Never been a better time to ride, never been an easier way to do it
Last year, we went on a really great historical bike tour with Marc Moscato of Buffalo Bike Tours (Check out that video here). With Marc, there’s equal passion for the journey, the destinations, and the BIKE RIDE. He and his team want to see everyone get back out there again within social distancing guidelines. They’ve created a series of five GPS-guided tours that will help you do just that.
Each tour includes cue sheets, curated landmarks, historical and interesting stories, photos, and hyperlinks with more information. The project was created, in part, as a response to the COVID-19 crisis and to promote exercise, celebrate our great city, and instill social distancing. Using the Ride With GPS app, users can use their smartphones and follow along to programmed routes grouped around themes, conveying historical information about various Buffalo landmarks. A PDF of the routes and printed copies designed by Buffalo artist and designer Julian Montague will be available in June.
Download the latest program each week at BuffaloBikeTours.com.
“This year is going to be rough for tourism in Buffalo and we’re not likely to do many bike tours”, said Moscato. “But we’re excited to make some of our content free to everyone to enjoy during these hard times.”
The project is made possible with the support of the Niagara River Greenway, which actively works with GOBike and other cycling advocacy groups to promote opportunities for every community to explore our Niagara Region by cycling and walking on safe, attractive trails.
Greg Stevens, Executive Director of the Niagara River Greenway Commission said, “Bike There, Buffalo! aims to help the public realize the diverse opportunities for urban adventure. This also connects to our work on the Empire State Trail, completing trail connectivity between towns and cities. We are proud to support this project and look forward to expanding recreational opportunities throughout the region”.
Routes will be released each Thursday STARTING TODAY and will be emailed to all those who RSVP (at buffalobiketours.com). The schedule is as follows:
5/7 – East Side Loop
5/14 – Olmsted Pan Am Loop
5/21 – Public Art Loop
5/28 – Waterfront Loop
6/4 – Architecture Loop
Participants can access routes by registering at https://www.buffalobiketours.com/rentals. Buffalo routes all start from and return to Buffalo Bike Tours’ Canalside Kiosk (1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202). Participants must bring their own bikes however rentals are available through Buffalo Bike Tours.
Buffalo Bike Tours is yet another small business here that works hard to develop our community and is struggling due to limitations posed by COVID. If you check out one of the routes they’ve worked hard to develop, consider giving them a tip at any amount via this link.