August 15, 2021 | Buffalo, NY

See Your City. Claim Your Lane.

Save the date for Sunday, August 15, 2021, for our 7th SkyRide, presented by Independent Health. 

Join us for a family-friendly bike ride along Buffalo’s expressways and historic places.

The ride will start and return from the Outer Harbor Lakeside Bike Park.

COVID-19 Protocols and Provisions

In order to meet state-mandated COVID-19 protocols, we will be hosting four departure times with up to 175 participants per time slot. Departure times will be:

  • 8:00 am
  • 8:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am

You may select your departure time during registration. 

Please be prepared to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Ride Highlights

Ride an Urban Highway

Our route includes a car-free urban highways adventure.

Family-Friendly Route

The Skyway is accessible for families and people new to bicycling.

Unique, Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Did you know bikes were once allowed on the Skyway? Don’t miss your chance to experience the Skyway by bike before it’s removed!

COVID-19 Protocols in Place

We’re working with health officials on COVID-19 protocols to ensure the ride is as safe as possible.

Pricing & Registration

Registration

Ticket includes ride admission, bottled water, and fruit or snacks.

Children under 10 must be under their parents’ conveyance (child seat, trailer, or tag-along). Children under 5 are free!

GObike members receive 15% off all listed prices!

​Early Registration – $30
Adult registration price for people ages 21 and older.

Early Youth – $10
Early registration price for youth ages 5 to 20. 

After Wednesday, June 2, 2021

General Admission – $40

Youth – $20
For attendees ages 5 to 20. 

Additional Options

Champion – $100
For those able and willing to go above and beyond to support safer streets. In addition to bottled water and snacks, Champions receive a thank-you gift and their name listed on the SkyRide website.

Sponsor a rider – $30
If you can’t make it to the event and/or would like to help offset the cost for children and adults who may need financial assistance.

Additional Information

Children under age 18 must be joined by a parent or guardian at all times. Please note that food and merchandise are not included with registration.

GObike Buffalo Members: please log in to our member database while registering to receive discounts.​

Refunds for SkyRide registration are not available after July 15. Please note the event will NOT be canceled due to rain. The event will only be canceled in the event of a severe weather emergency. However, the event may be delayed or temporarily suspended due to inclement weather. No refunds will be given for delays or event cancellations.

Event Schedule

DateTimeEvent
Saturday, August 1412 - 8 pmOn-site registration
Packet pick-ups
Lakeside Bike Park open
Sunday, August 158 amFirst session departs
8:30 amSecond session departs
9 amThird session departs
9:30 amFourth session departs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some responses to frequently asked questions. Have a different question? Email us at events@gobikebuffalo.org.

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Yes, helmets are required. There are affordable options at most bike shops and stores around town. If you’re having trouble getting a helmet, we may be able to assist in helping acquire one for the ride.

Yes, please bring your family! Riders age 10 and older are allowed to ride independently on all routes with an accompanying adult. Due to safety concerns, children under 10 years old cannot ride themselves and must be under their parent’s conveyance–i.e., riding in a child seat, trailer, tag-along, cargo bikes, etc.

This is not a race. Most of the ride, including most of the Skyway-Only Loop, will be a casual pace around 10 to 12 mph. Participants on the City Loop may have an opportunity to ride faster at times.

Most streets and roadways on the route will be closed to traffic. Some of the route will be on city streets. We will have a police escort for most of the ride.

The major roadways will be closed from approximately 6 am to 12 pm.

No. For safety reasons, there is no non-emergency stopping allowed up on the Skyway or along the highway routes. We will have professional photographers in various locations taking pictures that will be available online after the event.

This is a fundraiser for GObike, allowing us to conduct our work in making Buffalo and Western New York more accessible for people walking, biking, and using transit, including our education, advocacy, and policy work, and operating our community workshop. For an overview of our work, please view our Annual Report.

Your registration fee also covers the significant costs of organizing this ambitious event.

The ride happens rain or shine. If there are high winds (25mph+) or heavy rain, the Buffalo Police will determine whether or not it is safe to cross the Skyway. If we aren’t able to cross the Skyway, all riders will ride the rest of the route.

Yes. If you have attempted to pay for your SkyRide registration online and cannot complete the transaction, you can send a check or money order to our office:

GObike Buffalo
640 Ellicott St.
suite 447
Buffalo, NY 14203

Refunds are available until August 2. After that date, refunds are not available.

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