DATE CHANGE TO SAT SEPT 25 Limited Capacity! The Harvest Roll will pick up where the annual Tour de Farms left off with a 35-mile guided ride exploring our urban food systems, followed by an afterparty with food, drink and fellowship. Purchase of a ticket includes the ride, refreshments, afterparty, a commemorative "Ticket To Roll" T-Shirt and an option for a local produce box. All proceeds go to keeping Slow Roll Buffalo free for all. This ride is rated GEAR 2. Longer mileage makes it appropriate for most riders, though beginners and children may have difficulty completing the ride.
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 [...]
All are welcome to join Slow Roll Buffalo's Season Opening Ride, starting from the Electric Tower downtown on a 10-mile ride including major streets Huron, Main, Delavan and Genesee, guided by our squad of more than 100 trained volunteers and returning for an afterparty at Big Ditch Brewing Company.
Slow Roll! As October rolls in, we're excited for our first time slow rolling one of Buffalo's most famous landmarks, the 129 year old Broadway Market! Please remember that with the shorter days, we bump up one half hour to a 6pm ride time. Our Julie's-on-the-Spot Map gives the basic overview of our afterparty setup, with most everything inside the market, beer and registration out front, and Bert's Bikes SAG trailer tucked on Kent Street. We ask riders to stage northbound on Lombard Street, with our youngest riders up front as usual. If you must arrive by motor vehicle, the Broadway Market parking ramp will be available, but please be sure to use the Gibson entrance to avoid bicyclists on Lombard. See you Monday... meet at 5pm, ride at 6pm.
Slow Roll! Another first time partner venue this week, and we're excited to roll out of West Side Bazaar along an 8 mile ride, returning for a what promises to be an afterparty in their parking lot. Our Julie's-on-the-Spot Map identifies the usual pre and post ride suspects: Bert Bikes SAG, bike racks, beer & wine, registration and information tables (including our friends from Peace Of The City), and of course amazing food from the WSB vendors - who will also be setting up outside in the lot for us on what looks to be a fabulous night this coming Monday. Meet at 530pm, ride at 630pm.