Join today’s community bike ride

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Slow Roll Chicago, a national bike group, will return to Austin today with a special evening ride.

Interested bikers should meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Build Inc., 5100 W. Harrison St. The 8-mile bike ride will start at 6:30 p.m.

This month, the groups Slow Roll Chicago, Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) and LISC Chicago have organized five community bike rides this month throughout the city to connect communities and sustainability organizations.

If you’d like to participate in tonight’s ride, contact Or you can RSVP here.

Slow Roll is a global movement that started in 2010 as Slow Roll Detroit in Michigan. Inspired by the energy, diversity and spirit of the Slow Roll Detroit rides, Jamal Julien and Olatunji Oboi Reed founded Slow Roll Chicago in September 2014. (Learn more about the group here in an earlier AustinTalks story.)

They explicitly set out to use the movement and bicycles as vehicles for social change. Slow Roll Chicago rides every Wednesday evening from April to October. The ride meets at various locations and venues throughout Chicago and takes a unique route for each ride.

Slow Roll is for everyone; all ages, skill levels and types of bikes are welcome. We are called Slow Roll for a reason, as our slow pace keeps the group safe and gives riders a unique perspective of our great city and its beautiful neighborhoods.



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