National Bike to Work Day will pedal its way onto the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in the form of "bike trains" on May 19.
The nonprofit Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. and GObike Buffalo have designated four meeting locations for interested bicyclists to meet and ride a designated route with experienced riders in time to join a breakfast to be held on the Medical Campus. Interested riders can sign up for a specific location here and then meet their group between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. May 19. The designated locations are:
- 7:45 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with Henry Raess, GObike Buffalo event manager.
- 8 a.m. at LaSalle Station with Bill Smith, director of access for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
- 8:15 a.m. at City Hall with Justin Booth, director of GObike Buffalo.
- 8:15 a.m. at Ferry and Richmond avenues with Jennifer White, Reddy Bikeshare executive.
Riders can bring their own bikes or take advantage of the Reddy Bikes that will be available at each meet-up location. The bike trains are intended to encourage less-experienced riders to try commuting by bike with others and to create a sense of camaraderie on Bike to Work Day.
The event on the Medical Campus runs from 7 to 10 a.m. Campus staff, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and community members will break bagels to mark the day. Participants also will be entered in a raffle. The event will include:
- An informal breakfast and short celebration will be held at the Medical Campus park located at Ellicott and North Oak streets beginning at 7 a.m. BNMC and GObike officials are expected to talk briefly.
- GObike Buffalo will provide free minor bike repairs and adjustments for riders on site. Bike storage is available across the street at North Oak and Ellicott or at the many bike racks throughout the campus.
- Bike to Work Day is just one of many Bike Month events and activities to celebrate and encourage biking. A full list of activities can be found at www.gobikebuffalo.org.
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