Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Slow Rollers – time for our Hertel-Humboldt Ride!

Tonight we return to the Heart of Hertel – starting at 6pm sharp at Hertel & Saranac, across from Salumeria Belsito – for a 10-mile, one-incline ride including neighborhoods North Park, Parkside, Hamlin Park, Kingsley, MLK Park, Grider & Central Park along major streets Hertel, Parkside, Humboldt, Fillmore, Main & Delaware. We’ll return to Hertel for an afterparty spread across the bustling business strip.

As seen on our Julie’s on the Spot Map above, North Park is a dense residential area – as always, Slow Roll Buffalo urges those who drive to our bicycling event to avoid parking on residential streets. In consideration of residents, this request is the primary purpose for offering our weekly parking tips. We have no pity for anyone who receives a ticket or tow for parking illegally on their way to Slow Roll – in fact, we’ve encouraged the city to enforce strictly.

Tonight’s route will include stops at both MLK and Shoshone Parks, where we’ll hear about the work of organizations including the Restore Our Community Coalition and University Heights Collaborative.

Tonight’s Reddy Bikeshare Ride Leaders are the graduates of the East Side Bike Club’s Junior Mechanics program, to be honored with a celebration at ESBC’s workshop at 2516 Bailey Ave beginning at 1:30pm, all are welcome to join! Led by Rebecca Reilly, who works for GObike Buffalo and volunteers both with ESBC and our Independent Health Slow Roll Squad, these kids continue to inspire, and ESBC continues to ride every Saturday at noon from MLK Park.

The nearest Reddy Bikeshare stations to the start of tonight’s ride are all over Hertel, with six stations between Colvin and Parker – see the full Reddy map here.

All riders be sure to check your ABCs – Air-Brakes-Chain – and hit the Bert’s Bikes and Fitness trailer for any pre-ride basic maintenance, along with Slow Roll & GObike tables offering registration, 50/50 raffle and merchandise.

See below for the Slow Roll Code of Conduct, get on your bikes and join us!