In an effort to encourage more people to try biking as a commuting option and to participate in Bike to Work Day on May 19, local commuters will have the opportunity to join “Bike Trains” to ride to work on the Medical Campus with a group instead of on their own.
The BNMC, in collaboration with GObike Buffalo, have designated four meeting locations for interested bicyclists to meet and ride a designated route with experienced riders in time to join the Bike to Work Day breakfast to be held on the Medical Campus on Friday, May 19th.
Where are the trains starting from?
- MLK Park at 7:45 am with Henry Raess, GObike Buffalo Event Manager
- LaSalle Station at 8:00 am with Bill Smith, Director of Access for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
- City Hall at 8:15 am with Justin Booth, Director of GObike Buffalo
- Ferry and Richmond Avenue at 8:15 am with Jen White, Executive of Reddy Bikeshare
How do I participate?
Sign up at bit.ly/2paStPz and meet your group between 7:30 am and 8:30 am on the morning of May 19.
What if I don’t have a bike?
Riders can bring their own bikes or take advantage of the Reddy Bikes that will be available at each meet up location.
I’ve never commuted by bike, is that okay?
The bike trains are intended to encourage less experienced riders to try commuting by bike with others and to create a sense of camaraderie on Bike to Work Day.
What happens at the breakfast?
The Bike to Work Day celebration will include a light breakfast, bike portraits, and short celebration at the pocket park located at Ellicott Street and North Oak Street on the Medical Campus beginning at 7:00 AM. GObike Buffalo will provide free minor bike repairs and adjustments for riders on site. Bike storage is available across the street at North Oak and Ellicott or at the many bike racks throughout Campus. Medical Campus employees are also eligible for free Reddy Bike share memberships and can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike to Work Day is just one of many Bike Month events and activities to celebrate and encourage biking. A full list of activities can be found at www.gobikebuffalo.org.