Let's identify some economic impact. Flew into the airport, took a cab, dinner at a restaurant, night in a hotel. Two rental bikes from a Pittsburgh provider. Not bad. It was a treat to ride out to Boston PA with them and get to point out the sights. They were very impressed at Pittsburgh and the trail environment.
Later I met S at the Bastille, and we rode to see a new mural (still in progress) at Bicycle Heaven:
Then we navigated over to the brand-new Chateau Cafe and Cakery at 1501 Preble Avenue. Very nice coffee shop, I had a cupcake and a double-espresso and they were excellent. Nice bike trail coffee shop.
We rode around Brighton Street and checked out the progress on the Trayvon Martin - Jordan Miles mural, still being developed.
Rode to Oakland, saw Squonk Opera preparing for a performance on Schenley Quad. Noticed that The Creped Crusader had set up shop at the Oakland Farmer's Market, had to order a crepe and it was just nom nom nom good. Follow them at @Creped_Crusader to see where they may next arise. Key tagline: Not the crepes this city deserves, but the crepes this city needs right now. (Post-Gazette article)
Joined the Flock of Cycles ride shaping up at Dippy. This month's ride is the BikeFest edition of Flock. It was a great ride, excellent tunes on both of the playlists we heard. Key "Seen" moment was when the ride crossed in front of Ambassador Rick Seyback while his car was at a stop sign. We ended entering Point State Park after sunset.