News Release - MVP Health Care Slow Ride Series Adds New Biking Opportunities for All Ages

City of Rochester

News Release

MVP Health Care Slow Ride Series Adds New Biking Opportunities for All Ages

(Tuesday, August 22, 2017) –
The MVP Health Care Slow Ride series, four free, on-street community bicycle rides that showcase Rochester, will begin on Thursday, August 24. The first ride will showcase Western Rochester and will meet in the parking lot behind Brooks Landing on Brooks Avenue and Genesee Street.
The MVP Health Care Slow Ride is an hour long ride for all ages and skill levels through the unique neighborhoods of Rochester. The rides will highlight significant organizations, historically meaningful places, arts institutions and more.

“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. “These special events contribute to our goal of safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for all citizens.”

“Rochester’s unique neighborhoods make it a special place,” said Denise Gonick, president and CEO of MVP Health Care. “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. We hope everyone enjoys this novel way to get some exercise and experience the city!”

The City is teaming up with the community ride pros at Conkey Cruisers to bring this exciting new series to Rochester. The rides are also supported by Reconnect Rochester, R Community Bikes, the Rochester Cycling Alliance and Full Moon Vista. 

The schedule for the 2017 Slow Ride Series is below. After the rides, participants are encouraged to #SHOPTHEROC and patronize local businesses in that week’s quadrant.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. and rides begin at 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 31: South
• Meet in the South Wedge at Nativity Prep School (Gregory Street and Whalin Street)
Thursday, September 7: North
• Meet in the High Falls District on Platt Street
Thursday, September 14: East
• Meet in the Neighborhood of the Arts, at the parking lot at the corner of Russell Street and Atlantic Avenue.
For more information, go to or call 428-7992.
News Media: For more information, contact Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135