Slow Roll Buffalo, a nonprofit organization with a mission to connect communities by bike whose 2020 season of free and inclusive community bike rides was stunted by the pandemic, will reconnect communities by returning to its full schedule of Monday night rides beginning May 3rd at Big Ditch Brewing Company.
Nimble as ever, Slow Roll will continue to adapt to current conditions – while the ride will pick up where it left off last year, requiring masks and splitting into groups with staggered start times as needed to stay well under the limit on public gatherings, the afterparty will return with emphasis on supporting local businesses.
As usual, Slow Roll Monday nights will start at 6:30pm on a 10-mile roundtrip ride with two stops to regroup and learn about different parts of Buffalo, guided by Slow Roll’s trained squad of volunteers and accommodating all skill levels. Each ride has a unique route and theme illuminated throughout the week in advance both online and along the route, as Slow Roll SQUAD canvasses the community and street conditions.
“Slow Roll is going back to basics,” said Slow Roll Buffalo co-founder and board president Anthony Caferro. “We’ll look a lot like our first rides back in 2014-15 – smaller groups, supporting local businesses, connecting communities by bike.”
Riders can support both Big Ditch and Slow Roll on Monday May 3 by placing to-go orders and using promo code SLOWROLL at checkout, or purchasing beer to go after the ride at an outdoor point of sale along Ellicott Street.