The Community Bike Program has been temporarily suspended as we work to maintain and improve the program. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
The Community Bike Program has been brought to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail through the generous support of the Dasani Corporation and Trek of Pittsburgh – providing the public with a new way to enjoy the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
NOTE: For added nighttime security, Community Bike Program lockers will automatically lock at 9pm each evening, remain locked overnight, and unlock at 8am each following morning for use. Please remember to return all bikes by 9pm.
If a bike has a flat tire or any malfunction rendering it unusable, please place the bike back into its locker and call the number on the door or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Community Bike Program?
The Community Bike program is a first for the Pittsburgh Region. Friends of the Riverfront in conjunction with our program partners Increase awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region's rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship and expansion of water and land trails. The Community Bike Program is a natural extension of our mission to reconnect people with their rivers and riverfronts. The Community Bikes are available to adults over the age of 18 who wish to become active, explore and enjoy the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system and other great amenities the confluence of three rivers has to offer.
How do I access the Community Bikes?
To access the Bikes please visit our office at 33 Terminal Way (just off East Carson Street in the South Side), Pittsburgh PA 15219 Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We would like to personally welcome you to the Community Bike program and help you on your way with bike safety tips and usage agreements. To access a silver Bike locker and the Bike inside you will need to obtain an i-button by providing proof of identity, reading, understanding and signing the usage agreement and provide a $10 non-refundable deposit for your i-button. The i-button is tied to your identity, valid and activated for one year, and may be used at any time during the daylight hours and are for Heritage Trail use ONLY. For more information please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com or by phone at 412.488.0212
Where are the Bikes and Bike lockers located?
The community Bike program has two locations on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system. The first site is along the South Side Trail off of 4th Street. Parking is free and available after 4:00 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. We also encourage people to use the parking to visit our office just a block away at 33 Terminal Way, a convenient location to sign onto the program and gain your swipe card.
The second site is along the North Shore Trail segment along River Avenue adjacent to the Heinz Lofts Apartments. Trail head parking is also available adjacent to the Bike lockers, nearby across from the Washington’s Landing pedestrian bridge and at the trail parking lot next to the 16th Street Bridge. Both locations showcase a Heritage Trail Sign outlining the trail system and amenities.
Where can I go for a ride?
Friends of the Riverfront, The City of Pittsburgh, and several adjoining municipalities work hard to ensure the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is well maintained and accessible for your enjoyment. There are currently over 21 miles of trail for you to explore and many interesting interpretive signs to inform and delight your imagination. We must insist that the Community Bikes are used and remain only on the designated Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The Bikes are not designed or equipped for on-road/off-road use or use after dusk. Please keep this in mind and always return the Bikes to the original locker you removed it from 30 minutes before dusk. This will ensure maximum availability of Bikes for other users. You are free to keep the i-button and use it during your next visit to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
What if I still have questions or need assistance?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 412.488.0212. Maps of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail are available at information centers throughout the City of Pittsburgh. The maps are also available upon request and will be mailed to you within 48 hours. Enjoy the Trails!