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*** We will resume public group rides when the public health leaders advise. ***

 

*Snow* Roll at Roosevelt Playground

Roosevelt Playground 404 Edison Ave, Buffalo

We ride year-round! Our fourth and final monthly *Snow* Roll brings us Roosevelt Playground between Suffolk and Edison Streets, as part of our partnership with the City of Buffalo on Wintermission, a project led by the Toronto-based 8 80 Cities Foundation to combat social isolation and increase levels of physical activity in winter for all residents, no matter their age, ability, socio-economic, or ethnocultural backgrounds. Before the ride, get a free pair of light gloves from our presenting partner Independent Health. Meet at 2:30 - ride at 3 - return to the park for food, drinks and fellowship, stay tuned for more!

2020 Schedule Reveal Party & Fundraiser

Broadway Market 999 Broadway, Buffalo

UPDATE: Event postponed, more info here: https://slowrollbuffalo.org/2020/03/18/introducing-social-distance-rides/

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 [...]

Virtual Slow Roll: Restore Our Community Ride

We have a lot of work to do to restore our community from the ongoing destruction caused by institutional racism; our next virtual Slow Roll will be one small step, taken in the heart and lungs of our city, centered on and in continued alliance with the Restore Our Community Coalition. ROCC was incorporated in 2010 "to serve as a voice representing the best interest of our neighborhoods. We advocate for the restoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Park and surrounding area, with a primary goal of restoring parkland that was destroyed by the construction of the Kensington Expressway (Route 33)." ROCC 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." Further, in honor of Slow Roller and former Buffalo Police officer Cariol Horne, we will continue our advocacy for Cariol's Law, which would require under law officers to intervene when they see abuse, protest officers who report abuse and ensure independent investigation of abuse - as Cariol did and for which she was fired without pension. To learn more about Cariol's Law, the story behind it and petition to support it, click here: [...]

Virtual Slow Roll: Juneteenth Ride

Our seventh virtual Monday night community bike ride brings our second annual Juneteenth Ride, in partnership with the Juneteenth of Buffalo Festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. According to historical records, the celebration began on June 19, 1865, the day Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army rode into Galveston, Texas, in final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Juneteenth of Buffalo Festival was started in 1976 by B.U.I.L.D., a community-based organization, as a culturally relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration. While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing Slow Roll Buffalo from bringing big crowds together for free and inclusive community bike rides, our Monday night gatherings have moved online. 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 public group rides when public health leaders advise. 2020 marks Slow Roll Buffalo's seventh year of presenting free and inclusive community bike [...]

Virtual Slow Roll: Community Land Trust Ride

Our next livestream virtual ride brings us back to the Fruit Belt, where our friends with the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust have adapted their daily operation during the pandemic to include food distribution with support from Slow Roll as part of routine check-ins with its residents.   The mission of Fruit Belt Community Land Trust is to create permanently affordable housing and generate community wealth through collective ownership of land in the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood. We'll also check in with our friends at the African Heritage Food Co-op for an update on their expanding work in the Fruit Belt and throughout Western New York since the onset of the pandemic.   While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing Slow Roll Buffalo from bringing big crowds together for free and inclusive community bike rides, our Monday night gatherings have moved online.   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 [...]

Virtual Slow Roll: Cariol’s Ride

Our next livestream virtual ride will be cohosted by Cariol Horne, who started riding with us in 2017 to share her story - in 2006, Cariol was fired from the Buffalo Police Department for intervening in a fellow officer's choking of Neal Mack. With Cariol as our guide, we'll ride streets of her upbringing and career while advocating for both Cariol’s Law and restoration of her pension. Cariol's Law is a proposal for legislation to have a mandatory stature on police bystander intervention, provide protection from retaliation, require external investigation with mandated reprimanding for abuse or misconduct, and create a required reportable registry. Learn more and sign petitions at www.cariolslaw.com. While the ongoing public health crisis is preventing Slow Roll Buffalo from bringing big crowds together for free and inclusive community bike rides, our Monday night gatherings have moved online. 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 public group rides when public [...]