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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PEDAL PALE ALE Keg Ride 2012 - April 28th [Pittsburgh]


Grab a bike and a GOOD FRIEND for the running of the 8th Annual Keg Ride. We're back at it again to raise money for ABOARDand BikePGH this year!
THE RIDE: To help spread the word about what it means to operate an environmentally sustainable brewery (more on that here), for the past seven years, we've been delivering the the very first PEDAL PALE ALE kegs of the season to a local tap-spot in a very unique way....BY BICYCLE.
On Saturday Morning, April 18th, 2012, a few of us will set off with kegs and 500  GOOD FRIENDS  in tow to a mystery destination some place in Pittsburgh that ordered some beer. The trip will be slow, meandering, and maybe a little surprising - especially the destination.  And of course, the beer will be cold, super-fresh, and especially tasty after the ride!
CAN I BUY YOU A BEER? For everyone that rides along, your first  beer is on me.  The more people that ride, the more beer we have to pull, but we'll worry about that.
WORTHY CAUSES: Like last year, instead of just riding for beer, we're riding for Charity, raising a bit of cash for a local organization doing great work on tiny budgets... ABOARD and BikePGH
What's New This Year:
  • We're starting at the new home of the East End Brewing, 6580 Frankstown Ave. (at Julius Street).
  • We're also limiting the number of riders to 500 and eliminating day-of registration.  This ride has been know to grow to gigantic proportions, doubling year after year.  The ride's legit now and we're trying to grow it sustainably.....just like the new brewery.  So, sign up early before all the spots are gone!
  • BikePGH is organizing the event this year, so come out and see all your cycling pals and make some new ones.
  • You'll get a souvenir EEB Pint Glass.  Oh yeah!  After enjoying a little Pedal Pale Ale you'll take the glass home with you.
WANT TO REALLY PARTICIPATE?  PULL A KEG!  Yes, you can have the honor of riding at the front of the pack, and scoring one of the very first glasses of PEDAL PALE ALE served this season.  Of course, you'll need to work for it - and pay for it too.  But again, it all goes to charity.  
For the tidy sum of $250, you can guarantee a slot at the head of the pack.  Just drop an email to seth@bike-pgh.org, and the first person to make payment - credit card, check, unmarked bills, gold bullion (Seth's words, not mine.  I'd also take beer.) - gets to pull a keg to our undisclosed location.  No, we still won't tell you where we're riding... but I can say that we will go near a body of water, but we will not cross one.
THE PARTICULARS:
  • Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2012
  • Time: 9:30-10:30am sign-in, 11am departure, arrival at Desination likely between 12 and 1pm
  • Starting Point: East End Brewing Co. (new location at 6580 Frankstown Ave, Pgh, Pa 15206)
  • Destination: You've gotta ride to find out!
  • Distance: 6-10 miles
  • Pace: Gentle.  Remember that part about people pulling a keg?
  • Return trip: Sorry folks, you're on your own.
  • Registration: Early Bird = $20, Regular = $25  (Remember, you get to keep the pint glass) Hmm.....when does Early Bird pricing end?  That's a mystery, so sign up now before the price goes up. 
  • Ride is limited to 500 riders.
  • Click here for info on last year's ride.

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