Help Re-Imagine & Re-Energize the Washington Square Park

On Saturday, June 2nd, the Washington Square Park Community Association, along with the Community Design Center Rochester, are holding a community engagement event to look at the future of Washington Square Park:

Everyone is invited to participate and share their ideas for a new vision for the Park! Event will run from 9am-1pm and light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to: info@RocWashingtonSquare.org
More Info: FB Event Page
Location: 3 City Center (180 South Clinton Ave)

 

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5 Things You NEED TO KNOW about the Rochester Twilight Criterium

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For the unfamiliar, you may be asking yourself, what is a Criterium?

"Criteriums are best explained as a uniquely American-style bike race. Courses are designed on city-center streets and staged on spectator-friendly course loops typically about one mile in length. The racing provides incredible lap-after-lap excitement highlighting the athletes’ extraordinary bike-handling skills combined with explosive speed!"

Here are 5 things you need to know about the Rochester Twilight Criterium happening on Saturday, May 19th:

1. It's Downtown

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the Rochesteriat

Spectators and racers alike will get to enjoy DOWNTOWN! The course is in the heart of the city, crossing the Genesee River twice and wrapping around the Powers Building, Legacy Tower, the Central Library and more.

2. It's like NASCAR but for Bikes

Often described as NASCAR on 2 wheels, lap after lap racers wind around a 1-mile course that includes 9 turns with speeds up to 30 miles per hour. In previous years the race started and finished on Court Street, but this year it will be on the Broad Street Bridge.

3. Admission is Free

 Rochester Twilight Criterium |  Facebook Page

Rochester Twilight Criterium | Facebook Page

This is a professional race, with competitors coming from around the globe, and it's FREE! And the best part? You can watch from anywhere along the course, we recommend walking around during the event to see it from different places. Check out the list of recommendations from the Criterium crew for their list of Best Places to Watch.

4. There's a Beer Garden & Food Truck Rodeo

 Rochester Twilight Criterium |  Facebook Page

Rochester Twilight Criterium | Facebook Page

Head to South Ave between Broad St. and Court St. to enjoy food and beverages from our city's favorite food trucks and beverage vendors (details).

5. Running Racers

Back again this year is the Rochester Mile. What is it, you ask? The Rochester Mile is a race for runners, both men and women, amateurs and elites. These series of races will happen throughout the night so check out the website and schedule to find out more.

Rochester Twilight Criterium:
Website
Twilight Criterium FB Event Page

 

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DO NOT MISS: Dachshund Parade this Saturday!

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This year is the 17th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade! Whether you have a Dachshund or not, go for the fun and festivities: dachshunds in costumes, dachshunds on parade, the food and all around good time as hundreds of dachshunds and their owners take over Washington Square Park.

More Info:
Saturday, May 12th, 10am - 12pm in Washington Square Park
Official website
Facebook Page

 RoChester Dachshund Parade

RoChester Dachshund Parade


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Mac's Philly Steaks is Now Open Downtown

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Mac's Philly Steaks newest location opened at 50 Chestnut Street in April! While it is in the space of the former Chestnut Cafe, if you'd ever dined there, you'll notice the space has been completely renovated and opened up.

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While their online menu only shows lunch options, head over in the morning for breakfast sandwiches, tater tots, bagels, yogurt, Finger Lakes Roasters coffee and more.

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In a hurry after your workout at Anytime Fitness or on lunch in downtown? Order online right from their website for pickup or delivery.

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More Info:
50 Chestnut St
Downtown Rochester
Hours: 7am-2:30pm
Phone: 585-434-4615
Menu
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FREE Rides in May with Pace!

 Photo Courtesy: PACE

Photo Courtesy: PACE

It's National Bike Month!

Pace is celebrating the month of May with a pretty sweet offer. Now through May 7th, if you enter the promo code BikeMonth18 in the Pace app you will unlock a month of free rides - that's ONE FREE RIDE A DAY all month long.

Whether you're an avid user or have never used Pace, you don't want to miss out on this. Don't forget - you have to enter the promo code by the 7th to access this offer.

To learn more about Pace or download the app, head to the website.


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