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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. recently opened new, secure indoor bike parking for those who commute to the Medical Campus by bike. The move by the nonprofit planning organization more than doubled the indoor bike parking available to those who use the campus, and added 24 lockers in the parking garage at 854 Ellicott St., near John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, B…

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GObike Buffalo is about a lot more than fun and games. The nonprofit that oversees Slow Roll Buffalo and the Skyride has become the go-to grassroots biking organization since it rolled onto the scene in 2008 with a dream to build “a thriving, dynamic and connected Buffalo” by promoting biking and other alternative transportation in the region. To chase that mission, …

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The most avid bikers in the region ride year-round but May marks the official start of bicycling season for most. A calendar of events shows why. Slow Roll Buffalo: The fifth year of free, inclusive, Monday evening community bike rides starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara, 667 Main St., and continues every week through October. The roughly 10-mile rides …

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Leading groups in the regional bicycling community will debut a short film, "Buffalo by Bike," at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., on the West Side. “It's a little six-minute film which was funded through the I Love New York program to really highlight Buffalo and bicycle tourism opportunities in the city,” said Justin Booth, executive director of …

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One sign Buffalo is in festive spirits is the quick ticket sales for Hotel Henry's Jazzy Christmas - featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band and the Buffalo Dolls - which has sold out in advance. After a busy weekend, the pace unexpectedly slows down this week, but there's still ample opportunity to go dashing through the snow to a Buffalo event. 1. John Morris Russ…

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More than 85 unclaimed bicycles that were recently donated to GObike Buffalo are destined to be stripped down, rebuilt and recycled into the community, the local infrastructure improvement advocacy group announced. The unclaimed bicycles were donated to GObike Buffalo by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority-Metro last week and will be used for GObike Buffalo's …

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SkyRide 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 fr…

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GObike Buffalo announced Thursday that its fifth annual Skyride will include routes to celebrate past and future bicycling in the region. The ride will take place the morning of May 20 and include a pedal over the 110-foot-high Skyway and on parts of the Kensington and Scajaquada expressways. It also will include portions of Niagara Street, future home to the city’s fir…

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GObike Buffalo says registration is open for the Skyride on May 20. Participants will enjoy a bicycle ride along the waterfront, including a ride over the 100-foot-high Skyway. A festival will follow with food, entertainment and biking information. Cost is $20 for those ages 14 to 20 and $35 for those 21 and over if you register by Thursday. For more informatio…

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Most of the union stagehands who worked at the Rolling Stones concert July 11 have gotten new paychecks to replace the ones that bounced in late July.However, a few of the 204 stagehands, in the words of the Stones themselves, can’t get no satisfaction.Among those for whom new paychecks still haven’t arrived is the Rev. Kirk A. Laubenstein, who was among the first to speak…

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The Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo's proudest commercial and residential bastions for a bevy of reasons: its concentration of diverse businesses, nurturing and protective block clubs, walk- and bike-ability, and commitment to beautification, to list a few. One way to appreciate the 20-year impact of the Elmwood Village Association, which comprises a two-person staff an…