May 30, 2019

June Events Roundup

Farmers markets, outdoor festivals, and Open Streets—it’s summertime in the Burgh! We’ve rounded up all the best bikeable events happening this month, so grab a Healthy Ride and get ridin’!

 

Ambassador Group Rides

Our Community Ambassadors are leading group rides all throughout the summer. Check out our Facebook events page for the latest updates.

Lincoln School’s Friends and Family Ride

June 1
9am – 11am
Lincoln Elementary School

Healthy Ride board member Kristin Saunders has been working with Lincoln School to make the area around school grounds safer for motorists and families. Through this initiative, the principal wants her families to explore the pedestrian changes but she also wants to encourage other forms of kid friendly transportation like bikes, hoverboards, scooters, etc. Healthy Ride will provide bikes for the parents and community members for them to participate in the ride. This ride is led by Ambassadors Brittany Brown and Merecedes Williams.

 

Lunch Ride with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

June 6
12pm – 1pm
Market Square Healthy Ride Station

Kick off your afternoon on a Healthy Ride. Ride with Healthy Ride and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, exploring different parts of Downtown on a bike. Beginners are welcome! This ride is led by Ambassador Matt McDermit.

 

LGBTQ Pride Ride

June 7
6pm – 7pm
Burns White Center at 3 Crossings Healthy Ride station

Get your LGBTQmunity Pride gear on for this ride with Community Ambassador Coley Alston. We are celebrating our history, our present, and our future. Please don’t wear anything that will obstruct your vision or get caught in your wheels/chain while riding. We’ll start the ride at the 3 Crossings Healthy Ride station and bike to the Point! This ride is led by Ambassador Coley Alston.

 

Ridin’ with the Mayor

June 23
10am – 12pm
Everyday Cafe, 532 N Homewood Ave

Join Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett as she leads a group ride through her city with Community Ambassadors Brittany Brown and Merecedes Williams! We’ll start at Everyday Cafe, ride through Homewood to Wilkinsburg, snap a photo at the Wilkinsburg “W”, and then return to the starting point. This ride is led by Ambassadors Brittany Brown and Merecedes Williams.

 

Other Events

Geared Up and Grounded: Bike Tour & Block Party

June 1
10am – 4pm
6587 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

This year’s Bike Tour & Block Party event will feature Pittsburgh’s east side neighborhoods (Larimer, Homewood, East Liberty, Point Breeze, and Wilkinsburg). We will push off at 10:00 am for the ride and at each stop, we will speak to community partners, learning about their journey and the transformation of vacant spaces into activated places. Those who need a bicycle will have access to Healthy Ride PGH bikes as a part of their registration.

 

Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 7 – 16
Point State Park + Gateway Center

As one of the largest and most-celebrated FREE arts festivals in the world, TRAF welcomes you for 10 days of free music, theater, dance, public art installations, gallery exhibitions, a visual artist market, creative activities, food, and more. Avoid trying to find parking and take a Healthy Ride to the festival.

 

Bike to the Beach

June 15
12:30pm – 1pm
Bloomfield Farmers Market

Bike to the Beach AKA the Bloomfield Pool! We’ll be starting from the Bloomfield Farmers Market, located at the corner of Liberty Ave and Gross St. We’ll take a leisurely ride around the neighborhood, and end our ride at the Bloomfield Pool.

 

BikePGH’s Slow Roll

June 15
10am – 1pm
Homewood YMCA

Slow Roll is for everyone! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Our family-friendly pace keeps everyone safe and gives riders a unique perspective of our great city. Whether you ride mountain bikes, do cross country bike trips, or simply get together with your friends and like to ride around your neighborhood, you are welcome to join!

 

Biking & Brunching

June 22
10am – 12pm
Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St

Join Healthy Ride, Wigle Whiskey, and Threadbare Cider & Mead for a bike crawl through Pittsburgh’s Strip District, Downtown, and Northside! With a guided bike leader, learn how to use Healthy Ride’s bike share to easily & safely navigate through the city. Stops will be made at Wigle Distillery, Wigle Downtown Tasting Room & Bottle Shop, Wigle Barrelhouse, and Threadbare Cider & Mead. And no worries – for safety, imbibing will only happen at the end of the crawl. Bike drops will be reserved along the way for a care-free ride!

 

OpenStreetsPGH

June 30
9am – 1pm
Downtown, Strip District, Lawrenceville
Hosted by BikePGH

OpenStreetsPGH is inspired by the open streets movement – a global phenomenon promoting healthy outdoor activity and community engagement using city streets. OpenStreetPGH temporarily closes streets to car traffic and invites Pittsburghers to reimagine their streets as places for people. This free event series connects communities to each other and creates a safe place for people of all ages to walk, bike, roll, and dance through 10 neighborhoods in 2019.

 

Recurring Events

Pirates Baseball

May – September
Various Times
PNC Park

Skip the parking headache and bike to the ballgame! We have a station located at Isabella St + Federal St, just outside of PNC Park.

 

Farmers Markets

Spring – Fall
Various Times
Various Locations

Summer is peak farmers market season, but don’t worry about fighting for parking! Many of the markets have stations nearby, and our bikes have a basket with straps to transport your fresh purchases.


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