Everyone knows that there are dangers when riding a living and breathing bull, but if you want to test the waters before hopping on a bareback, a mechanical bull ride may be exactly what you need.

While a mechanical bull ride may be easier, this should not be taken lightly. It is still incredibly challenging to ride a mechanical bull, but nevertheless there is something that is enticing about the adventure.

5 Things You Should Know Before Riding A Mechanical Bull in WNY

Here are five things I wish I knew before I got on the mechanical bull at the Erie County Fair.

And just in case you need further proof that I did in fact ride the mechanical bull at the Erie County Fair, you can me soar in the video below.

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It may be August, but the heat is still on in Western New York, and if you are trying to soak up the remaining summer sun with your furry friend, here are 25 restaurants that offer dog-friendly patio dining.