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Things to do in Western New York: May 20


7 a.m. in LaSalle Park (corner of Porter and AmVets Drive, off Porter Exit of 190 South). Two loops are available to cycle: The Skyway Loop and the City Loop (Skyway and more). The post-ride festival begins at 10 a.m. in LaSalle Park and runs until noon. Full schedule here.

While online sales have concluded, in-person registration is accepted in LaSalle Park from 4 to 8 p.m. May 19, for $40, then 6 to 7:30 a.m. May 20 for $50.

Why ride the SkyRide? For at least this reason: To bike across one of the most beautiful vistas of Lake Erie and the Buffalo skyline from the tip-top of the controversial concrete monstrosity known as the Skyway.

This fundraiser for the bike advocacy group GObike Buffalo attracts a diverse crowd of riders for a 10 or 18-mile route through the city’s many new bike lanes and thoroughfares. - Colin Dabkowski

Jazz at the Vineyard

Noon to 7 p.m. in Spring Lake Winery (7373 Rochester Road, Lockport). Tickets are $20, available here.

It's a mini jazz festival, a benefit for Roswell Park, and a celebration of the lifetime achievements of the great Buffalo jazz guitarist Ralph Fava.

Jazz at the Vineyard invites attendees to enjoy the music of the Bobby Militello Quartet, Colleen Williams and Bobby Jones, and other combos as you sip wine by the water. Food vendors include Molinaro's Restaurant; Carrie's Kettle Corn, and, yes, a Lloyd Taco truck. - Mary Kunz Goldman

Monsters of Rock Fights Cancer

1 to 8 p.m. in Pearl Street Grill and Brewery (76 Pearl St.). Cost is $5 at the door.

Five tribute bands will perform on Sunday in Pearl Street to raise money for Bridget's Battle Foundation, which raises funds to fight cancer in honor of Bridget Schuh, who died in 2014 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. The bands set to perform - listed here - will emulate Judas Priest, Motorhead, Ozzie Osborne, Black Sabbath and more. - Ben Tsujimoto

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