Happy Monday, Slow Rollers, perfect day for our free and inclusive Freedom Wall Ride! On this Monday nearest to Independence Day, we’re rolling from the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street (6:30pm sharp start), where thanks to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery there are 28 local and national civil rights leaders honored in murals at the northern entrance into the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. 

This Monday’s 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops in Kingsley and on the edge of the aforementioned corridor, where we’ll learn from and about Freedom Wall honorees; neighborhoods on this route include Cold Springs, Johnson, Emslie, Hydraulics, Valley, First Ward, Copper Town and Masten Park along major streets East Ferry, Michigan, Humboldt, Best, Broadway, Seneca and South Park.

Freedom Wall honoree interview – Eva Doyle

Freedom Wall honoree interview – George K. Arthur

Before the ride, we’ll have another bike light giveaway from our presenting partner Independent Health, while supplies last.

Buffalocal afterparty at The Freedom Wall will include fellowship, food from Imperial Pizza, Mad Sauces Food Truck, Totally Edible and The Cheesy Chick; drinks from Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Resurgence Brewing Company, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Chateau Buffalo, Ashker’s Juice Bar, Snowy Owl Kombucha and Libby’s Lemonade; and music from DJ Indeed.

One-time annual ride registration here online or onsite.

To those driving to our event – there’s plenty of car parking in the Canisius College Spillman lot, on Spillman Place off of Florida and Jefferson, 0.8 miles from The Freedom Wall. Be a good neighbor and respect surrounding residents by refraining from parking on residential streets.

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!