11/27/12 0MBig things in Pittsburgh bicycling today, which is my subtle and effective way of calling attention away from: I didn't ride today.
I didn't know this, but there's a Menorah Parade and Lighting Ceremony on Sunday December 9th, which is preceded by a Car Menorah Parade from 4.30 to 5.30 pm on a route from Squirrel Hill to Schenley Plaza.
Fred that I am, nothing is as bike-solemn as the The Festival of Lights, aka Hanukkah. I didn't know they had a parade! This year, the folks at Chabad Lubavitch Center have made a place in the parade of cars adorned with Menorahs for bicycles, some of which will be similarly illuminated.
In the age of the internet, where do you go to learn about Car Menorahs? Look no further than CarMenorah.com!
I think this is going to be a lot of fun. I need to fashion a Menorah kludge for my bicycle.
So there's a Menorah + Bikes Ride Sunday 12/09 at 4.30 in Squirrel Hill, bring your bike, bring your portable Menorah, it's going to be a little different this year!
Also in New Bicycling Themes, a DC blogger recently administered the Second Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge, and Pittsburgh was the city with the most cyclists completing the Challenge (which involved riding your bike to a coffee shop seven times in six weeks). Pittsburgh won over second-place Portland, Oregon, in a bit of an upset for that well-established bike-coffee city.
On the heels of that recent victory, some Bike-Pgh riders have announced a new effort, the First Annual Soupaneuring Challenge, in which bicyclists ride out for Soup between Dec.1 and Jan 31st (inclusive). Details here.
I didn't ride today. Probably will tomorrow.