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Take a bike tour of Pittsburgh with Point Park’s president

September 23, 2018
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A group of Point Park University student leaders went on a bicycle tour of Pittsburgh in late-August with a distinguished tour guide: their president, Dr. Paul Hennigan.

The best way to introduce new students to Pittsburgh, he believes, is from the seat of a bicycle.

“It’s a cool thing to do, because it helps to explain the history of Pittsburgh” said Hennigan. “And it’s a cool way to see Pittsburgh.”

The tour began at 9:30 a.m. at Golden Triangle Bike Rentals on First Avenue, and wound through the city. Stops included the Hot Metal Bridge, Point State Park and Washington’s Landing, where the group stopped for lunch and ended at 3 p.m.

Hennigan started leading the tours in 2011 as a way to educate resident assistants and other student leaders on the history of the city and to familiarize them with Pittsburgh.

Additionally, the students are given assignments about the history of specific spots along the tour and are encouraged to share what they’ve learned with the larger group. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage student leaders to share what they learn on the tour with incoming students.

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