Around 10:00am on Saturday, March 8, about a dozen riders gathered in the parking lot at First Congo Church for the first ever “Wee Ride Memphis” bicycle ride. This ride was started and organized by Revolutions volunteer Sylvia Crum as way to give those who may be new to cycling, or riding with kids; and those who just love to ride with other people, opportunities to get to know routes around the city.
Future Wee Ride Memphis rides are already being planned. The rides will be medium paced rides (10-12 mph), so don’t worry if you haven’t been out on your bike much. Destinations include places that are kid-friendly and fun and that have public bathrooms! Generally, participants should plan to ride a bit, make a stop for some playtime and snacks/lunch and then ride a bit more.
The Hampline construction is beginning! Please join Mayor A C Wharton, Livable Memphis, Broad Avenue Arts District and other supporters for the groundbreaking event to be held on Monday, February 24 at 12:00pm. Construction of the pathway portion of The Hampline begins next week. This section will link Overton Park to Broad Avenue, allowing easy and safe bicycle and pedestrian traffic to move from Overton Park to Broad Avenue. The on-street portion of The Hampline will begin construction later this year.
The Hampline Groundbreaking
Monday, February 24
Green space near intersection of Sam Cooper and E. Parkway
If you are off work on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents’ Day, please consider joining us at Revolutions Memphis for a Day of Service. Revolutions staff will be on hand from 10:00am-2:00pm leading volunteers through activities that complement the ongoing renovations taking place at the shop. Like all volunteer activities at Revolutions, no experience is needed to participate. If you can’t make it for the entire four hour period, please feel free to stop by during anytime on the 17th and lend your help for as long as you have. Any hours spent volunteering tomorrow will count towards your membership or renewal.
Because of this activity, all volunteer activities at Revolutions on Sunday, February 16 have been canceled.
We hope to see you on Presidents’ Day!
If you are off work tomorrow in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, please consider joining us at Revolutions Memphis for a Day of Service. Revolutions staff will be on hand from 10:00am-2:00pm leading volunteers through activities that complement the ongoing renovations taking place at the shop. Like all volunteer activities at Revolutions, no experience is needed to participate. If you can’t make it for the entire four hour period, please feel free to stop by during anytime tomorrow and lend your help for as long as you have. Any hours spent volunteering tomorrow will count towards your membership or renewal.
Because of tomorrow’s planned activities, all volunteer activities at Revolutions today have been canceled.
We hope to see you tomorrow!
Our friends at Saris Bike Parking Solutions have teamed up with Revolutions to offer discounted indoor bike parking systems to any Memphis company that places an order by the end of this month. Anybody that is thinking about making their workplace more bicycle friendly should take a look at what Saris is offering and consider making an order.
And if making your workplace more bike friendly isn’t enough, 10% of all orders will go directly to Revolutions Memphis to support the ongoing work we’re already doing. It doesn’t get any better than that!
As we move towards some exciting new programming planned in 2014, we’ve modified our winter schedule to leave time for some much needed renovations and repairs around the shop. A few highlights of the updated schedule are below, but you can find all details about when you can volunteer, work on your bike, or get oriented at the shop by viewing our calendar here.
New Member Orientation
New dates for January, February, and March are posted and we are now accepting RSVP’s for the first orientation classes of 2014! Visit the orientation page to sign-up online and reserve your seat.
We’ve got some special activities planned for those of you that want to volunteer during the winter. All activities will be coordinated in cooperation with the ongoing renovations. Right now, we’ve kept Sunday afternoons available for volunteering (2:00pm-5:00pm), but may add more days as we progress with the renovations.
There are two special volunteer days planned – Jan. 20 (MLK Jr. Day) and Feb. 17 (Presidents Day) where we will hold Days of Volunteer Service at special times 10:00am-2:00pm. If you are off work either of those days, please plan to join us at Revolutions and earn some volunteer hours. On the weeks of these special service days, the Sunday volunteer hours will be canceled.
Open Shop Hours
We’ve moved open shop hours to Thursday nights at 6:30pm and will have a mechanic on duty to assist with your repairs and maintenance. If your membership is up to date, feel free to drop by the shop and work on your bike.
Classes will resume in April 2014 with a new format. Stay connected to our communications and website to learn more about these new way to learn more about bikes.