The Rochester area has a lot of great riding options for bicyclists. It's worth the ride!

I want to extend my hearty congratulations to Rochester, NY, for being selected for the second year in a row to Bicycling magazine’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities!

Rochester is No. 50 on the magazine’s list. The editors looked for segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks and a vibrant bike culture, all of which can be found in the Rochester area!

Those of us who regularly ride in Upstate NY have been pleased to see so many improvements for cyclists in the Rochester area.

This week is Bike Week in Rochester, and they are celebrating with a series of events for cyclists that continue through Sunday, May 20.

Rochester is a great place to ride.

“We do have amazing bike trails,” John Kennedy, a fourth-year student at Rochester Institute of Technology and one of the coordinators of Bike Week activities, told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper.

The city has about 30 miles of multi-use trails for bicycling, walking and running.

There are also 11 miles of on-street bike lanes or shared lanes, according to the story. And there will be ribbon-cuttings in June for two additions to the trail system.

So if residents of Elmira, Corning and the Twin Tiers are eager to see why Rochester made the Top 50, ride north and check it out.

To learn more about cycling in Rochester, check out the Rochester Cycling Alliance website.

Ride safely, and thanks for reading!


James B. Reed
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