Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Help spread the word about BikeFest '06!

Just cut and paste the following and put it in an email and send it to your friends:

Subject: BikeFest '06 - Get on your bike and ride!

BikeFest '06: Get on your bike and ride!
Starting Friday, June 23rd and running through the 4th of July, Bike Pittsburgh will be holding its second annual BikeFest celebration. Please help us get the word out by sending this email to everyone you know who rides (or just owns) a bike: BMX, mountain bike, road bike, hybrid, cross - it doesn't matter. Help us make this an event to remember!

Tons of Events!
This year's BikeFest has over 50 events to choose from organized by cycling organizations, community volunteers, Bike Pittsburgh and Free Ride. These events include wrenching workshops, races, lectures, kids events, and movies! For a complete listing of all the events with in-depth descriptions visit our online BikeFest calendar at or pick up a poster/calendar of events at your local bike shop. Some highlights are:

Warhol Bike Swap | Pittsburgh Mural Ride | Beginner Mt. Bike Rides | ByCycle Demo | Urban Farm Ride (into the sunset)

Bucco's Bike Ride on July 2nd ($16/ticket please RSVP to by June 26th!!!!!) | Scenic Views Ride followed by the movie Breaking Away

Bike Commuting 101 Workshop | Wastewater Treatment Ride | Kid Art on Wheels Workshop and Parade | The Bicycle: Vehicle to Social Equality and Health

Citiparks movie in the park BikeFest edition - E.T. | Nights at the Track | Northside History Tour | Women in Business Ride | Family Pedal to the Pool

Rub-a-Dub Bike Scavenger Hunt | Pittsburgh Rallycat | 2nd Annual Ladies Bridge Night | Mystery Bike Bash | In search of Roberto Clemente's House Ride

Trail Maintenance and Repair | Urban Ecology Ride | War Profiteers Ride | Fireworks Ride | Tons of Mt. Bike rides | and much much more!

Pick up a poster/calendar events at your local bike shop and visit us online at to learn more about BikeFest and check out details about all the different events.

Be sure to wear a helmet on all rides, and if you're riding at night you need to have reflectors and lights! Planet Bike is donating tons of front and rear blinkies so if you don't already have lights, ask your ride leader for a set.

BikeFest Party + Fundraiser - June 30th 7:30pm - 2am @ Free Ride
A party not to be missed! Bands, DJs, Food, Beer, Games and Raffles! FREE for Bike Pittsburgh members, $5 for nonmembers (sign up at the door and receive $5 off your membership that is good for a year!). Starts after the Critical Mass ride and goes late. Bring some extra ducats for raffles, BikeFest t-shirts, and donations for food and beer. All proceeds benefit Bike Pittsburgh!

Bands: More Humans (formerly called We're Wolves - danceable rock/pop) | Poisoned Era (ex-ACGC/New Alcindors - electronic dub/dancehall with a dash of punk)

DJs: Jason Kirker + Phil Boyd (Modey Lemon) | Juddy (Soulcialism) | Edgar Um (tcrps) | Pete Spynda (Air Axe Mag/Pandemic)

Beer: Provided by Pittsburgh's own East End Brewery and another PA favorite, Troegs

Food: Whole Foods Market will be providing the spread while volunteers will be providing vegetarian burritos!

Raffles: We'll be raffling off a Gary Fisher Tassajara disc Mt. Bike - retail value ~$800 AND a Gary Fisher commuter bike! We'll also be raffling off lots of other goodies from Planet Bike, Dirt Rag and more!

Free Ride is located inside Construction Junction at 214 N. Lexington Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Thank You, BikeFest '06 Sponsors!
UPMC Center for Sports Medicine | Gary Fisher Bicycles
Planet Bike | Big Bang Bicycles | East End Brewing | Dirt Rag Magazine
Enrico's Tazza D'Oro Cafe | Gatto Cycle & Fitness
Henry J. Simonds Foundation | Troegs
Iron City Bikes | REI | Pfaltzgraphics
TRM Bicycles | Trek of Pittsburgh | Venture Outdoors | Whole Foods Market
City Paper | The Andy Warhol Museum
& Nathan, Mary, and August Franzen!

About Bike Pittsburgh, Free Ride, + BikeFest
BIKE PITTSBURGH is a nonprofit, membership-based, bike advocacy organization working to make Pittsburgh increasingly safe, accessible, and friendly to bicycle transportation. FREE RIDE is a recycled bike project of Bike Pittsburgh, that enables people of all ages to obtain, recycle, and maintain bicycles. Through educating people on how to recondition used, donated bicycles, we are putting forgotten bikes back on the streets in a reliable, safe condition. We aim to enhance the health of our community and environment by promoting active living and encouraging bicycle transportation. BIKE FEST is our flagship event that serves to focus on the unique beauty of Pittsburgh while having fun and promoting bicycling.


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