Exploring Hartford on the First “Slow Roll” Sunday of 2016

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Today marked the first Hartford “Slow Roll” Sunday bike ride of 2016. These are informal meetups of friendly cyclists who love to explore while riding around the city. Today did a leisurely 6-mile ride and landed at the southern branch of the Park River, where the waterway tunnels under downtown Hartford. I’ve lived here for over fifteen years and it was my first time seeing this. Come and join us on a future ride and go places that you can’t reach by car. Find out about the next Slow Roll by following the Facebook page for BiCiCo, Hartford’s new community-oriented bike shop.

Slow Rollers explore the Park River southern branch tunnel
Slow Rollers explore the Park River southern branch tunnel


Satellite view of the Park River southern branch tunnel from Google Maps

Tony Cherolis launches the Slow Roll with a portable sound system.

Jennifer Yanko and family on today's Slow Roll
Jennifer Yanko and family on today’s Slow Roll
Best of Show at today's Slow Roll. The bike's name is "Warning" because it features a yellow warning label.
Best of Show at today’s Slow Roll. The bike’s name is “Warning,” due to the yellow warning label.

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Jack Dougherty

Jack Dougherty writes about cycling adventures, advocacy, and his growing appetite at JackBikes.org.