Rides, Rentals and Demolition!

Demolition Night, Monday at 6:30
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Have you been to a Demolition Night, yet? We have several regulars who enjoy working through our donated bikes looking for parts worth saving. You don’t have to know if a part is worth saving or is headed to the scrap. Our Repair Shop Manager helps evaluate that. But work on this night helps us keep our stock of used parts sorted and available.

New members often enjoy participating in Demolition Night because we’re just breaking down bikes, so you don’t have to worry about breaking something! And, work on this night is worth $10 in Revolutions Bucks. Do you know about Revolutions Bucks? If you are thinking of getting a bike from us to overhaul yourself, you can use Revolutions Bucks towards that purchase! You can also use this coin to bring a friend to Open Shop. Maybe you know someone who wants to try out Revolutions but hasn’t joined, yet. Earn some Revolutions Bucks and then bring your friend as a guest to Open Shop, and show off how much fun you have with us!

 

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We’re rolling around Cooper-Young, again, tomorrow night. We’ll meet at 6:45, but if you want to rent one of our bikes (for just $5), come a few minutes early. Wear a helmet and bring bike lights. And we’ll enjoy a bit of the evening, together.

 

 

Did you miss Bike to Dinner?

We had 32 folks, and it looked like this:

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Thanks, again, to Blue Nile Ethiopian Kitchen, for hosting us!!

 

Did you know that…

Revolutions has a Rental Fleet of bikes?!
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One of these three ladies was hosting her out-of-town sisters. So she rented some bikes and they enjoyed a ride down the Shelby Farms Greenline. Do you have family or friends visiting soon? Rent them a bike!

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What’s Happening This Week,
July 26-August 2:

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop,
plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m. Demolition Night
6:45 p.m.           Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Thursday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
6:00 p.m.            Bikes on Broad — Meet at Overton Park Bike Gate
6:30-9:00 pm    Overhaul Class, Week 3 — Class is full

Friday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.  Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Saturday:
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.   Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
2:00-6:00 p.m.  Members’ Open Shop

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   Members’ Open Shop,
plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Coming up, soon:

Upcoming Rides:

Mark you calendars and choose your ride(s):

Monday, July 27, 6:45 p.m.: Neighborhood SLOW Ride 

Ramble around with us as the sun goes down for some fresh air at the end of a hot day.

We’ll meet in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate. And if you’d like to try one of our Easy Rider Tri-Cycles, we have 10 of them! City bikes and trikes will be available to rent, for $5.

And remember, you MUST wear a helmet, for all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring lights, because it might be dark by the time we finish!

Thursday, July 30: Community Group Ride in Orange Mound??

Oh dear! We don’t have details to share with you, yet, on this new partnership. But we’d love for you to ride with us, if we get it worked out. So, just as soon as we know the plan, we’ll send out an email and post on our Facebook page.

Also on Thursday, July 30, Bikes on Broad ride.

This is a monthly ride that is a lot of fun. This month, because we are hoping to also ride in Orange Mound, if you are attending Bikes on Broad plan to meet the group at the Overton Park Bike Arch at 6:00. The theme for July is: Bicycling in Lycra or Spandex.

 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 15 from 1-3: Bike Rodeo!

We’ve been asked to participate in a Back To School – Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Event. And we are  providing the Bike Rodeo! This is a really fun event and we will need lots of volunteers. So, email me now, if you are interested. And don’t be surprised if you get an email from me soon, begging you to help!!

 

Have you checked out Amazon Smile?

f1ead295-c74f-433d-9525-c5f376db256cRevolutions is a ministry of First Congregational Church. Now, if you shop at Amazon – you can have them donate to First Congo!

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support First Congo every time you shop, at no cost to you.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
Simply click here:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0606148
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select First Congo to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to search by typing in: “First Congregational Church of Memphis”.  All future purchases will automatically donate .5% from Amazon to our church – no additional charge to you!

It’s Hot, Let’s Ride!

