Pittsburgh police expect up to 55 motorcyclists to compete in this year's Steel City Police Motor Skills Training event that begins Thursday on the South Side. Most of the riders are police officers, but two city paramedics also will compete on the 10 obstacle courses on department-issued motorcycles. Competitors will practice Thursday and Friday at the lot off South 26th Street. Competition begins Saturday morning. "It shows off the abilities the different officers have," Donnelly said. "When they come and see the high level of skills officers have, it's amazing to the public." The city first hosted the competition in 2011 and raised about $13,000 for charity. This year, money will be donated to Special Olympics of Allegheny County, Donnelly said.

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Pa. police, paramedics compete in skills, training