Pittsburgh is One of the Most Cycling-Friendly U.S. Cities

Bicycling mag ranks the Steel City at No. 21 on its list of 50 metropolises.


PHOTO BY DAVE DICELLO

 

Did you know that Pittsburgh has 712 public staircases, totaling to more than 24,000 vertical feet? Fortunately for bikers, the city has been installing “runnels,” or tracks on which riders can more easily roll a bike up steps. Bicycling magazine cites runnels as the main reason it has ranked the 'Burgh in 21st place on its biennial list of the 50 most cycling-friendly U.S. cities. To put things into perspective, we've jumped 14 places from where we were in the 2012 list. Celebrate by participating in the Pittsburgh Underwear Ride, a nighttime event that promotes positive body image and, of course, cycles.

 

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