Bike Month Challenge
Thank you to everyone who took the Bike Month Pledge, came to an event or explored Buffalo by Bike this May! Also, congratulations to our Bike Month Challenge winners! Huge thanks to our Bike Month Challenge sponsors, who furthered their support of biking in Buffalo this month with some very generous prizes:
With flat terrain, scenic views, waterways and trails, Buffalo is a great place to ride. In a city full of Olmsted Parks, historic landmarks, stunning architecture and diverse cultures, you can look around and appreciate everything Buffalo has to offer. You'll save time, money and the hassle of parking and help make our city a little greener by reducing auto emissions!
Bike culture has thrived in Buffalo since the late 1800s — today, that culture builds bridges, connects communities, empowers residents, and offers countless opportunities to have fun, be active and make friends.
We invite you to be a part of it. Hop on and discover Buffalo by Bike.
Ride and Race Western NY
Whether you love to cruise the city and take in the sights, get a workout in on that brisk weekend coffee ride, challenge your limits in a race, or tear up the local trails, you'll find friends in Buffalo's dynamic and ever-growing bicycle community. Western NY is home to a network of cycling organizations that cater to a wide variety of interests, cycling disciplines and abilities — check out their websites (below) to learn more about each and explore all your options to ride.
- Buffalo Bicycling Club (BBC) promotes road bicycle racing in WNY, offering a schedule of weekend club races in addition to USAC-sanctioned races each year from April through August. They also hold training races and clinics designed to help new racers build skills, fitness and confidence. Membership is available through bikereg.com — they offer special rates for first-time members and out-of-town visitors!
- Buffalo Triathalon Club (BTC) promotes multisports (triathlon, duathlon, etc) with the goal of bringing people together for training, racing, and fun. Whether you are a race veteran or just thinking about trying your first one, this club is for you! The BTC has members of all ages and skill levels, and experienced club members are always eager to help out those who are new to the sport. Memberships are available for individuals, families, students and even at an "affiliate"level (for visitors from more than 100 miles away).
- Campus Cycling Collective (CCC) is a non-profit group who ride and/or race bikes with the common goals of having fun, staying fit and getting outside together. Their extensive programming includes free Tuesday-Night Rides during the summer, mountain bike rides, seasonal cross-country ski nights, fat bike rides, cyclocross clinics, race promotion, bike maintenance clinics and more. Most of their events are free (helmets and waivers mandatory), and they also rent bikes at a daily rate if you'd like to hit up a group ride but need the right gear.
- East Side Bike Club (ESBC) keeps it rolling with free community bicycle rides every Saturday. The club meets weekly from spring through fall in Buffalo's Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and rides through the city at a social pace.
- Femme/Trans/Women (FTW Cyclists of WNY) is a Buffalo-based cycling community with the goal of getting more womxn riding bikes. FTW Cyclists strives to empower womxn through education and encouragement programs, including no-drop rides, informational sessions and hands-on clinics throughout the year. Events are free and all womxn are welcome.
- Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club (NFBC) is WNY's largest bicycle club, offering over 400 rides throughout their season (March through October) — chances are, they're riding right now! NFBC emphasizes safe and courteous riding in a social environment. This road-focused group generally rides at an athletic pace, with routes varying in length from 15-100 miles and different degrees of difficulty to challenge cyclists of all abilities and skill levels. Just in town for the weekend or unsure if this is the group for you? Join one of the rides on their busy schedule — if you have fun and want in, fill out a membership application.
- Slow Roll Buffalo is a free, inclusive Monday night bike ride that is open to all ages and skill levels. Part of a global network founded in Detroit, Slow Roll Buffalo has become one of the largest community bike rides in the country. Slow Roll meets at a different location each week from May through October, riding a unique route of 8-10 miles through Buffalo's neighborhoods at an average pace of 8-10mph. A one-time waiver is required to participate.
- Western New York Mountain Biking Association (WNYMBA) has been keeping Buffalo's mountain bikers off the streets since 1992. This group doesn't just tear up the local trails on weekly all-levels group rides — they also work to maintain trails, improve access to existing amenities and construct new trails! Their calendar is packed with rides, clinics, camping weekends and trail days. Not enough action for you? They even maintain an online meet up, so you'll never have to shred alone.