NEW: Danny Chew's DD Rider Indexes: Find out what rider finished in what place scoring how many points in what year.


2005 DD Photo by Steve Mellon on Cover of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Newspaper:
Joe Ross Running up Canton Ave. Against 2004 & 2005 DD Winner Steve Cummings.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article on Canton Avenue: The Steepest (37%) Dirty Dozen Hill.

Article on Canton Avenue: text only

Dirty Dozen Route Map: With All 13 Hills Listed.

Dirty Dozen Riding Old (DO NOT GO THRU THE LIBERTY TUNNELS) Route Cue Sheet: Thanks to Bikely.com.

Dirty Dozen Driving Route Directions: Written by ACA Official Mark Powder.


2014 DD Start & Registration Info


30th Anniversary DD Jersey Order Info


2014 DD Links


HISTORY OF THE DIRTY DOZEN

DIRTY DOZEN PHOTO GALLERY

THE HILLS.

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...1983 RESULTS

DIRTY DOZEN WINNERS AND WEATHER

RIDERS WITH 3 OR MORE DIRTY DOZENS TO THEIR CREDIT



HISTORY OF THE DIRTY DOZEN

In 1983, Dan & Tom Chew and Bob Gottlieb wanted to showcase Pittsburgh's steepest and toughest hills in one ride, never getting more than 10 kilometers away from the center of the city. We searched out hills on Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) maps by counting the 20 foot contour lines/intervals. The closer the lines, the steeper the hill. Sometimes the "road" was merely steps for pedestrian traffic only. So on Saturday December 17, 1983, the first Dirty Dozen ride was held in 27 degrees F with snow flurries. Among the 5 starters were Oscar Rattenberg and Ron Reider, but only Dan, Tom, and Bob finished. Dan & Tom were deemed the two strongmen of the ride. The 5 place points system was first used in 1988 when 13 starters showed up. The 10 place points system was used in 2007 when 131 riders started, in 2008 for women, and in 2011 for men. When Tom Chew moved away from Pittsburgh in 1985, Dan Chew took over as the ride organizer. Back in the early years (the 80's) a macho attitude prevented any rider from using gears lower than a 42x24. In recent years, the ride has gotten easier due to lower gearing and several of the hills being paved (asphalted) which used to be rough cobblestone or wavy blacktop killing what little momentum the rider had. In recent years, riders have used a 39x32 gear which makes the ride much less taxing on the rider's upper body.



DIRTY DOZEN OFFICIAL FINISHER STATUS

To be an official DD finisher, you must ride up every hill using your own current power available without stopping or crashing. You must have continuous forward motion UP the hill! You can weave back and forth as long as you are continuing to go UP. As soon as you start to go level or back down the hill, you are disqualified. You can go back down to the bottom of the hill, and try again as many times as you want. In the early days of 20 or fewer riders, I was able to keep track of who made all the hills, but once the DD grew bigger than this, I was unable to police it anymore. Now there exists an honor system where riders keep track of themselves.




DIRTY DOZEN RECORDS

Most wins: 10 by Steve Cummings from 2004-2013
Most consecutive wins: 10 by Steve Cummings from 2004-2013
Most wins, women: 2 by Betsy Shogren in 2009 & 2010
Youngest winner: 16 year old Josh Smith in 1992
Oldest winner: 41 year old Danny Chew in 2003
Youngest hill winner: 15 year old Willem deBoer in 2013
Oldest hill winner: 50 year old Billy Kanarek in 2003
Youngest points scorer: Tie - 14 year olds: Max Bergholz in 1987 & Willem deBoer in 2012
Oldest points scorer: 56 year old Oscar Swan in 1998
Youngest finisher: 12 year, 117 day old Rowan deBoer in 2013
Oldest finisher: 65 year old Roger Brockenbrough in 1999
Youngest female finisher: 15 year old Angelina Palermo in 2011
Oldest female finisher: 50 year, 5 month old Beth Jameson in 2013
Heaviest winner: 186 pound Tom Chew in 1983 (first DD)
Heaviest finisher: 260 pounds by Don Snow in 2013
Lightest/Smallest finisher: 85 pounds & 4'9" tall by 13 year old Xavier J. Szigethy in 2012
Longest time between DDs: 27 years from 1985 to 2012 by Joe Casile
Highest low gear winner: 42x23 {1.826} by Danny Chew in 1988
Highest low gear finisher: 36x17 {2.118} (also single gear/speed) by Montana Miller in 2011
First woman finisher: Diane Blackburn in 1997
First fixed gear finisher: Montana Miller in 2009
First tandem finisher: Brothers Jody & Adam Lobert in 2000
First mixed tandem finisher: Seth Gernot & Rebecca Rankin in 2012
Highest score to ever win DD: 64 points (out of 65) by Danny Chew in 1988 & women's winner Betsy Shogren in 2009
Most riders: 305 in 2011
Most female finishers: 9 out of 15 (60%) starters in 2010
Coldest: High of 27 degrees F in 1983 (first DD)
Warmest: High of 66 degrees F in 2006
Most DD hills ridden in a day: 66 times up/down Canton Ave. in 2 hours in a 42x24 {1.75} gear in 1985 by Danny Chew


