All the fun bike events happening in the Buffalo area, all month long. Rides! Breakfasts! Happy Hours! Challenges with Prizes and a whole lot more! Whether you plan to attend one of these events or not, make this May the month you change your habits and incorporate riding more often. We live in a city that’s perfect for it.

Bike Month is brought to you by Independent Health, and our GObike members!

Three Open Shops Every Week

  • Every Tuesday 5P-8P: OPEN SHOP at 98 Colvin*
  • Every Wednesday 5P-8P: OPEN SHOP at 313 Broadway*
  • Every Saturday 10A-2P: OPEN SHOP at 313 Broadway*

* = Open Shop is an opportunity to use our bike stands, tools, and guidance from our team to work on your own bike. While 313 Broadway has only the stands and tools at this time, 98 Colvin has those and the plethora of spare parts and old bikes available as always. Open Shop is FREE to all GObike members, and $10 for everyone else.

Bike Breakfasts Every Wednesday May 8 – June 5, 730A-930A

  • Free and open to everyone, especially cyclists!
  • New Location this year: Trinity Church Courtyard (371 Delaware)
  • Coffee and Oatmeal, New friends and old friends

































First time riding to work? AWESOME. Welcome! Click here for a toolkit to participate as an individual or organization.









What about our old Bike Breakfast hosts at Hostel Buffalo: Relive the magic Friday Mornings at Rick Cycle Shop

Hostel Buffalo was one of the most amazing spaces in downtown Buffalo. They welcomed diverse travelers from around the world to our city with open arms, and put them right on Main Street on the metro rail. They hosted Food Not Bombs who cooked food for unhoused people in the kitchen and distributed it a block away. It was home to BOX Gallery where local artists would exhibit their work with excellent parties (full of hundreds of bikes) at every premier.

The city of Buffalo owns the building, and the adjacent building behind the Hostel which was vacant for years and in disrepair. In order to repair the adjacent building out back, the city evicted Hostel Buffalo indefinitely. This is a sad state of affairs for one of our greatest cultural spots.

Rick Cycle Shop on Allen and Franklin will be hosting Bike Breakfasts 8A-10A every Friday in May in support of the Hostel. We hope to see you there!

Everyone is welcome to ride with East Side Bike Club! Join for a community of casual riders for rides around our city’s beautiful East Side. Plenty of use of the bells, songs, chants, waves and encouragement from neighbors along the way.

ESBC rides every Saturday. Check their social media for any potential cancellations. The MLK statue at MLK park is on the east side of Fillmore Ave.

100-Mile Challenge:

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health are excited to return the 100-Mile Challenge. Introduced last year, the contest runs Spring thru end of Summer, where users who log 100 or more miles earn a special rider credit and an invite to our end-of-season party. Biketober Bash.  Prize packs from Independent Health will be awarded to the users who reach top 10 on our leaderboard of most miles pedaled. Read more here.

Bike Month Station Challenge:

The Reddy Team, in partnership with Independent Health, is awarding rider credits and a grand prize to users that diversify their trips during National Bike Month. Folks who unlock a Reddy Bike at 10 different stations throughout the month will earn a $10 riding credit at the end and be entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets for the upcoming 10th Annual Skyride, July 21. Every additional station after 10 will earn the user a higher weight in the raffle. Read more about it in our blog post.

Roll Into Bike Month On Michigan

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor is excited to announce a community-wide bike event to kick off National Bike Month in partnership with Reddy BikeShare. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, at 136 Broadway St, Buffalo, NY 14203. The event will run from 11 AM to 3 PM and promises a fun-filled day of activities for all ages.

Attendees can look forward to engaging in various activities aimed at promoting health, wellness, and bike safety. Highlights of the event include:

  • Games and Activities: Enjoy exciting games suitable for the entire family.

  • Helmet Giveaways: A limited number of free helmets will be distributed to promote safe biking practices.

  • Food and Refreshments: Savor delicious food and drinks throughout the event.

  • Informational Tabling: Learn more about community resources and initiatives.

  • Mobile Bike Repair Shop by GObike: Receive expert assistance and tune-ups for your bicycle.


  • Thursday May 9th, we’re hosting a Bike Safety and Education event for Scout Troops (30 kids) to help them earn their Rolling Tigers badges
  • Tuesday, May 14th: WNY Bikes Season Kick-Off Tuesday Night Rides hosted by 42North and supported by Kickstand Culture
  • Tuesday, May 28: Biweekly WNY Bikes Ride hosted by 42North and supported by Kickstand Culture


  • Mobile Bike Repair Shop by GObike: Receive expert assistance and tune-ups for your bicycle.

