Riders get ready to go over the Skyway in a photo by Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News.
GObike Buffalo hosted its first SkyRide this morning along the Buffalo Skyway, which was closed for two hours to accommodate the event.
The bicycle ride started at 10 a.m. from Canalside. Riders completed two routes – a 14-mile South Loop going to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and a 15-mile North Loop through Delaware Park and along the Niagara River.
Buffalo News photographers are on the scene and up high to record the event; click here for a gallery of images.
Riders took to Twitter and Instagram to share the experience:
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Jim Van Blarcom, who has nine natural gas gas wells on his farm, has expanded his business fivefold since 2009, erecting a new barn and investing in hog farming. Photo by Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News.
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