Slow Roll Buffalo returns with 'Reimagined Ride'

Posted at 3:00 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 23:38:22-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A fun summer event finally returned to the Queen City on Monday. Slow Roll Buffalo will resume its weekly free bike rides beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The bike rides are open to all. Monday's ride took place at Babeville at 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

Here are the following guidelines Slow Roll is following

  • Staggered start times as required, ensuring that attendees ride in groups of 50 or less
  • The ride will end in a different location than it began, not round trip
  • Pace and distance faster and longer than usual, with no scheduled stops for regrouping and speakers
  • The ride will be self-supported, with no “SAG” support and gear before or during
  • Participants and their bikes should be prepared to ride immediately upon arrival, and maintain safe distance from those outside of their own household while waiting to ride
  • No police motorcade - riders will share the road
  • Mandatory covering of mouth and nose for the entirety of the ride
  • No after party - Slow Roll squad will disperse at the end of the ride
  • All measures subject to change as part of continued commitment to public safety and consultation with public health leaders

You were not allowed to participate if you showed any COVID-19 symptoms, if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or if you traveled from New York to any of the states on the state's travel advisory.

“We are so excited to finally begin connecting communities in person again, after months of discussing, researching, and practicing the best possible ways to resume our rides,” said Dr. Karen Huffman, a Slow Roll Buffalo board member, longtime volunteer, and PhD in infectious disease. “Although this season is going to look different than others, please be assured that we are working hard, as always and more so now, to keep everyone safe while riding. This includes meeting and exceeding what the County and the State are requiring for public gatherings at this stage of the pandemic.”

Future rides will be announced weekly, and you can check the schedule here.