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Health and Fitness

Paul Konopczynski and his family fell for biking four years ago while taking a 28-mile ride from their home on Grand Island to Canalside and back. Buffalo Slow Rolls followed, as did trips across the region and into Canada. Soon, some of his hockey buddies – weathered from playing the sport in their 20s, 30s and 40s – turned to the less rugged but still healthy pursuit, as…

Business

Chris Kudla's hobbies are woodworking and cycling. The mechanical engineer found a way to combine his two interests. He launched Normal Bicycles, making bikes with wooden frames, last year with his wife, Jessica. Normal Bicycles started in the basement of the Kudlas' home, on Normal Avenue in Buffalo. They moved the business into the Foundry, a business incubator on …

Crime

Have you had a bicycle stolen in Buffalo recently? It seems that your chances of a reunion have gone up. Buffalo Police recovered 88 bikes Monday night while executing a search warrant for narcotics at a house in the 500 block of Plymouth Avenue. Shield, the Buffalo Police K-9 formerly partnered with the late Craig E. Lehner, helped discover the bikes when the dog tr…

Health and Fitness

The Erie, Pa., Sports Commission announced it will add two new rides – Good Morning Star Shine Ride and Oscar the Grouch’s Gravel Grinder – to its second annual Lake Erie Cyclefest, which will run in conjunction with the Erie Blues & Jazz Festival on Aug. 2-5. Rhythm and Ride Weekend will feature six total cycling events. Proceeds from Cyclefest will benefit EmergyC…

Local News

Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis objects to calling the city's new "Blue and Greenways Intermodal Hub" a million dollar bathroom. "It's a lot more than that," said Davis. The city will cut the ribbon on Aug. 5 on the rest stop and plaza it spent $1.14 million to build, designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century carriage house with concrete sidewalks that resemble a bicycle…

Featured

A downtown bicycling destination that’s also a bar? Why not?The ambitious project was envisioned by Sarah Schneider, co-owner of Merge Restaurant, who also bikes.“I feel like biking gave me my first real taste of independence as a child, and I’ve found that as I’ve continued biking around cities I’ve lived in as an adult, biking has continued to provide a sense of independ…