While community events like Slow Roll Buffalo are currently suspended due to the state of emergency over the spread of COVID-19, yet parks are open to enjoy outdoor activity at safe social distance, Slow Roll is helping fill the void in communal gathering by posting the routes of our 2016 rides from five Buffalo parks and encouraging the public to ride individually for the benefit of our collective mental and physical health.

Instead of riding as one big group with a set start time, we encourage everyone to ride on their own time and at the safe social distance of at least six feet apart. For those unable to ride, Slow Roll Squad members are planning to livestream their solo rides online, pointing out places of interest along the route including those providing essential services such as grocery stores and urgent care centers. All are welcome to post about their rides here in our open Facebook group as well as their own pages, to share how they’re staying mentally and physically active during this public health crisis. Partners in promotion include our presenting partner Independent Health as well as GObike Buffalo, East Side Bike Club and Campus Cycling Collective.

The five public parks are part of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks system – Cazenovia, Delaware, Front, MLK and Riverside. Routes can be found below, click each route for turn by turn directions.

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Social Distance Rides Routes

MLK Park
Start in MLK Park
North on Fillmore
R on Kensington Ave
R on William L Gaiter Pkwy
L on E Delavan
L on Olympic Ave
R on Collingwood Ave
R on Bailey Ave
L on Martha Ave
R on Suffolk St
L on Oakmont Ave (turns into Hempstead Ave)
L on Suffolk St
L on Langfield Dr
R on Eggert Rd
R on E Delevan
L on East End Ave
R on Genesee St
L on Sprenger Ave
R on Doat St
L on Genesee St
Slight R on Best St
R On Fillmore Ave
End in MLK Park

Front Park
Start in Front Park
East on Porter
Symphony Circle
3rd exit onto North
L Michigan
R Main
L Harvard
L Lafayette
L Elmwood
R Virginia
L to stay in Virginia
L Niagara
Niagara Square 2nd exit to Delaware
R W Eagle
Bends R to 4th
Bends R to Carolina
L Prospect
Mass Up Prospect & Porter
L Vermont
L Busti
R Virginia
R Trenton
L Hudson
R 4th
R Jersey
L Lakeview
End in Front Park

Riverside Park
Start in Riverside Park
East on Roesch
R Seabrook
L Doyle
R Kenmore
Kenmore Circle 2nd Exit to Ontario St
L Skillen St
R Military
L Chandler
R Bridgeman
R Grote
L Military
R Austin
R Tonawanda
R Hunt
R Mayer
L Rano
L Albert
R Hunt
R Riverside
L Rano
L Crowley
R Isabelle
L Philadelphia
L Ontario
R Niagara
R Hotaling
End at Riverside Park

Delaware Park
Start in Delaware Park
Exit at Meadow Rd
L Nottingham
L Elmwood
L Iroquois
R Lincoln
R Forest
R Niagara(becomes Tonawanda)
R Amherst
L Military
R Hertel
R Colvin
L Linden
L Morris (becomes E Morris)
R Holden
L Leroy
Bend R to Deerfield
L E Delavan
R Schuele
R E Ferry (becomes W Ferry)
R Delaware
R Nottingham
End Delaware Park

Caz Park
Start in Caz Park
South on Warren Spahn
L Potters
R Onondaga
R Downing
R McKinley
Red Jacket Circle 2nd exit to stay on McKinley
R Southside
Slight R to stay on Southside
L Seneca
R Bailey
R Dingens
R Weiss
L Casimir
R S Ogden
R Mineral Spring
R Seneca
L Stevenson
L N Legion (becomes Warren Spahn)
End in Caz Park