Local men on a mission to make South Side more attractive to bikers

- For some, it’s a relaxing source of entertainment. But for others, it’s a vehicle for change.

It’s easy to find people biking around downtown, the North Side, the suburbs – but when was the last time you took a bike ride around the South Side?

It’s called Slow Roll Chicago – and it’s ready to take you on a journey to see a different side of our city.

Modeled after a similar movement in Detroit, Slow Roll Chicago is the brain child of Jamal Julien and Olatunji Oboi Reed, two men who want the South Side of our city to be just as bikable as any other neighborhood.

By organizing bike rides in more unique routes around the city, Julien and Reed hope to unite the most unlikely of communities, all over the love of two wheels. But their work is just beginning.

It starts with bikes but it ends with a much bigger idea – equality.

With bi-weekly rides in alternating neighborhoods, they’re pedaling toward progress.

And they’re getting there quicker than you’d think.

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