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Slow Roll For Sickle Cell Disease

Slow Roll for Sickle Cell – A community Bike Ride and family Celebration

Join the Sickle Foundation of Minnesota, Slow Roll/Melanin In Motion for a community bike ride.

We believe that Black Bodies in motion are the ultimate expression of FREEDOM.

Slow Roll will lead a conversationally paced ride exploring the beautiful connected green spaces between Theodore Wirth and the Mississippi River with African American History interwoven.


This ride will be appropriate for ages 10 and up. Slow Roll for Sickle Cell is a “No Drop Ride.”
No bike, no worries. We have a limited number of bikes available for your use. Text “Bike Please” to 612 875 7803

We will end with a community Meal at the Trailhead

The FREE Community Luncheon will include a program to honor World Sickle Cell Day and Sickle Cell Foundation of MN and will:

Highlight the value of community wellness for everyone

Discuss the presence of sickle cell disease globally and in our MN community

Provide ways that ALL communities can support individuals living with SCD through SickleCellMN

🚲 Free bike usage at the event and bike helmets to take home 🚲

Learn more about Melanin in Motion at


What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to become hard and sticky. SCD is known for causing severe pain and many life-threatening complications across the lifespan; requiring on-going medical treatment and for some, frequent hospitalizations. Those living with SCD, often called “Sickle Cell Warriors”, are not defined by the pain and complications of this disease,, but by their incredible strength and resiliency.


Our Work

The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Minnesota’s mission is to improve the quality of life and increase access to competent and compassionate care for individuals and communities affected by sickle cell disease.

Melanin in Motion/Slow Roll MPLS aims to challenge negative perceptions of our beautiful city and foster community engagement through fun, safe, and inclusive bike rides for people of all ages and skill levels; the average speed is 8 mph.


Your Donation in Action

Your donation is greatly appreciated and helps the Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota fulfill its mission through providing education, advocacy, community events and other needed resources that help to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities impacted by Sickle Cell Disease.

Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, annually’ we have provided nearly 5x the dollars in time and monetary support to individuals and caregivers in the SCD community. Like many small businesses and non-profits, this has dramatically increased our need to generate mission-fulfilling revenue in 2023 and beyond.

*All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the laws in your state.


Jun 24 2023


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Registration

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Theodore Wirth Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy Minneapolis, MN 55422
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