Basic Bike Assessment, on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

When you’re out riding, have you ever thought ‘what is that squeak?’ This class will help you gain an understanding of the different systems on your bicycle.  Make sure your bike is in good working order and safe to ride.  We’ll also include some good cycling tricks-of-the-trade for making it easier to stay on your saddle. And you’ll come away with an idea of what you might like to update or fix up on your bike.

This class is for Revolutions members, only. But you can join when you sign up, online, or when you arrive for class.

Bike to Dinner, on Wednesday!

We’re riding to Blue Nile, on Madison. Have you been there, yet? It’s great Ethiopian food!

Unless it is raining, let’s plan to meet at Revolutions’ Bike Gate, on Cooper, on July 22 at 6:30 p.m., and we’ll Bike to Dinner! If you want to rent a bike from us, come a few minutes early. We’ll have our Dutchie 3-speeds available for $5.

Oh, and remember, please wear a helmet for all Revolutions Bicycle CoOp sponsored rides!! And bring lights, because we’ll ride back after dark.

Last Week’s SLOW Ride

Looked like this:

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Angela was testing out new clipless pedals and Diana tried a Tri-Cycle.

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Michael and Giovanna rode their new tandem!

Regions Bank, Now Nice to Bicycles!

The Regions bank branch at 2053 Union Ave previously had a policy that reserved the drive-through window for cars and trucks, only. However, after riding up to the window, twice, and speaking to the managers, Regions changed their policy! The branch at Union and Cooper is now ready to receive business on bicycles. We are still working on encouraging them to install a sturdy bike rack. But way to go Regions for changing your policy to become Nice to Bicycles!! Be sure to ride up and say thanks!

What’s Happening This Week,
July 12-July 19:

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Women’s Bike Chat
Members’ Open Shop,
plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m. Members’ Class: Basic Bike Assessment

Wednesday:
6:30 p.m.          Bike to Dinner

Thursday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
6:30-9:00 pm   Overhaul Class — Class is full

Friday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Saturday:
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
2:00-6:00 p.m.  Members’ Open Shop

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   Members’ Open Shop,
plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Coming up, soon:

Demolition Night, Monday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Rides:

Mark you calendars and choose your ride(s):

Monday, July 27, 6:45 p.m.: Neighborhood SLOW Ride 

Ramble around with us as the sun goes down for some fresh air at the end of a hot day.

We’ll meet in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate. And if you’d like to try one of our Easy Rider Tri-Cycles, we have 10 of them! City bikes and trikes will be available to rent, for $5.

And remember, you MUST wear a helmet, for all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring lights, because it might be dark by the time we finish!

Thursday, July 30: Community Group Ride in Orange Mound.

We are starting a new partnership with some Orange Mound community members. We’d love to have your ride with us. And, we’re still working out the details, on this one.

Also on Thursday, July 30, Bikes on Broad ride.

This is a monthly ride that is a lot of fun. This month, because we are double-booked, plan to meet the group at the Overton Park Bike Arch at 6:00. The theme for July is: Bicycling in Lycra or Spandex

Have you checked out Amazon Smile?

f1ead295-c74f-433d-9525-c5f376db256cRevolutions is a ministry of First Congregational Church. Now, if you shop at Amazon – you can have them donate to First Congo!

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support First Congo every time you shop, at no cost to you.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
Simply click here:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0606148
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select First Congo to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to search by typing in: “First Congregational Church of Memphis”.  All future purchases will automatically donate .5% from Amazon to our church – no additional charge to you!

Rides, Dinner and a New Way to Give

Another great Bike to Dinner

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This week we rode to Pho Phoung LongThough they do not have a bicycle rack, they are always so nice to my family about bring our cargo bike inside the restaurant. We wanted to share our love of their excellent food, so we chose Phoung Long for our July 8, 2015 Bike to Dinner ride. The group of almost 20 folks had a great time!!! Phoung Long has a great location, especially now that Operation Crosstown is happening. Revolutions encourages them to consider installing a good, secure bike rack outside. This would make it even easier for folks to ride their bicycles to your shop. You will find them listed on our Nice to Bicycles Businesses listing. Ride in and say hi, today!

Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Join Revolutions, on Monday July 13 at 6:45 p.m. for a slow and easy ride through our neighborhood. We won’t ride on Cooper, except to cross over as we leave 1st Congo, and we won’t go as far as McLean. Ramble around with us as the sun goes down for some fresh air at the end of a hot day.

We’ll meet in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate. And if you’d like to try one of our Easy Rider Tri-Cycles, we have 10 of them! City bikes and trikes will be available to rent, for $5.

And remember, you MUST wear a helmet, for all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring lights, because it might be dark by the time we finish!

A Bike Partnership with First Baptist Church – Broad!

Next Sunday, July 19 we plan to ride over to First Baptist Church – Broad! Our two churches are starting a partnership around bicycles! We will ride over to their worship service, and then join them on a group ride. Like First Congo, First Baptist Broad is along a great bike lane. We want to take advantage of that location to have an easy ride down to the Overton Park Bike Gate and back. Yes, it will be hot! But riding a bicycle provides a breeze! So, won’t you plan to join us?! We’ll send out a special email later this week with gathering times and other information.

Coming Up, Soon:

Basic Bike Assessment Class

Gain an understanding of the different systems on your bicycle. Make sure your bike is in good working order and safe to ride. We’ll also include some good cycling tricks-of-the-trade for making it easier to stay on your saddle. And you’ll come away with an idea of what you might like to update or fix up on your bike.

This class is a benefit of Revolutions. You must be a member, and the class is free! Sign up here!

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Revolutions is a ministry of First Congregational Church. Now, if you shop at Amazon – you can have them donate to First Congo!

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support First Congo every time you shop, at no cost to you.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
Simply click here:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0606148

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select First Congo to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to search by typing in: “First Congregational Church of Memphis”.  All future purchases will automatically donate .5% from Amazon to our church – no additional charge to you!

What’s Happening This Week,
July 12-July 19:

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop
6:45-8:00 p.m. Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Thursday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
6:30-9:00 pm Overhaul Class — Sign up here!

Friday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Saturday:
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop

Sunday:
Time TBD: Group ride with First Baptist Church – Broad
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Learn to Overhaul Your Bike!

Bike to Dinner!

How about riding to dinner, again? It’s hot out there. So, on Wednesday, June 8 we’ll gather at 6:30p.m. in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate. This time, we’re riding to Phuong Long, on Cleveland. They have meat, they have veggies, they have fried squid! That way there will be plenty of choices for everyone! Who’s with me?!

Unless it is raining, let’s plan to meet at Revolutions’ Bike Gate, on Cooper, at 6:30 p.m., and we’ll Bike to Dinner!

Oh, and remember, please wear a helmet for all Revolutions Bicycle CoOp sponsored rides!!

 

Bicycle Overhaul for the Home Mechanic

There are just a couple of spots left in our Summer Bicycle Overhaul for the Home Mechanic class. For about the price of an overhaul, you can learn to do it yourself! This fun class is filled with hands-on labs and tips on the best ways to use unfamiliar tools. Bring your own bike, or buy a frame from us. Please note, if you are buying a bike from us, you MUST do that BEFORE Thursday’s 1st class.

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Class starts Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

 

What’s Happening This Week, July 5-July 12:

Sunday:
All Day — Shop CLOSED for Holiday Weekend

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop

Wednesday:
6:30 p.m. Bike to Dinner to Phoung Long

Thursday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
6:30-9:00 pm Overhaul Class — Sign up here!

Friday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

Saturday:
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–Drop-off service, retail and bike rentals!

 

Here is what’s Coming Up, Soon!

A Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Last Monday night, twenty folks gathered to ride slowly through the neighborhood. The day was startingIMG_1168g to cool off. But the sun was still shining. Several folks borrowed our Revolutions City Bikes and the Easy Rider Tri-Cycles. Dave Lindstrom and Teddy Crum led the group through a zig-zagging trip through Cooper-Young. They were gone about an hour and that was just right because the sun was sinking by the time they returned.

