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  • Biking in Syracuse
    The City of Syracuse has a growing bike culture. This page is part of the effort to showcase this growing community of enthusiasts.
    Bike Infrastructure
    Bike Paths
      Three coordinated bike paths with varying degrees of difficulty ranging from 8 miles, 23 miles and 45 miles begin in the City of Syracuse. Click here for maps.
    Syracuse Bike Plan
      This section of the Syracuse Comprehensive Plan 2040 that details existing bike infrastructure and lays out a vision for expanding the network of bike lanes throughout the City. Click here for information.
    Local Resources
    Bike Shops
      Three bicycle shops operate in the City of Syracuse:   
      > Advance Cyclery at 118 Seeley Road
      > Mello Velo at 556 Westcott Street
      > Syracuse Bicycle at 2540 Erie Blvd. East
    Community Interest Group
      SMTC has created B/PCIG to serve as a forum for discussion while promoting biking and walking through partnerships, planning projects, events, and education.
      B.i.k.e.-Syracuse is a youth cycling program located on the Westside of Syracuse.
    Onondaga Cycling Club
      The Onondaga Cycling Club is the largest cycling club in the greater Syracuse area.
      BikeCNY! is a member-directed organization advocating for bike lanes, bike routes, and shared roadways throughout the Syracuse Metropolitan Area.
    Biking Information
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA)
    New York State Bicycle Helmet Law
    911 Community Fair at Washington Square Park 8-16-2013
    How much physical activity do you need?(CDC)
    13 reasons you should bike to work (Business Insider)
     • May is National Bike Month
    Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast since 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try. Several events are planned throughout the City. For more information, visit
    1. Sat., April 30th Bike Commuting Workshop
    2. Sun., May 15th Cycle in the City Part 1: Ride
    3. Sun., May 15th Cycle in the City Part 2:
    40 Below Cycle Syracuse Bike Celebration
    4. Wed., May 18th Bike to Work Day and
    Lunch Time Cycle in the City Ride
    5. Sat., May 21st Downtown Living Tour Bike Share
    6. Wed., May 25th Cuse Cruise
    Cycle in the City — 
      The Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play in Onondaga County program offers a series of guided “Cycle in the City” bicycle rides one Sunday a month from May to October. Choose a 5, 10, or a 20 mile ride.
    May 15 • June 19 • July 17 • Aug. 14 • Sept. 11Oct. 2
    Rides Start at 9:00 AM  Meet at the
    Creekwalk Trailhead, Jefferson St. in Armory Square
    > Click here for more information including bike route maps.