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Run and ride for GLYS WNY, Inc. in the second annual Buffalo Strong Pride Bi(athlon)

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Posted at 11:44 AM, May 02, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Following the success of the first-ever Buffalo Strong Pride Bi(athlon) last year, 7 WKBW is again joining up with RISE Fitness Studio in Hamburg for the second annual Pride Bi to benefit GLYS WNY Inc.

The event is held by RISE Fitness Studio and includes a 5K run through the Village of Hamburg and a 10-mile spin at the studio's Hamburg location. 7 WKBW is proud to sponsor the Pride Bi.

The 2022 Pride Bi will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at RISE Fitness Studio at 97 Main Street in Hamburg.

The vent was initially scheduled for June 4, but was rescheduled for June 25. In a statement, GLYS wrote:

In light of recent events in Buffalo and across the United States, GLYS and our community partners at WKBW, Rise Fitness Studio, and Picasso’s Pizza will be postponing the 2022 Buffalo Strong Pride Bi until Saturday, June 25. The event will still take place at Rise during the same time, and tickets will continue to be on sale at our eventbrite page and onwkbw.com/buffalostrong. As we look toward Pride month this year, we hope to continue to create spaces for LGBTQ+ youth of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in Buffalo and Western New York. In that spirit, we would encourage you to join us in redirecting our energy toward our community, and finding ways to get involved in supporting the work being done in Buffalo and beyond. We hope that you will join us for the Pride Bi on the 25th, and in the meantime, we hope to see you out committing your time, energy, and talents alongside us as we build love and care here at home.

Participants can register to complete the event in person or participate virtually. All participants receive a Buffalo Strong Pride Bi t-shirt. Registration for the on-site event is $50, and registration for virtual participants is $35 plus shipping. On-site participants will also receive a complimentary lunch after the event, provided by Picasso's Pizza.

The on-site event will also feature drag performances by Jayme Coxx, Vanity Vogue, Christan Gaye, CoCo LaTique, Brienna Knight and Anita Waistline.

Register for the 2022 Buffalo Strong Pride Bi here.

Proceeds from the Pride Bi go directly to GLYS.

Last year, the event raised more than $2,500 for GLYS, an organization providing a safe space, advocacy, support and information for LGBTQ+ youth and their families in Western New York.