Shut up, legs!
December 9, 2011 12:14 PM Subscribe
Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, cyclists in Pittsburgh gather to ride the city's most difficult hills in The Dirty Dozen
Since 1983, the race has covered Pittsburgh's 13 steepest hills
, with grades ranging from 20% to 37%
. Only the hills count, with the space in-between remaining "neutral," and untimed.
The race was founded by Danny Chew (aka The Million Mile Man),
winner and likely the most well-known cyclist in the city. Danny is also known for climbing the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning 101 times
in a single day, as well as riding his bike from Pittsburgh to Alaska (pdf warning)
WQED, a public TV station in Pittsburgh, produced a short documentary
about the 2010 race.
The official race site
The Route Map and Elevation Profile
Photos from this year's ride