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Roll with Open Buffalo

Our Census Ride this coming Monday, September 28th, from the Broadway Theatre (512 Broadway, 6:30pm start, see below for many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll), is presented in partnership with Open Buffalo, whose mission is “to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice…through skill building, network connecting, and activating leadership opportunities.” Open Buffalo has been […]

March for Karen and Justice for All Tonight

Last night in Niagara Square, as an impromptu nonviolent protest of the injustice over Breonna Taylor was reaching a peaceful conclusion, a motorist who had been stopped in front of City Hall suddenly revved up and rammed through the crowd, striking Karen Huffman, a Slow Roll board member and longtime volunteer leader who also serves as a legal observer among countless community causes. Karen is currently hospitalized in stable condition, grateful for the rapid response [...]

Get to Know Xavier Lamar

Our Breaking Barriers Ride this coming Monday, September 21st, starting from Kerns Ave Bowling Center (163 Kerns Avenue, 6:30pm start, see below for the many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll), is an opportunity to meet the young men and mission of Breaking Barriers, “a group of young men of color, 12-24 years in age, creating a unified voice that advocates for racial equity, social justice and policy change.” One of these young men is Xavier [...]

Roll with Breaking Barriers

Slow Roll is about changing narratives around our city through free and inclusive community bike rides that both advance and create conversations in one of our country’s most segregated cities; this purpose aligns us with the work of Breaking Barriers, and so we spotlight this initiative for our Breaking Barriers Ride this coming Monday, September 21st, starting from Kerns Ave Bowling Center (163 Kerns Avenue, 6:30pm start, see below for the pandemic-induced changes to Slow [...]

Meet (at) Kerns Ave Bowling Center

Having recently reopened, Kerns Ave Bowling Center (163 Kerns Avenue) is welcoming Slow Roll back for this coming Monday’s free and inclusive Breaking Barriers Ride, which will start there at 6:30pm and ride 12 miles of mostly residential streets in the 14215 zip code before ending at the soon-to-open Zone One Family Entertainment Complex at 30 East Amherst Street. Kerns Ave Bowling Center is a […]

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 [...]

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