We are Great
Because of You.
Businesses on the route
Want to offer special promotion, sidewalk sale, or activity to attract new customers? Let us know what you’re planning, and we’ll add your business to the shops schedule.I want to get on the schedule
Reserve a space
Reserve a space on the route to host a fitness class or do a live performance! Set up a giant board game, a pop-up improv show, or an interactive demonstration! The sky is the limit, the street is your stage!I want to reserve a space
Volunteers are absolutely essential to the success of OpenStreetsPGH. Set up the event, adopt an intersection, or help our event team at tents along the route!i want to volunteer
Storefronts on the route
Approximately 30,000 to 45,000 people will be coming by your storefront from 9am to 1pm on event day. Businesses that see the biggest boost are those that expand their storefronts onto the sidewalk during the event by hosting sidewalk sales, live music, or activities where participants will stop and be drawn in. In 2018, a conservative estimate shows that the event series saw a direct economic impact of $1.7 million, or $15.36 per participant. Restaurants and cafes have often noted that the biggest rush occurs as the event wraps up around 1pm.
Advertising for storefronts
Scroll up and click on the "I want to get on the schedule" button and we may be able to feature your business and special promotion on our website! OpenStreetsPGH flyers will also be available to participating businesses if requested. Advertise any promotions your business has during the event on social media with the hashtag #OpenStreetsPGH, and tag us at @OpenStreetsPGH.
Reserving a space
Scroll up and click on the "I want to reserve a space" button above to apply for a space on the event route. Our team will reach out to you with our response. If your application is accepted, you will be given a specific spot along the event route.
Cost of participation
Participation is absolutely FREE for businesses and organizations! If you would like a premium spot along the route, like near a major hub or intersection, you can sign up for sponsorship at openstreetspgh.org/sponsor
Engaging event participants
The more active and engaging your activity is, the more people you will attract. Since most participants at OpenStreetsPGH attend with the intent to explore the whole route, they are not likely to stop for tabling or other passive activities. Active activities that participants can engage in will draw much more attention. Examples include Zumba classes, live chalk art, giant board games, pop-up shops, and interactive demonstrations, and live music.
Selling food or goods
Vendors must fill out an application to reserve a spot on the OpenStreetsPGH route. Retail/vendors that do not incorporate an interactive component in their activity, and those that are not from OpenStreetsPGH neighborhoods will get last priority. You may sell food if you have a valid Allegheny County health permit. Find more information here: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Programs/Food-Safety/Opening-a-Temporary-Food-Business.aspx
Tents, tables, and supplies
BikePGH can not provide any supplies for Activity Partners. You are responsible for bringing all the supplies necessary for your activity such as tables, tents, chairs, and a power source.
Tabling at OpenStreetsPGH
OpenStreetsPGH does not typically have organizations/businesses “tabling”. Most participants in OpenStreetsPGH attend with the intent to explore the whole route, so they’re not likely to stop for tabling or other passive activities. Instead, we recommend that you apply to host an interactive activity that participants can engage in while learning about your organization or mission. Fill out an application using the "I want to reserve a space" button above.