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Join us at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus on Saturday, June 22, and ride one of nine routes.

The Ride Community will come together at UB and ride to end cancer. With nine routes ranging from 4 to 100 miles and multiple start times, there’s a perfect Ride Day for everyone!

Choose your route!

Experience the beauty of Western New York from your bike. Check out all nine routes and pick the one that works best for you or your team.

Click on one or more circles to filter the routes you are looking for:

Country

River

Canada

5-mile River Route

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This recreational loop on the UB and Amherst bike paths runs along Ellicott Creek and through the woods, with no car traffic to worry about.

Start times

10:00, 10:20 a.m.

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20-mile River Route

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Follow Ellicott Creek and the Niagara River to beautiful Niawanda Park, then back through the City of Tonawanda. You’ll see the Niagara River at one of its widest points while you ride flat roads and bike paths on the bed of the original Erie Canal.

Start times

8:00, 8:20, 8:40 a.m

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30-mile River Route

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Ride along roads and bike paths beside Ellicott Creek and the Niagara River through Niawanda Park and Isle View Park. Return on the Two Mile Creek bike path through the City and Town of Tonawanda, then through Ellicott Creek Park back to UB North.

Start times

7:20, 7:40 a.m.

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4-mile River Route

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River Recreational

This recreational loop on the UB and Amherst bike paths runs along Ellicott Creek and through the woods, with no car traffic to worry about.

Start Times

10:00, 10:20, 10:40

Rest Stops

1

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10-mile River Route

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Recreational River

Journey through paved roads, bike paths and parks. Enjoy the cool breeze off the river as you ride from UB to Ellicott Creek.

Start Times

9:00, 9:20, 9:40

Rest Stops

1

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20-mile River Route

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Recreational River

Follow Ellicott Creek and the Niagara River to beautiful Niawanda Park, then back through the City of Tonawanda.

Start Times

8:00, 8:20, 8:40

Rest Stops

2

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30-mile River Route

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River Endurance

Ride alongside Ellicott Creek and the Niagara River through Niawanda Park and Isle View Park. Return on the Two Mile Creek bike path through the City and Town of Tonawanda, then through Ellicott Creek Park back to UB.

Start Times

7:20, 7:40

Rest Stops

3

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34-mile Country Route

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Country Endurance

Tour through historic Clarence Center and the farmlands of Newstead before heading back to UB North along tree-canopied roads in rural Erie County.

Start Times

7:00

Rest Stops

4

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44-mile Canada Route

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Canada Endurance

Riders will travel along the Niagara Parkway with special lanes across both the Peace Bridge and the Rainbow International Bridge. Enjoy a river view from start to finish.

* Canada route starts at Roswell Park and finishes at UB and has a $750 fundraising minimum.

Learn more here

Start Times

6:30, 7:00

Rest Stops

4

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45-mile Country Route

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Country Endurance

This adventure is long enough to test your legs but not so long you’ll miss lunch. You’ll ride through Clarence, Newstead and Akron for a tour of the rolling hills of the Western New York countryside.

Start Times

6:40

Rest Stops

5

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65-mile Country Route

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Country Endurance

You’ll travel all the way out to Akron and the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and back again. The rolling hills of the Western New York countryside make this a great route for long-distance cycling enthusiasts.

Start Times

6:20

Rest Stops

6

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100-mile Country Route

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Country Endurance

Go for the extra miles and hills with this 100-mile Country Route! You’ll travel through the rolling hills and farmlands of Genesee County in a loop toward Batavia. Rejoin the other country routes at Akron and enjoy the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Flat to rolling hills with 1500 ft. climb.

Must be able to ride 62 miles in 4.5 hours at an average speed of 15 mph.

 

Start Times

6:00

Rest Stops

7

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No matter which route you choose, we’re all pedaling passionately for the same purpose — to end cancer.

For all routes, participants ages 1-17 must ride with riders 18+. Children under 12 months cannot participate.

Interested in the Canada Route?

Here is what you need to know.

Fast facts

There is a $750 fundraising minimum.

You must be 16 years old to ride. 16 and 17-year-olds must ride with a family or team member who is 18+ years old.

There are four rest stops.

This ride starts at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and finishes at UB.

The start times are 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Cyclists must cross Rainbow Bridge back into the U.S. by 10:30 a.m.

Crossing the border

Secure border crossing documents and prescreening are required. Here’s a reminder of what you will need with you on Ride Day:

The original travel ID document and ID number you submitted data for (Passport, NEXUS card, etc.).

Also, you may be asked to provide: date of birth and/or phone number.

For more information on travel to Canada see https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

For more information on travel to the United States see https://www.cbp.gov/

We can’t wait to ride with you this summer!