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CJ from Syracuse on 5/18/2020 11:15:31 PM:
Does anyone suggest a safe place to leave a vehicle overnight near Rochester?

wnybubba from Bflo-Roc on 5/19/2020 11:22:24 AM:
First place that comes to mind is the REI store. It's located right on the Canalway Trail. There is a Costco store next door that might work and across the street is Monroe Community Hospital. Any of these should be fine - especially if you ask for permission (ahead of time or when you get there). REI Rochester: Address: 450 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620 Phone: (585) 242-0787 Have fun!

Bobthebuilder from Cleveland Ohio on 5/19/2020 3:49:45 PM:
We rode the entire canalway last year. Rochester was scary. Emergency crews on the canal once where some local way dead! Talked to one local who called Rochester area "Indian Country" I made the mistake of a side trip to Lake Ontario. Went thru some really spooky neighborhoods. Beware

wnybubba from Bflo-Roc on 5/19/2020 5:18:25 PM:
@Bobthebuilder from Cleveland I find your comments to be inaccurate and uncalled for. Rochester is a friendly town, however, it is an urban city with some areas that must be approached with caution - as is the case in any large metropolitan city. When I answered the initial question about parking, I took safety into consideration when offering suggestions. Your response is disrespectful to myself and my knowledge of the area. Case in point - REI doesn't build stores in ghettos as you would lead a reader to believe is all of Rochester. Lastly, your advise and any subsequent posting by you should be taken with the knowledge that (A) You evidently don't do research before traveling - because there is an absolutely gorgeous ride along the Genesee River Trail out to Lake Ontario, (B) You are clearly racially bias and (C) you are from Cleveland - the mistake on the lake.

CJ from Syracuse on 5/20/2020 9:31:15 PM:
Thanks @WNYbubba! Community hospital worked well. We appreerxoatr your thoughtful comments. The ride was beautiful. Got lucky with some amazing weather.

wnybubba from Bflo-Roc on 5/20/2020 10:00:56 PM:
Oh, wow -I'm so glad you it did and that enjoyed your ride ...and didn't get mugged! Bike on.