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 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 Monday from May through October. Presented in partnership with Independent Health by the nonprofit volunteers of Wheel B. Herd, Slow Roll Buffalo is the largest franchise of the Slow Roll movement born in Detroit.