Slow Roll Detroit, Group Bicycle Ride on Mondays

What it is?

Slow Roll Detroit is Michigan’s largest weekly bike ride with over 3,000 riders each week. Roughly, from the beginning of April until the end of October, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels take to the streets of Detroit, most Monday evenings.

Slow Roll Detroit, A Group Bicycle Ride every Monday

Slow Roll Detroit, A Group Bicycle Ride every Monday

Everyone is welcome to participate with the slow pace to provide a safe and unique way to see the city and its neighborhoods. While membership is required, it’s inexpensive at only $10.00 to join at the basic level. Sponsors provide a way to offer free memberships to those who are unable to pay and a premium level is available for $50.00.

How it Works?

Each week, riders will meet at a different starting point in the city at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. for first-timers; and the ride leaves at 7:00 p.m. After the first ride, returning members may use their cell phone to text their registration information without going through the in-person registration procedure.

The Schedule

  • 8-31 Saint Andrews – Slow Roll Prom – 431 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226
  • 9-7 Labor Day – No Ride – See Special Tuesday Ride
  • 9-8 Masonic Temple  Special Tuesday Ride – 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • 9-14 Greektown Block Party
  • 9-21 Murals In The Market – Eastern Market After Dark
  • 9-28 Dine Drink Detroit Launch Party
  • 10-5 Carhartt Flagship Store
  • 10-12 Ottava Via & Nemos – 1400 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
  • 10-19 TBA
  • 10-26 Saint Andrews – Halloween Party & Season Close – 431 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226
Slow Roll Detroit

Slow Roll Detroit

Detroit Bike City, Inc.

Now in the 5th Season, Slow Roll Detroit’s official organizers Detroit Bike City, Inc. has grown and become a nonprofit corporation that is also seeking a 501(c)(3) status. They have worked hard to continue with the spirit of Slow Roll and to create a membership program that will help to ensure the ride and its future in Detroit and beyond. With the great partnership that has developed with the City of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department, Season Five has added new venues, new routes, old favorites, and even a police escort.

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The Squad

The Squad is what makes Slow Roll work; they are the volunteers in yellow shirts that keep riders safe and on the road. They make and test the routes, fix flats, lead the ride, and direct traffic. The Squad is there to handle all traffic situations and is trained to know when to stop the ride and when to stop vehicle traffic for the ride. Their efforts are coordinated over miles of riders. Slow Roll uses a Code of Conduct for all their events.

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