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  • “Pedal Party” – Free community bike ride set for June 1

    Grab your bicycle and your helmet and join us for a fun ride Saturday, June 1.

    The Resource Center is collaborating with other organizations to hold a free community bicycle ride in Dunkirk. The ride will start at 1:00 in the parking lot of Taqueria Mexican restaurant, 296 Lake Shore Drive West.

    The ride is called the Dunkirk Pedal Party. Participants will follow a route taking them through various neighborhoods and through scenic Point Gratiot Park along Lake Erie. The total distance is about 12 miles, and the ride is expected to last about 90 minutes. For people who don’t want to do the full ride, there is an option to do a 2-mile loop that takes riders through Point Gratiot and back to the restaurant. The 2-mile loop was added to make it possible for people of all ages and abilities to participate.

    The full ride also will end at Taqueria Mexicana, where participants are encouraged to stay to enjoy refreshments.

    The Pedal Party is patterned after the Slow Roll Buffalo and Central Connection initiatives, in which cyclists gather to take bicycle tours of the communities. These rides are not races.  Rather, as the name implies, Slow Roll cyclists take a leisurely ride. Though the ride is free, those planning to participate are encouraged to visit the Slow Roll web site to sign a liability waiver.

    This is our fourth annual Pedal Party. About 100 cyclists participated in last year’s ride, and organizers anticipate a larger turnout this year. Participants will receive a free gift as a thank-you for supporting the event. The Pedal Party, which is an initiative of our STARS employee wellness program, is made possible thanks to a grant from Filling the Gap, Inc.

    For more information, phone 716-483-2344.


    200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701