The Allegheny River Islands: Urban Oases
December 6, 2010
From the shore you can see them, but very few people have actually been on the islands that dot the Allegheny River within a few miles of downtown Pittsburgh. WQED explores the history of the islands, and goes ashore to show viewers not only the conservation efforts, but what's actually there: from wildlife to native plants, from human inhabitants to artifacts left behind.
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Monday, June 27, 2016
"I wanted to showcase the hills."
It's a one-day bicycle ride around Pittsburgh. It covers 13 very steep hills. It's a test of strength, endurance, biking skills and human perseverence. It's called the DIRTYDOZEN. It was started in 1983 by Danny Chew, his brother and some of their friends. It's now a Pittsburgh tradition and an extraordinary celebration of our city's terrain!