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Bike Week in Rochester 2013



Bike Week 2013

Rochester will celebrate the bike from May 11 through 19 for Bike Week 2013. Event bike racks will be located all week at City Hall, 30 Church St and at the Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Blvd.

To learn more about how easy it is to bike in Rochester, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/rocthebike 

Bike Week 2013 Rides and Events

Thursday, May 9 

Saturday, May 11 

  • Ride your Bike to the Public Market: 5:00 a.m.  - 3:00 p.m.   


  • Lilac Festival Parade - Bicycle Lifestyle Entry: 8:00 a.m. - noon   
    • Ride n the Lilac Festival Parade
    • Line up on Science Parkway off of South Ave
    • Particapants must arrive by 8:30 a.m.
    • Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
    • Decorate your bike with flowers!
  • Bike/Therapy: Street Art Bicycle Tour: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.   
    • Ride your bicycle on city streets for a guided tour to a selection of murals from the Wall/Therapy and Visual Intervention projects. This ride also highlights some of the work done by FUA Krew (an international group of graffiti artists that was formed in the Rochester nearly 30 years ago.) 
    • starts and ends at Rochester's Public Market      
    • 10 mile ride, route map 
    • leisurely to moderate pace with frequent stops
    • Wall/Therapy http://wall-therapy.com/ 
    • Contact: Zack DeClerck at zackdeclerck@gmail.com 


  • Flat Tire Clinic: 3:00 p.m. 
    • Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, 661 South Ave
    • Free clinic
    • Learn how to repair or replace a flat tire
    • Contact: http://www.fullmoonvista.com 585-546-4030 

Sunday, May 12 

  • Cyclopedia Kick-Off: 11:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.  
    • At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester 500 Genessee St 
    • Help kick-off Cyclopedia's 4th season
    • Refreshments available
    • Contact: Shawn Brown 
  •  Boys & Girls Clubs Tour and Bicycle Safety Course: 1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.  
    • At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester 500 Genessee St 
    • Hosted by Cyclopedia, MVP Health Care Cycling, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester 
    • If you have your own bike, bring it along! If you don't, borrow one of ours!
    • Contact: Shawn Brown 

 Monday, May 13 

  • Lilac Ride: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
    • Ride along the Genesee River Trail  and through the Lilacs in Highland Park
    • Moderate paced family ride
    • Meet at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, 661 South Ave
    • All riders welcomed, nobody gets left behind
    • Contact: http://www.fullmoonvista.com 585-546-4030

Tuesday, May 14  

  • Ride your Bike to the Public Market: 6:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.  
  • 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Fest: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.  
    • Cinema Theatre - 967 South Clinton Ave
    • Event Bike Racks will be located outside of the theater
    • With My Own Two Wheels is an award-winning documentary about the power of bicycles to enhance lives and improve communities. Filmed in multiple locations around the globe, it showcases how ingenuity, determination, and this simple machine can bring great benefit to people practically and economically.  http://worldbicyclerelief.org/programs/withmyowntwowheels 
    • Race Across America is filmmaker Stephen Auerbach's exploration of this amazing 3000 mile, 10 day race. It is a story of grit and determination, tucked away from the money and glory of high-profile professional team bicycle racing. The competitors challenge themselves and each other in near obscurity, testing their mental, physical, and emotional endurance in what has been described as one of world's most grueling races. http://raceacrossamericamovie.com/ 
    • Tickets cost $6 for the double feature
    • Proceeds from the Festival will benefit World Bicycle Relief 
  • Tuesday Urban Road Ride: 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.  
    • Meet at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, 661 South Ave
    • 15 mph pace
    • Bike Week 2013 ride of this weekly event
    • Contact: http://www.fullmoonvista.com 585-546-4030

Wednesday, May 15 

  • Wednesday Night Cruise: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  

Thursday, May 16  

  • Ride your Bike to the Public Market: 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
  • Tyron Bike Road Ride: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  
    • Meet at Tyron Bike Shop, 150 North Winton Rd
    • 16-18 mph pace
    • Park at the Post Office across street, 130 North Winton Rd
    • Contact: http://tryonbike.com/  
  • Bike Polo Demonstration: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
    • Monroe Square, 259 Monroe Ave 
    • Flour City Hardcourt will put on bike polo demonstration matchs

Friday, May 17 

  • Bike to Work Day: All Day  
    • Great day for you and your co-workers to bike to work  
    • People are also encouraged to bike to work year round and throughout bike week 
    • Sheltered bike racks located in several downtown parking garages 
    • Event bike racks will be located at City Hall, 30 Church St and the Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Blvd
    • Bike posts and racks located throughout the city 
  • Light up the Night Ride: 8:00 -11:00 p.m. 
    • Riders decorate their bicycles and themselves with lights
    • Ride on City Streets after sunset - Route 
    • A dance party on two wheels
    • Meet at the top of Cobbs Hill Park 
    • Park on street or at Lake Riley (Park closes at sunset)
    • Contact: Zack DeClerck at zackdeclerck@gmail.com 
  • 2013 bikeMS Ride: 5:30 - 7: 00 p.m. 
    • This ride occurs the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month
    • 14 mph pace
    • Meet at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, 661 South Ave
    • On-street parking available
    • Contact: bikeMSupstateny.org or call 585-271-0805
  • The 13th Annual Ride for Missing and Children: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
    • 100 mile ride, you are not required to ride all 100 miles
    • Ride as a group, 14-15 mph pace
    • Begins at the total Sports Experience 880 Elmgrove Rd, Gates, NY
    • $300 minimum donation
    • Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York
    • Contact: http://www.rideformissingchildren.org/rochester/  

Saturday, May 18 

  • Field Repair Clinic: 3:00 p.m.  
    • Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, 661 South Ave
    • Free clinic
    • Learn how to diagnose and repair minor problem when out for a ride
    • Contact: http://www.fullmoonvista.com 585-546-4030
  • Genesee Community Charter School's Rochester Kidical Mass Ride: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  
    • GCCS 6th Grade Class is learning about and promoting Rochester’s Bicycle Master Plan as part of their capstone research project
    • The ROC Kidical Mass was created to help inspire the next generation of bicyclists and to celebrate bicycle culture in our community
    • Family-friendly, kid-centric version of Critical Mass rides, where riders take to the streets for fun and to raise awareness about bicycling
    • Meet on the trail near Aladdin's on Schoen Place in the Village of Pittsford
    • 4.2 mile ride to Lock 32 Park, learn about the history of the canal from student experts
    • Contact: GCCS 6th Grade, 585-271-4552 x.460 

Sunday, May 19 

  • 3rd Annual Rochester Seersucker Social Ride: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
    • Summer Garden Party
    • Dress in anything from turn of the century to ‘40’s
    • 10 mile ride at a slow pace
    • Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy games, prizes and music after the ride
    • Meet at Genesee Valley Park near the Roundhouse Pavilion  
    • Contact: http://rochestertweedride.blogspot.com/ 

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