Rides that welome everyone, with levels to choose from. More at campuswheelworks.com

April 27: Tour duh Gravel Allen Lake
May 4: Tour duh Gravel Mt. Morris
May 8: CCC Road Group Ride (Buffalo, NY)
May 11: Tour duh Gravel Arkwright
May 15: Campus Wednesday XC MTB Race @ The Brook (Glenwood, NY)
May 18: Tour duh Gravel Fort Erie, ON Canada
May 22: CCC Road Group Ride (Buffalo, NY)
May 25: Tour duh Gravel Bennington (again)
May 29: Campus Wednesday XC MTB Race @ The Brook (Glenwood, NY)
June 5: CCC Road Group Ride (Buffalo, NY)


City Murals by Bike

This bike tour will view many of the recent public art additions to Buffalo’s streetscape. Over the past few years, numerous murals have been added across the city, enlivening the streets where they are located and becoming neighborhood conversation pieces. Beginning downtown, the tour will travel through downtown, Allentown, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This majority of this tour is on city streets, some with bike lanes. This tour is approximately two hours in length.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Delaware Park & Frederick Law Olmsted in Buffalo by Bike

On this approximately 4-mile, 1.5 hour bike tour we visit the first park Olmsted designed in Buffalo (Delaware) and the parkways and circles that Olmsted designed as the grand entranceways into the Park. The tour also covers several of Buffalo’s cultural centers (Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo History Museum, Burchfield Penney) in the Delaware Park district.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Leading Ladies: Women’s History by Bike

Join us for a bike tour of the history of many of Buffalo’s leading ladies! From Buffalo’s earliest days, women have played a prominent role in shaping the community, including establishing many of our community institutions. Buffalo has been the home of many well-known actresses, authors, business owners, and artists, as well as the first woman in America to be a professional architect. This guided bicycle tour will visit the homes and workplaces of many of these women who were important to both Buffalo and the nation. This tour is approximately two hours in length.
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Landmarks & Landscapes by Bike

On this overview bike tour of Buffalo’s museum district, see works by some of America’s greatest architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Henry Hobson Richardson, set within a park and parkway system designed by celebrated landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Many of Buffalo’s landmark cultural attractions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Buffalo History Museum, call the Olmsted landscapes home. Along the way, admire a diverse collection of public sculpture that has been incorporated into Olmsted’s system. This tour is approximately six miles in length with frequent stops, with much of the tour along designated bike paths.
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 11:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 11:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 2, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Outer Harbor Views by Bike

Join us for a bike tour along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and beautiful waterfront. This tour is just under 10 miles and usually takes about 2 hours. Riding along the bike path we will stop at locations showcasing our Outer Harbor parks, attractions, and waterfront history. With all of the new development and initiatives taking place along this route, you are guaranteed to be impressed! This tour is approximately two hours in length.
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 26, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Tour de Olmsted – North Bike Tour 

The father of the public park movement in America, Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO) was brought to Buffalo in 1868 for his far-sighted belief that parks, parkways, and residential communities were essential social institutions with great humanistic appeal. With his partner, Calvert Vaux, he left an indelible mark on our city that is still, today, the most historically complete parks and parkway system in the USA. On this 14-mile, 2-hour bike tour we visit the first park Olmsted designed in Buffalo (Delaware) and the last one in Buffalo designed by his firm (Riverside), as well as several of his earlier established parkways and circles.
  • Saturday, May 25, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Tour de Olmsted – South Bike Tour

On this 21-mile, 3-hour bike tour we visit the second set of parks and parkways that Olmsted and his firm designed in Buffalo (Front, South, and Cazenovia Parks) as well as several of his parkways, circles, and pocket parks. We also experience “once-were” parks, designed-but-not-implemented parks, parkways, and circles. The tour also covers multiple Buffalo neighborhoods (West Side, Downtown, South Buffalo, East Side), architectural highlights, Canalside, the Outer Harbor, and “the Parade” which is today known as Martin Luther King Park.
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Five Points West Side Bike Tour 

The Five Points West Side Bike Tour celebrates the eclectic neighborhoods, diversity, and culture of Buffalo’s West Side. The tour will begin at Five Points, home to a variety of unique local businesses, and then travel throughout the West Side to visit neighborhood landmarks, community organizations, businesses, and parks. You’ll learn about the neighborhood’s history as well as more recent improvements led by neighborhood groups and residents. This tour is approximately two hours and four miles in length.
  • Saturday, May 4 @ 10 AM
  • Sunday, June 2 @ 10 AM

African American Heritage Bike Tour 

Join us for a bike tour of significant African American heritage sites in Buffalo! You’ll learn about freedom seekers, the civil rights movement, the jazz age, and more as this tour explores neighborhoods including the Michigan Street Corridor, the Fruit Belt, Masten District, and Cold Springs. Some of the locations we will stop at include the Bethel AME Church, the Colored Musicians Club, Michigan Street Baptist Church, and Paul Robeson Theatre. The tour also includes recent murals including the Freedom Wall and the Flight of the Chickadee Mural. This tour is approximately two hours in length. The African American Heritage Bike Tour is part of Explore Buffalo’s Community Cultural Tour Program presented by Uniland.
  • Saturday, May 18 @ 10 AM
  • Saturday, June 22 @ 10 AM