Schedule 2022

May 23 @ Lincoln Park - Tremont

Meet 6:00PM - Ride at 7:00PM

We're all fired up after our first-ever annual meeting and taco bar (there was a ride, too!) and ready for the first regular Monday night ride of the season.

Join us in familiar Lincoln Park at the heart of Tremont for this evening's 10-mile pedal-powered parade on wheels. We'll gather near the middle of the park beginning at 6:30 PM for a 7PM departure.

If you've ridden with us before, you'll know what to expect. If you're new, just make sure your bike is in road shape before you leave for the ride; pump up the tires, check the brakes, etc. The League of American Bicyclists has guidelines on how to give your bike a quick lookover before a ride:

Look for additional updates on the day of the ride if there's any new news to pass along. Parking, if you choose to arrive by car, should be pretty easy: the park is surrounded by free on-street parking spots.

If you haven't signed our waiver yet, you can do that at the ride itself, but you can also do that online, and you'll only need to do it once for the whole season:

May 17th @ Forest City

The wait is over. Slow Roll's 2022 season begins...on a Tuesday?!? Yep. The first ride will be a bit of a special one, as we meet up at Forest City Brewery for an abbreviated 6:30 ride, then return to the beer hall for our first ever annual meeting as a full-fledged non-profit organization.

The party will run from 7:30-9:30 pm, and will feature free tacos, with alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages available for purchase from Forest City's bar. We'll be releasing our full 2022 schedule this night in handy pocket-sized form, so you'll want to be there to make sure you get one (ok, we _might_ also release the schedule in digital form in all the usual online places).

We're hoping to get some live entertainment lined up, but we'll also have a raffle, some words from our organizers about our goals and plans for the upcoming season, a Q and A session with members like you, and a chance to socialize off-bike with people you have something in common with. We'll have the big hall this night, and of course the outdoor beer garden will also be available.

We're asking for a $20 donation for this one. We won't turn anyone away, but we hope you'll consider donating (Eventbrite link will be available shortly). The money we raise from the party will help fund our operating costs through the entire 2022 season. As a non-profit, we depend almost entirely on donations from riders, and the sale of merchandise, like t-shirts and stickers. It costs quite a bit to put on a ride like this, from the shirts that your trusty SQUAD wear to the tubes and other supplies we carry with us on rides to lend a hand where needed. This year we'll be expanding our basic setup a bit, which you'll quickly notice when you show up for rides this season. Eventually we hope to add a number of after-ride events, but we also pay for permits just to gather in some places now simply because of the sheer size that our event has grown to.

So please consider helping us out by buying a ticket to this event. Or buy extra and help out others!

Slow Roll the ride, of course, will always remain absolutely free of charge, but we may ask for help from time to time.

2022 Schedule