All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Water stops available along the route.

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019
Free, Registration Required

Presented by

Thank you to our official health and safety partner, Spectrum Health

Explore the immersive artworks on view as part of Project 1 from the unique perspective of your bike seat. Pedal Project 1 is a guided bike tour featuring stops at each site location (Downtown, MLK Park, and Tanglefoot) as well as a visit to the African American Art & Music Festival.

Get to Rosa Parks Circle early to receive a goodie bag filled with a collectible bandana, discount coupon for 20% off any of the Wolverine Worldwide brands, a bottle of Lifewtr and more. Spectrum Health will be there with free bike blinkers and Amway will be giving away energy bars and discount entry codes for the Amway River Bank Run.

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Registration at Rosa Parks Circle

9:30 am 

10:00 am
Bike Ride begins

Grand Rapids African American Arts and Music Festival

MLK Park
Saturday, September 21
9:00 am – 11:00 pm

The boundless artistic contributions of African-Americans will be highlighted during the Third Annual Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Celebration in partnership with Project 1. 

The day long festival will take place on September 21, 2019 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park and will immerse the community in art, music, dance and food reflecting the diversity of the African American Community in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Performances on Heather Hart’s The Oracle of Soulmates, mainstage headliner: Raheem DeVaughn.

Jason Hall

Hall is the Co-Founder of Slow Roll Detroit and Founder of his newest venture RiDetroit. Slow Roll is one of the largest weekly bicycle rides in the world. Slow Roll brings 6,000 people a week together to enjoy Detroit. RiDetroit works with smaller more intimate groups to connect with the city on a deeper level. RiDetroit has been named the Official tour guide of Murals in the Markets walking and biking tours.

Before devoting his work fulltime to Slow Roll and other Detroit Mobility initiatives Jason was an Associate Director for WDIV Local 4. He has written for Real Detroit and the Metrotimes. He has appeared in the television shows The Detroiters, HBO’s Togetherness, Viceland’s The Pizza Show and The Amazing Race. Recently he was spotlighted in Michael Bolton’s movie American Dream:Detroit. He has also appeared in ad campaigns for The Henry Ford, The Detroit Pistons and Pure Michigan. He has worked with over 30 charities and Co Chaired the American Heart Association Heart Ball in 2017.

Johannah Jelks

Johannah Jelks 32, Founder of She Rides Her Own Way. A Grand Rapids community organizer who promotes biking and daily inspiration among women, featured in Glamour Magazine’s online feature “Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year who are Making a Difference”. I live in the East Hills neighborhood where mobility and community are essential. I have two small dogs Arch Bishop Tutu & Miles Davis.

*If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our team at Note: 72 hours may be required to provide specific services such as ASL interpretations.