B.I.G. Slow Roll FAQ

WHAT IS SLOW ROLL?

Originally started in Detroit, Slow Roll is a free and inclusive community ride that is open to all ages and skill levels.

WHEN IS THE SLOW ROLL AND IS IT REALLY FREE?

B.I.G. Slow Roll will be held on the evening of Friday July 29th 2022. It is free and inclusive for all.

HOW DO I REGISTER AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

B.I.G. Slow Roll is free to all but donations to support our charities will be appreciated. However, you must register on line and sign a waiver. Both can be done online, here.

WHAT CHARITIES DOES SLOW ROLL SUPPORT?

Slow Roll will be supporting BIG Brothers BIG Sisters Sarnia and Palliative Care in our community.

WHERE DOES SLOW ROLL START AND FINISH?

Slow Roll will start and finish at Centennial Park.

HOW LONG AND FAST ARE THE RIDES?

Slow Roll is around 10 kilometers at 10-15 km/hr, a speed that you can easily ride on “your cruiser bike”.

WILL THERE BE ANY STOPS FOR WATER AND TO REGROUP?

Yes, there will be one water stop at Germain Park that will allow everyone to regroup and ride back to Centennial Park together.

WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT?

“Music while you ride”- not only will there be a number of bands along the route but you will be entertained along the whole route with a mobile band moving in harmony with the cyclists.

WOW WILL WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN?

YES, and did we mention that there will be a Dri-Fit T-shirts for the first 500 registered and at the start finish there will be a band plus craft beer and food trucks.

SO, IT IS MORE THAN JUST A BIKE RIDE?

YES INDEED! It’s a community event for all ages to connect people, encourage active transportation in our city and have FUN FUN FUN- the bike is just the vehicle to make it happen.

IS B.I.G. SLOW ROLL A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION?

Yes. B.I.G. Slow Roll is part of Bluewater International Granfondo which is controlled by a Not for Profit Corporation. We are a nimble operation run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and committee, supported by a very strong group of volunteers.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

A GOOD ATTITUDE plus a working bike, extra tube, lights, water and helmet.

ARE HELMETS REQUIRED?

All riders under 18 are required to wear a safety certified bicycle helmet as stated in the provincial law. However, we strongly urge everyone to wear a helmet.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SLOW ROLL ROUTE?

Please go to www.bigf.ca and check under the SLOW ROLL tab.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT SLOW ROLL?

Please send email with your contact info to info@bigf.ca.

WHAT HAPPENS IF COVID CASES INCREASE AGAIN AND THERE ARE NEW RESTRICTIONS?

Our aim has been to communicate consistently with you. Due to Canada’s high vaccination rate, we are optimistic that all our planned event will happen in 2022.

WILL THERE BE A VACCINE MANDATE, VACCINE PASSPORT MANDATE OR MASK MANDATE?

We will follow all Provincial guidelines.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO RIDE BY MYSELF?

You must be 14 to ride by yourself. If under 14 you can ride but must be accompanied by an adult.