Biking in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a city that supports and encourages bicycling.

Over the last few years, Pittsburgh has become known as a city that supports and encourages bicycling. As a result of this, Pittsburgh has a strong and devoted community of cyclists who are eager to welcome and wow you not only with bike-accessible hotels and public transportation, but with sustainability efforts, beautiful trails, and fascinating and fun tours. You'll be amazed at the ease and convenience of exploring Pittsburgh by bike. 

Healthy Ride

Healthy Ride is a Pittsburgh's Bike share system. It's a fun, affordable, and easy way to navigate around Pittsburgh because bike rental stations are located near the city's best museums, restaurants, and shopping. Just walk up to any station to rent a bike or download the nextbike mobile app to do everything from your smart phone: Rent a bike, check bike availability, track your rides and manage your account.

There are over 500 bikes at more than 50 stations across the city and the stations span over 12 Pittsburgh area neighborhoods, with over 100 more stations to come in 2018. Take a leisurely ride around town and explore Pittsburgh's beautiful neighborhoods. Don’t worry about returning your bike to the same location – Healthy Ride bikes are meant for one-way trips, so you can grab a bike in one neighborhood and drop it off in a different station after you’ve reached your destination.  Even though these bikes are designed for short trips around the city, you can also use them on some of our beautiful riverfront trails.  

Bike the Burgh Tours

Located in the heart of Downtown, Bike the Burgh Tours offers fun, active and historical bicycle tours through various Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Their guided tours can take you through Downtown, the North Side, the South Side, as well as through neighborhoods of the east like Oakland, Shadyside & East Liberty.  The tour guides focus on the history of the city, point out exceptional examples of unique architecture and street art, and you’ll learn about some of the eclectic personalities who have shaped Pittsburgh over the last two centuries. There are two new additional tours this year; the Hollywood East movie tour and Bikes and Brews - a three-hour brewery tour stopping at 5 different local breweries!

You don't have to be a seasoned cyclist to enjoy these tours – they are family friendly, no hills involved, and are ridden at a leisurely pace. Bikes can be rented from Bike the Burgh or you can bring your own. All levels of biking enthusiasts are welcome to join a Bike the Burgh tour for an opportunity to have fun outside and be physically active while discovering (or rediscovering!) Pittsburgh! Not a cyclist? Not a problem, Bike the Burgh Tours has got you covered. Its sister company Walk the Burgh offers historical walking tours through various neighborhoods of the city. 

Golden Triangle Bikes

Golden Triangle Bike is your gateway to experiencing Pittsburgh's 20+ miles of riverfront trails, the 335 mile Great Allegheny Passage, and an expanding network of on-street bike lanes, challenging road riding, and thrilling single track mountain biking. Their main location is downtown with an additional bike rental site at The Waterfront in Homestead. Both locations also offer tune-ups and repairs and sell merchandise, snacks and drinks to trail users.

Golden Triangle Bike offers bike rentals, local bike tours, trip planning, and bike servicing as well as self-guided tours along the Great Allegheny Passage. All local bike rentals include a helmet, lock, handlebar bag, Self-Guided Tour Map, repair kit and expert advice on how to maximize your fun while cycling. In fact, their staff is made up of a group of mechanics, travel agents, trip planners and trail ambassadors who strive to combine their expertise in order to offer the most amazing experience possible on two wheels.


This blog is sponsored by Healthy Ride, Bike the Burgh Tours, and Golden Triangle Bikes