Frank Lenz http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh's Second Bicycling Boom http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghs-second-bicycling-boom <p></p><p>At the turn of the 20th century, bicycling enthusiast and Pittsburgh native, Frank Lenz was an American celebrity. His two wheeled global journey, and eventual disappearance in Turkey, are chronicled in David V. Herlihy's book <em>The Lost Cyclist</em>. Last year Herlihy came to Pittsburgh and <em>Essential Pittsburgh</em> to celebrate <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/a-lens-on-lenz-on-the-south-side-635673/">Frank Lenz Day</a>. This year, in observation of Lenz's world tour departure, we look at Pittsburgh's place in cycling history with WESA reporter <strong>Margaret Krauss</strong>. Tue, 14 May 2013 22:20:27 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 9560 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh's Second Bicycling Boom 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