Tours By Bike

Rivers of Steel has partnered with Golden Triangle Bikes for two different guided tours this summer!

Babushkas & Hard Hats: The Steel Town Ride

Travel through the Steel Valley with lunch and tours of Carrie Blast Furnaces and the Pump House

June 30 and August 18, 2019

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 8.5 miles

Price: $85

Spend a day with Rivers of Steel! Your ride with tour guide Eric Horgos will get to the heart of the steel town story sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that made Pittsburgh the steel-making capital of the world!

The day begins with a ride from Golden Triangle Bikes to the Pump House in Munhall, with stops along the way to give context to the “Hardest Working River in the World.” Here you’ll stop for a traditional immigrant-inspired lunch catered by Iron Oven and a walk-through of the historic site. Next, you’ll travel by shuttle to the famous Carrie Blast Furnaces for an outdoor walking tour of this National Historic Landmark before being transported back to Golden Triangle Bikes.

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A view of the Ohio River that includes a late afternoon sun and people on the bow of the boat.

Industry & Innovation: The Explorer Bikes and Boats Tour

July 21, 2019

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 4-5 hours

Distance: 8.5 miles

Price: $85

Pittsburgh’s innovation story doesn’t begin in the 21st century! This tour pairs guide Eric Horgos with Rivers of Steel’s PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation tour on the Explorer riverboat—sharing the stories of how the region has continually evolved. Discover how the industries of yesterday shaped the Pittsburgh of today!

The day begins with a ride that loops from Golden Triangle Bikes to Station Square, up the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and back down the GAP to Point State Park with stops along the way that give context to how our region’s industrial past was fueled by innovations. At the Point, you’ll hop onboard Rivers of Steel’s green riverboat for a traditional immigrant-inspired lunch catered by Iron Oven and a 90-minute sightseeing tour on all three rivers! The day will wrap with a quick ride back to Golden Triangle Bikes.

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Hours & Admission*

The Steel Town Ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The Bikes & Boat Tour will also begin at 9:00 a.m. and should conclude by 2:00 p.m.

General Admission

$85

Location & Directions

Tours start and end at Golden Triangle Bike Rental, 600 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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