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Bike Week
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Ride Rules

To ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment, we ask all participants in our rides to follow a few simple rules:

1. Wear a helmet.
2. Stay in the right lane whenever possible. Don't ride on the sidewalk, and don't ride against traffic.
3. Stop at red lights.
4. Ride predictably.
5. Ride sober.
6. Clean up after yourself.
7. Leave no one behind.
8. Communicate the rules to other riders.

It's also a good idea to bring some water, a snack, and a tire repair kit, and to dress for visibility.

Please note that riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, May 20th
9:00 pm
Light Up the City Ride

We're going out and getting ourselves noticed. Load up your bike, yourself, and your friends with as many lights as you can and come ride with us. 12 miles, casual pace. Starts and ends at Corn Hill Landing.

Saturday, May 21st
10:00 am
South Wedge Bike Boulevard Ride

Join us for a ride through the bike boulevards of the South Wedge to the Rochester Public Market. We'll spend an hour at the market then head back. 6 miles, easy pace. Starts and ends at Full Moon Vista, 661 South Avenue.

12:30 pm
The Blessing of the Bicycles

Join us at St. Monica's Church for a non-denominational ceremony to ask for safety for all users of the roads, followed by a group ride. The service is open to cyclists of all faiths, but it's brief, so don't be late! 831 Genesee Street. 12 miles, easy pace.

3:30 pm
Genesee Valley Greenway Ride

Experience a tunnel of green as we take the scenic Genesee Valley Greenway to a historic stone lock and double-arched culvert. Sponsored by Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway. Begins and ends at Elmwood Ave. Recreation center, 149 Elmood Avenue. 15 miles, easy pace.

Sunday, May 22nd
7:45 am
RCA Bike for Breakfast Ride

Early morning ride along the Erie Canal and Genesee River bike paths to Southwedge Diner for breakfast and back. Meet in the parking lot at Eastern Mountain Sports in Pittsford Plaza.

1:00 pm
Upper Monroe Bicycle Boulevard Ride

We're taking another ride through some of Rochester's bike boulevards, this time in the Upper Monroe and Swillburg neighborhoods. The ride will progress from Cobb's Hill Park to the Ford Street bridge and back. 10 miles, easy pace.

2:30 pm
The Seersucker Social

The Seersucker Social is a casual ride which recreates an earlier era of cycling (for an idea of what to expect, watch this video). Dress in your finest seersucker or vintage apparel (think 1920s) and join us at the pier at Charlotte Beach. We'll ride about 10 miles and celebrate with games and activities afterward. Casual pace.

Monday, May 23rd
5:30 pm
Genesee River Trail Ride

Easy ride along the Genesee River (flat, no hills) paved trail. Starting in Genesee Valley Park, heading north to the Blue Cross Arena and back. Meet in the Genesee Waterways Center parking lot. 10 miles.

7:00 pm
Basic Bike Commuting Workshop

The bicycle is a great choice for the daily commute. If you're thinking of making the switch, RCA's experienced bike commuters will give you some pointers on getting started. The workshop will be held at Towner's Bike Shop, 1048 University Avenue. One hour, free of charge.

Tuesday, May 24th
6:00 pm
City of Rochester Downtown Ride

On this ride, we'll take the Genesee Riverway Trail from High Falls to Genesee Valley Park, and return through Corn Hill with stops at the Susan B. Anthony House and the newly opened Frederick Douglass Museum. This ride is on City downtown roads and the Genesee Riverway Trail. Families with children are encouraged to join the ride. No hills; helmets aare required. Starts and ends at the Pont de Rennes Bridge.

7:00 pm
Flat Tire & Preventative Maintenance Clinic

New to biking? Need to brush up on old skills? The experts at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport will show you what do you when you get a flat on the road, and how to keep your bike in excellent working condition. 661 South Avenue. One hour, free of charge.

Wednesday, May 25th
5:00 pm
GROC Victor Trail Sampler

For those interested in cycling of the off-road variety, the Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists are offering an introduction to the fine biking trails in the town of Victor. Meet at Dryer Road Park. 2 hours, novice to expert level.

Thursday, May 26th
6:30 pm
Ice Cream Social Ride

A casual summertime ride from Genesee Valley Park along the Erie Canal to Schoen Place in Pittsford for ice cream, then back. Meet at the E. River Road entrance to the park. 15 miles, easy pace.

Friday, May 27th
Critical Mass
Liberty Pole.

9:00 pm
Search and Rescue Alley Cat

A point-to-point road race through the City of Rochester. $5 entry fee. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid with storm relief in the South. Starts at Blessed Sacrament Church at Monroe Avenue and Oxford Street.


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