THE HILLS

1.
Center Ave./Guyasuta Rd. in Aspinwall

2.
Ravine St./Sharps Hill in Sharpsburg

3.
Berryhill Rd. between Saxonburg Blvd. and Middle Rd.

4.
High St./Seavy Rd. in Etna

5.
Logan St. in Millvale

6.
Pigg Hill/Rialto St. across from the 31st St. Bridge (Eliminated in 2012)

7.
Suffolk/Hazelton/Burgess Streets on Northside

8.
Sycamore St. on Mt Washington

9.
Canton Ave in Beechview

10.
Boustead St. in Beechview

11.
Welsh Way on the Southside

12.
Barry/Holt/Eleanor Streets on the Southside

13.
Flowers Ave./Kilbourne St./Tesla St. in Hazelwood

DIRTY DOZEN WINNERS AND WEATHER

Year
# of Riders
Winner(s) Weather - High Temp. in *F
1983
5
Danny & Tom Chew
27
Snow Flurries
Jan-84
4
Danny Chew
34
Partly Sunny
Oct-84
5
Doug Grauel
50
Sunny
1985
6
Lane Rodgers &
Danny Chew
54
Rain
1986
8
Bob Gottlieb
52
Sunny
1987
7
Danny Chew
50
Rain
1988
13
Danny Chew
64
Partly Sunny
1989
20
Danny Chew
51
Partly Cloudy
1990
20
Danny Chew
55
Partly Cloudy
1991
17
Gunner Shogren
32
Partly Sunny
1992
8
Josh Smith
34
Cloudy - Sleet
1993

 NOT HELD IN 1993
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1994
14
Rob Acciavatti
34
Cloudy
1995
16
Rob Acciavatti
43
Cloudy - Light Drizzle
1996
22
Johnny Knotts
44
Rain - Fog
1997
29
Danny Chew
52
Periodic Light Rain - Fog
1998
35
Johnny Knotts
63
Sunny
1999
54
Ryan McDermitt
50
Mostly Sunny
2000
28
Rob Acciavatti
33
 Cloudy/Snow
2001
47
John Oshlick
65
 Partly Sunny/Windy
2002
39
Justin Pokrivka
38
 Cloudy/Rain/Snow
2003
8
Danny Chew
35
 Cloudy/Snow/Windy
2004
44
Steve Cummings
57
 Mostly Sunny/Windy
2005
51
Steve Cummings
42
 Mostly Cloudy
2006
125
Steve Cummings
66
 Sunny
2007
131
Steve Cummings
36
 Variable Cloudiness
2008
147
Steve Cummings & Patty Buerkle
42
 Mostly Sunny
2009
185
Steve Cummings & Betsy Shogren
46
 Sunny
2010
182
Steve Cummings & Betsy Shogren
34
 Cloudy/Windy
2011
305
Steve Cummings & Anne-Marie Alderson
60
 Mostly Cloudy
2012
232
Steve Cummings & Acadia Klain
33
 Cloudy/Snow Showers/Windy
2013
261
Steve Cummings & Ryanne Palermo
39
 Variable Sunshine

