CHARITY BIKE RIDES
* Want to participate in a walk/run instead? Here are the 2013 Pittsburgh Charity Walks & Runs
Pittsburgh W.A.R. Against Hunger
June 1, 2013
7.5 Mile Ride
Rainbow Kitchen is declaring W.A.R. against hunger! Walk and Ride Against Hunger is a 7.5 mile ride on the South Side Riverfront Trail, with proceeds benefiting Rainbow Kitchen Community Services.
August 25, 2013
A fun, educational bicycle tour of the neighborhoods and design landmarks that make Pittsburgh unique, Pedal Pittsburgh was turned over to BikePGH by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh beginning with the 2012 event. Course options of 15-, 25-, 35-, 50-, and 60-miles mean that everyone can participate.
MS 150 Escape to the Lake
June 8–9, 2013
One of the favorite, although longer, charity rides in the area, this 2-day, 150 mile trek from Zelienople (Butler County) to the picturesque shores of Lake Erie is sponsored by and benefits The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Overnight lodging is provided at Allegheny College. You can register as an individual or a team member and a minimum of $250 in pledges is requested for participation. Great volunteer support and food will get you through this challenge in style.
Pittsburgh Tour de Cure
June 23, 2013
Dust off the bike and ride for diabetes at this annual biking event with distances for all abilities - 8 mile Family Fun Ride & Scenic Tour, 30-mile Fitness Test (with a 20 mi. short-cut option!), 50-mile Training Ride and 100-mile Ultimate Challenge century. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Held just north of Pittsburgh, beginning and ending at Seneca Valley High School in Harmony and winding through the scenic back roads of Western Pennsylvania.
Keystone Country Ride
July 20–21, 2013
The second of the MS 150 rides in Western Pennsylvania, this Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsored ride is a two-day scenic loop between Altoona/Hollidaysburg and State College, Pennsylvania. You can register as an individual or as a team member, with each cyclist agreeing to raise a minimum of $250 in pledges in order to participate. A beautiful and gratifying way to explore the back country roads of rural Pennsylvania.
Cook Forest Ride for Life
September 21, 2013
A fun, fitness filled day for cyclists of all levels, this gently rolling 30-mile or 60-mile loop along the scenic Clarion River is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of Cook Forest State Park while raising money to help win the battle against MS. Unlike the MS150 tours, this ride has a smaller minimum pledge requirement of $75 - in addition to the nonrefundable $25/$35 registration fee.