Bike Week in Rochester 2016

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Bike Week 2016 

May is National Bike Month! Hop on your bike, enjoy the smell of fresh air and lilacs, and experience the freedom of exploring our community on two wheels. The City of Rochester will help to launch the 2016 summer biking season with Rochester Bike Week, May 13-22.

 

Biking in Rochester: General Information   

Click here to find an interactive map of bicycle facilities in Rochester.  

Learn more about the city’s many efforts to become more bike-friendly here: www.cityofrochester.gov/bikerochester  

 

Learn more about several exciting projects currently underway to make biking in Rochester even better as we pedal forward:  

   Mayoral Proclamation Kick-Off Event & Bike Boulevard Ride:   

  • Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Ride along the Canterbury-Harvard-Hillside Bike Boulevard, our city’s first "Bike Boulevard," to the City-Brighton border near Highland Ave. & Hillside Ave., where Mayor Warren and Supervisor Moehle will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting and presentation of the Bike Week 2016 proclamation.
  • Ride your bike to the event and celebrate Bike Week 2016!
  • Contact: 311  

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National Bike Month: Rides and Events 

BIKE WEEK: May 13-22, 2016 

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.   

 

EVENTS:   

 Huggera Pedal Power: Dryer Park Ride    

  • Tuesday, May 10, 6PM-8PM   
  • Dryer Road Park, 7405 Dryer Rd, Victor, NY 14564  

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to sign in, get a map and get ready to ride. Bring a water bottle(s) for the ride, and your own drink & a snack to share for some social time afterwards. A helmet is required for all rides.  

More Information: http://huggersskiclub.org/calendar  

 Screening of "Bikes vs Cars"   

  • Wed, May 11, 6:30-8:50PM   
  • The Little Theater, Theater 1  
  • 240 East Ave., #100, Rochester, NY 14604 

 A feature documentary about the global revolution for safer streets and better cycling, Bikes vs Cars, will premiere in Rochester and kick-off the Rochester Bicycle Film Festival and lead into Rochester Bike Week! The event will feature two documentaries and  a panel discussion after the movie with planners, engineers, and members of our cycling community.  

More information: Bikes-vs-Cars.com/thefilm or https://www.facebook.com/events/679323192208066 

Bike to School Day    

  • Friday, May 13  
  • Indian Landing Elementary School, 702 N. Landing Rd., Rochester, NY 14625 

Up to four bike trains will ride to and from school and participating students will receive healthy treats and prizes. The Brighton Police Department will help cyclists cross Blossom and Penfield Roads. Students who live further from school are invited to drive, park and ride from a neighborhood adjacent to the school.

More information: http://walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-biking/2016/NY/Rochester/68393 

Ride to see the Rhinos 

If you ride your bike to the game you can purchase a Bike Rider Ticket Package for $15.00 (Original price $48.00).

  • You will receive one game ticket to two your choice of two games.
  • You can choose from these three games: May 14th, May 18th or May 28th 

Light up the Night Ride   

  • Friday, May 13, 7:45-9PM
  • Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14611
  • Helmet and lights required.

Be a part of an illuminating Post-Sunset Ride! Cyclers will decorate their person and their bicycles to "light up" Rochester trails and streets. The journey will travel up the Genesee river to the City Center, loop back into the South Wedge, around through Cornhill Landing and back to Genesee Valley Park.   

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/917968668320900/  

 Bicycle Film Festival 

  • Tues, May 17, 6:30 PM 
  • The Cinema Theater, 957 Clinton Ave South, Rochester, NY 14620 

Screening of Half the Road and bicycle inspired short films. Complimentary Bike Corral provided by the RCA.  

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1039933606069153/ 

 Ride of Silence  

  • Wednesday, May 18.  
  • Please arrive at 6:15PM, Ride leaves at 7PM  
  • Penfield Town Highway Dept. 1607 Jackson Rd, Penfield, NY 14526  

A memorial ride in honor of cyclists injured or killed on the road. (map) 

More information: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/RoS 

Unity Ride  

  • Thurs, May 19, 7PM-8PM  
  • Bullshead Plaza, 855 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14611  

The Unity Bike Ride will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to cruise the Westside Neighborhoods with the Conkey Cruisers to bring awareness of peace and the need for community. All are welcomed to join and ride along.  

More information: https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Adam+McFadden&init=public 

Bike to Work Day   

  • Fri, May 20, 2016  
  • Workplaces everywhere!  

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.  

More information:  http://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0 

RBC FAMILY RIDE:  

  • Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Ride will start at Brighton Town Park
  • Route: Brighton Town Park to Schoen Place and back (Erie Canal Path)

More information: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-2241514 

6th Annual Seersucker Ride  

  • Sun, May 22, 10AM-2PM  
  • Hart's Local Grocers, 10 Winthrop St, Rochester, NY 14607  

Rochester's most fashionable bike ride rolls again! Dress up, fancy your bike and join other cyclists for a scenic, two hour, 12-mile ride through historic Rochester.  

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1365053770178836/ 

 

There are many more great biking events coming up this summer. We hope to see you biking around the city!  

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