About us

The Silo City, Buffalo Paddle – Bike - Run® was created and designed by race director and avid cyclist, paddler and athlete, Justin W. Dahl.   Justin designed this event specifically to enjoy the newly renovated Buffalo waterfront and to raise awareness of what the beautiful city of Buffalo has to offer.  After considering many sites he decided on Silo City® whose cooperation has been instrumental in the development of the event. The event is an adventure that consists of navigating the Buffalo River via your personal preference of paddle-powered watercraft such as: whitewater kayak, recreational kayak, touring kayak, racing kayak, sit on top kayak, ocean kayak, canoe (team only), tandem kayak (team only), dragon boat (team only), or stand up paddle board.  Crew, sculling, row and any other watercraft in which one person has more than one oar to propel their boat is not allowed.  The water route consists of paddling along the industrial section of the Buffalo River highlighting Buffalo's scenic river and indelible history.  You then transition to your bike (any road worthy bicycle is allowed and helmets are required) where you will enjoy a ride along Buffalo's newly renovated outer harbor bike path from the Coast Guard to the old Bethlehem Steel site continuing on to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens before returning to Silo City.  The final leg is an adventurous run through one hundred year old grain silos ending at a celebration hosted by Silo City. This event not only raises awareness but also proceeds from the event go to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute whose mission is to to understand, prevent and cure cancer.