One rider, 1st Congo member Rosa Mena, told me that since she is just learning to ride, she wasn’t comfortable taking a bike out on the streets. We spent the time circling the labyrinth parking lot. And by the time the group returned, Rosa was pedaling like a pro!

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This ride was so popular we’re going to make it regular for the rest of the summer. Join us every two weeks at 6:45.
And if you’d like to use one of our
bikes or Tri-Cycles, you can rent one for $5.

PLEASE NOTE that all Revolutions sponsored
rides require a helmet.

Will you ride with us on Monday, July 13, at 6:45 p.m.?

 

 

 

A Bike Partnership with First Baptist Church – Broad!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, July 19 when we ride over to First Baptist Church – Broad! Our two churches are starting a partnership around bicycles! We will ride over to their worship service, and then join them on a group ride. Like First Congo, First Baptist Broad is along a great bike lane. We want to take advantage of that location to have an easy ride down to the Overton Park Bike Gate and back. Yes, it will be hot! But riding a bicycle provides a breeze! So, won’t you plan to join us?! More details, in the coming weeks. But email Sylvia, now, if you know you’d like to participate!

SLOW Rides, and a Break for the 4th

What’s Happening This Week, June 28-July 5:

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop
6:45 p.m. Neighborhood SLOW Ride, on Bikes and Tri-Cycles (see more info, below!)

Thursday:
2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.
6:30-9:00 pm Overhaul Night — for graduates of the Overhaul class and other experienced members

Friday:
Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Saturday:
Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Sunday:
Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Note the change in our members’ OPEN SHOP hours:

We over-committed ourselves, so we’re making a change. You can still come in for the Retail Shop Thurs-Sun, 2-6. But the Members’ Open Shop will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 and the 1st and 2nd Mondays from 6:30 to 9:00.

What is Overhaul Night?
Overhaul Night is for folks who have taken the Overhaul Class to practice their skills. Get your hands on some more bikes by helping to overhaul some of our donations.
We also welcome folks with previous bike wrenching skills. This is definitely an experienced wrenching night (But Mondays are a great time for beginners!).
Overhaul night offers the opportunity to work on different types of brakes, bottom brackets, etc as you help us get bikes ready for folks to ride.

 

Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Monday, June 29 at 6:45 p.m.

f0a5f73c-5d4e-40b6-845a-dcbe0dfc5540Join Revolutions for a slow and easy ride through our neighborhood. We won’t ride on Cooper, except to cross over as we leave 1st Congo, and we won’t go as far as McLean.
Ramble around with us as the sun goes down for some fresh air at the end of a hot day.

We’ll meet in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate, at 6:45. And if you’d like to try one of our Easy Rider Tri-Cycles,
we have 10 of them!

 

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Mary Riddle, of Roots Memphis, suffered a severe farming accident several weeks ago. She’ll have very limited mobility for some time. But we’re excited to be able to share a hand-cranked tricycle with her, when she is ready. Thanks to Mark Allen, for saving this trike out of a donation of bikes to Revolutions; Keith Norman for funding some needed new parts; David Evans, for getting the trike in smooth, working order and Teddy Crum, for riding it around the neighborhood, to figure out how it works and to be able to explain it to Mary!!

Roots Memphis is a First Congregational Church Shared Space partner.

2 New Additions to our Nice to Bicycles Businesses List

Congratulations to Gus’s Downtown and Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza, on Union. Read their write ups here. And extra kudos to Pyros. They’re the first on our list with a bona fide, and sturdy, bike rack! Roll in to either of these fine establishments and say thanks!

 

What’s Coming Soon:

  • The Summer Overhaul Class for the Home MechanicRevolutionsRecRoom47
    • Do you want to know more about how your bike works? Are you interested in building your own bike? Or do you just want to be able to overhaul your own bike? Then, this is the class for you. The seven-session series starts on July 9. Read more and sign up here.

