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May 6, 2024 

Bike Month 2024 presented by Independent Health

With May being National Bike Month, Western New Yorkers can win a prize pack and take part in exciting GObike events

Bike month logoBUFFALO, N.Y. (May 6, 2024) – As a way to celebrate May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is once again giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month Prize Pack.

If you love bicycling in Western New York, we want to hear about it. In 350 words or less, tell us why you love riding a bike – is it your main mode of transportation? Has it helped you in your health and wellness journey? Is it something you enjoy doing with your family?

Submit your story by May 24 and you could win the grand prize courtesy of Independent Health. The Bike Month Prize Pack includes: 

  • One (1) $200 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Two (2) complimentary SkyRide registrations with two (2) bike helmets
  • Two (2) free annual memberships to Reddy Bikeshare (or two $40 riding credits for existing members)
  • One (1) Independent Health prize pack 

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of New York State. Essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges. To submit your story, visit

Community biking events planned for May

Independent Health is also excited to partner with GObike to help raise awareness on all the ways you can celebrate bicycling in Western New York. GObike is the ultimate resource for all things bicycling in our region, connecting you to more than 70 different events across Buffalo and Niagara Falls during Bike Month and into early June. Independent Health will be at the following events with FREE giveaways, while supplies last:

  • May 3 – Bike Month Blastoff at GObike’s Headquarters (313 Broadway) from 5-7 p.m.
  • May 8 – Bike Breakfast #1 at Trinity Episcopal Church (371 Delaware Ave.) from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • June 5 – Bike to Work Week/Bike Breakfast #5 at Trinity Episcopal Church (371 Delaware Ave.) from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Follow GObike on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram for the latest updates on Bike Month events and more.

No bike? No problem!

Even if you don’t own a bike, you can still participate in this month’s events thanks to Reddy Bikeshare, presented by Independent Health. Now in its ninth season, Reddy Bikeshare is an easy, affordable and fun way to get around. There are currently 465 Reddy bikes at 110 stations across Buffalo and Niagara Falls, making it easy to commute to work, ride to school, visit your favorite park or take a leisurely roll.

Plus, new this year, Reddy+ Bikes (electric pedal-assist bicycles) are also available for short-term rent.

Look for Reddy Bikeshare at various Bike Month events with special discounts on memberships. If you unlock a bike from 10 different stations during Bike Month, or ride 100+ miles on a Reddy bike this summer, you may also be eligible to win prizes. To learn more about the 100-Mile Challenge, visit

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