Past Events

Syracuse has celebrated National Bike Month over the last few years. The AdaptCNY Transit Task Force has put on events to help introduce the community to bike sharing.


May 2017 | Syracuse Pedal Party

The first annual Syracuse Pedal Party was held at the Inner Harbor.  The event included demonstrations and an opportunity to practice loading a bike onto a Centro bus; Guided rides for all abilities along the Creekwalk and the Connective Corridor; Demonstrations and workshops to make your own bike repairs; Bike safety training; Bike and bike infrastructure education; Bike gear giveaways; Information about some of the best, safest, and most scenic bike rides in Central New York; Bike rentals; Contests; Kids’ activities; and Food.

Bicycles donated by SUNY ESF for the day

Sassy Taco Truck served delicious food

The goal of the Syracuse Pedal Party is to bring together cyclists of all ages and abilities for a fun and safe National Bike Month celebration, while increasing awareness of the bike culture in Syracuse and Central New York. The Syracuse Pedal Party builds upon local bike advocacy efforts and encourages cycling growth in the Syracuse area. It promises fun and excitement for all, and will bring together multiple local cycling organizations and advocates.

Certified instructors teach cyclists how to ride safely

Attendees learn how to lock their bicycle to the Centro bus rack


May 2016 | Downtown Living Tour Pop-Up Bike Share 

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse  hosts an annual Downtown Living Tour showcasing residential living spaces in and around downtown. The stops are access by a self-guided walking tour or a free shuttle bus. This year, AdaptCNY organized a bike share program to offer community members the option to bike ride to the stops furthest from the tour route.

Bike route map showcasing the Connective Corridor (purple) and Onondaga Creekwalk (green)

The Downtown Living Tour attracts people from all over Central New York and was a great way to explain what bike sharing is and to receive feedback from people desiring a program like this.

Bicycles donated by SUNY ESF for the event