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Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Introduces Bicycle Tours Highlighting Industrial Heritage
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Contributed By: Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Email The Author: info@riversofsteel.com
Website: http://www.riversofsteel.com

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is excited to announce its newest tour - the Rivers of Steel Bicycle Tour.  This active and eco-friendly excursion takes participants on a trail-side ride through Pittsburgh's historic industrial landscape.

The 2 1/2 hour tour takes advantage of local riverside trails to give riders a look at industry from the vantage point of its development along the Monongahela River.  The group meets at Bessemer Court at Station Square, and progresses at a leisurely pace through the South Side along the South Side Trail.  Riders then cross the Hot Metal Bridge and ride through a typical worker neighborhood before looping back to Station Square along the north side of the Monongahela River on the Eliza Furnace Trail.

At various stops along the route, guides identify and discuss the visible vestiges of former industrial sites and share stories of the workers who once made this region the Steelmaking Capital of the World.  Trail access allows visitors to view several remnants of industry that remain hidden from everyday sight.  Be sure to bring your camera!

Public tours will be held on four Saturdays in 2009 - June 27, July 18, August 22, and September 12, departing from Station Square at 9:00 a.m.  Private tours are also available.  Advanced reservations are required and can be arranged by calling 412-464-4020 or by visiting Rivers of Steel's website at www.riversofsteel.com.  $10 members, $20 non-members.

You must have your own bike and helmet.  Water bottles are recommended.

About Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area:
The mission of Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is to conserve, interpret, promote and manage the historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources of steel and related industries in southwestern Pennsylvania, and to develop the use of these resources so that they may contribute to the revitalization of the region. 
 

 


Keywords: Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, bicycle tours, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, historic tours

Posted: June 2, 2009
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