NMR Bike Tour & Block Party

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Biddle's Escape


Bike with us through the watershed! (Noon to 3pm)

The Nine Mile Run Bike Tour & Block Party is back for its second year! This year’s guided bike tour will cover 9 miles through the watershed communities of Wilkinsburg, Regent Square, Swissvale, Homewood, Edgewood, and of course, lower Frick Park.  We will explore green rainwater initiatives, community projects, and watershed features as we leisurely, and safely, traverse the watershed neighborhoods, with ride marshals from the Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club. For those of you who joined us last year, we have created a revamped route with some new locations. The tour will both begin and end at Biddle’s Escape coffee shop, starting at noon and finishing around 3pm. Proceeds from the Bike Tour’s ticket sales will go directly towards benefiting our urban environmental restoration programs and regional advocacy work.

Here’s what’s included in the Bike Tour:

– 9 mile guided tour of the watershed
– Refreshments & snacks along the route
– Official Bike Tour & Block Party bandannas & stickers (limited quantity)
– A coupon for free Curly’s Tin Rizzy Ice Cream at the end of the tour!

Party with us at Biddle’s! (2pm to 5pm)

The Bike Tour will be followed by a free entry, family friendly Block Party on Biddle’s Escape block (S. Trenton, from Biddle Ave to Union Street). Stop by from 2pm till 5pm to enjoy tasty hot dogs and burgers from Bulldawg’s, cool treats from Curly’s Tin Rizzy Ice Cream, cocktails and free samples from Wigle Whiskey,  free samples from Great Lakes Brewery and Magic Hat Brewing Company, fiery pretzels from Snakeguy’s Pepper. Be sure to bring cash for the food trucks, as well as our raffle!

We will also be joined at the Block Party by:

– The sounds of funk & soul from Afro Yaqui Music Collective

–  Latin American Children’s Fund to sell beautiful handmade greeting cards from El Salvador

– 3 Rivers Outdoor Company to host a Pre-Event Gear Drop-off for their upcoming FallGear Fest- Used Gear & New Beer

– Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse with a fun & funky crafting project

StormWorks to sell rain barrels and landscape design services

–  Free yoga classes from Mookshi Wellness Center

– Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS)Wilkinsburg CDC, and 91.3 WYEP

What a great way to explore and celebrate your community on a fall Saturday!

Volunteers needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help make sure our event runs smoothly. Sign up by August 21st to receive a Bike Tour t-shirt!

Questions about the event?

Visit our FAQ page for more information and pictures from last year’s event. If you need more information in the meantime, contact Maranda Nemeth at (412) 371-8779 ext. 123 or .

Our awesome sponsors:

Community Life East End, Compass Self Storage, EOS Studio ArcKefalos & Associates Real Estate, Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS), PNC Bank, Steiner Learning Design, Wilkinsburg CDC, Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce91.3 WYEP, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, and WYEP.

Want to become a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship application form.

Registration Details:

Use the form below to purchase tickets for the Bike Tour. The Block Party is free to all and does not require registration. Ticket purchases are non-refundable in the event of inclement weather. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Except for the packaged group discount, each participant must register separately.

Sponsors: Please register for the “Bike Tour Sponsor Ticket”.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Bike Tour Admission (Standard)
You must be 18 years or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian to attend the Bike Tour.
Bike Tour NMR Member Ticket
This ticket is for Nine Mile Run members. All membership tickets will be reviewed for current membership standing. You can call (412) 371-8779 ext. 119 if you would like to confirm or renew your membership status. Lapsed members can also renew at ninemilerun.org/donate.
Bike Tour Sponsor Ticket
Select this option if you have a sponsor coupon code. You must enter your coupon code below.
Packaged deal: Bike Tour plus new Membership Ticket
If you'd like to join the bike tour and become a Nine Mile Run Watershed Association member, sign up for this ticket! You will receive an individual membership $25 and a member-priced bike tour ticket ($15).
Packaged deal: Group Discount
If you're planning to do the bike tour with friends, family, or coworkers, we are offering 6 bike tour tickets for the price of 5. Buy in bulk and save!

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