May 17, 2022

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GoBike Buffalo promises a Bike Month Celebration unlike any other


40 participating organizations, 30+ events, dozens of promotions, discounts and giveaways

Did you know that May is National Bike Month? Luckily for us, there is an exciting month of rides, breakfasts, happy hours, discounts, and prizes already planned to have you riding your way through the city! As cycling increases all over the Queen City and surrounding region, our local businesses both small and large, are also joining in on the fun with over 40 participating organizations and 31 events.

Whether you plan to attend one of these events or not, make this May the month you change your habits and incorporate more riding, especially in a city that’s perfect for it. Whether you are a lifelong cyclist or new to the game, join in on all the fun this month and welcome in the sunny days that are ahead (I promise, they are almost here)! 

The first major event of the month is Bike to School Day which will be conducted in the city of Buffalo this Wednesday morning May 4, Rain Or Shine. 

Very young children and their parents will be out in force, learning all about the joy of riding their bikes to school. Let’s celebrate this push for sustainability, connectivity, and community-building through cycling at all ages. Drivers should slow down, put their phones down, be courteous and let’s all get where we’re going safely and happily. We can do it, City of Good Neighbors!

Whereas all children are encouraged to ride across the region, GObike will be working specifically with the children of two schools in the city. Here are the slow zones to be especially aware of:

Surrounding PS 32 – BENNETT PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL 8A – 9A

  • Clinton @ Essex
  • Clinton @ Pine
  • Clinton Between Downtown And Pine
  • Washington Street Between Genesee and Clinton
  • Roosevelt Square

Surrounding PS 64 – OLMSTED SCHOOL 7A – 8A

  • Amherst @ Lincoln
  • All of Lincoln Parkway
  • Jewett and Parkside
  • Nottingham and 198 Off Ramp
  • Elmwood and Bidwell
  • Bidwell and Lincoln
  • Lincoln and 198 On Ramp

Below are details on discounts and promotions as well as the current lineup of events you can expect for this week.

For any additional information and updates about each event, head to bit.ly/bikemonthbflo and follow the links provided. 

Bike Month promotions, discounts, and giveaways!

●      GO Buffalo Niagara’s Give Transit A Try – $40 off an unlimited 30-day NFTA Metro pass

●      GO Buffalo Niagara’s Shop716 Gift Card Giveaway – Use #BikeMonthBFLO on your Instagram and Twitter posts about your ride to be entered to win a Shop716 Gift Card

●      Freelancers! On Tuesday, May 17, Serendipity Labs welcomes you to work for free in their 29th floor co-working space at Seneca One, if you ride in that day.

●      Fatty Beer Co. (Genesee St and Main St) is offering $1 off drafts during Bike to Work week (May 16-21) to those who cycle to their shop. Ride in and ask for it, using “GObike” at checkout–you’ll also be entered to win a raffle at the end of the week.

●      15% discount at Mister Sizzle’s for anyone who bikes to their restaurant, using “GObike” at checkout.

●      Party at Community Beer Works on Friday May 20with $1 off drafts, merch discounts and BOGO cards when you ride in.

●      Discounts on your SKYRIDE 2022 (August 14) tickets when you purchase them at a GObike event (see below wherever our logo is on a ribbon). Just talk to your staff and we’ll give you the promo code.

Bike to School Day

Group ride with students at Olmsted Park schools

         Date: Wednesday, May 4

         Time: 7am

         Location: Olmsted Park School

Bike to School Day

Group ride with students at Bennet Park schools

         Date: Wednesday, May 4

         Time: 8:15am

         Location: Bennet Park School

Bike Breakfast @ Hostel Buffalo-Niagara

Stop by for some coffee and breakfast as you bike into work!

         Date: Wednesday, May 4

         Time: 7am-10am

         Location: Hostel Buffalo-Niagara (667 Main Street, Buffalo)

Campus Cycling Collective Group Ride 

         Date: Wednesday, May 4

         Time: 5:45pm

         Location: Campus WheelWorks (1330 Niagara Street, Buffalo)

GObike Traffic Safety Presentation and Reddy Bike e-Bike Demonstrations

Join GObike and Reddy Bikeshare for a joint traffic safety presentation and e-bike demonstrations. Reddy Bike will also be registering discounted annual Reddy memberships for all participants!

         Date: May 6

         Time: 12p-4p

         Location: TReC by NGTI (616 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls) 

Buffalo State Sustainability Committee Happy Hour

Come see GObike and GO Buffalo Niagara present on sustainable transportation at Buffalo State. Mingle, network, bike!

         Date: Friday, May 6

         Time: 3pm-5pm

         Location: Buffalo State College

East Side Bike Club “It’s Time to Ride” @ MLK Park

It’s time to ride so get on your bikes and join us for our season opener! This 10 mile ride will be led by our very own Simon Husted, Reddy Bikeshare’s new Community and Marketing Coordinator.

         Date: Saturday, May 7

         Time: 9:30am

         Location: Buffalo State College

Mobile Repair

GObike will be present during May’s Saturday Academy programming. We’ll be hosting a mobile repair station, as part of the event. Open to all!

         Date: Saturday, May 7

         Time: 10am-1pm

         Location: South Park High School (150 Southside Parkway, Buffalo)

Mobile Repair

Roll in to Lockport Public Library for some light servicing on your bike!

         Date: Saturday, May 7

         Time: 2pm-4pm

         Location: Lockport Public Library (23 East Avenue, Lockport)

Be sure to stay up to date on all things Bike Month at bit.ly/bikemonthbflo and use #bikemonthbflo on your public Instagram and TW posts to win prizes all month long. We will post each week’s events, prizes, rides, etc. every Monday throughout the month of May.



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