We’re excited to announce the new RosRoll route for the 2017 Ride For Roswell. Our Operations & Logistics manager, Tom, gives you an inside look into this new route:
The 14 Mile RosRoll will start and finish at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, creating a new Finish Line for the first time ever in Ride history. RosRoll is a partnership with Slow Roll Buffalo, the cycling phenomenon that takes to Buffalo streets every Monday night, May through October. Slow Roll Buffalo is a series of community bike rides sponsored by Independent Health and Go Bike Buffalo.
The RosRoll will blend the fun and community aspects of Slow Roll with the cause and mission of The Ride For Roswell. Five hundred riders will ride together, escorted by Buffalo Police parade detail and a contingent of Slow Roll Buffalo volunteer riders. The RosRoll will ride past iconic Buffalo landmarks in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Olmsted Parks System, the Central Terminal, and Larkinville.
The RosRoll is perfect for all levels of cycling experience, and for families with children. The riding pace is 8 – 10 miles per hour, and the whole group stays together to see the community, not to ride fast. Buffalo Police officers control traffic at all intersections, and Slow Roll Buffalo #squad volunteers ride along as riding marshals and bike mechanics to provide a fully supported bike riding experience without the worry of city traffic. Slow Roll Buffalo routinely conducts rides of 1000+ riders, so keeping the RosRoll at a cap of 500 registered fundraising riders will ensure maximum riding fun for all.
The RosRoll starts at 8:30 am, after the Canada routes have started, at Roswell Park’s Kaminski Park. The riders will experience a moving send-off with a tribute to Roswell patients, staff, and volunteers.
Newly Announced: We will roll back to Roswell Park around 11:30 a.m. for a 60’s – themed after party with lunch, music, and celebration, hosted by Team Roswell’s Love Fest group. Convenient free downtown parking on Ellicott Street is included.