Together, We Ride 

On foot, riding a bicycle, or in a car, our streets are shared spaces, and help everyone get where they need to go, whether it’s work, the grocery store, the doctor’s office, or visits to friends. 

Road Safety Education

At GObike, we believe everyone has a right to travel safely, comfortably, and efficiently, regardless of mode. Likewise, road safety is a shared responsibility. 

Rule the road, no matter your mode. 


Road Safety Tips for Everyone, Every way

Do not drive, bike, or walk while distracted.

Signal your turns and check your surroundings often.

And each other’s right of way.

Pass with care. Exercise caution.

Including speed limits, traffic signals, and signage.

We’re all in this together.

Getting Started

First, you’ll need a bike.

Here’s advice on selecting a bike. You can also stop by our community workshop during open hours and see what we have in stock. 

You’ll also need some essential accessories: a lock, a bell, a set of front and rear lights, and a helmet.

Non-essential accessories that could make your ride easier include a bag of some sort to stow your air pump, multi-tool, cellphone, cash, etc., and a waterbottle and waterbottle holder.

ABC Quick Check

Always give your bicycle a once-over before you begin a ride.

  • Air. Make sure tires are properly inflated (and stay that way).
  • Brakes. Give them a squeeze while the bike is moving to ensure they’re not too loose and that you can stop the bike quickly, nor too tight, and rubbing against the rim.
  • Chain/Crank. The chain should be taught, lubricated, and able to change gears without any trouble. The crank should rotate smoothly all the way around. Give the crank arms (where the pedals attach to the bike) a push and pull toward and away from the bike. They shouldn’t be loose whatsoever.
  • Quick. Check any quick release levers to make sure they’re tight and pointed in the direction of the frame (not pointed forward or downward).
  • Check. Look over the entire bike and make sure that nothing is loose, broken, or out of place.

Register Your Bike on Bike Index!

Bike theft is one of the most common quality-of-life crimes in our community. Register your bike on Bike Index.

Bike Theft Prevention

When you get a new bike, register it on Bike Index. It’ll be handy to have a photograph and your serial number handy in case of theft.

If you do experience theft, here’s what to do:

  1. File a police report!
  2. List your bike as stolen on Bike Index. It works best if you have your serial number, so be sure to write it down when you get your bike. Some local shops will keep a record of the serial number for you. Check with the shop where you bought your bike to see if they have a record of it.
  3. Post your bike on Facebook (Buffalo Stolen Bikes). You can also print flyers about the stolen bike and take them to local bike shops.
  4. Check Craigslist and eBay often to see if your bike shows up there. You may want to check listings for nearby cities, such as Toronto and Rochester.
  5. If your bike was insured, contact your insurance company and file a claim.