May is Bike Month, which means that GObike and bike-advocate groups throughout the city are planning countless activities and events for the cycling community. From a Bike Smut Tour to Buffalo Jaunt Quest, below is an easy breezy series of listings, and calendar of events.
“Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore the community, Buffalo’s Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate better bicycling in Buffalo and the many reasons we each ride,” stated Justin Booth, Executive Director of GObike Buffalo.
Bike and Bean Burrito Run Sun May 24, 10am. Canalside. Group ride from Buffalo NY to Ellicotville NY. We’ll stop for lunch at Bike and Bean restaurant/bike shop. This is a self-supported century ride (~107 miles). There are convenience store pit stops available for supplies at miles 31, 50, 70 and 92. For adults comfortable with riding long distances self supported. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikes and Beers Sat, May 23, 12pm. Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. Enough said. email@example.com
Bike Blessing Sun May 3, 5pm, Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Ave.
A general, non-sectarian blessing of bicycles. firstname.lastname@example.org
- BNMC, Ellicott & Virginia St. Fri, May 15 6:30-9:30am
- BreadHive, 123 Baynes St. Wed, May 13 8:30-9:30am
- Café Taza, 100 Elmwood Ave Thurs, May 14 7:30-9:30am
- Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Fri, May 15 8-11am
- Hostel Buffalo Niagara, 667 Main St. every Wednesday 7:30-9:30am. Serving BreadHive!
- Sweetness 7 Café, 220 Grant St & 301 Parkside Ave Mon May 11 – Fri May 15, 7-9am
Bike Master Plan Meeting Thurs May 21, 6pm. Location TBD. See the final version of the Bike Master Plan and provide your input. email@example.com Bike Month Blast Off Sat May 2, 4-8pm. Community Bike Shop, 98 Colvin Ave. Come hang at our newly renovated shop! BBQ & Flying Bison on tap. Backyard games & fender blending (bring your own supplies). Free for members, $20 memberships, or $10 entry firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike to School Day Wed May 6. Various locations. Encourage your children to walk or bike to school! email@example.com
Bike Smut Tour Thurs May 14, 9pm. Hot Mamas Canteen, 12 Military Rd. A collection of erotic bicycle short films made by cyclists, radicals, and queers from all over the world. For adults only! 21+
Bike to Work Day Fri, May 15 6:30am, BNMC @ Ellicott & Virginia St. Mayor Byron Brown will be in attendance to highlight his support of biking in Buffalo. Bike to Work Week Mon May 11- Fri 15. Commute by bike this week!
Buffalo Bike Party: Fri May 8, Colonial Circle 8pm “Too Much Birthday”. Bike Party is turning 1 year old! Open to all, we’ll stop by various parks and end in a bar. There will be cake. 21+ buffalobybicycle.com
Bike Party Goes to Porchfest 12:30pm, meet at Colonial Circle. We’ll choose what porches to hit and roll out to the event together! firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffalo Jaunt Quest Sat May 23. Registration: Birds Excited Into Flight Sculpture, Bidwell Park After Party: Ol’ Wondermoth, 208 North St. Registration @ 1, Race @ 2, After Party @ 5. Wacky AllyCat Bike Race to benefit Buffalo Gamelan World Music, $10. email@example.com
Buffalo River Bike Tour Wed May 6, 6pm. Meet at Canalside. Free bike tour of the Buffalo River Corridor and Outer Harbor open to the public. Tour will be approximately 2 hours and 11 miles long. Registration required: bnriverkeeper.org/bike-registration. firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Group Rides Every Tuesday, 5:45pm @ Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Rides are broken up into 3 segments depending on desired length and difficulty. All abilities welcome. email@example.com
Cyclofemme Sun May 10, 11am, meet at Community Bike Shop, 98 Colvin Ave. An international ride celebrating women on bikes. We’ll ride to Unity Island (formerly Squaw Island) for a picnic – bring your own supplies! firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Day in May Bike Drive Bidwell Park, Saturday May 2, 10-1pm. The WNY Coalition of Donated Goods in conjunction with Reinstein woods. Bikes and textiles accepted. www.city-buffalo.com/reuse
