Bicycling enthusiasts came out in full force for Pirates Charities for a 100-bike outdoor stationary cycling event on Federal Street to raise money to support Pirates Charities and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh's "Building Bridges" program.
On Saturday, May 12, local instructors led this non-competitive cycle, lasting three hours, on Federal Street prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Houston Astros. This event took place under perfect weather conditions and was a big success in its inaugural year.
Cyclists could elect to "buy" a bike for the entire three-hour event, or rent a bike by the hour. Fan could register as an individual, or reserve bikes for a group of friends! Each spin bike raised a minimum of $50 per hour. Participants could seek sponsors to raise additional funds for Pirates Charities and the YMCA.
All participants received a complimentary game ticket for that night's Pirates game vs. the Astros, and a commemorative towel. Plus, each hour, participants present during that hour had the chance to win prizes including Pirates memorabilia, 3-month and 6-month memberships to Oxford Athletic Club for a family of four, BodyMedia FIT CORE Armbands and more!
The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Dedicated to nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support community, the Y works side by side with its neighbors every day to ensure that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Pirates Charities is the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since its inception in late 2006, Pirates Charities has contributed more than $2.4 million dollars to worthwhile projects in the Pittsburgh region, Bradenton, Florida and Estorga, Dominican Republic (location of the Pirates Latin American Headquarters).
Pirates Charities is a recognized 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1(800)732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.