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It’s not uncommon to find fitness enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers taking advantage of the pedestrian lanes on the five-mile loop trail around North Park Lake. And they’ll soon have a place to visit for their pre-bike tune-ups and post-run stretches and juice fixes with the addition of PRO BIKE+RUN North Park’s Cadence Clubhouse.
This isn’t your ordinary clubhouse. You might be accustomed to visiting PRO BIKE+RUN in North Park for your cycling and running needs, but Cadence Clubhouse will deliver new reasons for you to visit the retailer.
With four other stores in the Pittsburgh area all specializing in outfitting you for your bike and running needs, PRO BIKE+RUN owner Craig Cozza canvased the North Hills for five years on the hunt for the perfect home for the North Hills shop. Every time he went out, his search ended with a bike ride on the popular path.
Being the outdoor hub that it is, he wanted to create a space for the community to call their own — a place for people to unplug, get outdoors, and make friends. “Clubs, teams, schools – this is going to be a place for them to land,” said Craig. Cadence Clubhouse will offer spike nights, fundraisers, and group classes for clubs and high school teams. And you don’t have to be an everyday athlete to take advantage of their yoga classes, informational talks, and the acoustic nights in the outdoor event space (when the Pittsburgh weather permits).
And Cadence Clubhouse has the answer to your age-old question of where to go for your pre- and post-workout fuel. Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee at their resident coffee shop with Mechanics Coffee; sipping a pint of beer at the bar stocked with local favorites like Wigle Whiskey; or sipping on juices and smoothies from Salud Juicery, you won’t have to search far to get your drink fix.
Forget to pick up some produce during your grocery run? Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance will be sourcing produce from 30 local farms for clubhouse’s market stand, making this a true one-stop-shop. With two walk-in coolers, customers will be able to purchase seasonal foods, fresh eggs and bacon, grab-and-go meals, chocolate milk, and even CSA shares. “We sought out all the best people,” said Craig. “Everything is local. We want to support local.”
The clubhouse will officially be open to all in late fall 2019. But it won’t stop there. PRO BIKE+RUN is looking to expand the clubhouse model, starting with the Squirrel Hill store. Craig has his eyes peeled for a bigger location to move to that will fit their mission and have access to the major trails in the Burgh to further strengthen the city's active outdoor communities.