Leading up to the annual Bike Fest, the BikePGH staff went into the community to convince the corporate environment to help make Pittsburgh bike friendly. The networking event was geared towards businesses and held at Continental Office Environments. And Pittsburgh Technology Council represented the startup community.

The small gathering of young professionals touched on how bicycling integrated into their lives. For some it is the daily commute. For others, it is weekend leisure. At its core, everyone agreed that while Pittsburgh has become more bike friendly in recent years, with the help of BikePGH, it has a long way to go culturally.