Slow Roll

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Started the 2019 ride season off strong with 15 more riders than the entire 2018 ride season!

 

Join us for a family-friendly, no-drop, community bike ride this summer

BikePGH’s Slow Roll series is gearing up for its third season and everyone is welcome to participate! Two years ago created the series to bring together students and alumni of our youth cycling program (Positive Spin) on two wheels. Then we opened the invite to all people on bikes to join in and enjoy the ride. Now on year three, we are going to continue to open the ride up to everyone across abilities and skill levels.

Slow Roll is for everyone! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Our family-friendly pace keeps everyone safe and gives riders a unique perspective of our great city. Whether you ride mountain bikes, do cross country bike trips, or simply get together with your friends and like to ride around your neighborhood, you are welcome to join! 

We are celebrating a new decade and all the amazing changes to come in 2020. We are asking for all of our Positive Spin alumni, friends and family to be in attendance to share past experiences and the road. Come spend time with Positive Spin Alumni & Friends at any one or all three free events this summer!

Healthy Ride* Bikes are available for people ages 16+ and Positive Spin bike fleet bikes are available for youth ages 15 and under. Thanks to our partners at Healthy Ride PGH Bike Share!

*Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh’s non-profit bike share program, is a proud partner of the Slow Roll Series. Healthy Ride supports the BikePGH and Positive Spin team through free-bike share bikes for those 16+ who are in need of a bike for the Slow Roll series.


Group shot of the most youth we had on a ride so far thanks to Summer Dreamers class of 2019.

Call for Youth Groups to Participate

Our Youth Cycling Program, Positive Spin, is going into its 11th year and taking on a new form entering this new decade. Youth engagement is still our main focus of the ride so we would like to continue to build a community with other youth cycling programs in Pittsburgh. Please spread the word to any local school or community youth cycling groups!

We realize that there are so many youth cycling groups all over the city. Many of them don’t even know that some of the other groups exist. We want to close the gap and build community amongst the young bikers of greater Pittsburgh through a series of group rides.

Join us on the road and invite your friends, families, partners, and even sponsors to come as well. The more riders we have on the rides, the safer we are on the road. To RSVP and reserve a bike and a helmet email devaughn@bikepgh.org. Healthy Ride Bikes are available for people ages 16+ and Positive Spin bike fleet bikes are available for youth ages 15 and under. Thanks to our partners at Healthy Ride Bike Share!

More about Positive Spin

Positive Spin is a youth cycling program that teaches youth the skills they need to explore their neighborhood on two wheels and stay safe while doing so. It provides the opportunity for youth to experience the freedom granted by a bicycle, improves self-confidence and teaches self-reliance, and integrates healthy activity into everyday life. Over the past ten years, the positive spin curriculum was shaped and molded to serve multiple Pittsburgh Public Schools and organizations here in the city.