Guided Tours and Rides


John McMahon has been introducing people from near and far to Pittsburgh’s history and culture from Native American, to Colonial, to Industrial, to Collapse and into the new era of “Ed’s and Meds” (education and medicine) for many years!  John does it on bicycle because its the best way to Explore the Burgh.  We have some incredible and safe bicycle infrastructure and John will show it all to you!  He is a Pittsburgh native, military veteran, long time high school teacher and total bicycle nut!  He LOVES to share his knowledge in the most unique, fun and awesome way.  He is our only tour guide and there is a reason for that…..he’s the BEST!  His limited tours book fast, so don’t miss your chance to have John show you the City of Champions.

Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 1pm

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration:2 to 2-½ Hours

DIstance: 4-8 Miles

Price: $35/person (Includes: Hybrid Bike Rental, Helmet, and Water)

Electric Bike Upgrade: +$30= $65 total

Weekly Mountain Bike Ride in Frick Park w/ 3 Rivers Outdoor Company!

Thursdays at 5:30pm 

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult (all levels welcome)

Duration: 1-2 Hours

Distance: Varies


Custom Group Tours

Are you looking for an awesome way to experience our incredible city with a group?

Golden Triangle Bike offers customized/private Pittsburgh bike tours and rentals to accommodate any size group. Start from our downtown location or let us bring the bikes to you! We’ll customize every aspect of your outing to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. Corporate, team building, wedding parties, youth groups, wellness programs, family reunion……we’ll give your group an amazing experience as you Explore Pittsburgh by Bike!

Give us a call at 412-600-0675 to hear more.

Tour FAQs

What’s included in my tour price?

Prices include a hybrid bike (sorry, no tandem, road or mountain bikes available for tours), a helmet and bottled water. Specialized tours, included wine tours and the PNC Park tour, include the tasting and entry fees.

Should I bring/wear anything specific?

We recommend seasonally appropriate clothing and comfortable, closed-toe shoes for riding. Bring your ID or your credit card, camera, sunscreen and a smile!

How old do I need to be to rent a bike/participate in a tour?

We welcome all ages, but customers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign our liability waiver.

Children also must be 18 months or older, able to wear a helmet, and be tall enough to be strapped into our child trailers.  We use our discretion to keep our riders safe.

If your child, who is 18 months or older, is too small to wear a helmet and be strapped into our child trailers, we reserve the right to refuse the rental. Keep in mind this is for the safety of your child!

Who should participate in tours?

Our bike tours are an excellent way to see the city…whether you’re visiting or have lived in the area for years! We travel at a relaxing pace and invite all those in good health along. We have enjoyed the company of people from all walks of life, from families to corporate groups, and in various stages of life, from youth to seniors.

Children with bicycling experience may accompany their parents on our child size bikes.  Children must be able to ride a 24” geared bike with hand brakes (typical height is 4’5”, also depends on inseam measurement and clearance of cross bar).

We reserve the right to have children ride in a rear cart or tag-a-long if the child is not a strong rider.  Please discuss with one of our reps before booking your tour and feel free to come early to get your child fitted on their bike.

I’m ready to ride! How do I sign up for a tour?

Call us at 412-600-0675 or fill out the reservation form on our tour page. A member of our staff will be in touch to confirm the reservation!

Visit the tour section on our web page, fill out the form on the right hand side and we will get in touch with you to confirm and take payment for your reservation.

When should I arrive at Golden Triangle Bike for a tour?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, so that you can fill out our waiver and get fitted on a bike.

Are the bike tours safe?

The majority of these routes will be on Pittsburgh’s paved trail system, with minimal to moderate on-road biking. We rate our tours from easy to hard:

Easy = mostly trails with little to no incline

Moderate = 50/50 trail to road, with some inclines

Hard = expect a healthy amount of on-road or uphill biking!

We provide helmets for tour participants and our tour guides carry First Aid kits for minor scrapes.

What happens if it rains?

Golden Triangle Bike reserves the right to cancel a tour in the event of conditions that will jeopardize the safety of our riders. In the event that a tour is canceled, you may reschedule free of charge or request a full refund.

How do I reschedule or cancel my tour reservation?

Reservations may be rescheduled, at no charge, subject to availability and with at least 24 hours advance notice.  No-shows for tours will not receive a refund.

Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, you will be issued a tour credit or full refund.

Cancellations are refundable with at least 24 hours advance notice, less a $10 service fee per reservation.  Cancellations made with less than 24 hours advance notice will be issued a tour credit for use anytime in the future.

Would my group benefit from a private tour?

Our bike tours are a unique way to see Pittsburgh…whether you’re visiting or have lived in the area for years. If your group is looking for an activity that fosters familiarity and relationship building, such as a family reunion or staff outing…a private tour is perfect for you!

If you want the confidence that the route is tailored to your group’s needs…a private tour is perfect for you!  We can travel along one of our existing routes, or we can work with you to plan a custom ride.  We’ve hosted school students, corporate executives, family outings, reunions, bachelor/bachelorettes and all have enjoyed our bike tours!

How do I request a private tour?

Call us at (412) 600-0675 or fill out an information request form on the tour section of our website!


  • Each participant must read and sign the waiver form before the tour begins.
  • Must be 18 years or older to participate unless otherwise stated; younger participants must have a parent or legal guardian present.
  • All tour prices include a hybrid bike, helmet and bottled water.  Wearing a helmet is required for all tour participants.
  • All tour reservations must be made and paid for 24 hours in advance of the tour.
  • Each tour has a maximum of 15 participants.
  • Participants must agree to abide by the local road laws and obey posted signage during the entire tour. For your safety, participants must refrain from camera or cell phone use while riding the bicycles (break ‘em out as soon as we park somewhere!).  All tours have some combination of trail and street routes.
  • ALL tours begin and end at Golden Triangle Bike, 600 First Avenue 15219.
  • Tour participants must ride a hybrid bike from Golden Triangle Bike Rental unless otherwise stated.