Wheels & Wellness in Westinghouse Park

Community Day

Saturday, August 20, 2022
10am - 2pm

Meet at 9am for pre-event bikes rides hosted by Ruach Bicycle Club & POGOH


This event is sponsored by Duquesne Light Co.

Join POGOH and friends for a day of outdoor fun and wellness in Westinghouse Park. This event is organized by POGOH's 2022 Community Ambassadors and partners:


  • Bike Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club
  • Ruach Bicycling Club
  • Steel Rite Rollers
  • World Affairs Council
  • Office of the Mayor, City of Pittsburgh


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Let us know you're coming! RSVP for a chance to win a POGOH Annual Membership!


You'll also receive updates about the event direct to your email.

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Bike Rides:

9am - Meet at Westinghouse Park (corner of Thomas & Lang)

RSVP & Request a free POGOH Bike 


Wheels & Wellness Advanced Route Around Pittsburgh

To celebrate being part of the 2022 Ambassador cohort, Steel R.ite Rollers wants to take you on a 12.6m (Advanced) route along Point Breeze, Shadyside, Bloomfield, Highland Park & Homewood. In this ride you will visit a lot of PGH neighborhoods and will ride on bike lanes, neighborways and shared roads.

If you are not an advanced rider, but would like to give this ride a try, RSVP to ride a POGOH e-bike for free. Meet us at 9am in Westinghouse Park. Make sure to stay and enjoy the activities and food at the park after the ride / Route map 12.6m


Wheels & Wellness Loop to Frick Park

Ricardo, our Community Initiatives Manager will lead an easy pace Slow Roll to Frick Park. This ride is for all ages and abilities, and parents and their kids are invited to join us. Although part of the ride involves sharing the road with cars, we will make sure to ride at a moderate pace, and will ensure nobody stays behind.

RSVP to ride a POGOH e-bike for free. Meet us at 9am in Westinghouse Park. Make sure to stay and enjoy the activities and food at the park after the ride / Route map 3.5m 

Fitness Classes:

10am - All Levels Yoga with YOGAMOTIF

11am - Strong Nation with Tiffany Hurt

12pm - Hype Spin with Aaron Gibson (3, 15-minute sessions)

1pm - Zumba with C.C. Calhoun

Wheels & Wellness in Westinghouse Park will also feature wellness vendors and activity partners to complete a full 4 hours of fun in the park. This event is free and open to the public.


Activities include:

  • FREE adult and kids helmets (while supplies last)
  • Massage therapy with Pick Your Peace massage
  • Bike obstacle course from The Wheel Mill
  • Bike Valet offered for both POGOH & personal bikes
  • Bike Quick Checks with POGOH Bike Mechanics
  • Electric bike charging station with Zero Fossil
  • All electric Ford F-150 Lightning on display
  • Test rides with POGOH's e-assist bikes
  • Test rides with Venture Outdoors tricycles
  • Face painting from Con Amor
  • Food trucks (food for purchase)
  • Music
  • Arts & Crafts with Assemble, Red Fish Bowl, and Creative Reuse
  • ...and MORE!
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Fitness Classes:

Alecia Dawn Young, YOGAMOTIF

10am - 45 minute, All Levels Yoga


Teacher Bio:

Alecia Dawn Young is an interdisciplinary artist and community educator with over 15 years of experience in community art and wellness education. The founder of YOGAMOTIF, she believes the creative process is an invitation to heal and invests her time in people, projects, and communities that explore these practices.  She is a former K-12 art teacher who went on to manage and consult for art and wellness start-ups and established businesses in Pittsburgh and around the country. Her creative works honor the humanity of Black motherhood - using pattern, color, and line to document and explore her lived experiences. As a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, her life reflects a commitment to the arts, Black women, and wellness.

Alecia holds a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University, and prenatal yoga teacher.

Alecia Dawn Young, Founder of YOGAMOTIF
Alecia Dawn Young, Founder of YOGAMOTIF

Tiffani Hurt

11am - 45 minute, Strong Nation


Teacher Bio:

Tiffani L. Hurt, owner of Transforming Bodies Fitness is passionate in helping women, Gen X and Baby Boomers, lose weight, transform their bodies and gain confidence. Tiffani launched Transforming Bodies Fitness in July, 2019 focusing on the 40 and up age group. She used her passion to integrate high energy group exercise classes, guidance and the community of sisterhood to guide women on a healthier path. Tiffani holds certifications in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Strong Nation (HIIT), Kettlebell Amp'd, Beginner Step and Penalty Box Fitness. The list continues to grow. Transforming Bodies Fitness is the one stop shop to success.

Photo: Tiffany Hurt
Photo: Tiffany Hurt

Aaron Gibson

12pm - 3, 15 minute sessions, Hype Spin


Teacher Bio

Aaron Gibson has dedicated the bulk of his professional career to serving under-resourced communities to be exact. As the Regional Executive Director, his primary responsibilities include fund development and expansion of services, budget adherence, board development, facility management and community collaboration within the service areas of the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA.