 

  • Bike to Dinner — July 8th at 6:30 p.m.
    • We’ll bike to dinner again on July 8th. This time we’ll ride to Phuong Long, on Cleveland. That way there will be plenty of choices for everyone! Who’s with me?!
    • Here’s the Commercial Appeal’s article with a few suggestions. What will you choose?
    • More info here.

 

  • Traffic Skills 101 Classes
    • This is a League of American Bicyclists class and is the prerequisite to League Certified Instructor training. We would love for some of you to get this training!
    • Class is $35.
    • Some topics they cover in the class:
      -Proper Lane Positioning in different situations.
      -TN Traffic Laws that pertain to bicycles.Road Drills
      -Quick stop
      -Avoidance drills
    • Traffic Skills 101  – June 26th and 27th.  <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the June 26th and on the bike portion takes places on the  June 27th.Traffic Skills 101 – July 10th and 12th   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 10th and on the bike portion takes places on the July 12th.Traffic Skills 101 –  July 31st and August 1st   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 31st and on the bike portion takes places on the August 1stTraffic Skills 101 – August 14th and August 15th <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the August 14th and on the bike portion takes places on the August 15th

Demolitions, Overhauls and More Rides!

We’re staying busy, around Revolutions. And we want you to be involved! So here’s what’s happening this week, plus a little about what we did last week and what’s coming up later in the Summer!

What’s Happening This Week, June 21-27:

Sunday:

Shop CLOSED for Father’s Day
No Women’s Bike Chat–Take Dad for a bike ride, instead!

Monday:

6:30-9:00pm Demolition Night — great for new folks!

Thursday:

2:00-6:00 pm Retail Shop Open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.
5:15 pm Bikes on Broad Group Ride–Meet at Revolutions’ Bike Gate (or join in at the Overton Park Bike Gate, at 6:00). This month’s theme is Riding in Skirts
6:30-9:00 pm Overhaul Night — for graduates of the Overhaul class and other experienced members

Friday: 

2:00-6:00 pm Retail Shop Open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.

Saturday:

10:00am – 6:00 pm Retail Shop Open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.
2:00-6:00 pm Members’ Open Shop

Note the change in our members’ OPEN SHOP hours:

We overcommitted ourselves, so we’re making a change. You can still come in for the Retail Shop Thurs-Sun, 2-6. But Members’ Open Shop will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 and the 1st and 2nd Mondays from 6:30 to 9:00.

What is Overhaul Night? 

Overhaul Night is for folks who have taken the Overhaul Class to practice their skills. Get your hands on some more bikes by helping to overhaul some of our donations.

We also welcome folks with previous bike wrenching skills. This is definitely an experienced night (not for beginners).

Under supervision, you will work on different types of brakes, bottom brackets, etc as you help us get bikes ready for folks to ride.

What is Demolition Night?

Join us for Demolition Night! This is a night to work through our donated bikes to find parts worth saving, and scrap headed for the scrap heap. Work on this night will also help us keep our stock of used parts sorted and available.

This is a great night for new members to participate in because we’re just breaking down bikes, so you don’t have to worry about breaking something!

What We Did Last Week

IMG_1077We had a great Bike to Dinner, on Wednesday. Eighteen folks joined us for a ride to Gus’s Downtown. We are awarding them a  Nice to Bicycles designation. And, though we were able to lock up to their fence, we are encouraging them to get a sturdy bike rack.

IMG_1085On Saturday, Livable Memphis rented our entire Rental Fleet, plus some. They were hosting the Board of IOBY, who were in town for a retreat. Most of the IOBY Board live in Brooklyn, with some in San Francisco, Cleveland, Washington DC and New Orleans. Even visiting from such exciting places, they were extremely impressed with Memphis. They rode a 9-mile loop from Revolutions, to visit several Livable Memphis projects, like the new mural under the Central Ave bridge just West of Cooper, and the pocket garden at Madison and Belvedere. When we arrived at the Overton Park Bike Gate, their were audible “oohs” and “ahs”!

Our new signs arrived! It’s now easier than ever to find us!!

