BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A large gathering of cyclists hit the streets of Buffalo's Lower East Side Monday at 6:30 p.m. for the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo ride, Buffalo Police say.

Around 100 volunteers and the Buffalo Police motorcade escorted and helped guide the cyclists.

While police gave drivers a heads up that this large group will be filling streets, they also say the motorcade and guides are able to stop the ride for periodic traffic relief.

The 10 mile ride this week included Larkinville, Emslie, Johnson, Willert Park, and the major streets of Swan, Clinton, Genesee, Broadway, Sycamore, and Seneca.

Slow Roll rides are free and open to anyone. Participants met at the Olivencia Community Center on Swan Street before they took off at 6:30 p.m. You can find more information and register at www.slowrollbuffalo.org.