5 05, 2021

Season-Opening Ride in Review

By |2021-05-05T12:24:39-04:00May 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Thanks to all who braved the elements to join our 2021 Season-Opening Ride! Felt like a family reunion, especially for our volunteer squad, which continues to adapt to conditions as we split riders into groups and guide the ride ourselves, without the police motorcade, stopping more often as part of street traffic. […]

3 05, 2021

Meet at Big Ditch Brewing Company

By |2021-05-03T13:28:39-04:00May 3rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

This coming Monday, May 3rd, we’ll start a new year of free and inclusive community bike rides with our Season-Opening Ride from one of our favorite host venues, Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St., downtown). We’ve had many rides from Big Ditch going back to their opening in 2015, when the staff called us the “Steam Roll” for essentially training them to handle max capacity. […]

12 11, 2020

Public Rides Suspended – Solo Roll with our Buffalocal Beer Roll

By |2020-11-12T13:24:04-05:00November 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Although we’ve been carefully conducting free community bike rides with many pandemic-induced changes since August, news of a local spike in Covid-19 cases has led us to suspend our schedule of free community bike rides, instead encouraging everyone to ride on their own or in smaller groups with proper precautions. While we’ll continue planning our wintertime series of *Snow* Roll rides with hope of resuming in December as in past years, plans to continue weekly November Saturday rides from our go-to Buffalo breweries have turned into a DIY Buffalocal Beer Roll similar to our “Solo Roll” approach that began in March, with a familiar message to Buffalonians in shutdown times.  […]

26 10, 2020

Roll with the Buffalo Maritime Center

By |2020-10-26T11:58:40-04:00October 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Our free and inclusive Erie Canal Ride this coming Monday, October 26th – the 195th anniversary of the Erie Canal’s opening – will start at Resurgence Brewing (1250 Niagara Street, 6pm, see below for many pandemic-induced changes to Slow Roll) and end at Canalside with a tour of the Buffalo Maritime Center’s brand new […]

23 10, 2020

Request for Proposals : Fundraising Consultant

By |2020-10-23T16:06:32-04:00October 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Wheel B. Herd Inc d/b/a Slow Roll Buffalo Fundraising Consultant Request for Proposals October 23, 2020 Purpose Slow Roll Buffalo, a newly independent 501(c)3 is seeking proposals for professional fundraising services in developing and implementing a fundraising campaign and sustainability plan for the 2021 fiscal year.  Background Slow Roll Buffalo (SRB) is one of the world’s largest free and inclusive community bike rides. Founded in 2014, SRB connects communities through guided rides for bicyclists of all ages and skill levels. With a slow pace and volunteer squad that keeps riders safe and social, each ride features a different host site and unique route around the city, including stops to regroup and meet neighborhood stakeholders before returning for an afterparty with food, drinks, music and fellowship. Scope of Work SRB is seeking a fundraising consultant with a proven record of developing organizational fundraising capacity, grant writing, securing corporate sponsorships, and managing individual donor campaigns.    The consultant will: Conduct a kick-off meeting with the fundraising committee to co-create a reasonable timeline with actionable steps, deliverables, milestones, and clear objectives.  Conduct an audit of SRB’s current fundraising capacity.  Work with the board to compile a list of past donors/sponsors, and potential donors/ [...]

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