Think history is boring? Think again! This bike ride tells an alternative narrative, connecting Buffalo’s past to its present-day resurgence through unforgettable stories, songs, humor, and local insight. Learn about the city’s significance to the labor movement, civil rights, legendary music clubs, stunning public art, and LGBT/ alternative culture. Whether you’ve lived in Buffalo your whole life or you’re a first-time visitor, this tour is guaranteed to provide a new perspective and appreciation for the city.
I’m Marc, and I’m founder of Buffalo Bike Tours. For the last 15 years, I've made my career in public history. Last summer, I decided to move back home to be closer to family and started leading free, donation-based tours. I wrote songs, brought poems to read, shared jokes, and showed people some of my favorite places while breaking down some of Buffalo’s negative perceptions. I'm passionate about biking and Buffalo – and invite you to experience the city by on two wheels – before it snows!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS - Introduction to Buffalo history and how it has shaped the city we know today. - Wild stories of Canalside, the city’s historic red light district. - Buffalo’s first African American community and the underground railroad. - Strikes, Anti-Communist raids, and the American labor movement. - Tales of resilience and community organizing. - Experience Buffalo by bike – the most fun and best way to see the city!
B/Sides Ride: Buffalo's Unsung History!