Mr. Gibson has served as a volunteer speaker for multiple organizations on the topic of gang violence to enlighten youth on the risks of gang affiliation and the realities of incarceration.

In addition, Mr. Gibson instructs high intense HYPE Spin Classes for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Hype Spin – This is an upbeat group cycling class that can be held indoors and outdoors with a contemporary hip-hop feel, for an inspiring, vibin’, fun and complete workout. Aaron Gibson has a huge Hype Spin following at the Allegheny, Thelma, and Baierl YMCA and bikes will go fast and hard.


C.C. Calhoun, Zumba

1pm - 45 minute, Zumba


Teacher Bio:

Cathryn Calhoun is currently the Senior Education and Community Engagement Manager at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center where she is the head of the arts educational programming, volunteer program, and connecting the community with the center.  Cathryn holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Community Leadership and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership. Cathryn also heads the Teen LEAD program at the Kingsley Association where she creates curriculum on the core elements of the program, financial literacy, job preparation, post-secondary education, life skills, and public speaking. Cathryn is the recipient of the 2019 New Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40 under 40 award and most recently the recipient of the Professional Women’s Network Ladies Who Lead award, both awards for her work in the community and mentoring young women. She currently sits on the Board of Directors with the Point Park Alumni Association as Co-Chair of the Alumni Engagement Committee, the Youth Enrichment Association, and is currently the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee with the Pittsburgh Urban League Young Professionals.  Cathryn is the owner of Constantly Creating, LLC, her business that provides educational programming, dance and music classes, and other creative events and activities for the community. She is an active Zumba Fitness Instructor who teaches both adults and children the fundamentals of staying fit while having fun through dance. She is a body positive advocate who believes that fitness has no size.  In addition to Zumba, she works as a Community Outreach Representative with Pittsburgh Bike Share System, POGOH, and is a mentor to both high school and college age women.

Photo: CC Calhoun

Activity Details & Partners

Check back for updates on new partners and activities!

Duquesne Light


We’ve been investing in southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 135 years. We’re dedicated to bringing a lot more than light to the Pittsburgh region because we don’t just work here, we live here. From Aliquippa to Wilmerding, we’re helping to create healthy, vibrant communities through philanthropic support and volunteerism.




Duquesne Light Co

Zero Fossil


Sustainable Event Production. Custom Solar Design. Manufacturing. ZeroFossil offers turn-key event solutions, including Sustainable Power from Biofuel Generators and Solar Generators, staging including our Solar Powered Stage and mkrStages, full scale audio production, and lighting. We also offer custom off-grid solar installations. We turn sunshine into song & dance!







Welcome our title sponsor, Highmark! Visit www.highmark.com for more health and wellness information. 



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BikePGH is transforming our streets to make biking and walking commonplace for all Pittsburghers in order to improve our quality of life and reduce the harmful effects of car dependence in our communities.

Got bigger problems? They can also help you diagnose potential bigger issues so that you can confidently walk into a bike shop for additional services.




The Wheel Mill

10am - 2pm, Bicycle Obstacle Course


Here at The Wheel Mill it is our mission to provide great and inclusive indoor and outdoor Mountain Bike and BMX experiences for riders of all ages, abilities, races, colors, religions, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, national origins, or veteran status; to serve as a resource for our local and regional cycling and non-cycling community; to remove barriers for people, learning to ride and trying Mountain Biking or BMX for the first time, as well as for more experienced riders looking to improve their abilities; and to contribute to people’s health and overall well being through cycling and cycling related exercise and activities.



The Wheel Mill @ Open Streets. Photo Cred: Bike Pittsburgh, Murphy Moschetta
The Wheel Mill @ Open Streets. Photo Cred: Bike Pittsburgh, Murphy Moschetta

Free Ride

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Bicycle Collective!
We are a group of volunteers -just like you – who come together over our love for bicycles, the environment, sustainable practices, education and/or community. We’re always looking for more people to join us.




Aurora Ortiz is an artist and owner of Face Painting Con AMOR. Her goal is to provide affordable face painting services to the Pittsburgh Area. Born and raised in Mexico City, Aurora is passionate about social justice issues, connecting with her community, and advocating to increase access to care and resources among minority groups.




At our core, our mission is to build confidence through making by creating approachable opportunities for learners of all ages to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) based activities. Located at 4824 Penn Avenue puts us right in the middle of Pittsburgh’s Friendship, Garfield, and Bloomfield neighborhoods. Assemble is proud to connect the children in our neighborhood with fun events and workshops to help kindle their interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


Y on the Fly


The program, which is free and open to kids of all ages, is a continuation of the Y’s effort to fill gaps in communities where there is not a physical YMCA building. The organization is heavily invested in partnering with organizations and officials to identify and service needs in neighborhoods across the city for a stronger, healthier Pittsburgh.

