Erie Insurance makes summer in Pittsburgh seriously good with free pedicab rides, bike tune ups and live music

Jun 10, 2013, 08:30 ET from Erie Insurance

ERIE, Pa., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summers in Pittsburgh are always loaded with family-friendly activities and outdoor events, and Erie Insurance is joining the fun this season to get visitors around town, keep them entertained and help them enjoy a seriously good summer.

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ERIE has partnered with Green Gears Pedicabs to offer free pedicab rides during popular, local events from June through September. Pittsburghers should be on the lookout for a fleet of nine ERIE-branded pedicabs with a "free rides" flag on the back for their chance to ride around town in style. A complete list of locations for the free pedicab rides is below.

For music lovers, Erie Insurance is a sponsor of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series featuring 27 free, live music concerts at Hartwood Acres and South Park. ERIE street teams will be on hand at select concerts – including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Hartwood Acres on July 7 and David Cassidy at South Park on July 12 – to surprise and delight attendees.

Finally, ERIE has teamed up with Wu's Shaved Ice and Ted's Excellent Bike Repair to giveaway free shaved ice at South Park and bike tune-ups at the Southside Riverfront Park the last Sunday of each month in June, July and August.

Free Pedicab Rides



June 15

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Pittsburgh Pirates Game and Blues Traveler Concert

June 16

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

June 30

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

July 4

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Heinz Field Fourth of July Celebration

July 12

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl and Cosmopolitan Party

July 13

Southside Exposed

July 14

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

July 27

Jam on Walnut

August 4

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

August 18

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

September 1

Pittsburgh Pirates Kids Day

September 2

Pittsburgh Panthers Season Opener (vs. Florida State)

September 8

Pittsburgh Steelers Season Opener (vs. Tennessee Titans)

According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 15th largest homeowners insurer and 12th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 20th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 4.6 million policies in force and operates in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 and Barron's 500 company. Erie Insurance is proud to have received the J.D. Power and Associates' award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Purchase Experience" and to be a J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 Customer Service Champion. ERIE is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Erie Insurance is also recognized on the list of Ward's 50 Group of top performing insurance companies, which analyzes the financial performance of 3,000 property and casualty companies and recognizes the top performers for achieving outstanding results in safety, consistency and financial performance over a five-year period (2007-2011).

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