Slow Roll Membership Application - 2018 Season

    Slow Roll is a nonprofit striving to create unique cycling experiences for people of all ages, races, genders, and skill levels. We have created the Membership system to ensure our riders are safe, thanks to the hardwork of the Detroit Police Department, and as the rides continue to grow, the organization can manage larger numbers and greater impact.

    We continue to offer a Free Membership, because we never want to turn anyone away from Slow Roll. However, we do have a Basic Membership Donation ($15 a year) or a Premium Membership Donation ($60 a year) option available. All Membership Donations go directly back into the organization's operating costs, police assistance, and city permits.

    In addition to giving back to the organization that makes these weekly rides possible, your donation enrolls you in our Membership Discount Program, which gives you incentives and deals at local bars, restaurants, and retail stores. We sincerely appreciate your consideration when signing up for a Membership, without our community's support Slow Roll would not be possible! 

    All ride participants must complete the online application and agree to the waiver, linked at the bottom of this form.  If you are completing this form on behalf of a minor, please complete the form with the minor's information, and use your name on the line for the electronic signature.

    Questions or trouble with your member application?  Please email . 

    Thank you and we look forward to riding with you this year!

    All applicants must read and agree to the Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk, below.  Click here to download.


    I acknowledge that cycling on open roads is an inherently dangerous activity.  I choose to participate in the Slow Roll® and cycling at my own risk, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE RISKS INCLUDE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. I understand the risks inherent in cycling on open roads including, without limitation, the risks of collision with motor vehicles, other cyclists, pedestrians and animals, and the risks of uneven or damaged pavement and sidewalks. I understand that the Slow Roll® may take place in darkness and there are risks inherent in riding after dark.  I understand that I am responsible for the maintenance and roadworthiness of my bicycle, including assuring that it is equipped with lights and other appropriate safety devices and that I am responsible for wearing a helmet.

    Aware of these risks, I hereby assume the risk of participating in the Slow Roll®, and release and forever discharge the “Released Parties” (defined below) for all claims of any kind that I may have or later accrue because of my participation in the Slow Roll® INCLUDING CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RELEASED PARTIES’ OWN NEGLIGENCE.

    The Release Parties include 1) Detroit Bike City, Inc., and its respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, volunteers or sponsors, 2) the City of Detroit and its authorities and commissions, and each of their respective elected officials, members, employees, agents or sponsors and 3) each of the respective landowners and operators of lands, public and private, on which the event will take place, and each of their respective members, officers, elected officials, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or sponsors.

    I execute this release, waiver and assumption of risk on behalf of myself and my heirs, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns. I waive all claims released by this agreement, and promise not bring nor permit others to bring any such claims on my behalf, and agree to indemnify all of the parties released hereby against their respective costs of defending any such claims, including reasonable attorney fees.

    I currently have no medical condition, physical or mental, that would impair my capacity to participate in cycling or the Slow Roll®.

    I am at least 18 years old as of the date hereof.

    If any portion of this Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk should be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder shall remain in full force and effect. Without limiting the waiver of claims set forth above, should any claim or action be brought by me or on my behalf I agree that such claim or action shall be brought within 120 days of accrual or be time barred, and that in any such action I waive any right to trial by jury. This Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.

    I hereby grant to Detroit Bike City, Inc., and it assigns a global license to use photographs, videotape or other media of me participating in Slow Roll®.

    Thank you so much for becoming a Slow Roll 2017 Member. We appreciate the continued support of our community & look forward to riding with you this year!