Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Night at the (Bike) Museum: An Unexpected Tour of Bicycle Heaven

A couple weekend ago, Neighbours, played the Get Hip Recordings holiday party, held in the Get Hip offices in a nondescript building on the North Side. As Zack and I were navigating the dark streets and trying to get the GPS to figure out where the hell we were, Carrie sent me a message letting me know that Get Hip was in the same building as Bicycle Heaven, a place that was on my "must see!" list since its opening earlier in 2011. (In typical Allison fashion, I had yet to cross it off.) After rocking out to Neighbs and drinking a few beers, Carrie snuck me out the back door of Get Hip so we could explore. Really had no idea what to expect, or who we would run into.

We tiptoed around, not really sure if we were allowed to be where we were or not. There were bikes upon bikes upon bikes upon bikes. Seriously. So. Many. Bikes. We ran into a guy as we started down the stairs to the main showrooms and he turned out to be Craig Morrow, the owner of Bicycle Heaven, who was more than happy to take us on an impromptu mini-tour of the place.

Sadly, because it was dark (and because we were a little drunk), Craig wasn't up for letting us test-ride any of the really odd bikes, but said to come back and give a few of these very different kinds of bikes a go. I will definitely be back.

Sorry, Carrie. This photo was too awesome not to post!

Going into the night, I never thought I'd end up in the middle of Pittsburgh's new bike museum, but that is one of the greatest parts of living in Pittsburgh. You never really know where your nights are going to take you, but one seemingly odd location being home to two awesome local businesses? That seems pretty standard, and good reasoning for such a fun Saturday night.

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