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Bike to Work Day with bike trains for commuters


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.

Bike to Work Day is part of National Bike Month, celebrated each May in communities across the country and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. It is designed to highlight the many benefits of biking and to encourage more people to give it a try.

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus 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. Interested riders can sign up for a specific location at bit.ly/2paStPz and then meet their group between 7:30 am and 8:30 am on the morning of May 19. Riders can bring their own bikes or take advantage of the Reddy Bikes that will be available at each meet up location. 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. Designated locations include:
  • 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
The Bike to Work Day celebration will include an informal breakfast and short celebration at the park located at Ellicott Street and North Oak Street on the Medical Campus beginning at 7:00 AM. The event will include remarks by GObike Buffalo Executive Director, Justin Booth and BNMC President and CEO, Matthew Enstice and Mayor Byron Brown has been invited to attend. 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 gobnmc@bnmc.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.

Originally posted by Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine . Republished with permission.

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