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Roll with the African American Cultural Center

While our free and inclusive community bike rides are usually roundtrip, one of the many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll is to end at a different location than where we began – see below for all changes. Our Middle Main Ride this coming Monday, September 14th, will start at The Oakk Room (1435 Main Street, 6:30pm start) and end nearby at the African American Cultural Center (AACC) at 350 Masten Avenue – both part of [...]

Get to Know Stephanie Anderson

We first met Stephanie Anderson – along with her husband, Shan, and kids Courtney and Shanto Jr.  – in the heart of our herd, riding so responsibly right down to calling out turns and signals to riders behind that we encouraged them to join our volunteer squad. Born and raised in Buffalo on Humboldt Parkway and now a Cheektowaga resident in her third year on squad, Stephanie works day and night – as explained below [...]

Roll with the Coalition for Economic Justice

In creating a proper route to honor the local labor movement for our free and inclusive Labor Day Ride this coming Monday, September 7th (starting from the Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway, 6:30pm, see below for the many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll), we reached out to Holly Nowak, director of the Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ), who noted many sites as well as the fact that CEJ formed in part around the ultimately futile [...]

Meet (at) The Colored Musicians Club

Our annual free and inclusive Labor Day Ride on Monday, September 7th, will begin at one of our favorite venues, the Colored Musicians Club (CMC, 145 Broadway, 6:30pm start, see below for the many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll), founded in 1917 by Black musicians in response to their being denied membership in Buffalo’s all-white musicians union, and now the longest continuously-operating Black musicians club in the United States. […]

Get to Know Simon Husted

We first met Simon Husted in the heart of our herd, loud and proud; for years, he’s been exuberantly riding with Slow Roll and the East Side Bike Club, staying for the afterparties, spreading the good word, and showing up for fundraisers and other events promoted through ours. Our Southside Summer Sunset Ride this coming Monday, August 31st, rolling from the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal (1500 Clinton Street, Clinton-Bailey, 6:30pm start, see below for many [...]

Roll with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

Our free and inclusive Waterkeeper Ride this coming Monday, August 24th, starting at 6:30pm from the Northland Workforce Training Center (683 Northland, see below for the many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll), is our second annual ride dedicated to Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW) and their work to “protect drinking water, connect people to waterways, and build a thriving water-based economy.” Our 12-mile route will include […]

Meet (at) Northland Workforce Training Center

Our free and inclusive Waterkeeper Ride this coming Monday, August 24th, will start from the new Northland Workforce Training Center (683 Northland Ave, 6:30pm start, see bottom of this page for many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll) for two reasons – first, the Northland area is where the Scajaquada Creek was buried, a sad fact about which we’ll learn more over the next week; and second, as part of Waterkeeper’s watching over our local waterways [...]

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