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Get to Know George Johnson

We first met and made fast friends with George Johnson in 2015 through the nonprofit organization he leads, Buffalo United Front (BUF). BUF was formed in 2007 as a coalition of community groups that respond to immediate needs of residents mainly on our neglected East Side, from harm reduction to food distribution. Through BUF, he founded the East Side Bike Club (ESBC) in 2016 to get […]

Get to Know Donna Edwards

We first met Donna Edwards through the Greater Eastside Field of Dreams Block Club, for which she serves as a community connector, and most recently collaborated at the onset of the pandemic on emergency food delivery through the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust. A freelance consultant focused at the moment on food justice, youth training, and her new Impacting Families Project, Donna was born in […]

Reopening and Reconnecting with a Reimagined Ride

Slow Roll Buffalo is set to return with a “Reimagined Ride.”  With ongoing guidance from local and state public health leaders to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), organizers have been carefully considering ways to resume community bike rides while maintaining some semblance of Slow Roll’s inclusive spirit. Having prepared a plan that meets or exceeds all requirements, the weekly ride presented in partnership with Independent Health will resume on Monday, August 3rd, starting at [...]

Welcome to Grant Street

Featured photo from Slow Roll outside the Gypsy Parlor at Grant & Potomac in 2015 Tonight’s livestream Virtual Solidarity Roll, cohosted by PUSH Buffalo and starting at 6:30pm here on our homepage, will begin outside PUSH’s Mutual Aid Hub in their 429 Plymouth headquarters and roll out on a West Side route including highlights from PUSH’s history as well as the southern half of Grant Street. […]

Virtual Solidarity Roll Host – PUSH Buffalo

This coming Monday, May 11th, we’re keeping our plans to present Slow Roll in partnership with People United for Sustainable Housing aka PUSH Buffalo – only instead of inviting everyone to show up and ride from their new headquarters in the old School 77 at 429 Plymouth on the West Side, we’re presenting a livestream Virtual Solidarity Roll tracing the trails of PUSH’s community impact with a series of guests starting at 6:30pm from our [...]

Virtual Roll & Schedule Reveal Monday Night!

Greetings, friends, wishing everyone safety and solidarity. While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing us from presenting our free and inclusive community bike rides that draw crowds in the thousands, the start of our six-month season of Monday night gatherings will move online with a livestream Virtual Roll and Schedule Reveal this coming Monday, May 4th.  Starting at 6:30pm here at as well as our YouTube and Facebook pages, we’ll present a live [...]

Five More Social Distance Ride Routes from Buffalo Parks

Happy Monday, Slow Rollers, wishing everyone safety and solidarity during this stressful and uncertain state. We have released five more 10-mile routes rooted in Buffalo parks for our series of Social Distance Rides, continuing to encourage the public to maintain mental and physical health while practicing safe social distancing as demanded by the current public health crisis.  […]

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