Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Slow Roll 505 membership?
Slow Roll 505 membership is free and simply means that you have a signed liability waiver on file to participate in any and all Slow Roll 505 events. Be sure to register as a Slow Roll 505 member anytime on our membership page. If you would like to support our growing organization, we welcome donations. You can donate anytime online and on ride days.

Do I need a membership to participate in Slow Roll 505 events?
Yes, you must be a member which means having a signed liability waiver, to participate in any and all Slow Roll 505 events. You can register for membership online before the start of any ride.

If I am under 18 years of age, do I need a parent/guardian to accompany me?
Yes, minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate in Slow Roll 505 events. Membership is required for minors and the registration process is the same. When filling out the liability waiver on the membership page, please add the minor’s name to the appropriate field.

How do I check in on ride days?
We have booth(s) at each designated start point the day of the rides. In the future, we plan to have a convenient text messaging system for effortless check-in.

Are you a 501(c)(3) organization?
Not yet. We are in the process of seeking 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service with the help of our fiscal sponsor. We are currently operating under our fiscal sponsor. Any donations are tax deductible under OT Circus.

Who governs Slow Roll 505?
Slow Roll 505 is operated by a three person board, comprised of our three founders - Victor A. Gallardo, Meredithe Sweeney, and Roc Allen Sweeney. This board runs the organization and there is no private ownership.

Where do donations and funds go?
Currently, all Slow Roll 505 events are sponsored by organizations, businesses, or individuals like you, who are interested in promoting the Slow Roll concept in Albuquerque. The majority of expenses are police escorts and other basic operating costs – accounting, fees, supplies, postage, etc.

We are always grateful for any professional services that our riders contribute to support Slow Roll 505. By slow rollers, for slow rollers.

How do you plan to generate funds for future seasons?
We aim to make Slow Roll 505 a sustainable, community supported organization. We are diligently working to develop different forms of revenue. At this point, our revenue streams are limited to personal contributions, sponsorship’s, rider donations, and merchandise sales. In coming years, we intend to apply for grants and sell season memberships and ride passes.

How can I help?
Please contact us if you would like to get involved. We are always happy to talk to anyone about our organization and how we can continue strengthening the 505 community and promote active lifestyles.

Who gets my personal information?
Slow Roll 505. We do not share members’ personal information with any third parties.