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Anyone from Pittsburgh? question for you...(6 posts)

Anyone from Pittsburgh? question for you...mrrun2fast
Jun 23, 2003 6:27 PM
Hey I'm thinking about moving to Pittsburgh, and I've been reading about races at the Washington Blvd. Oval. Is it fun to do? How competitive is it? For the different levels, what's the length of the race? Any information would be nice.

Thanks,
Dan
re: Anyone from Pittsburgh? question for you...wilsonc
Jun 23, 2003 6:35 PM
Its fairly competetive, and a lot of fun. its great for practicing race tactics since it happens every week. plus on fridays, there are time-trials. I havent raced this year, so i dont remember the distances...

wilson
Try the ACA websitejtlmd
Jun 23, 2003 7:54 PM
I used to compete in these races 10 years ago. They were fun, competitive and inexpensive. Distances were not huge. Info is availabe at the Allegheny Cycling Association website: http://www.acaracing.com/
I am.......stephenb
Jun 23, 2003 7:55 PM
Move to the 'burgh if you need to for work but don't expect much. Pittsburgh is sorely lacking when it comes to cycling. The weather, the drivers, and the roads all contribute to a poor riding experience. On the positive side we do have the Washington Oval ;-)
I am.......mrrun2fast
Jun 23, 2003 9:17 PM
I'm originally from Pittsburgh, I moved to Los Angeles last year, where I have picked up road cycling. I can't wait to come back, although its nice cycling year around.
Need to expand your horizon a bit...Lone Gunman
Jun 24, 2003 6:42 PM
If you are talking about riding in the city proper (why?) no not a great place to cycle. Get out of your little world of the city. Why not visit some of the state parks to the east of the city. Look up a place called Clear Creek State Park, in Jefferson County. Go straight up Rt 28 to get to the general area. Ride from CC to Ridgway and back, 60 miles round trip, you will see lots of forest, elk, 50mph descent, probably deer, drink from a roadside mountain spring, have lunch in Ridgway (Sheetz or Subway), pass the bike trail on the way, ride on routes 968 and 949. Or head over to Seven Springs area.