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GO-Buffalo’s 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits: The Burchfield Penney

By Green Options Buffalo:

In our series, 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits, you will be introduced to 30 new businesses that will offer you great discounts for riding your bike and wearing your helmet. Thirty businesses that want to say, “Thank you,” for choosing not to drive your car.

The Burchfield Penney – 1/2 off or Buy One Get One Admission

There is a painting of Charles Burchfield’s entitled “For the Beauty of the Earth” where the trees burst forth as if they grew simultaneously with the rising sun. Everything is charged with the light of morning as it teeters on the balance of the receding night. The image is positively harmonious and it elicits the kind of feeling one might have riding a bicycle over the pedestrian bridge to Delaware Park, on an early morning ride to a world-class art gallery.

Buffalo knows art and the Burchfield Penney is a powerful example of that. The facility itself is a stunning addition to Buffalo’s architectural landscape and meets an impressive standard for sustainability. But the collection, the exhibitions and events make the Burchfield Penney a true asset to Buffalo. The museum celebrates and advances the fiercely creative culture of art in Western New York. If you’ve yet to experience what this spectacular institution has to offer, now is perfect time to start.

The Burchfield Penney also has a spectacular web presence with an enticing message from the curator. Although this museum shares a close relationship with Buffalo State, you don’t need to be a student to enjoy it. Ride in with your Bicycle Benefits membership sticker and get ½ off or Buy-One-Get-One admission. Make sure to check out upcoming exhibits and events so you don’t miss out on something great. If you plan on a morning ride through Delaware Park however, plan on getting breakfast at a Bicycle Benefits member café first, they don’t open until 10am.

The Burchfield Penney
1300 Elmwood Ave 

Buffalo NY 14222

716-878-6011

Want to take advantage of Bicycle Benefits? Here’s how:

1. Buy a sticker. Join Bicycle Benefits and get your sticker… or buy one from ANY NEW participating business for $5.00. Don’t forget that stickers are FREE with a GO-Buffalo membership.
2. Put the sticker on your helmet.
3. Ride your bike to a participating business, wearing your helmet and GET GREAT DISCOUNTS!

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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