East Side Bike Club kicks off New Season of Rides

East Side Bike Club will kick off its new season of rides on Saturday, May 11 at 10am. Every Saturday, cyclists are invited to attend the group rides, which meet at the Martin Luther King Statue in MLK Park. Each ride is around 10-12 miles long, and is always different, week to week.

The club rides at a pace suitable for all participants so all riders can enjoy the ride, the company and see more of the city.

These free group rides are open to cyclists of all abilities, as the paces are set so that everyone can enjoy the rides. And just because the rides start on the East Side, doesn’t mean that that’s where the routes are solely focused. In fact, rides can venture into the suburbs, and throughout all parts of the city. This year, guides are even planning a trip across the Peace Bridge, into Ontario’s Freedom Park.

Of particular note this riding season is the “Solidarity Ride,” scheduled to be held on May 18. The ride, attended by cyclists throughout the region, is in observance of the 2022 shooting at the Tops store on Jefferson Avenue. By participating in the Solidarity Ride, cyclists are “together as one,” as they congregate to demonstrate peace, love, and unity.

ESBC works to expand access and awareness of biking in communities of color through weekly bike rides, open workshop hours, and pop-up events throughout the city.

“Rides continue each Saturday through mid-October and are open to everyone. We encourage everyone to join us.” – East Side Bike Club (ESBC – a program of Buffalo United Front, a coalition of frontline organizations and individuals working to reduce violence.

For more information about the East Side Bike Club and its upcoming events, visit:

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