RIDERS WITH 3 OR MORE DIRTY DOZENS TO THEIR CREDIT

Danny Chew 30
Mark Hess 17
Ray Russell 13
Tom Chew 12
Bob Gottlieb 12
Steve Cummings 11
Bryan Routledge 11
Billy Kanarek 11
Ryan Borcz 10
Jeff Grimm 10
Ed DeLuca 10
Warren Delraso 10
Jonathan Pratt 8
Jared Babik 8
Jim Logan 8
Ted King-Smith 8
Joe Ross 8
Mark Nicoll 8
John Brockenbrough 8
Bob Stumpf 7
Frankie Ross 7
Doug Riegner 7
Gunnar Shogren 7
Patrick Conneely 7
John Heffner 7
Mark Briercheck 7
Jeremy Cornman 7
Eric Dobratz 7
Ron Lutz 7
Steve Downing 7
Andy Seitz 6
Dan Riegner 6
Steve Kurpiewski 6
Mike Culley 6
Ryan McDermitt 6
Johnny Knotts 6
Bob Berg 6
Matt Eaton 6
John Cotter 5
Lenny Lucas 5
Eric Ash 5
Andy Reay 5
Jeff Paul 5
Ian Ehrlich 5
Bill Ehler 5
Matt Pascal 5
Chris Hays 5
Tim Heck 5
Seth Gernot 5
Eddie Grystar Jr. 5
Jerry Pflug 5
Bob Ansell 5
Greg Ellis 5
Ted McPherson 5
John Minturn 5
David Petrou 5
Jody Lobert 5
Richard Zawacki 5
Marty Schneider 5
Tim O'Toole 5
Max Bergholz 5
Josh Smith 5
Jay Wolkof 5
Kurt Kraus 5
Eric Lundgren 4
Brendan Cusick 4
Chris Jackson 4
Caleb Wakeley 4
Robert Sowga 4
Eric Vorwald 4
Doug Siler 4
Chris Helbling 4
Mike Helbling 4
Joe Lydic 4
Bill (Stik) Westover 4
Chad Holderbaum 4
Kevin Krakovsky 4
Tim Daigle 4
John Mathers 4
Matt Mayhew 4
Don Powers 4
Tim Drook 4
Mark Runco 4
Matt Kurpiewski 4
Colin Sandberg 4
Montana Miller 4
Brandon Rouse 4
Sam Morrison 4
Jay Humphrey 4
John Dziak 4
Rhett Cherkin 4
Ed Grystar Sr. 4
Matt Grove 4
CAROL CLEMENS 4
Ken Delraso Jr. 4
Gerry Chessman 4
Chris Mayhew 4
Mike Stubna 4
David Baker 4
Mike Wagner 4
Scott Ogden 4
Todd Edmunds 4
Bob Andra 4
Joe Vallese 4
Eric Hodos 4
Henry Dimmick 4
Rob Acciavatti 4
Oscar Swan 4
Joe Papp 4
John Evanko 4
Mitch Mabrey 4
Phil Rhodes 4
KAREN BROOKS 3
Chris Sprock 3
Willem deBoer 3
Michael Appel 3
Joe Delaney 3
Jason Hochreiter 3
John Webb 3
Peter Erin 3
Sean Brady 3
Jeff Koontz 3
Chris Eisenberg 3
John Jameson 3
Matt Lapiska 3
Gary Lapiska 3
Jonathan Cornibe 3
Kurt Miller 3
Ken Mowry 3
Rob Lochner 3
Greg Carter 3
Aaron Bliss 3
Caleb Smith 3
Kent Douglas 3
Larry Weber 3
Christian Korey 3
Scott McConnell 3
Charles Boyer 3
John McNavage 3
Josh Baker 3
Aaron Bovalino 3
Andrew Erin 3
Mike Carroll 3
Shawn Beeler 3
Ben Bower 3
Stuart Tauberg 3
John Majors 3
Donald Splitstone 3
John Schneider 3
Joe Egan 3
Mark Rushbrook 3
Adam Amrhein 3
Matt Viverette 3
David Davidson 3
Peter Streibig 3
Chris Schott 3
Kevan Rutledge 3
Jake Lifson 3
Derek Reager 3
Alan Orlansky 3
Carl Lovejoy 3
Jeff Lazar 3
Jonathan Hill 3
Jason Samonds 3
Gary Galang 3
Kirk Morrison 3
Tim Carson 3
LAURA DICK 3
VALERIE CHRISTOFF 3
Edward Johnson 3
Jim Andreyo 3
Angelo Cialone 3
Jason Justi 3
Rob McMasters 3
Mike Hess 3
Justin Hogg 3
Michael Runco 3
Chuck Baith 3
Carl Flink 3
Matt Bond 3
Jeremiah Wann 3
Ben Stephens 3
Dustin Wehler 3
Rob Mastersom 3
Paul Stevenson 3
Kraig Diehl 3
Justin Pokrivka 3
Bob Milyak 3
Brian McCandless 3
Paul Fiorino 3
Jeremy Kirchin 3
Stanley Parker 3
Tom Cacciarelli 3
Scott Dismukes 3
Lance Kennelty 3
Jonathan Fox 3
Andrew Mor 3
Josh Friedlander 3
Rob Gaus 3
Bill Gottberg 3
Tom Banchy 3
Roger Brockenbrough 3
Greg Rymer 3
Adam Pollock 3
Dan Latt 3
Jamey McCalla 3
Adam Goldstein 3

1,099 different people have ridden (started) the
Dirty Dozen over the past 30 years.

The Philadelphia Dirty Dozen: Hosted by Colin Sandberg.