What is a Slow Roll?
A typical Detroit Slow Roll
My first experience with a Slow Roll was listening to one of the founders of the Detroit Slow Roll talk about it.
“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.”
Downtown Slow Roll Eagle Place Slow Roll Light The Night Slow Roll
I thought this was an awesome idea we started doing it in Brantford in 2021. This year it will be every Tuesday night meeting at 6:45 and rolling at 7PM. The first Tuesday of every month will be a LIGHT THE NIGHT ride. Watch for time change as we usually leave just before dusk.
Each week, we will explore a different neighbourhood in Brantford. I hope you’ll join us! Bring your bike and your friends. Please be sure your bike is ready to ride.
These are easy rides, a slow roll. Ride routes are subject to change.
Sign up here.
The winner of TK LIquidation’s iGo Electric Bike draw for 2021 is Marty B. He attended the most Slow Rolls of all participants in 2021. Fun to chat with and always happy to help when asked, we appreciate Marty’s presence on each ride, Congratulations Marty!
2022 SCHEDULE – subject to change – LIGHT THE NIGHT rides will be the first Tuesday of every month.
Fri 07 May – Holmedale – We are pleased to start this year’s Brantford Slow Roll as part of Jane’s Walk.
Tuesday 07 June – Holmedale – meet at 120 Morrell Street
Tue 14 June – Holmedale 2 – meet at 120 Morrell Street
Tue 21 June – Eagle Place – Meeting at Sammy’s Creamery, 75 Erie Avenue.
Tue 28 June – Echo Place – Meeting place Dairy Queen, 930 Colborne Street EAST, back of parking lot.
Tue 05 July – Shellard Lane – Sorry, cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Tue 12 July – Shellard Lane – Meet at Apna Meats parking lot, 360 Conklin Road at 6:45 for 7pm start.
Tue 19 July – Downtown – Meeting place Old City Hall parking lot, 100 Wellington Square.
Tue 26 July – No ride this week, we have a family event and will close early.
Tue 02 Aug – LIGHT THE NIGHT – Holmedale – TIME CHANGE 8:45pm for 9PM Roll! – 120 Morrell Street. String of 50 LED lights for your bike available on site for $5.
Tue 09 Aug – No ride this week.
Tue 16 Aug – Henderson – Meeting at playground area, Devon Down park.
Tue 23 Aug – Greenbrier & North Fairview – Meeting place TBA
Tue 30 Aug – No ride this week – rained out
Tue 06 Sep – LIGHT THE NIGHT – Shellard Lane – TIME CHANGE 7:45pm for an 8PM Roll! – Apna Meats parking lot, 360 Conklin. String of 50 LED lights for your bike available on site for $5.
Tue – 20 Sep – TBA
Tue 04 October – LIGHT THE NIGHT – Holmedale – TIME CHANGE – 7:15PM for a 7:30PM Roll! – Our shop, 120 Morrell Street.
Tue 01 Nov – LIGHT THE NIGHT – Holmedale – TIME CHANGE – 7:15PM for a 7:30PM Roll! – Our shop, 120 Morrell Street.
Tue 06 Dec – LIGHT THE NIGHT – TIME CHANGE – 6:15PM for a 6:30PM Roll! – Location to be determined.
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. Each time you register for a ride, your name will be entered into a draw sponsored by TK Liquidation for an iGo e-bike. 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. 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.