Great Allegheny Passage http://wesa.fm en Volunteers to Count Walkers, Bikers on Great Allegheny Passage http://wesa.fm/post/volunteers-count-walkers-bikers-great-allegheny-passage <p>How many people use the Pittsburgh region’s longest trail?</p><p>Volunteers will be counting the number of walkers and bikers along the Great Allegheny Passage Aug. 17.</p><p>The synchronized tallying, which is done at multiple locations several times a year, is a physical count of the number of people using the trail; are they walking or bike riding; and if they are going north or south.</p><p>When manual counts are taken, volunteers take down users’ zip codes to track the number of people visiting.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:33:29 +0000 Michael Lynch 14781 at http://wesa.fm Pedaling The GAP Trail By Rickshaw http://wesa.fm/post/pedaling-gap-trail-rickshaw <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.atatrail.org/">Great Allegheny Passage</a> runs 150 miles between Pittsburgh and Cumberland Maryland. This year the Allegheny Trail Alliance celebrates its <a href="http://www.atatrail.org/finalmile.cfm">near completion</a>.</p><p>Jennifer Szweda Jordan, host of the <a href="http://www.alleghenyfront.org/">Allegheny Front</a> takes a short trip, by rickshaw, in the Pittsburgh section of the trail with <a href="http://greengearspedicabs.com/">Green Gears Pedicabs</a>. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:55:01 +0000 Heather McClain 10943 at http://wesa.fm Pedaling The GAP Trail By Rickshaw Bike to Feed Families Ride Travels Same Trail as Lost Cyclist http://wesa.fm/post/bike-feed-families-ride-travels-same-trail-lost-cyclist <p>On May 15, 1892, bookkeeper, amateur photographer and bicycle enthusiast Frank Lenz set off on his bike along rail lines in Pittsburgh. He was headed east to New York City on the first leg of his journey to cycle around the world.</p><p>More than a century later, cyclists in Pittsburgh will gather Saturday morning at the Pump House in Homestead. They are not headed for New York but rather Duquesne. And the supplies they will be carrying are food donations destined for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:38:21 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 9341 at http://wesa.fm