Geology Bike Tour with Fred Zelt and Friends

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Duquesne Incline Parking West Carson Street Pittsburgh

1197 West Carson Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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This event will help participants understand how geology and climate have shaped Pittsburgh landscapes.

First we will ride the Duquesne Incline to the top of scenic Mt. Washington where geologist Fred Zelt will speak about geology, climate and Pittsburgh landscapes.

We will then return to the banks of the Ohio River where we will start a leisurely 14-mile bicycle excursion on riverfront trails along the Monongahela River, with only a short segment on roadways.

The cycling excursion will take us to Point State Park, the historic Smithfield Street and Hot Metal bridges, the Bald Eagle viewing area at Hays, and Station Square. We will stop frequently at scenic overlooks and historic spots.

We will start and end in the large parking lot near the bottom of the Duquesne Incline between West Carson Street and the Ohio River.


IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR PARTICIPANTS: PLEASE READ ALL

This event is capped at 13 participants. Due to limited capacity, each participant must register for themselves and be prepared to cover the cost of attendance and additional bike rental fees if applicable.

As you register, make sure you can ALSO attend on the RAIN DATE if we have to reschedule: Saturday, October 12, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

***We will proceed with October 5 if there is light rain*** and send an email to confirm.

  • A morning snack and lunch will be provided.

  • Participants must wear a cycling helmet

  • Bring a water bottle

  • Prepare to be outdoors for four hours; dress in layers as needed

Members will recieve a discount. To check if you are an active member of Friends of the Riverfront, email Kaitlyn@friendsoftheriverfront.org





About our geologist and cycling excursion leader:

Fred Zelt, a Pittsburgh native, is a geologist with degrees from MIT and Princeton and 30 years of service with ExxonMobil in Houston, Norway, London and New Orleans. Since returning to Pittsburgh, cycling on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail has helped prepare Fred for cross-country rides with Bike the US for MS. Fred has also participated in Pittsburgh-area charity bicycle rides including PedalPGH, Bike MS Escape to the Lake and Cook Forest River Ride, 3-2-1 Ride for cancer and Tour the Montour. Fred delivers lectures about global energy, Pennsylvania geology, shale gas and climate in area high schools, and in 2018 he spoke about area geology at Ohiopyle State Park. He led Pittsburgh-area geology field trips for 2018 and 2019 Pennsylvania Master Naturalist training programs sponsored by the Allegheny Land Trust. Fred and his wife Donna live on Mt. Washington and have four children and three grandchildren.

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Duquesne Incline Parking West Carson Street Pittsburgh

1197 West Carson Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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