Community Bike Rides Roll Again Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs
Cyclists will have plenty to do on Saturday, with two community outings planned in Dunkirk.
The third installment of the Central Connection Bicycle Rides connecting Fredonia and Dunkirk is in the morning.
Starting at 1 p.m., the Resource Center will host the Dunkirk Pedal Party with organizational help from Slow Roll Buffalo, the initiative that originally inspired the Central Connection rides.
The two rides, which are not affiliated with each other, are intended to be recreational activities for people of all ages and abilities, with no runs allowed.
The Dunkirk Pedal Ride will begin and end at the Resource Center facilities located at 186 Lake Shore Drive West.
The approximately 10-mile route will visit several areas of the city, Lake Front Boulevard and Point Gratiot. Slow Roll Buffalo will provide volunteers to help oversee the ride.
There will be two stops: at the base of the Eagle Street Resource Center and at the downtown Mary Andrews House on East Chestnut Street. Short presentations at the sites will educate riders about their historical significance.
“We started looking at this last year, after a conversation with someone from our self-advocacy group in Dunkirk (Jennifer Myers) who rides a lot. said Steve Waterson, director of community relations for the Resource Center.
“I thought it would be a good idea to have a Slow Roll in Dunkirk, all inclusive, including people with disabilities,” Myers said. “I thought it would be a good idea to involve them as well. “
Waterson said they had already planned the ride on September 18 before inquiring about events from Central Connection. “Fortunately, the journey times do not conflict with each other” he said. “Who knows, maybe people will want to do both rounds! “
The Resource Center is having a party for the Pedal Party cyclists when they return to the Lake Shore Drive West facility.
A food truck, Foodies Sweets-N-Eats, will be present and DJ Matt Bogosian will provide the music.
The Dunkirk Pedal Party also benefits from the support of the city of Dunkirk, Filling the Gap, Inc. and Population Health Collaborative.