Pittsburgh Hotel

If you are taking the train from NYC to the Pittsburgh start line you will arrive at about 8 p.m., and you will need a hotel room for the night.  (Or a friend in Pittsburgh with a guest bedroom!)

Why all this fuss with hotel rooms?  The alternative was to smoosh everyone into a crowded charter bus and leave NYC at 2 a.m. in order to get to Pittsburgh in time to pedal, and that just didn't sound all that appealing to us!

SO... how to pick a hotel for the night?

The train will arrive in Pittsburgh at about 8 p.m. at:

Union Station

1100 Liberty Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

In the morning you meet up with us here to get your bike from our truck and start pedaling:

Point State Park

601 Commonwealth Pl

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

There are lots of hotels nearby to choose from. One to consider is:

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

600 Commonwealth Pl

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 391-4600

It is moderately priced for this neighborhood, and it is right across the street from where we will start the ride in the morning.   It's about a 20-minute walk from the train station, or a short taxi or Uber ride.

There are lots of other hotel choices in the area -- take your pick.  We do not profit from your hotel stay in any way.

You can contact a hotel directly to book a room for the night of July 16th, but we think you'll usually get a better price if you go to your favorite travel website: Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline...

By the way, this is the reason we do not book the hotel room for you -- you actually pay less by booking online yourself compared to us buying a large block of rooms from the hotel directly.  This is the same reason you reserve your own train ticket: it saves you money! No; I can't explain this!