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Four Slow Rolling Events Over Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re looking to get out on your bike over Memorial Day, Slow Roll Buffalo has got you covered. Starting this Friday, there are rolls upon rolls – everything from a Bike Stampede Ride to a Fire & Ice Cream Sunday Ride. There’s a ton of fun to be had on two wheels, and you’re invited to participate in all of the freewheeling festivities. And if you can’t make it to one of these fabulous rolls, there are plenty more to catch in 2017. We have included the entire Slow Roll Buffalo calendar for you to peruse.

Memorial Day is a time to take things slow. It’s a time to forget about work for a while, work on the garden, take a nap in the hammock, and pay tribute to our fallen US troops of course. It’s also time to join together with friends and family. Ditch the car for the weekend, walk around the city, and be sure to get a good bike ride in. Be sure to pump up your bike tires, and grab a safety helmet before heading out on the road. And hopefully you plan one of your rides around a Slow Roll occasion. Below is all of the information that you need to know to join in on the fun!

Buffalo Marathon Pedal Party

Friday, May 26 | 7 PM – 10 PM

Soho Burger Bar – 64 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, New York 14202

Tied to Sunday’s Buffalo Marathon – our Friday Night Pedal Party is slightly faster and longer than a Slow Roll Monday ride, following traffic laws. In honor of the half-marathon, this ride is 13.1 miles, beginning and ending at Soho Burger Bar, 64 W. Chippewa St.

See Facebook event


Totally Buffalo Bike Stampede

Saturday, May 27 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Buffalo RiverWorks | 359 Ganson St, Buffalo, New York 14203

In partnership with the inaugural Totally Buffalo Festival our Bike Stampede Ride is a free community bike ride featuring a 10 mile self-supported ride following traffic laws and showcasing long lovely stretches of riding, rather than our usual turns and neighborhood loop arounds.

See Facebook event


Fire & Ice Cream Sunday Ride

Sunday, May 28 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Meet at Edward Cotter Fireboat – 155 Ohio St, Buffalo, New York 14204

Our second annual Fire & Ice Cream Sunday Ride is a self-supported ride starting from the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat at 155 Ohio St., cruising past 25 fire stations while working in plenty of ice cream for proper balance. This will be about a 40 mile ride in total, ride at your own pace and feel free to skip stations for a shorter mileage. Ice cream stops at Fran Ceil Custard on South Park, Hannah’s Frosty Treats on Colvin, and maybe more at the end!

See Facebook event


Slow Roll Buffalo’s Memorial Day Ride

Monday, May 29 | Meet at 5:30pm | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

1 Naval Park Cv, Buffalo, New York 14202

Slow Roll Buffalo returns to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park for Memorial Day, with pre-ride half-price tours and post-ride afterparty on the deck of the USS Little Rock! As usual, the ride will begin at 6:30pm and will take advantage of holiday closings to enjoy our radial system of downtown streets including Franklin, Niagara, Allen, Delaware, Huron, Genesee, Broadway, Court, Clinton, William & Michigan.

See Facebook event


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