Past Events › Slow Rolls

Home/Events/

Slow Roll at Restore Our Community Coalition

Restore Our Community Coalition 60 Hedley Place, Buffalo

Our 21st of 26 free and inclusive Monday night community bike rides brings us for the first time to the historic Hamlin Park home of the Restore Our Community Coalition, which seeks to restore the Humboldt Parkway Community that has suffered from decades of decay and economic decline due to the construction of the Kensington Expressway. This Monday's 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops in Trinidad and North Park, including neighborhoods Hamlin Park, Parkside and Central Park along major streets Jefferson, Main, Kensington, Humboldt, Amherst and Colvin. Stops will feature speakers while Libby's Lemonade Stand sells fresh-squeezed refreshments. Buffalocal afterparty on Hedley Place will include fellowship; food from Imperial Pizza, Casa Azul and Fat Bob's Smokehouse; drinks including Buffalocal brews, Chateau Buffalo wines, Snowy Owl Kombucha, Ashker's and pop; and music from DJ Ces.

Slow Roll at Shoshone Park

Shoshone Park 1978 Hertel Ave, Buffalo

Our 22nd of 26 free and inclusive Monday night community bike rides brings us for the first time to secluded Shoshone Park, off of Hertel Avenue and the new North Buffalo Rails to Trails. This Monday's 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops in University Heights and Kensington-Bailey as well as neighborhoods Central Park, Lasalle and Leroy along major streets Hertel, Main, Eggert, Kensington and Fillmore. Buffalocal afterparty in Shoshone Park will include fellowship; food from Imperial Pizza, Totally Edible and Fat Bob's Smokehouse; drinks including Buffalocal brews, Chateau Buffalo wines, Snowy Owl Kombucha, Ashker's and pop; and music from DJ Milk Buffalo.

Slow Roll at Clinton & Weiss Streets

Clinton & Weiss Streets Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo's penultimate ride of the season, our 25th of 26 free and inclusive Monday night community bike rides marks our first ride starting and ending in Kaisertown, hosted at the corner of Clinton & Weiss streets by a building recently revamped with a welcoming mural and the guidance of Buildup Buffalo, "a boutique brokerage firm specializing in helping small businesses, nonprofits, and startups find space and connections to grow their business." This Monday's 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops in Butler Park and Lovejoy along major streets Clinton, Seneca, Bailey and William. Buffalocal afterparty at Clinton & Weiss will include fellowship; food from Imperial Pizza and Fat Bob's Smokehouse; drinks from Buffalocal brews, Chateau Buffalo wines and more; and live music from DJ LoPro.

Slow Roll at Community Beer Works

Community Beer Works 520 7th Street, Buffalo

Our 26th and final free and inclusive Monday night community bike ride of 2019 brings us back to the Lower West Side home of Community Beer Works, another member of Try-It Distributing's Buffalocal collective to celebrate Buffalo and those breweries that strive to be a part of the community. This Monday's 10-mile roundtrip route includes stops at Delaware Park and Prospect Park, including neighborhoods Lower West Side, Elmwood Village, Allentown, Five Points and Grant-Ferry along major streets Richmond, Forest, Elmwood, West Utica and West Ferry. Buffalocal afterparty at CBW will include fellowship; food from Imperial Pizza and CBW; full bar and live music from DJ Cutler.

Virtual Roll & Schedule Reveal

Starting at 6:30pm here at www.slowrollbuffalo.org as well as our YouTube and Facebook pages, we'll present a live virtual 10-mile ride guided by hosts and a series of guests, who will share news and stories of how Buffalonians are responding to the crisis as well as announce plans for future Mondays in May. Only one Slow Roll squad member will be riding - a *Solo* Roll of sorts, with a camera mounted to their helmet - while hosts and guests will appear from home via teleconference. Upon conclusion of the ride, a virtual afterparty will feature live music and fellowship including performances by David Michael Miller, Sonny Baker, Michael Farrow and more, in partnership with Band Together Buffalo. 

Virtual Solidarity Roll

While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing us from presenting our free and inclusive community bike rides that draw crowds in the thousands, our Monday night gatherings have moved online. This week we're partnering with PUSH Buffalo for a Virtual Solidarity Roll - stay tuned to our news section for many ways to get involved between now and Monday night. Come Monday, starting at 6:30pm here at www.slowrollbuffalo.org as well as our YouTube and Facebook pages, we'll present a live virtual ride guided by hosts and guests, who will share news and stories of how Buffalonians are responding to the crisis. Only one Slow Roll squad member will be riding - a *Solo* Roll of sorts, with a camera mounted to their helmet - while hosts and guests will appear from home via teleconference. Upon conclusion of the ride, a virtual afterparty will feature live music and fellowship. Thanks to our presenting partner Independent Health for its continued support since 2015.

Virtual Slow Roll: Memorial Day Ride

While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing us from bringing big crowds together for free and inclusive community bike rides, our Monday night gatherings have moved online - tune in here on our homepage as well as our YouTube channel and Facebook group for a Virtual Slow Roll. This week we’re continuing our Memorial Day tradition of partnering with the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, which receives 98% of its revenue from tourism - we'll share ways to support the park while honoring those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, including a virtual tour of the park and a ride to memorials around Buffalo. For the virtual tour and ride, only two Slow Roll squad members will be riding - one with a camera mounted to their helmet, another trailing for technical support - while hosts and guests will appear from home via teleconference. Upon conclusion of the ride, a virtual afterparty will feature live music and fellowship in partnership with Buffalo.fm and Band Together Buffalo. We will resume public group rides when public health leaders advise. 2020 marks Slow Roll Buffalo's seventh year of presenting free and inclusive community bike rides, rolling every [...]

Virtual Slow Roll: Open Streets Ride

While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing us from bringing big crowds together for free and inclusive community bike rides, our Monday night gatherings have moved online - tune in here on our homepage as well as our YouTube channel and Facebook group for a Virtual Slow Roll. This week we’re teaming with GObike Buffalo to advocate for the City of Buffalo to adopt world-renowned open streets policies as part of our response to the pandemic; from GObike: "Since the start of COVID-19, cities around the world have recognized the need to widen sidewalks and open streets for people (view the list here). Solutions vary wildly but include temporary bicycle lanes, limiting access to residential streets, weekly car-free events, car-free loops, and many more. "If you agree we need to open our streets to create safe public spaces in every community, we encourage you to sign our pledge." For the virtual tour and ride, one Slow Roll squad member will ride with a camera mounted to their helmet, while hosts and guests will appear from home via teleconference. Upon conclusion of the ride, a virtual afterparty will feature live music and fellowship in partnership with Buffalo.fm and Band Together Buffalo. We will resume [...]