What is a Slow Roll?

My first experience with a Slow Roll was listening to one of the founders of the Detroit Slow Roll talk about it. People riding through a neighbourhood they may never have been in but knew was part of their city.

“In 2010 Jason and Mike thought it would be cool to do a leisurely bike ride for all age groups through a different neighbourhood every week. What started with two people and a few friends has turned into a ride of hundreds and then thousands of people exploring neighbourhoods they might not have ever been through.”

I thought this was an awesome idea and want to bring it to Brantford.

Each week, we will explore a different neighbourhood in Brantford and Brant County. I hope you’ll join us! Bring your bike and your friends. Please be sure your bike is ready to ride.

Happy trails!


Want to see a video about Detroit’s Slow Roll? Click here


Times and dates will be added as soon as we understand the Ontario governments rules around group activities.  Our plan is to ride as long as weather permits and when weather permits. These are easy rides, a slow roll. Ride routes are subject to change.

  1. Holmedale
  2. Eagle Place
  3. Downtown
  4. Henderson Survey
  5. Shellard Lane
  6. Echo Place
  7. Paris
  8. Burford
  9. Grand River Loop
  10. Exploring Brantford’s Bike Lanes for school
  11. Exploring Brantford’s Bike Lanes for school -North end edition
  12. TBA
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Jason and Mike have registration and a waiver for their bike ride so we do too. To help us start the ride on time, please complete this on-line registration and event waiver before coming to the ride. Thank you!

This event is free to the public as Heron Head Bikes pays the insurance for the event. The insurance company requires all riders to register so we know who you are in case of an emergency. This information is confidential and destroyed a week? after the ride. Like many things in life, riding your bike does involved some risk. You are responsible for your bike and yourself. It’s going to be great.