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Rochester Bike Week is back, and it starts Friday evening with a bike ride through the Beechwood neighborhood and the Light Up the Night ride. Beechwood ride leaves at 5:30 p.m. from the Thomas P Ryan Recreation Center, 530 Webster Avenue; and the Light Up the Night ride starts at 7:30 p.m. and leaves from Genesee Valley Park, 1000 East River Road.

Bike Week is just what it sounds like: several days of events, workshops, activities designed to celebrate and advocate for cycling and bicycle culture. Some of the big events include the Ride of Silence, departing from 168 Exchange Street at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16;  a Mobility Innovation Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway; Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18; the Rochester Twilight Criterium on Saturday, May 19; and the annual Seersucker Social Ride at 10 a.m. on Sunday, departing from Hart's Local Grocers, 10 Winthrop Street.  The full list of events is posted on Rochester Cycling Alliance's Google calendar, which is available here.

Rochester Bike Week runs from May 11 through May 20.





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