PGH to be crowned “Rust Cup Champion” in Youngstown, OH on Oct 18th

The five-month long National Bike Challenge came to a close on October 1st. The nonprofit organization Bike Pittsburgh rallied 1,513 Pittsburghers to ride 675,665 miles, totaling 1,614,584 points, which placed Pittsburgh third out of participating US cities with populations over 200,000. More importantly, Pittsburgh beat Cleveland in the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes – a challenge which Bike Cleveland posed to Bike Pittsburgh at the beginning of the 2013 Challenge season.  Pittsburgh’s victory brings the Rust Cup Trophy and Rust Belt Champion Title to Pittsburgh until the two cities pedal it out again during next year’s Challenge.