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BLRC 4th Annual Johnny Onion Ride

When it cones to cycling, some people just like to ride. Others get amped up for special events that involve biking. Take the Buffalo Lazy Randonneur Club for example. Members of this club get creative when it comes to their rides. They dress the part, eat the part, and some of them even speak the part. After all this is the world’s only Johnny Onion Ride, which means that the organizers can do anything they want. That’s why riders are asked to dress in proper attire – typical french maritime or farmer style (stripes, berets, neckerchiefs, etc). 

Onion Johnnies are Breton farmers and agricultural labourers on bicycles.

The Johnny Onion Ride pays homage to the pedaling peddlers of Breton’s famous Roscoff onions. Therefore, riders are asked to bring along some onions, which will be cooked up at the end if the ride in a vat of French onion soup. Throw the onions in your pack, or string them from your bike. 

Cyclists will gather at noon on Sunday, September 28, at Canalside. The ride will take cyclists on a meandering trek to the Rose Garden pergola at Delaware Park. Participants can bring whatever picnic food and drink they desire, be it a bottle of wine or a baguette and cheese. Be creative, have fun, and be safe. The event is rain or shine – be sure to dress accordingly.

BLRC 4th Annual Johnny Onion Ride

Buffalo Lazy Randonneur Club

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12 PM

Canalside Buffalo | 44 Prime St, Buffalo, New York 14202

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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