Happy Monday, Slow Rollers – rain or shine we’re gearing up for tonight’s free and inclusive Restore Our Community Ride!
Tonight we debut at the Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Parkway, 6:30pm sharp start), the nonprofit institution that’s welcoming Slow Roll inside its 80-year-old beautiful building.
Tonight’s 10-mile roundtrip ride includes neighborhoods MLK Park, Hamlin Park, Kingsley and Johnson, along major roads Humboldt, East Delavan, Fillmore, East Utica, East Ferry, Genesee, Best and Sycamore, guided by our trained squad of more than 100 volunteers with two “mass-up” stops that allow for regrouping while community leaders inform riders of history, events and issues in the immediate area.
Our two mass-up speakers will be Restore Our Community Coalition and Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association leader Stephanie Barber-Geter and Jes Breathe and MLK Park neighborhood leader Gina Davis, continuing the focus of our first three rides on the streets around Buffalo’s “Freeways Without Futures” – Kensington and Scajaquada – as designated by the Congress for the New Urbanism and featured on GObike Buffalo‘s upcoming sixth annual SkyRide on Sunday, May 19th, a fundraiser bike ride providing riders the opportunity to explore the past, present and future of Buffalo’s roadways through a ride highlighting our legacy highways.
We’ll return to the Museum of Science for an afterparty with fellowship, food trucks Ms. Judi’s and Mad Sauces; drinks from Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Chateau Buffalo, Ashker’s and Snowy Owl Kombucha; and music from DJ Sike.
All riders be sure to check your ABCs – Air-Brakes-Chain – and see our SAG crew (Support and Gear) for any pre-ride basic maintenance.
See below for the Slow Roll Code of Conduct and a pre-ride checklist, get on your bikes and join us!