Aero Tech Sprint Jersey - Danny Chew's Dirty Dozen - Pittsburgh's Steep Hill Bike Race

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Danny Chew's Dirty Dozen Bike Jersey - A Fundraiser Jersey to benefit our Million Mile Man - 50% of each sale goes directly to Danny

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2016 Dirty Dozen Tribute Jersey

The 2016 Dirty Dozen Bike Race is being held on Saturday, November 26,2016.  Pittsburgh native Danny Chew wants to bike one million miles in his lifetime. (He is at 775,000 miles).  To challenge himself, he crammed 13 of Pittsburgh’s toughest hills into one continuous ride, creating the first Dirty Dozen in 1983. In the 33 years he has organized the event, Danny Chew set several Dirty Dozen records, one of which includes biking the current steepest hill in the U.S. (Canton Avenue) 66 times.

This past September 4th, while in Ohio, Danny suffered a traumatic biking accident, leaving him paralyzed below the chest. As part of a fundraiser during this year’s 2016 Dirty Dozen, we at Aero Tech designed a jersey that honors the biking legend during his recovery.

This full-zip jersey is sure to keep you cool, and looking bright, as you pedal up, down and around the Dirty Dozen course. The front showcases the 13 hills with vibrant peaks listing their names and elevation levels outstretched over the Burgh’s city skyline. The jersey also features a face badge of the Million Mile Man himself overlooking his beloved city. The rear pockets display previous Dirty Dozen winners, along with the quantity of rides won. The fabric is 100% WickAway polyester which is very soft yet rugged.  The bike jersey has a full zipper front, three back pockets and reflective elements. 

The proceeds will go to help offset the cost of Danny Chew’s medical and transitional expenses. He is currently progressing with daily physical therapy to make use of the limited mobility he has in his hands and arms. Please support Danny and The November 26,2016 bike race.  You can check out Danny's Dirty Dozen Bike Race website for details. 

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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.


Center Ave./Guyasuta Rd. in Aspinwall
Ravine St./Midway Dr. in Sharpsburg
Berryhill Rd. between Saxonburg Blvd. and Middle Rd.
High St./Seavy Rd. in Etna
Logan St. in Millvale
Pigg Hill/Rialto St. across from the 31st St. Bridge (Eliminated in 2012)
Suffolk/Hazelton/Burgess Streets on Northside
Sycamore St. on Mt Washington
Canton Ave in Beechview
Boustead St. in Beechview
Welsh Way on the Southside
Barry/Holt/Eleanor Streets on the Southside
Flowers Ave./Kilbourne St./Tesla St. in Hazelwood

Long Distance Cyclist - Danny Chew

Want more information on Danny Chew's medical condition?  Danny was seriously injured in an accident while riding his bicycle near Lodi, OH on September 4th. He crashed and suffered a spinal cord injury and currently has no feeling or control below mid-chest level. He is undergoing rehabilitative therapy in Chicago.  Danny has made it clear he wants the Dirty Dozen ride to continue, and he has lots of new and returning volunteers to help out.  You can learn more, see images and donate to Danny's care here:  YouCaring.

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dirty dozen jersey

Dirty Dozen Winners....This image represents all of the winners over time. The names of the previous participants that took a win home are shown on the back pocket of the jersey in full color.

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Aero Tech Designs Jersey Size Chart

Small Chest in Inches - 34-36

Medium Chest in Inches - 36-38

Large Chest in Inches - 38-40

X-Large Chest in Inches - 42-44

XX-Large Chest in Inches - 46-48

3XL Chest in Inches - 50-54

4XL Chest in Inches - 54-56

5XL Chest in Inches - 58-60

bicycle Jerseys made with wicking material100% WickAway Polyester
The fabric is designed with channeled and crimped yarns that are engineered to transport your body's perspiration to the outer layers of the fabric through a capilary action.

The shape of the yarns simulate the softness of a cotton fabric yet maintains the highly effective moisture transport that matters to active athletes. It is proven that you are more comfortable when your skin is dry.

This fabric is excellent at wicking the moisture away from your skin to support your effort to stay as dry as possible when it is hot and sweaty!

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17 Reviews

  • 5
    I own 65+ jerseys but this will be a favorite

    Published by Larry on Feb 23rd 2017

    Because of purchasing this jersey in the middle of winter I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. I love the color graphics on this jersey and the fit. It gives lots of history of the Dirty Dozen. Even though I am 65 I hope to ride this ride some day. Helping Danny Chew out as an ex RAAM 4 man team finisher I couldn't believe more in helping Danny in his comeback mission. I will proudly wear it this summer and think and pray for his recovery. BTW I am not one of those guys that wear a Team kit and all my jerseys are of rides I have finished or participated in. Here's to your recovery and riding whatever you have to ride to meet your million mile goal Danny

  • 5
    Excellent service and product

    Published by Bill on Jan 5th 2017

    Aerotech has an easy website to navigate and keeps you informed with tracking information.
    I bought the jersey to support Danny Chew.

  • 5
    Shirt great Dirty Dozen keepsake!

    Published by b tkacik on Jan 2nd 2017

    Gave this to my son who has ridden in the Dirty Dozen for the past 4 years. He was delighted with the shirt and loved all the details about it.

  • 5
    Awesome Gift to Remember a Great Race!

    Published by Martha Kandrack on Dec 27th 2016

    My son was so happy to receive this jersey for Christmas! It fits him great and it is a wonderful souvenier of his dirty dozen success! He looks forward to trying out the back pockets on the jersey to see how well they will work.

  • 5
    Good jersey, but size down from what you would normally wear.

    Published by Aimee Thorne on Dec 26th 2016

    Jersey itself is great. But the medium was huge, much bigger than expected on a man who wears a men's large in racing-sized jerseys. Aerotech was quick to replace it with the small though. It was also really swell of them to put this jersey together to support Danny Chew.

  • 5
    Danny Chrw

    Published by Ken Havelka on Dec 22nd 2016

    Awesome design of a great event created by an amazing rider/friend! Thank you

  • 5
    Go Danny . . .

    Published by Lou on Dec 9th 2016

    I bought this item in support of Danny Chew to help with his medical costs.

  • 4
    Funky Over-designed Addition

    Published by Margot on Dec 8th 2016

    Danny Chew deserves all the respect and help from all of us who have enjoyed his long distance cycling exploits and founding of the Dirty Dozen. This is a good quality bike jersey that has managed to pull it all together in one multi-colored design. Not a great fashion statement, but at least the autos have a good chance of seeing you.

  • 5
    Fits great and looks great!

    Published by Steven on Dec 6th 2016

    Fits great and looks great!

  • 5
    dirty dozen jersey review

    Published by Dennis brown on Dec 6th 2016

    The jersey is great,and I think the price is good for the quality of the garment.

  • 5
    Great Cause

    Published by Dean on Dec 6th 2016

    Great fito to support inspiration for all of us.

  • 5
    Great Jersey and a Great company

    Published by roger on Dec 1st 2016

    I ordered the wrong size sent it back and received the right size very quickly and with no hassles. Thanks again

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