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FESTIVAL | Spokes & Ink


The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education will host the third annual Spokes & Ink Bike and Poster Fest on Sunday, August 18, at 713 Monroe Avenue at Wilcox Street. The festival celebrates art, music, community, and cycling, and proceeds benefit the Genesee Center, a nonprofit community arts center.

The free festival kicks off at noon and wraps up at 6 p.m., and features a poster show and sale of original prints made by local artists (just $20 each), vendors and informational booths, a live chalk-mural drawing by artist Tatyana Samodurov of Just Chalking, and food trucks including Marty;s Meats, Stingray Sushi Fusion, and Eat Me Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Guided group bike rides will take place during the course of the day: a 5.8-mile Cobbs Hill Park ride departs at 1 p.m., and a 5.3-mile ride through downtown Rochester will commence at 4 p.m. Both rides begin and finish at the festival site. Find the routes at

At 12:30 p.m., Scott Wagner of Rochester Cycling Alliance will offer an Urban Cycling Safety Clinic. Bring your bike and helmet to participate. A trick bike demo by Rochester Area Sports Park will take place at 2 p.m., and a Raku kiln firing with ceramicist Mitch Messina will take place at 2 p.m. as well.

Musical offerings include People Can Be More Awesome at noon, Tin Can Set at 1:30 p.m., Hieronymus Bogs of Bogs Visionary Orchestra at 3 p.m., and The Pickpockets at 4 p.m. For more information, call 244-1730, or visit