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Pick Your Peace Massage


I’m Kara Walker owner and licensed massage therapist of Pick Your Peace, a mobile massage therapy service. I’ve provided In-home massage therapy to clients of the Pittsburgh region for over four years. Through the art of massage therapy I enjoy connecting with clients by providing comfort and relaxation to their well being.

Pick Your Peace Massage



Vikki Ayanna Jones is CEO and founder of Sankofa Village Community Gardens and Projects in Pittsburgh.  Jones is a horticulturist, Master Gardener (2016 Penn State Extension), a Black urban agriculture specialist and educator, with over 65 years in the soil with a mission to grow gardeners in the Black community. She is also a mother of five adult sons and the grandmother of 31 children.


Jones returned to Pittsburgh after retiring from the federal government to discover her neighborhood had not had a grocery store in 40 years. Jones had spent a lifetime in the soil, always using her homestead gardens to reach out beyond her family to build relationships with her neighbors and educate youth. Outdoor sleepovers, movie nights and evenings with neighbors milling around waiting to share the harvest were a weekly occurrence and all happened in the garden around sharing food.


Through the creation of the Sankofa Village Community Gardens and Projects in 2015, Jones has taken on the lack of access to food in her neighborhood while fostering intergenerational relationships, promoting self-sufficiency and teaching young people about growing food and where their food comes from. This has required her to incorporate accurate Black history in America alongside her teachings about urban agriculture. Jones states she had to, “remove the myth of slavery and tilling the soil and undo the plantation attitude that many young Black people have.”


Currently, Sankofa has expanded their operation one half of a block up Susquehanna Street, a variety of new programs.  Sankofa Village Community Gardens/Farms and Projects not only grows vegetables and fruit, we also grow future gardeners and entrepreneurs through the sale of produce and introduction of new products to market and the delivery of urban agriculture in business education to young people. For seven years, Sankofa Village Community Garden has been fulfilling its mission is to build a community garden/ farms that will provide education and longevity, thus ensuring its existence for years to come in the community.

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Venture Outdoors


We are a Pittsburgh-based non-profit connecting people to the benefits of getting outdoors. Since 2001, our team of Outdoor Educators and Volunteer Trip Leaders have guided people of all ages and stages to hike, bike, run, paddle, geocache, and more. We believe that together we can remove the barriers that stop people from connecting to the outdoors. A lack of access to equipment shouldn’t prevent people from exploring our three rivers by kayak. A lack of instruction shouldn’t prevent students from learning to bike for the first time. A lack of community shouldn’t prevent women and minority runners from joining the race. 

Venture Outdoors

Red Fish Bowl


Redfishbowl is a grassroots artist collective that unifies creative networks, genres, and mediums through the common thread of art, music, and performance. Through curating diverse showcases and events, we create a platform for any artist regardless of gender, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, and abilities to further their career, gain exposure, build opportunities, and connect with the community. Inclusivity is and will always be illustrated through our collective, racism, sexism, transphobia, and harassment are never tolerated here, as we condemn all forms of hate in both our day-to-day operations and our events.

Red Fish Bowl

Homewood Children's Village


Their mission is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live. Through holistic approaches and strong partnerships, we create and deliver opportunities for children to succeed throughout their lifetime. They engage with youth from birth providing year-round in-school and out-of-school support which include mentoring, tutoring, case management, field trips, job training programs, project-based learning, and college guidance. Their initiatives are based on the theory that improving adult capabilities to handle life’s challenges improves overall child outcomes. They connect families to resources that include continuing education, case-management, job training, and anti-poverty programs.


Creative Reuse


Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse. We operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. Check us out at www.pccr.org, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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Sandy's Boo Delights


Sandra Bundy Simmons is a fixture in Homewood Brushton, serving up tasty frozen treats for the community. While she has 4 sons, 3 grandchildren, and a great granddaughter on the way, she is also considered the mother to her community.

Sandy's Boo Delights

ATU Food Truck


Former NFL player Christopher “Steel” Edmonds recognized the obstacles low-income communities face in living a healthier lifestyle and wanted to take action. He founded Athletic Trauma Unit (#ATU) to remove financial barriers to health and fitness. #ATU provides family-oriented exercise classes, fitness training, and nutritional coaching at no cost. To continue fighting obesity in underserved areas #ATU realized that residents needed a healthy alternative to fast-food. Bridgeway helped #ATU finance a food truck to bring healthy, affordable food to neighborhoods across Pittsburgh. #ATU’s Food Truck is part of a movement rolling across Pittsburgh using alternative approaches to bring nutritious options to food insecure communities.

UTU Food Truck

El Rincon Oaxaqueño


El Rincon Oaxaqueño is a food truck that offers authentic Mexican food from the state of Oaxaca and is a favorite lunch spot for POGOH staff.

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