Happy Monday, Slow Rollers, gearing up for our free and inclusive Waterkeeper Ride set to end in Broderick Park (1170 Niagara Street, 6:30pm start) after starting from the corner of Niagara and West Ferry Streets. Thanks to our partner Rich Products for allowing us to use their 1130 & 1150 Niagara Street lots for parking and staging the ride – parking is available beginning at 6pm – as brick-laden Robert E. Rich Way into Broderick Park would make for a rough and steep start.
Tonight’s ride is named after Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, the nonprofit that protects and restores our waterways and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. For 30 years, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been the guardian of Western New York’s fresh water, protecting clean water, restoring the health of ecosystems, connecting people to the water and inspiring economic growth and community engagement.
Our 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park Buffalo as well as Waterkeeper’s downtown headquarters, where Waterkeeper representatives will discuss their work.
Neighborhoods on this route include Grant-Ferry, Elmwood Village, Cold Springs, Masten Park, Allentown, and Lower West Side along major streets West Ferry, Richmond, Delaware, Elmwood, West Delavan, Main and Niagara. Buffalocal afterparty in Broderick Park will include fellowship; food from Ms Judi’s, Mad Sauces, Totally Edible & Imperial Pizza; drinks from Big Ditch Brewing, Community Beer Works, Flying Bison Brewing, Resurgence Brewing, Chateau Buffalo, Ashker’s Juice Bar & Snowy Owl Kombucha; and music from Ismail & Company.
To those driving to our event – there’s plenty of car parking in the aforementioned Rich Products lots at 1130 & 1150 Niagara Street, beginning at 6pm. Be a good neighbor and respect surrounding residents by refraining from parking on residential streets.
Stop by our merch and registration tables before the ride – once-annual registration also easily done online – as well as the Teen Treks table to register kids entering grades 7-9 for a chance to win a “First-Time Explorer Bike Trek” and discover the excitement and fun of long-distance bike touring.
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!