GObike News

May 12, 2019

SkyRide Rider Information: Packet Pick-Up, the Ride, and the Afterparty

Thanks for joining us on the SkyRide! You're set to ride your bike where few others have biked before, and support our efforts to connect and empower communities through active mobility options, trails and greenways, and complete streets in Western New York.

The SkyRide is presented by Independent Health, with additional support from M&T Bank. Thank you to our additional sponsors: the Buffalo News, Delaware North, Wegmans, Quakenbush Co, Inc., Frank P. Langley Co. Inc., WKBW—Channel, and IATSE Local 10. 


Please read all of the important information below regarding the SkyRide:

All riders must have a working bicycle and helmet! Please ABC Quick Check your bicycle in advance of the ride. Reddy Bikeshare is also available for the Kensington-Scajaquada Route. 

If you are able, please ride or take transit to the event. There is limited parking in and around LaSalle Park. Nearby parking options include Front Park and the Erie Basin Marina.

A complimentary breakfast—sponsored by Wegmans—will include bagels, fruit, and breakfast bars. 

Packet Pick-ups

Rider packets, including numbered bibs and ride information, are available for pick-up from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at LaSalle Park. 

If you can't make it down at these times, please come early to the SkyRide to pick up your materials!

Ride Information

There are three routes: the Full Loop (18+ miles on 3 expressway segments), Kensington-Scajaquada Loop (11 miles without the Skyway) and Skyway-Only Loop (10 miles of Skyway only). You will be able to choose which route you are riding on the day of the event.

Participants riding the Full Loop will line up after 8:30 am for a departure at 9 am sharp.The Skyway-only Loop will depart at 9:15 am. The Kensington-Scajaquada Loop will depart at 9:30 am. 

There will be ride leaders guiding waves of riders and volunteers along the route to help direct you.

Most riders will return between 10:30 and 11:30 am.

The Afterparty: 10:30 am to 2 pm

Plan for the afterparty! We'll have food trucks (Amy's, Lloyd Taco Truck, Niagara Cafe, Ru's Pierogi, and Sweet Melody's), beer, wine by Chateau Buffalo, water and juice by Askher's, local organizations present  including Imagine LaSalle, and live music by RNSM and DJ Cutler. 

The Colonel Ward Pumping Station will also be open for tours. 

Please bring your own water bottle to help us reduce waste at the event. We will not have disposable water bottles on site. 

If you have any questions, please send us an email at events@gobikebuffalo.org. 

See you next Sunday! 

SkyRide Rider Information: Packet Pick-Up, the Ride, and the Afterparty