– Saturday, 10am: East Side Bike Club, rolling as always from the statue in MLK Park.
– Saturday, 11am: Riding along the inaugural Flutterby Festival on Elmwood Avenue, including a GObike Buffalo pop-up demonstration in front of Campus Wheelworks. We’ll meet at the new Chuck Tingley mural at Summer and Elmwood and ride up and down Elmwood between Summer and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, checking on the various happenings of eco pop-ups, businesses, and organizations. There will be a kids’ bike rodeo, a Flutterby beer, a monarch butterfly farm, gardens planted, murals painted, eco cocktails, outdoor yoga, plein air painters, musicians, scores of earth friendly advancements and announcements and much more. The pace will be casual, following all traffic laws and being aware of both motorists and pedestrians. The route will simply be up and down Elmwood throughout the day.
– Saturday, 4pm: Chris & Seamus’ Excellent East Side Corner Bar Bike Tour. A fundraiser for Buffalo Bike Tours starting from the BBT kiosk at Canalside by the Explore & More Children’s Museum, Chris Hawley, urbanist and history buff, and Seamus Gallivan, cofounder of Slow Roll Buffalo, will again offer a tour celebrating the East Side’s brewing and bar history including visits to three former brewery sites and three bars, exploring the history and communities in which these landmarks reside.
– Sunday, 1pm: Our annual Fire and Ice Cream Ride is a self-supported bike ride cruising past 25 Buffalo and Lackawanna Fire Department stations while stopping at local ice cream spots along the way. This will be about a 40-50 mile ride in total, with a faster pace and is classified as a “drop ride.” This is not a guided tour of any sort and riders should ride at their own pace, know their own way, and feel free to skip stations for a shorter ride.
Then come Monday is the massive, of course, our free and inclusive Grant Streetscape Ride – get on your bikes and join us!