One of the most unique events on the Clarence Summer Calendar returns to the place it started this Friday July 6th at 6pm as Slow Roll Buffalo brings its FREE Friday Night Pedal Party to Murphy Brown’s Craft Beer Empourium, 9500 Main Street at the corner of Main and Goodrich.
A Friday Night Pedal Party is a version of the Monday Slow Roll that takes place in the suburbs. This is going to be a fun group bike ride at a party pace, a bit longer than a Monday night roll. We’ll be following traffic laws and riding in support of a bike-friendly Main Street, and we’ll also feature some uniquely Clarence neighborhoods and scenery.
The event will offer great craft beer from Murphy Brown’s, Live music with Christopher Joel and food trucks The Cheesy Chick and Maria’s Bene Cibo will be on hand to handle your appetite. The kitchen at Murphy’s will also be open but with a limited menu.
Last year’s Pedal Party was something to behold. The weather was great, the beer was flowing and over 500 cyclists from all over Western New York met up at Murphy Brown’s for what became the largest Slow Roll outside of the City of Buffalo.
The turnout helped to demonstrate community support for a bike-friendly Main Street. The Town of Clarence subsequently adopted the Vision: Main Street plan that includes bike lanes along the entire length of Main street, and Town officials are hopeful that the first three miles of lanes will be installed by New York State DOT this fall from Transit Road to Sheridan drive.
While this year’s Pedal Party could exceed last year’s turnout, it will be still be much smaller than the Monday night rides in the City of Buffalo that routinely draw well over a thousand riders. The result will be all the fun of a group ride at a size well-suited to move smoothly along the ride. Orange-shirted volunteers from Slow Roll Buffalo’s Squad will be managing the ride to keep the ride together, help riders avoid hazards and help keep everyone on the planned route.
The Clarence Pedal Party is the first of three FREE EVENTS planned by Slow Roll Buffalo and Discover Main Street. The others are Saturday Bike Stampedes with Brennan’s Bowery Bar on August 25th and West Shore Brewing Company on September 22nd. All three events will feature Kickstand Kolsch – an easy-drinking beer brewed by West Shore for Discover Main Street. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Kickstand Kolsch will help fund future FREE bike events and bike infrastructure as we continue to promote a bike-friendly Main Street.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our local community. We’d like to thank the following businesses and supporters who are helping make this FREE EVENT possible:
- Emerling Insurance – an EMS Group Partner
- Eprie Design & Print Solutions
- Clarence Republican Party
- Kickstand Crafts
There’s still time to become a sponsor of our 2018 Slow Roll Series, which includes all three events with one sponsorship. You can download our sponsor form here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to support these FREE community events.