NEW AND LARGER PIT AREA FOR THE PITTSBURGH RACE
All of us know just how difficult the cold pit areas have been in Pittsburgh. We shared our concerns with Regatta Management and they have spent long hours and walked many blocks (on the North Shore side of the river) to find a better location. A large parking lot, north of the football stadium (Heinz Field) has been secured for our exclusive use. We will have a police escort to and from the hot pit area (the quay below the stadium) each day and we will be able to open the cold pit area on Tuesday afternoon to allow ease of parking for those of you arriving with larger rigs. Since we now have use of this pit area, we will conduct the Tuesday (July 2) race registration/check-in and safety inspection there, from 4-6 PM. If you use Google Maps, type in Western Avenue and Fulton Street – you will see the area which is not too far from the West End Bridge. This location will also allow us to avoid most of the regatta fireworks traffic – always a good thing – so leaving at the end of the day will be far easier. For your GPS, use 1309 Western Avenue, the entrance to the lot is on Western Avenue.