Weekly Feature

2018-03-22 / Business

SkyRide gives bicyclists opportunity to ride across Skyway

GObike Buffalo has announced it will hold its fifth annual SkyRide on May 20. The event gives bicyclists from across the area a chance to ride on the 100-foot Route 5 Skyway in downtown Buffalo.

This year, organizers say the course has expanded to allow riders an opportunity to follow the path of Buffalo’s Olmsted parks and parkways. Riders will also be treated to a citywide tour of historical locations and learn about the infrastructure of downtown Buffalo.

“The SkyRide has become a community staple, capping an exciting month of activities all aimed at making our city one of the most bike-friendly in the country,” stated Mayor Byron W. Brown. “We are a proud partner in making this event an attraction for thousands of people around our region to experience our city upon two wheels.”

Participants will begin the ride starting at 8 a.m. at LaSalle Park, and ride across the Skyway, down Route 5, through the Michigan Avenue corridor, across the Kensington Express way, along Scajaquada Creek to Niagara Street and return to LaSalle Park. GObike will partner with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and others to highlight these corridors and explain how each contributes to the region.

Following the tour, riders along with their families and friends are invited to attend a post-ride festival at LaSalle Park.

Riders ages 14-18 must be joined by a parent or guardian at all times. For more information or to register, visit www.skyridebuffalo.org.

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