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Icycle Bicycle

Don’t believe the rumors, people do ride their bikes in the cold winter months. If the snow is cleared, people will ride. And nothing shows that spirit more than Pittsburgh’s annual Icycle Bicycle ride. The New Year’s Day ride is organized by the Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen and all are welcome (just bring a bike, a helmet, and sign an insurance form beforehand). The ride starts in the South Side and travels to the West End Bridge, across the Ohio River to the North Shore, over the Allegheny River to the Strip District, through Downtown, and eventually back to the South Side at the Hot Metal Bridge. It’s all about showcasing how enjoyable riding through Pittsburgh’s streets and trails can be, even when the weather is frightful. The tradition traces back decades. WPW reserved a room in Claddagh Irish Pub for hungry and thirsty cyclists after the ride. A $5 donation goes to the Community Human Services food pantry. Bundle up!

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