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Our physically distant summer rides
Throughout the month of August, we will be hosting small weekend rides throughout Western New York for individuals and teams to enjoy.
We currently have two locations confirmed – Linde Tonawanda Campus and UB North Campus – and are working to add a few more! There will be 22 time slots (one every 20 minutes) per day per location with each time slot having up to 10 riders.
linde tonawanda campus
university at buffalo north campus
more to be announced!
Routes on these weekends will range from 3-20 miles so if you’re looking to challenge yourself with a longer ride, we recommend following the Ride Your Own Way option – more on that below!
Ride Your Own Way!
We’ll give you suggestions and resources, but how you ride is up to you!
Our Downloadable Routes
All of our downloadable routes can be accessed on your phone with Ride with GPS. If you would like to print out a copy of the map and cue sheet, click on the “More” button and select “Print Map & Cue PDF.”
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Route
Looking for a challenge and an adventure? This route provides ambitious city riding along Frederick Law Olmsted’s Buffalo Parkways, including South Park, Cazenovia Park, Martin Luther King Park, Delaware Park, Richardson Olmsted Campus, with slight detours to the Central Terminal and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. So many great sights to ride past!
Our How-To Guide
If you aren’t feeling any of our downloadable routes, check out this How-To Guide for designing your own route. You can even design a route that starts and ends in your driveway. Make sure you are registered and pick a mileage commitment of any length. Deciding how far you want to ride will be step one for planning your route.
Suggested Ways to Track your Mileage
There are a lot of great smart phone apps that you can use to track your mileage. Use your smart watch if you have one, or check out Map My Ride, Strava, Ride with GPS, Bicycle Ride Tracker, or similar tools. Just type in “track my ride” in your app store and many options will appear.
You could simply put your route into Google Maps to calculate your distance!
Suggested Places to Ride
There is no shortage of great places to ride. Riding at home is a great way to participate in the Summer of the Ride. If you are looking to get out of your neighborhood and go someplace new to ride, here are some bike paths and parks that are fun and scenic. Just remember to follow physical distancing protocols in public places, as well as proper bike etiquette. We have a ton of great safety tips and resources on our Safety Page
- Olmsted Parkways
- Niagara Greenway Trails
- Outer Harbor – Ohio Street – Old First Ward – Canalside
- Botanical Gardens – South Park
City of Buffalo 25 Trails Guide
Bike There, Buffalo
- Ellicott Creek Park
- City of Tonawanda Young Street Hub
- North Tonawanda Gratwick Park
- Grand Island – West River Parkway – Beaver Island State Park
- Cheektowaga Lehigh Valley Rail Trail
- Rails To Trails from Buffalo’s LaSalle Station to Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor
Empire State Trail on the Erie Canal
- Boston Hills
- East Aurora
- Orchard Park
- Genesee Greenway Trail
- Genesee Riverway Trail
Thank you for your commitment to creating a world without cancer.
We appreciate everyone who is coming together to ride apart this summer. Together, we are making a difference!