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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with 412 Flock!


This weekend, we're bringing back our now Annual Cinco de Mayo ride, but this time we're heading to Beechview for the Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Festival.

The event in Beechview goes from 12:00 noon - 8:00pm this Saturday, May 7th and will feature music, food, and activities. 412 Flock will be leading a short ride community ride from West Liberty Cycles in Brookline to the event. Please join us!


BICI-101 brochure in Spanish

At the event, we are proud to announce that we will be launching our second and revised round of BICI-101, a Pittsburgh bicycling guide in Spanish. We thank Café Con Leche, BikePGH, and Free Ride for their help in making this guide possible.

Also, big kudos to our fearless leader and presidente of 412 Flock, Lucia Aguirre, who has spearheaded this project from the beginning! Café Con Leche did a recent profile of her move to the States from Mexico, her first forays into bicycle commuting, and her activism through 412 Flock and projects like BICI-101. Check it out here.

Road closures and Traffic in Oakland = Leave for Dippy Early!

Our ride coordinator informed us that there's a concert stage being set up between William Pitt Union & the Cathedral.  Bigelow is closed between Fifth & Forbes, and traffic is backed up all around campus.  We recommend giving yourself some extra time to get to the start of the ride tonight.  Beautiful weather though! We hope to see you at 6:00pm.

Seed Bombs by Bike...for the Bees!

Apoidea ApiaryIt's finally feeling a lot more like Spring.  Everything is getting greener, and the weather sunnier.  You know what that means - time to get out on our bikes...and seed bomb some trails!

412 Flock is joining up with Apoidea Apiary to organize tomorrow's 10-mile ride, which will hit up Pittsburgh's riverfront trails, a prime place for seed-bombing.

Pittsburgh's three rivers are important to the health of our local bees. The river zone hosts flowering plants that can keep producing food for bees all growing season since there is a dependable source of moisture. Spring is the best time to get them going! We'll end the ride at OTB Bicycle Cafe, where we will have a honey tasting of some of Pittsburgh's local raw river zone honeys by Apoidea Apiary.

No gardening experience is needed - just a pitching arm. Essentially, seed bombs are little clay balls with native seeds rolled inside so when they hit the banks of the river, the seeds are released to germinate. The "Bombs" will be provided and are made with a Mid-Atlantic Pollinator Mix grown locally by Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.  Feel free to bring your own native seed bombs with you.   The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources also has some information on landscaping and local plants and how you can benefit local pollinators like bees.

We hope you will BEE there tomorrow! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/events/1172200362812022/