How Scott Bricker is Changing Pittsburgh’s Streets For the Better

It’s no surprise that Bricker has several favorite bike trails in Pittsburgh — after all, he is a co-founder and the executive director of BikePGH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to biking education, community and advocacy. BikePGH has transformed Pittsburgh over the past 20 years — more than 100 miles of bike infrastructure and hundreds of bike racks have been installed in the city, thanks to their advocacy.

Bricker grew up in Chippewa in Beaver County, and started using a bike to get around regularly when he was in college — he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1999 from Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland. He used a mountain bike to get to class and ride around Pittsburgh…

Bricker says BikePGH promotes gender equality in the biking community through programs like WMNBikePGH, which aims to make the biking community less male-dominated. According to the 2020 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census, while 2.4% of male workers older than 16 in Pittsburgh bike to work, only 0.8% of female workers older than 16 do the same.