Pittsburgh has to offer. Without further ado, here are five biking dates from our resident romance expert…


Dinner and a Show

This one is for all the classic lovebirds out there. Bike into downtown for all the fancy dinner spots like Sienna Mercato’s rooftop bar, go southern at the new Pork and Beans, that rockin’ pizza place Ephesus, or another one of your favorite spots. Afterwards see what’s playing in the Cultural District’s many theaters (closest station:10th & Penn, Forbes & Market Square, Ft. Duquesne & 7th). Best of all, you’ll bypass the headache that is downtown parking, because Healthy Ride has free parking 24/7.

One Way Ticket

This one is for those newly dating couples who still require social lubricant to keep away the awkward. Bike to your favorite bar on a Healthy Ride so you don’t have to worry about getting your personal bike (or car) home afterwards. Some of our favorites are Over the Bar (closest station:25th & E. Carson), Harris Grill (closest station:Maryland & Ellsworth), Smallman Galley (closest station:21st & Penn), Mad Mex (closest station:Alder & Highland, Atwood & Bates), Hofrauhaus (closest station:27th & Sidney), or Station (closest station:Liberty & Millvale). Try some new beers or greasey bar apps to show your new found heart-throb you’re adventurous. Just be sure to plan a safe ride home if you go a little overboard on cocktails…


Lunch Break

Been meaning to ask that cutie from accounting out? Now’s the time. Ask if they might like to bike with you to a new lunch spot. The excuse, “Oh, no, I don’t have a bike” won’t cut it; again, we have 500 of them all around the city.  Take the scenic route and hit a trail or two.

NOTE: Healthy Ride does not officially endorse workplace romances. Please see your office policies and procedures guide for proper office dating rules.

Sweet Yet Inexpensive

Ride to Point State Park (closest station:Forbes & Market Square, Liberty & Stanwix) with your sweet sweet angel baby and watch the sun set across the three rivers…. ahhh… BOOM. ROMANCE. Bring some cheese and crackers and you’ve got yourself the greatest combination of inexpensive and romantic. We promise not to tell your partner that Healthy Ride is half off on Valentine’s Day. We’ll keep that between us. 😉

The Strip

District, that is. Still not sure if you actually want to commit to a relationship with the person you’ve been going on casual dates with? Here’s one more possibly ambiguous day out to keep testing the waters. Cruise through the Strip District! Visit the shops for local food and steelers gear. If you hear, “Where are all the Patriots shirts?” you can easily lose the chump in sea of families and tourists. Hop on your Healthy Ride and GO (closest station:21st & Penn, 17th & Penn, 12th & Penn).


We’re hear to sweeten the deal this Valentine’s Day. To help you move forward on your journey of romance, Healthy Ride is making all rides on Valentine’s Day half off, which means two for the price of one. Simply register and ride, no promo codes or vouchers necessary.

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