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What’s Coming Soon:

  • The Summer Overhaul Class for the Home Mechanic.
    • Do you want to know more about how your bike works? Are you interested in building your own bike? Or do you just want to be able to overhaul your own bike? Then, this is the class for you. The seven-session series starts on July 9. Read more and sign up here.
  • Bike to Dinner — July 8th at 6:30 p.m.
    • We’ll bike to dinner again on July 8th. This time we’ll ride to Phuong Long, on Cleveland. That way there will be plenty of choices for everyone! Who’s with me?!

      More info here.

  • Traffic Skills 101 Classes
    • This is a League of American Bicyclists class and is the prerequisite to League Certified Instructor training
    • Class is $35.
    • Some topics they cover in the class:
      -Proper Lane Positioning in different situations.
      -TN Traffic Laws that pertain to bicycles.

      Road Drills
      -Quick stop
      -Avoidance drills

    • Traffic Skills 101  – June 26th and 27th.  <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the June 26th and on the bike portion takes places on the  June 27th.

      Traffic Skills 101 – July 10th and 12th   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 10th and on the bike portion takes places on the July 12th.

      Traffic Skills 101 –  July 31st and August 1st   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 31st and on the bike portion takes places on the August 1st

      Traffic Skills 101 – August 14th and August 15th <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the August 14th and on the bike portion takes places on the August 15th

Recognition, Classes and Hot Summer Rides

Did you hear? Memphis is now a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. And we are receiving some nice extra recognition of our efforts in an article by the League of American Bicyclists.

Summer Overhaul Class — Coming Soon!

This Summer, Revolutions is offering the “Bicycle Overhaul” cRevolutionsRecRoom51ourse, an extensive and fun seven-week bicycle repair and maintenance class designed for the home mechanic. Learn about your bicycle, system by system, as well as adjust, overhaul and replace worn parts. After completing this course, you will have fully overhauled your own bicycle.

 

Class starts Thursday, July 9th. We’re asking that you bring in the bike you want to overhaul ahead of the class, so that we can give it a quick assessment. Or, buy a frame from us! Read more and sign up here!

Bike to Dinner?

So last month we hosted Dinner and Bikes, a great evening of films and discussion about groundswell movements from near and far. We watched shorts about folks organizing Sunday group rides, a Mexican superhero named Peatónito trying to make cities for people instead of for cars, and many more. We also had a yummy vegan meal.

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So, this month, how about biking to dinner? I know it’s already getting hot. But surely if we gather at 6:30, and ride downtown, it will at least be cooler on our ride home, right? Who’s with me?! I’m thinking maybe we ride to Gus’s Fried Chicken, (I recognize that couldn’t be farther from last month’s vegan meal!).

Unless it is raining, let’s plan to meet at Revolutions’ Bike Gate, on Cooper, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday June 17 and we’ll Bike to Dinner!

Oh, and remember, please wear a helmet for all Revolutions sponsored rides!!

Outdoor Repair Stand

Here’s someone using Operation Crosstown’s Outdoor Bicycle Repair Station.

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Be sure to share pictures with us, if you see others using it!

Not sure how to use the repair stand? Here’s a video:

Bike Walk Memphis

Livable Memphis wants to invite everyone to this month’s Pizza with Planners, Thursday evening (6/18) at the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library from 5:30 to 7. They’ll be brainstorming and listening to what’s going on in your neighborhood for walking, bicycling, and transit, with the ultimate goal of building safer streets for everyone in Memphis! Please register at the link above so they’ll know how much pizza to order. The event is free and open to the public.

Hours & Info

901-278-6786, ext. 9
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Retail Shop Hours:
Thurs-Sun 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Seasonal Saturdays:
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
(July-September)

Members’ Open Shop Hours:
Saturday & Sunday 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Member Mondays:
6:30-9:00 p.m.
(Check Calendar for weekly topics!)

Wee Ride Memphis

Family-friendly rides

Women’s Bike Chat

Find out more on our Facebook group, listed as: "Revolutions' Bike Chat. For women/womyn/ladies/gals/etc."

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