Bikes vs Cars premiers in Rochester this Wednesday kicking off a full line-up of events for Rochester Bike Week 2016. Starting as a Kickstarter project in September 2013, this much anticipated film tells of the modern bike revolution in cities across the world.
Reserve your seat with a donation in any amount (either online or at the door) and you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card for Abundance Food Co-op or Towner’s Bike Shop, OR a $20 gift card for Harts Local Grocers!
Also included for the evening are two documentary short films and a panel discussion afterwards with planners, engineers, and members of Rochester’s cycling community.
Bike to the event and park securely in our staffed bike corral. Everyone who bikes to this event and parks in the corral will receive a coupon to Harts Local Grocers.
Simply make a tax-deductible donation in any amount (suggested $5 – $25) to Reconnect Rochester and we’ll hold your seat. You can donate at the door, but seats are limited so donate online now.
DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
LOCATION: The Little Theatre, Theater 1
BIKE WEEK EVENTS: May 13-22, 2016
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Here’s the line-up of events…
Huggers Pedal Power: Dryer Park Ride
Tue, May 10, 6PM-8PM
Dryer Road Park, 7405 Dryer Rd, Victor, NY 14564
For all rides, please arrive 15-20 minutes early to sign in, get a map and get ready to ride. Bring a water bottle(s) for the ride, and your own drink & a snack to share for some social time after the ride. A helmet is required for all rides!
Screening of Bikes vs Cars
Wed, May 11, 6:30-8:50PM
The Little Theatre, Theater 1
A feature documentary about the global revolution for safer streets and better cycling. Included for the evening are two documentary shorts and after the movie. Stay for a panel discussion with planners, engineers, and members of our cycling community. Ride your bike to the show and park in the bike corral by Rochester Cycling Alliance.
Bike to School Day
Fri, May 13
Indian Landing Elementary School
Three to four bike trains will ride to and from school on Friday, May 13. Participating students will receive healthy treats and prizes. The Brighton Police Department will help cyclists to cross Blossom and Penfield Roads. Students who live further from school are invited to drive, park and ride from a neighborhood adjacent to the school.
Light Up the Night Ride
Fri, May 13, 7:45PM-9PM
7:45 pm meet at the Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave.
Deck out your ride and light up the streets. Helmet and lights required. An Illuminating Post-Sunset Ride. Riders decorate themselves and their bicycles with as many lights as they can. We “light up” the trails and streets as we journey up the Genesee River to the City Center, loop back into The South Wedge and over through Cornhill Landing before returning to Genesee Valley Park.
Bicycle Film Festival
Tues, May 17, 7PM
The Cinema Theater, 957 Clinton Ave South, Rochester, NY
Screening of Half the Road and bicycle inspired short films. Complimentary Bike Corral provided by the RCA.
Modern society believes #women hold up half the sky, on equality and progression. So in professional cycling, why don’t women get half the road?
The documentary feature Half the Road explores women’s professional #cycling, focusing on the love of sport and pressing issues of inequality that female riders face today in a male dominated sport. With footage from some of the world’s best Union Cycliste Internationale – UCI races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members, HALF THE ROAD shows the drive, dedication, and passion needed for female cyclists to thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, love, humor and best of all, change and growth.
After the film, we host a discussion with filmmaker Kathryn Bertine (via Skype) and local competitors in women’s cycling.
Ride of Silence
Wed, May 18. Arrive at 6:15PM, Ride leaves at 7PM
Penfield Town Highway Dept. on Jackson Rd.
Memorial ride in honor of cyclists injured or killed on the road. The Ride of Silence is unlike any ride you’ve done before. Sharing the road with like minded cyclists as we roll along quietly. Only the sounds of our thoughts will be heard. Our safe passage is provided by the motorcycle escorts. Intersections are controlled, overtaking cars held up until the way is clear. Our parade pace insures all will return to the finish about one hour after the start. A flat 10-mile route, ridden in silence at about a 10mph pace. (map)
Thurs, May 19, 7PM-8PM
Bullshead Plaza, Rochester, NY
The Unity Bike Ride will be an opportunity for anyone wants to cruise the Westside Neighborhoods with the Conkey Cruisers to bring awareness of peace and the need for community. All are welcomed to join and ride along.
Bike to Work Day
Fri, May 20, 2016
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
6th Annual Seersucker Ride
Sun, May 22, 10AM-2PM
Hart’s Local Grocers, 10 Winthrop St, Rochester, NY
Rochester’s most fashionable bike rides roll again!
Dig out your hot summer fashions, tune up your classic #bike or bring it into the shop, and buckle to it a fancy picnic basket. Last year’s awesome picnic everyone loved so much, we’re reprising it at Charles Carroll Plaza along the Genesee River at Andrews St downtown.
There, park and pre-position your car if you must, then ride your bikes to Hart’s Local Grocers for 10am #breakfast—courtesy of Hart’s, sponsor also for our 5th Annual Tweed Ride in October 2014. Buy or supplement your #picnic and off we roll for roughly a two-hour, 12-mile, scenic ride through #historic Rochester. We’ll post later our two catch-up and scenic photo spots, for those who cannot wake early enough to catch us at the start!
We finish and then gather at the amphitheater at Charles Carroll Plaza for quaint contests, as our famous teacup ride, slow ride, and bicycle jousting to the death. There Dan and Amy, with Sara, also award prizes only to the survivors for Most Dapper, Best Dressed, and Most Noble Steed.
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