Pittsburgh group rides

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spud
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by spud

A friend of mine is moving to Pittsburgh and is hoping to find some fast group rides on the weekends. She has good experience riding in large groups (<40people) on mixed terrain where we average about 23-24 mph. Better for her if the hills are not too long or too steep. Any recommendations for group rides to explore?

jdp211
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by jdp211

Pittsburgh Master's Velo Club does Saturday and Sunday rides. Hanging around the cyclocross scene will net her more than a few people to ride with. PM me and I can put her in contact with a couple of people out there, I lived and rode around the 'Burgh for a few years.

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Flyfishing3
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by Flyfishing3

Western pa wheelman is the biggest group.

There are lots of riders but I wouldn't say lots of large group rides

To avg that kind of speed in Pgh she'll have to be a monster. There a no flat roads and nothing but climbing out my way( I live east of the city)

Where is she moving?

spud
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by spud

I don't know where she is moving exactly, just know it's within city limits. Sounds like the terrain there is much hillier than here, most of our climbs last less than 3 minutes and are less than 10%. I'll advise her to check out those clubs and she can find her way into the appropriate groups etc.

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by Flyfishing3

make sure she knows there is an extra tax to live in the city limits 3% on top of normal taxes just to live there based on income. If she can negotiate, make sure she knows.

i rode this AM. 28 miles with almost 2300' of climbing with some up to 20%. most decent climbs around here are 10-14%. Nothing crazy long, just tick ups.

Its not a group but

http://bikepgh.org

will let her know all thats going on in the city including commuting. The forums are under resources.

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Only flat riding here is the rail trails. Most rides in PA average 1000ft of climbing per 10 miles.
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