Wednesday, May 20, 2009

VO Ties Fun, Exercise and Civics

Venture Outdoors is teaming up with a Pittsburgh City Councilman to launch a series of outdoor adventures that will combine exercise, education and public policy. The monthly outings begin June 14th with a Kayak trip on the three rivers. That trip will be followed by a downtown bike tour July 5th and a hike in Schenley Park August 2nd. A team of experts on design and urban development who will talk not only about the history of the land and buildings but also the area’s potential for the future will narrate each trip. Venture Outdoors Assistant Executive Director Sean Brady says the tours are more than the usually guided tours because the participants will be engaged in a discussion about what they are seeing and what they would like to see in the future. Councilman Bill Peduto is lending his name to the “Pedal, Paddle, Peduto” series. He says it is a way to “join forces to create a unique new opportunity for people to hike, bike, and kayak through Pittsburgh, while also learning about riverfront development, civic design, architecture, urban design and the environment. More information including registration can be found online.

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