If you're considering perhaps exploring Pittsburgh on a bike, the most helpful thing to understand is that the city has a split personality, a real schizophrenia when it comes to cycling. We visited there recently and found it to have some completely awesome places to ride a bike; other parts of the city offered some of the most challenging experiences I've encountered on two wheels.
For the first-time visitor to Pittsburgh or neophyte Steel City cyclist, the place to start is at Point State Park, which sits where the rivers come together at the heart of the city. There you'll find fountains, broad walkways and spectacular views in every direction. A whole network of bike paths go out from there along the region's three major rivers. You can easily ride to a number of fun and interesting destinations, including...read more.
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