Schedule 2022

July 11 @ Waterloo Arts District

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

Coming soon...

June 27 @ Gunning Park, West Park/Kamm's

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

For the last ride in June, we travel all the way west to the West Park/Kamm's Corner neighborhood, the westernmost part of Cleveland and a rare visit for Slow Rollers.

We'll kick off the ride at 7 PM at Gunning Park at 16700 Puritas Ave. Gunning is familiar to many westsiders for its recreation center, athletic facilities and public pool, and we'll be meeting near the rec center adjacent to the main parking lot. Look for the Slow Roll booth and banner.

We'll have plenty of Slow Roll t-shirts for sale if you haven't obtained one yet; if you need to register for this season, you can either do it online (including the "join" link at the top of the Slow Roll page on Facebook, or we can guide you through the process in person. You'll only need to do it once and you're set for the whole year.

A big thanks to everyone who came out for our Juneteenth ride this week; it's one of our favorite dates on the schedule and once again it did not disappoint. Just a lovely evening for a bike ride and some local history. Thanks once again to Juneteenth Freedom Rides for the help they provide during these rides.

June 13 @ Voinovich Bicentennial Park

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

We regroup after an unfortunate cancellation last Monday -- slick streets, high winds and roaming thunderstorms left us feeling a little less safe than we usually like -- and take you back downtown. To the very northernmost part of downtown.

Voinovich Bicentennial Park sits at the end of the E. 9th Street Pier, providing visitors with a perfect vista of our city; past the script Cleveland sign, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center in the foreground, to the modern skyline rising from the heart of the Rust Belt's historical engine, the North Coast Harbor is somehow both right in the middle of it all and also an obscure and quiet place tucked away from everything else.

We will gather near the Cleveland sign, as a matter of fact; you can enjoy the new lift bridge nearby while you wait for the ride to begin. We roll out at 7 PM, and our booth will be up and open for registration and merch.

Please remember that parking on the pier is paid only. Free parking is available along Erieside heading out toward First Energy Stadium, an easy distance to cover on your bike. The usual variety of transit options are also available downtown.

June 6 @ Midtown - CANCELED RAINED OUT

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

Midtown is one of Cleveland's smallest neighborhoods, but traditionally one of its most important. When you drive through it, you might not even know it's there, but you're driving through a neighborhood with more than 600 businesses and 18,000 employees, including Pierre's Ice Cream, Dealer Tire and the future home of the Cleveland Foundation. The area's been on something of a comeback arc lately, with new developments visibly rising across the Euclid corridor and more planned.

We've never started a ride in Midtown, but next Monday we'll be changing that. We're starting out our busy June at the corner of E. 71st Street and Euclid Avenue, in the lot next to the building that hosted the Cleveland Walls! festival last fall (many of you may remember our ride-by of a few of those murals during a late-year ride).

The location should be easy to find thanks to the block-long murals painted on both the E. 71st and Euclid sides of the building at 7107 Euclid. Take a minute to admire the work that went into them and the sense of community they were meant to engender.

Our ride begins at 7 pm, but you can arrive by 6:30; our booth will be set up for registration and merch. Just look for the big white canopy and the red Slow Roll banner.

As for parking, the empty parking lot behind the lot we're using as a gathering space should be ok to use. Do not keep valuables in your car, as the lot will be unattended during the ride.

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