Free ride as part of the inaugural Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival, more info to come.
Thanks to BestSelf Behavioral Health, we're presenting another free and inclusive Saturday Bike Stampede as part of Saturday Academy at Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence! While our weekend rides are usually slightly faster and longer than Slow Roll Mondays, this one might keep a similar pace to Mondays in order to accommodate the kids we hope will join us after Saturday Academy, which caters to all ages with an array of free fun from 10-1 including breakfast and lunch, swim lessons, haircuts and more. Some of this Saturday's programming has been built with Slow Rollers in mind, as explained by Dr. Wright's Say Yes Community Schools Navigator Gretchen Dade: "On June 1st, we've arranged an adult-based activity to cater to the Slow Roll crowd called the 'Community Social Meet & Greet' where adult participants can play fun icebreaker games to learn more about themselves, their neighbors, and fellow community. "We've also planned 'the Great Book Barter' activity where a host of philosophical, political, academic, art appreciation, and instructional books will be available to Saturday Academy participants." All are encouraged to bring up to five used books to donate!
Free and inclusive 12-mile ride including the new West River Parkway trail, part of the 14th annual Paddles Up Niagara organized by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, The Niagara River Greenway, The Town of Grand Island, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and sponsored by SolarPark Energy. Paddlers will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking Island scenery, wetlands, heron rookery, and an active bald eagle nesting area during the event which starts at 7am. There is no entry fee for that event, and the community is encouraged to come out and enjoy the water with other paddlers. A park entry fee will be charged beginning at 9am. Food will be available for purchase on site from Master BBQ Kitchen, Herb-N-Gardens, and Popcorn Jim. In the afternoon there is a farmer’s market and craft and vendor fair at The Falconwood at Beaver Island State Park (former casino). There will be kids activities available and live music after the ride. More info through Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper here.
Our free and inclusive Beau Fleuve Bike Stampede at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, 1pm start) is part of the third annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival, which runs from 11am-9pm with a diverse array of installations and performances throughout the storied grounds of Silo City. Our 8-mile roundtrip route along the Outer Harbor will include stops at Times Beach Nature Preserve and Lakeside Bike Park, returning to Silo City as locally-based and nationally-touring blues-soul band Miller & the Other Sinners take the Beau Fleuve main stage. Learn more about the festival at its website.
Timed to Lackawanna's annual Arts on Ridge Festival, presented in partnership with New York State Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) and hosted by Winfield's Pub at 1213 Ridge Road, our third annual free and inclusive Lackawanna Bike Stampede will span 16 miles, including a bit of Buffalo and Blasdell. Stops will include spotlights on GObike Buffalo's work with CHSC on traffic calming in Lackawanna.