Updated July 2015
You’ve biked on land, but how about on water? If you’ve ever seen those big, yellow contraptions being ridden in Lake Erie and Tonawanda Creek then you’ve seen Western New York’s water bikes.
Water bikes were introduced in the summer of 2013 and have been growing in popularity thanks to the Queen City’s latest obsession with biking any and everywhere. These babies are strong and stable and allow people of all ages to go places bicycles could once not travel. Read on below for more info on how you can get on a water bike and impress all your friends with your off road (literally) adventures this summer.
44 Prime Street | Canalside |Downtown
(716) 681-4643 | WEBSITE
Hours: Memorial day weekend to Labor day, 10am – 6pm (weather permitting)
Rates: Single Water Bike – 1 Rider: $15/Hour | Tandem Water Bike – 2 Riders: $30/Hour
“Experience the fun and excitement of the canal as you peddle your way past the giant grain elevators, along side naval ships at the naval museum and then down to the lighthouse near Lake Erie. Enjoy all that Buffalo’s historic waterfront has to offer with friends, family and co-workers as you peddle your way through Buffalo’s history. Get a great workout or just relax and enjoy the beautiful Buffalo waterfront. Water Bikes of Buffalo offers 10 bikes including two passenger units that look as cool as they ride. Water bikes can be rented by the hour and groups, families and single riders are all welcome.Riders must be 8 years old and at least 48 inches tall. An 18 year old must be present to ride.”
@ GATEWAY HARBOR
11 Young St | Tonawanda | Northtowns
(716) 316-3905 | WEBSITE
Hours: Call for today’s schedule
Rates: Hydrobikes – $10
“Come enjoy a fun filled day on the water at the beautiful Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda. The amazing Hydrobike glides effortlessly across the water and is stable enough to be ridden by anyone from 7 – 97 years old. Spend an hour astride a pontoon water-bike and enjoy the experience of cycling without having to wear a helmet and street floaties. Each waterborne odyssey departs from the docks at the intersection where the Ellicott Creek feeds into the Erie Canal.”
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