A new special event series from MVP Health Care sets out to showcase Rochester’s unique neighborhoods through casual bike tours.
MVP’s “Slow Ride” series of four, free weekly events will guide cyclists through Rochester, emphasizing architecture, points of interest and history. Registration for each ride begins at 5 p.m., with the ride starting at 6 p.m. and lasting about an hour. The first event on Thursday, Aug. 24, will showcase western Rochester, beginning in the Brooks Landing parking lot on Brooks Avenue and Genesee Street.
“I am thankful to MVP Health Care and all of our supporters for helping us offer the MVP Healthcare Slow Ride series to our citizens and for helping us promote exercise and exploration of our City neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lovely Warren, in a statement. “These special events contribute to our goal of safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for all citizens.”
Sponsored by MVP, the series is also a collaboration with community activist group Conkey Cruisers, along with Reconnect Rochester, R Community Bikes, the Rochester Cycling Alliance and Full Moon Vista.
“Rochester’s unique neighborhoods make it a special place,” said MVP Health Care President and CEO Denise Gonick, in a statement. “When you’re traveling through the city, though, you’re likely to be focused on where you need to go. The MVP Health Care Slow Ride series invites everyone to travel for the joy of the journey and to sight-see in their own town.”
Following the Aug. 24 ride, the series will take to the South beginning at Nativity Prep School in the South Wedge on Thursday, Aug. 31, then the North, beginning at the High Falls District on Thursday, Sept. 7 and, finally, the East, beginning in the Neighborhood of the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 14.