This coming Friday, June 7th, brings our second annual free and inclusive Ken-Ton Pedal Party, spurred by a group of engaged citizens and supported by Handlebars Cycle Company, a Ken-Ton staple since 1971, along with C&S Companies. We’ll meet again at Caputi’s Sheridan Pub (2351 Sheridan Drive, 7pm start) for a 12-mile ride followed by an afterparty with fellowship, food and drinks. […]
Thanks to all who overcame the cool wind to be welcomed by the North Lovejoy Coalition of Block Clubs into the tucked-in gem of Walden Park! We're grateful for their invitation. We lined up after the Little League game got going in the park and got some starting words from outgoing Lovejoy District Councilmember Richard Fontana: "The residents of this neighborhood all got together and decided to build this park with the city's help...a true testament to working together to get things done." Thanks again to our mainstay presenting partner Independent Health for another pre-ride giveaway, this time a touchscreen bike bag seen below on squad bikes... ..we lined up on Bakos Boulevard and set out up Stewart and over Doat to Bailey, over the tracks that mark the "North" in Lovejoy and by the old Wildroot building, illuminated by both squad member Fr. Jud Weiksnar's pictures here and in our open Facebook group along with his regular-rider sister Melissa's comment that Nat King Cole once cut a commercial for the hair care company that was founded here in 1911. Although it was sold to Colgate-Palmolive in 1959 for $10.5 million, the Wildroot aka Western New York Foundation founded [...]
Happy Monday, Slow Rollers, lovely day for our free and inclusive North Lovejoy Coalition Ride! All of our June Monday rides will begin and end in Buffalo parks starting tonight in Walden Park (101 Bakos Boulevard, 6:30pm sharp start), where the North Lovejoy Coalition of block clubs meets every third Thursday. […]
Our free and inclusive North Lovejoy Coalition ride this coming Monday, June 3rd, is named after the coalition of block clubs that invited us to their epicenter in Walden Park (101 Bakos Boulevard, 6:30pm sharp start), where they meet at 6pm every third Tuesday of the month at the Walden Park Senior Apartments. Formed in recent years under the direction of Buffalo Board of Block Clubs leader Ada Hopson-Clemons, the coalition includes the nearby St. Mary’s Road Block Club, whose president Gwendolyn Hunt gives some background below. […]
Our free and inclusive North Lovejoy Coalition Ride on Monday, June 3rd, will include a touchscreen bike bag giveaway from our presenting partner, Independent Health. Before the ride from Walden Park (101 Bakos Blvd, 6:30pm sharp start), Independent Health’s RedShirt team will hand out bike bags to participants, while supplies last. Their RedShirt team will continue to hold giveaways at Slow Roll every first Monday of the month.