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Buffalo Bucket List Challenge: Bike on the Water

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Water Bikes / Photo by Jessica Kelly

Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone in 2017 with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.

 

 

Week 22: Bike on the Water

Water Bikes of Buffalo

Canalside Boardwalk in Buffalo, NY

(716) 681-4643

[email protected]

waterbikesofbuffalo.com

Hours: Water Bikes of Buffalo is open from Memorial day weekend to Labor day.  They’re only open on the weekends until July and their hours are from 10am – 7pm weather permitting.  

Price: A single rider water bike is $18/hour and a tandem water bike is $36/hour

Details: Buffalonians love their bikes regardless of the season.  We’ve invented the ice bike because we #cantstopwonotstop even in a blizzard.  Recently, rental bikes have appeared around every corner in popular neighborhoods throughout the city, giving locals a way to cover more ground. It’s only natural to take biking in the summer to the next level by adding floats.  Perhaps you’ve seen them while walking the boardwalk at Canalside, but just haven’t gotten around to trying them yet.  Well, this week’s challenge is to get out on the water.  Pedal around Canalside while checking out the silos, outer harbor, and more. This time of the year, you can even make a day of it by checking out some of the free fitness classes at Canalside or the artisan markets before heading down the boardwalk to rent the bikes.

So it’s only natural to take biking in the summer to the next level. How? By adding floats and throwing them on Lake Erie. Perhaps you’ve seen them while walking the boardwalk at Canalside, but just haven’t gotten around to trying them yet. Well, this week’s challenge is to get out on the water. Pedal around Canalside while checking out the silos, outer harbor, and more. This time of the year, you can even make a day of it by checking out some of the free fitness classes at Canalside or the artisan markets before heading down the boardwalk to rent the bikes. If you’re up in the Northtowns, you can water bike your heart out on the canal too- rent your bikes on the dock right by Smoke on the Water.

Where to Eat: After all your pedaling and calorie burning, you’ll need to replenish!  Order a couple of fruity cocktails (you know, for vitamins and such) and a serving of ahi tuna nachos from Liberty Hound.  Their food, and drinks, and atmosphere really hit the spot after spending the day in the sun and out on the water!

Pro Tip: If you’re up in the Northtowns, you can water bike your heart out on the canal too- rent your bikes on the dock right by Smoke on the Water.

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