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Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

I attended my first Slow Roll Detroit event. I didn’t particpate in it, though, because of my pregnancy. But I did enjoy watching the bikers on Opening Day! Thousands of Detroiters and people across the metro area sign up every year to participate in the famous city bike ride. According to Slow Roll’s official website, over 12,000 people registered for the 2016 Slow Roll season.

 

What is Slow Roll?

2017 marks Slow Roll’s seventh year! Isn’t that amazing? So what is Slow Roll, you ask?

It is a 25-week bike ride which meets on Mondays and circulates through various neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit. The nonprofit organization brings many people together and educates them about the city of Detroit. It’s a great way to connect with the community and help build a stronger Detroit.

Monday, May 1, 2017, was opening day for Slow Roll and Good Life Detroit attended the opening day festivities! The opening day event was held at Eastern Market and hundreds of people participated in the event. It was amazing to see so many people excited about the Slow Roll. Bike groups, friends, family, and other bike enthusiasts participated in the opening day, Slow Roll.

The kids and I loved seeing so many smiling faces at the event, and the customized bikes were quite a sight to see! I  arrived early to Opening Say so I could find good parking. I wanted to park near the starting line since I’m pregnant and don’t like to walk long distances.

While we waited for the event to begin, the kids and I grabbed a quick bite to eat. There were food vendors on site selling delicious food such as artisan sandwiches and tacos. Elijah and I ordered a chicken sandwich from Hero Or Villain. If you’re ever in Detroit and spot their truck, go get yourself one of their artisan sandwiches. They are SO good!

Ruckus Taco Co. was on site at the Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day event.

 

Delicious sandwich from Hero Or Vilain!

 

Hero Or Villain Food Truck Catering
Elijah and I ordered a King PIn sandwich from Hero Or Villain Food Truck Catering.

 

 

Here are my favorite photographs I captured of the Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017.

 

Detroit’s bike culture is a must-see experience when living in or visiting the Detroit area!

 

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Riders register for the Slow Roll 2017 season at Eastern Market (5/1/17).
Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Heaven Sent – Aubreyus, a Slow Roll bike rider, said he named his bike “Heaven Sent” because “it’s a representation of myself.”
Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Heaven Sent

slow roll detroit opening day 2017

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Riders getting ready to start the Slow Roll.

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017
Slow Roll Detroit 2017

Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “Slow Roll Detroit Opening Day 2017

  1. i just have this big wish to have something like this be experienced in my country, will sure be some real super fun to bike around with alot of people. detroit is amazing.

  2. This looks like such a blast! I love all of the different bikes! My son would love seeing all the cool guys on trikes, just like he rides on!

  3. This looks like so much fun. All of the unique bikes are pretty cool! I wonder if my city has something like this. I’d definitely participate!

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