It's no secret Pittsburgh has some of the richest sports history in the country. Each month we ask one of our favorite Pittsburghers:

What else makes this city great?

Scott Bricker

Executive Director,  BikePGH,
Live: Friendship
Work: Lawrenceville
How Long: 16 years

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Chippewa, PA in Beaver County about an hour northwest of Pittsburgh

WHEN DID YOU MOVE HERE AND WHY? I moved to Pittsburgh at age 18 to go to college at Carnegie Mellon. When I graduated in 1999 I did what almost every other young college graduate from Pittsburgh did — I left the city. I packed my panniers, pedaled across the country, and ended up in San Francisco. During the tumult of the dot com bust I moved back to Pittsburgh to live cheaply and explore what I wanted to do next. I ended up co-founding BikePGH and the rest is history.

BESIDES OUR SPORTS, WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES PGH GREAT? Pittsburgh is a magical place. The city is incredibly beautiful and its landscape is dramatic and challenging; it’s uniquely urban and pastoral at the same time with beautiful architecture, walkable business districts, rivers, runs, vistas, bluffs, and hollows. There’s a European feel to it without being precious or pretentious. One of my colleagues in D.C. said it best: “It looks like a city is supposed to look.” But I think the element that makes Pittsburgh truly great are the people pouring every ounce of their beings into making it even better.