Map & Routes
Brand new 5th Edition Pittsburgh Bike Map is available. Lots of updates and additions! There is also a Premium, Rip-proof, waterproof version available, see below for details.
The last on-street bike map produced in Pittsburgh came out in 1992 – back when Sophie Masloff was Mayor. We’ve changed that, and produced the definitive bike map for the city.
Pittsburgh has no traditional urban grid pattern, and the streets that transect the city tend to be busy with fast moving traffic. Also, the lower-traffic routes tend not to connect neighborhoods, or are very steep hills. Our map is designed with the commuter and urban explorer in mind, in the hopes that folks can learn some safer routes between neighborhoods, as well as explore some new territory.
Pittsburgh’s bike lanes, trails, and sharrows are also noted. We also identify and mark unavoidable stretches of road that are hazardous where people are to ride with “Caution.” For these areas, we provide information on who to contact to lobby for safer streets.
Though the original “Sophie Map” was produced and funded by the City of Pittsburgh, an arrangement common in most urban areas that try to encourage bicycle transport, Bike Pittsburgh produces this map with funding provided by the Heinz Endowments. Map cartography by Deeplocal with illustrations by Alana Lyons.
Believe us, you’ll want one hanging in your living room next to the family portrait, maybe even above it.
In addition to the free map (available at the locations below), we produced a Premium Pittsburgh Bike Map. This map was printed on rip-proof, waterproof paper and is sure to stand the rigors of your bag.
Pittsburgh Bike Map pdf
- Click here to download the Pittsburgh Bike Map WEST
- Click here to download the Pittsburgh Bike Map EAST
Premium Pittsburgh Bike Map
If you want to upgrade from our free paper map, you can get a Premium Pittsburgh Bike Map right here!
This map is printed on a high quality rip-proof, waterproof paper. It’s really incredible actually.
Only $10 (includes shipping and handling)
Getting a Free Map
Regular maps are available for free at all bike shops and various other businesses around town. See below for the complete list.
Where to Find a Free Pittsburgh Bike Map
Keep checking this site as we update locations – some places may run out
- Bicycle Heaven Bike Museum and Shop – R.J. Casey Industrial Park, 1800 Preble Ave.
- Kraynick’s Bike Shop, 5003 Penn Ave
Interactive Online Maps and Resources
Bike Pittsburgh’s very own online Pittsburgh Bike Map.
Explore Pittsburgh by bike, explore the map. We packed in tons of useful information such as trails, bridge crossings, landmarks, notes, friendly and cautionary routes, bike shops and more!
- Bike Pittsburgh Message Board – A great way to keep up-to-date and to ask local cyclists about preferred routes, tips, information, road conditions.
- Bike Pittsburgh’s Bike Commuting 101 Guide – The complete “How to” guide for riding to work. Full of tips and ideas presented as a fun, readable comic book.
- Google Maps “Bike There” – A great mapping tool from Google. Find good ways to get from point A to point B.
- Bicycle PA Routes – For bike touring in Pennsylvania
- BikePGH Events Calendar – Lots of events and weekly rides to help you meet other cyclists and gain the confidence to ride and explore on your own.
Trails and Trail Maps
- Three Rivers Heritage Trail Map – A comprehensive guide to the city’s riverfront trails put together by Friends of the Riverfront.
- Great Allegheny Passage Map- Trail Map for the Pittsburgh to DC ride put together by the Allegheny Trail Alliance.
- Click here for a complete list of regional Western Pennsylvania trails and trail organizations.
- “They Working” Trail Volunteer Fund – Provides grants to to be used by volunteer trail projects that create, maintain, or enhance the bicycle trails in western Pennsylvania
- ExplorePAtrails – One stop site for all of Pennsylvania’s trails. Find trails, info, etc.