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Washington DC – Run with a Friend

The Democratic donkey was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson’s 1828 presidential campaign. His opponents called him a jackass, and Jackson decided to use the image of the strong-willed animal on his campaign posters. Later, cartoonist Thomas Nast used the donkey in newspaper cartoons and made the symbol famous. Nast also invented the Republican elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion’s skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant was labeled “The Republican Vote”. That’s all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.

Designer, Ben Pierce

Washington DC – Join the Revolution

George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first President of the United States. This shirt also serves as a tribute to the Mount Vernon Trail, which is located just across the river from downtown Washington DC. The multi-use trail is nearly 18 miles long and follows the Potomac’s Virginia shoreline from Theodore Roosevelt Island to George Washington’s Estate located at Mount Vernon. This trail was actually where the idea for PassingLEFT was born.

Designer, Ben Pierce

Pittsburgh – I run the RIV3RS

Pittsburgh is located on a unique confluence of river systems – the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. The downtown area between the Rivers is known as the Golden Triangle and the site at the actual convergence is referred to as the “the Point”. Pittsburgh has several established biking and running trails along its river fronts.

Designer, blue tomato

Pittsburgh – I bike the RIV3RS

Pittsburgh is located on a unique confluence of river systems – the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. The downtown area between the Rivers is known as the Golden Triangle and the site at the actual convergence is referred to as the “the Point”. Pittsburgh has several established biking and running trails along its river fronts.

Designer, blue tomato

Pittsburgh – Pedal to the Hot Metal

The Hot Metal Bridge is a truss bridge in the South Side of Pittsburgh and crosses the Monongahela Rivers. In addition to two lanes for vehicles, the bridge boasts a bridge exclusive for the use of bikers and foot traffic. The bridge is a key link in the Great Allegheny Passage – a 135 mile trail linking Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD.

Designer, blue tomato