Ride your own way.
Join us any way you want throughout the summer.
perfect ride day!
Create your perfect ride day!
If Ride Day at the University at Buffalo won’t work for you, Ride Your Own Way!
When you ride this way, you are in control of your Ride experience. Pick a route, a date and a location that works best for you and enjoy the ride. It can be any day, length of time or distance, on a stationary bike or on the road – it doesn’t matter! All that matters is that you ride for cancer patients.
Ride Your Own Way kits.
Need help creating a route? The Ride team created preset route ideas you and your team can follow. They vary in distance and location but are all guaranteed to be fun! Check them out and see how many you ride this summer.
Create your own route.
If you’re feeling adventurous this summer, consider planning your own route. Our handy guide gives you step-by-step instructions to create your perfect route.
Suggested places to ride.
There is no shortage of great places to ride in Western New York. If you are looking to get out of your neighborhood and try somewhere new, here are some bike paths and parks that are fun and scenic. Just remember to practice proper bike etiquette.
Niagara Greenway Trails
Outer Harbor (Ohio Street, Old First Ward, Canalside)
Botanical Gardens (South Park)
Ellicott Creek Park
Clarence to Akron Bike Path
City of Tonawanda Young Street Hub
North Tonawanda Gratwick Park
Grand Island (West River Parkway, Beaver Island State Park)
Rails To Trails from Buffalo’s LaSalle Station to Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor
Around Grand Island
Empire State Trail on the Erie Canal
Genesee Greenway Trail
Genesee Riverway Trail
linde tonawanda campus
university at buffalo north campus
more to be announced!
dates we will be riding
We currently have two locations confirmed – Linde Tonawanda Campus and UB North Campus – and are working to add a few more! There will be 22 time slots (one every 20 minutes) per day per location with each time slot having up to 10 riders.
Routes on these weekends will range from 3-20 miles so if you’re looking to challenge yourself with a longer ride, we recommend following the Ride Your Own Way option – more on that below!
Ride Your Own Way!
We’ll give you suggestions and resources, but how you ride is up to you!
Our Downloadable Routes
All of our downloadable routes can be accessed on your phone with Ride with GPS. If you would like to print out a copy of the map and cue sheet, click on the “More” button and select “Print Map & Cue PDF.”
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Route
Looking for a challenge and an adventure? This route provides ambitious city riding along Frederick Law Olmsted’s Buffalo Parkways, including South Park, Cazenovia Park, Martin Luther King Park, Delaware Park, Richardson Olmsted Campus, with slight detours to the Central Terminal and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. So many great sights to ride past!
Our How-To Guide
If you aren’t feeling any of our downloadable routes, check out this How-To Guide for designing your own route. You can even design a route that starts and ends in your driveway. Make sure you are registered and pick a mileage commitment of any length. Deciding how far you want to ride will be step one for planning your route.
Suggested Ways to Track your Mileage
There are a lot of great smart phone apps that you can use to track your mileage. Use your smart watch if you have one, or check out Map My Ride, Strava, Ride with GPS, Bicycle Ride Tracker, or similar tools. Just type in “track my ride” in your app store and many options will appear.
You could simply put your route into Google Maps to calculate your distance!