Slow Roll St. Paul

The 2018 Slow Roll St. Paul season is complete. Thank you to everyone who helped make this season possible!

Photo credit: Ted Hall


Slow Roll St. Paul’s purpose is to highlight the amazing and vibrant communities within St. Paul. We aim to accomplish this through biweekly community rides held at different locations during the summer bike season months.

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Founded in Detroit in 2010, Slow Roll is a fun, safe, and inclusive bike ride for people of all ages and skill levels.

The goal of Slow Roll St. Paul is to highlight our vibrant community by bringing people together through biweekly community bicycle rides. Slow Roll St. Paul creates community spaces that uplift the people reflected in St. Paul neighborhoods; incorporates the arts and cultures of Black, Indigenous, and people of color; and collaborates with bike organizations, non-bike organizations, and local businesses.

Everyone is welcome at Slow Roll St. Paul as we practice creating safer spaces. We do not support–nor will we tolerate–any bigoted remarks or actions. Racism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, ableism, ageism, homophobia, and transphobia are not welcome here. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave Slow Roll St. Paul if they chose to not follow our guidelines or refuse to follow the safe space policies.

Our rides take it slow so there’s never any pressure to keep up and there’s plenty of time to meet other riders and see the city of St. Paul. Rides are “no-drop,” which means no one will be left behind. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! So grab your bike and come out for a slow ride with us as we celebrate everything that makes St. Paul a great place to live!

Slow Roll St. Paul rides are a collaborative effort between Cycles for Change and Move Minnesota.

Volunteering with Slow Roll St. Paul:

Slow Roll St. Paul is currently in need of volunteers for Summer 2018!

We are looking for individuals interested in:
  • Bike Marshaling
    • Ability to bike rather quickly for 5-7 miles
    • Must be at least 16 years of age
    • Available to attend at least one bike marshal training
  • Bike Mechanics
    • Intermediate to advanced bike mechanic skills
    • Ability to carry a backpack full of bike tools/supplies (about 5-10 lbs) for a duration of 5-7 miles
  • People who want to volunteer but don’t have a bike/don’t want to bike/want to help in other ways:
    • Set up and clean up volunteers
      • Set up tables for check in and food
      • Clean up (committed to recycling)
    • On call safety volunteers
      • Ability to drive (preferably have a car and working phone with a GPS/map app)
      • Bike rack can be provided if needed
    • Child activities volunteers
      • Experience with young children preferred
      • Ability to watch and occupy young children with activities for up to an hour
      • First aid/CPR certified preferred
  • Photographer (preferably someone who won’t be bike marshaling in any way)

Slow Roll in the News

7/1/16, Knight Foundation blog: Slow Roll bicycling movement build community in St. Paul

6/24/16, Fox 9: Slow Roll: Minneapolis cyclists pedal for peace