Extended Hours at Community Shop 98 Colvin Ave We’ll be open for Retail Only Monday-Friday 2-6pm (no working on bikes!) and for Open Shop Sundays 1-5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, AND Thursdays 6-9pm! email@example.com
Keep on Riding Sat May 23 12pm. Cross Fit Nickel City, 247 Virginia St. Workshop with trained sports medicine pros on how to stay healthy while riding. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidical Mass Sun May 24, 10:30am. Meet at the Rose Garden playground in Delaware Park. A leisurely family-friendly group ride through our neighborhoods celebrating and building awareness that kids and families on bicycles are a part of traffic too. We’ll stop in the middle at Elmwood and Auburn for a break and a snack at White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt (other shops are available), and return to the Delaware Park playground for post-ride play. Family friendly! email@example.com
Lighthouse Ride Sun May 17, 11am, Erie Basin Marina (329 Erie St) A causal ~10 mile ride to a historic lighthouse along the outer harbor. Sightseeing, possible tour of Lighthouse if it can be arranged. Family friendly! firstname.lastname@example.org
May the Road be Ever in Your Favor Sat May 30, 6pm Canisius College at Tim Hortons on Main & Jefferson. Whether you’re a Canisius student or someone looking for an excuse to ride: We’ll ride to Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, down to Allentown and then to the Outer Harbor. email@example.com
Mountain Bike w/ Campus Wed May 13, 20 & 27. Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd, Glenwood, NY New or seasoned riders, ride in “race” format. New this year: a citizens 1 lap category so new riders can come out and give it a try for $10.00. firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Espresso + Coffee all month, 391 Washington St. $1 off any coffee beverage to anyone showing their bike helmet. email@example.com
Rick Cycle Shop Wednesday Rides all month, 55 Allen St. Meet at 6 and roll out by 6:30 at the latest.
Sand Blasting Bonanza Tues May 19, 2-9pm. Community Bike Shop, 98 Colvin Ave. Bring your bike frame to be powder coated and restored! Frames need to be stripped of components; forks need to be removed from frames. Come by the shop prior if you need help doing this (requires membership or day pass). $15 per frame for sandblasting payment up front. firstname.lastname@example.org
Silo Spin: Grain Elevators by Bike Sun May 24, 2pm Riverfest Park on Ohio St. Kickoff of “Explore Buffalo by Bike” Sunday Bike Tour Series. email@example.com
SkyRide Sat May 30, 7am, Outer Harbor. GObike’s signature fundraising bike ride. A bike tour of
historic locations, new bike infrastructure and an incredible, scenic ride over the Skyway highlighting and celebrating the past, present and future of bicycling in Buffalo. After the ride is a celebration for riders, their families and friends at the Outer Harbor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Roll Buffalo Various locations. Meet at 6pm, Roll at 6:30, Jam at 8. Join us at rotating venues in Buffalo. Everyone is welcome to ride, the slow pace of 8-10 mph invites ALL riders to join! slowrollbuffalo.org
Buffalo Bike Share Launch Sat May 9, 11am. Café 59, 55 Allen St. Curious about the white social bikes you see around town? Come by for a special promotion when you sign up, take one for a test ride, and enjoy a complimentary treat from Café 59. email@example.com
Thursday Night Rides Essex St Pub, 530 Rhode Island St., 6:30pm. Roll out at 7. Casual (no lycra) group ride – we bar hop, may stop along waterfront or various parks, etc. 21+. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour de Cure Safety Checks 98 Colvin Ave, 6pm, every Thurs If you’re riding in the Tour de Cure, come by for a complimentary bike safety check during GObike Open Shop! email@example.com
West Side Murals Tour Sunday May 31, 2pm, Entrance to Scajaquada Trail from Amherst St. Wegmans Parking Lot. “Explore Buffalo by Bike” Sunday Bike Tour Series. firstname.lastname@example.org