Slow Roll Buffalo rides into second season

Posted at 9:28 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 21:28:30-04

The 2016 season of the Slow Roll Buffalo will kick off with a ride that makes a statement.

The so-called Parkway Revival Ride is a statement to right-size the Scajaquada and Kensington Expressways and “restore Olmsted’s vision for our city in order to re-knit our community back together,” according to organizers.

Last year was Slow Roll Buffalo’s first full season.  The initiative offered weekly community bike rides throughout Buffalo for thousands of participants.

"Governor Cuomo's recent announcements has set the stage for New York State to be a leader in revitalizing our urban landscapes by building quality of life focusing on our community's health, environment and economic vitality," stated Justin Booth, Executive Director of GObike Buffalo and member of the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition.

"We are happy to partner with the state to make the Parkway Revival Ride a reality highlighting the historic changes in store for a right-sized Scajaquada while demonstrating the continued need to restore Humboldt Parkway and reconnect Delaware Park with MLK Park."

The second season of Slow Roll Buffalo gets underway on Sunday, May 8th at noon at Delaware Park’s Marcy Casino, with a bike ride at 1pm.  Participants will travel on the Scajaquada Expressway and continue to the Humboldt Parkway.