Thanks to all who joined us on a perfect autumn night for our Hertel-Humboldt Ride – props to Salumeria Belsito for their hospitality toward our hard-working Independent Health Slow Roll Squad  as we spread the afterparty across Hertel – legit pizzas and paninis and local brews on tap including Slow Roll partner Flying Bison, we’ll be back…

…seems the kids keep wanting to come back to Slow Roll – we usually see a bit of a dip in the amount of Junior Ride Leaders once school starts, but this year they’ve kept coming! While the East Side Bike Club awarded bikes to more than 40 Junior Mechanic graduates yesterday afternoon, last night we welcomed many first-time Slow Rollers, along with some weekly regulars. Tom Johnston, one of our squad members who daylights as Operations Manager for The Ride for Roswell, said of one camera-shy mainstay, Leah aka “Tweeter” – “Leah and her dad Mike can’t recall any of the 2017 rolls they might have missed. Mike said he took off her training wheels for their first roll, and he and Leah have been up front ever since. Leah often stays in the lead but she sticks with her dad when he falls behind.”

Slow Roll regulars Leah and her dad Mike (center) a couple weeks ago

As we hit the home stretch of the season with just three Mondays to go, we continue to thank the families who ride with us – we consider it an honor to guide the next generations of cyclists around our city.

Enjoy another round of brilliant photos from last night by Clay Davies, led again by our Junior Ride Leaders – more to see in our public Facebook group – and see below for info on next Monday’s ride…

…back to South Buffalo we roll, returning to the Buffalo Irish Center (245 Abbott Road) for a 10-mile, 1-incline southside ride starting at 6pm sharp and including major streets Abbott, Seneca, McKinley, Potters & South Park, returning to BIC for an afterparty with food, drinks, and Irish music & dance – join us next Monday, October 16th, for Slow Roll Buffalo’s Abbott-McKinley Ride!