Happy Monday, Slow Rollers – continuing the momentum after yesterday’s amazing SkyRide, we’re gearing up for tonight’s free and inclusive Parkway Revival Ride!
Tonight we return to the Buffalo History Museum (1 Museum Court, 6:30pm sharp start), the nonprofit institution in Delaware Park that was separated from the rest of the park by construction of the Scajaquada Expressway. The museum is staying open late to welcome Slow Roll inside its 118-year-old beautiful building!
Tonight’s 10-mile roundtrip route with four inclines includes neighborhoods Park Meadow, Parkside, Hamlin Park, Kingsley, Fruit Belt, Masten Park, Cold Springs and Elmwood Village along major roads Elmwood, Amherst, Parkside, Humboldt, Best, Masten, Lafayette and Delaware. We’ll stop in Hamlin Park and the Fruit Belt, continuing the focus of our first three rides on neighborhoods affected by Buffalo’s “Freeways Without Futures” – Kensington and Scajaquada – as designated by the Congress for the New Urbanism and featured on GObike Buffalo’s sixth annual SkyRide, 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.
Our two mass-up speakers will be Anthony Williams of FLARE – Fillmore Leroy Area Restidents – and India Walton of the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust.
We’ll return to the History Museum for an afterparty with fellowship, food trucks Ms. Judi’s, Totally Edible and Sweet Lisa’s; drinks from Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Resurgence Brewing Company, Chateau Buffalo, Ashker’s and Snowy Owl Kombucha; and music from DJ LoPro.
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!