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  • The Resource Center to host inclusive bicycle ride Sept. 18

    This party will really be rolling.  And everyone is invited!

    The Resource Center is collaborating with other organizations to hold a free community bicycle ride Saturday, September 18.  The event will begin at 1:00 at The Resource Center’s facility at 186 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk.

    The ride is called the Dunkirk Pedal Party.  Participants will follow a 10-mile route taking them through various neighborhoods, along the lake front and into Point Gratiot Park.  Along the way, there will be stops in front of The Resource Center’s home on Eagle Street and TRC’s Mary Andrews Center on East Chestnut Street.  At those points, riders will learn about the historical significance of the two properties.

    The ride will end at TRC’s Lake Shore Drive property, where an outdoor party will be held.  There will be music, and food will be available for purchase from Foodies Sweets n Eats.

    The Pedal Party is patterned after the Slow Roll Buffalo initiative, in which cyclists regularly gather to take bicycle tours of the city.  These rides are not races.  Rather, as the name implies, Slow Roll cyclists take a leisurely ride.  This makes the events doable for people of all ages and abilities.

    The Dunkirk Pedal Party is being organized by The Resource Center; its STARS employee wellness program; Filling the Gap, Inc.; the Population Health Collaborative; and Slow Roll Buffalo.  The city of Dunkirk also is supporting the event.

    Though the ride is free, organizers encourage those planning to participate to register online at www.slowrollbuffalo.org.  Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Each participant is expected to wear a certified helmet.

    For more information, phone The Resource Center at 716-483-2344.

    200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701