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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pittsburgh 5775 Chanukah Ride

12/21/2014 14m
Started riding with K at the Second Avenue parking lot. Rode the Jail Trail up to Oakland, and out Fifth to Squirrel Hill.

Our goal was to join the Chanukah Menorah Parade, which was originally a car-caravan event but for the third time, has included a bicycle contingent. We had a more cyclists than last year, this event grows every year.

The ride was excellent. There was Pgh Police support at the major intersections, and an officer on bicycle accompanied us which was awesome.

At Schenley Plaza, there was doughnuts and latkes and klezmer music. Last year, there was some difficulty lighting the lamps, but this year the lighting went off without a hitch.

The event was located immediately adjacent to Conflict Kitchen, which is serving Palestinian takeout right now. This led to this interesting photo by Stu-S:

Afterwards we rode back on the Jail Trail. It was a bit chilly, took a while to warm up after standing around at the event.

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