Revolutions mechanic Gene Carkeet will be leading a bike ride next Saturday, May 12 at 1:00pm to take part in the ongoing Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walks and Talks occurring downtown. Meet up with Gene at Revolutions (1000 S. Cooper St.) and enjoy a leisurely bike ride downtown. Jimmy Ogle, renowned Memphis historian, will be leading the tour per the description below.
There is no cost to participate – you just need to let us know you’re coming so we don’t ride off without you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your attendance.
Please bring your bike, lock, and water – ENJOY!
Jimmy Ogle Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walks & Talks
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12
The Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (southernmost, I-55) is the only one of the four bridges in Memphis that a person can “legally” walk over, as it has sidewalks that were built into its features in 1951. Most people do not know, and the few that do know it are scared to go down there, or park there car in an unsecured public park gravel lot, or just do not know how to get there – or are just lazy! [Exit 12C from westbound I-55] Also, there is a day coming that the Harahan Greenline will be a reality, so we need to start acclimating folks to the south bluffs area of the riverfront, which is by far the most dramatic and scenic portion of all of the 250+ acres between the wolf River and the lower bridges.
This is a definite “bring your camera” tour!