Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op

July 23

Do you Roller-Skate?

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Join us, this Saturday, July 29, to ride Downtown to RiverPlay. We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. and roll out by 5:45, at the latest. If you are renting bikes, please arrive by 5:15 p.m. DJ RedEye is spinning tunes for Trip Hop Skate Night. Bring a picnic to eat, if you want. Or get food from El Mero Taco Truck. We know you can roll on the bicycles. Now, we want to see your roller skating skills! $5 skate rentals, unless you bring your own.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it.

Weather updates and more details, here!

 

Bicycle Tune-Up Class

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Are your brakes squishy? Does your chain squeak? Are you mystified by the inner workings of your bicycle? We have a class for you!

Our brand new Bicycle Tune Up class is meant to help you get comfortable with how your bicycle works. In this class, you will learn how to do regular maintenance on your favorite ride. We hope you will join us! Read more and sign up, here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 23-30

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.
       Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

MONDAY:
6:30-9:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.        
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.  
      Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
5:30 p.m.                 Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

AUGUST:

WEDNESDAY, August 2

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: El Palmar y La Michoacana

THURSDAY, August 11

7:00 p.m.              Beers & Gears: High Cotton and Dive Bar

WEDNESDAY, August 16

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mardi Gras Memphis

SUNDAY, August 20

12:00 p.m.             Women’s Bike Chat hosts a Ride to the Memphis Redbirds

MONDAY, August 21

6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, August 23

6:30 p.m.                Bicycle Tune-Up Class (3 Sessions)

July 16

Women’s Bike Chat, TODAY

This month, we’re chatting while we ride. Join us, this afternoon at 2:00 p.m., for a leisurely ride to Belly Acres where it’s your choice: milkshakes, fries, burgers…we’re not judging.

This ride will be just over 2 miles each way. You should be about to ride for about 25 minutes, without a break. We have bikes to rent, if you need one: City Bikes, Family Cargo Bikes and trail-a-bikes that we can help you attach to your bicycle, so a kid can help you pedal.

Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. More details here.

 

Fix A Flat, TOMORROW

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Don’t let flat tires keep you from riding. Join Revolutions and let us help you learn to fix the flats! Monday, July 17 at 6:30Read more and sign up, here.

 

Bike to Dinner, on Wednesday!

Do you know the joys and delights of eating Venezuelan Arepas?! If you have not yet had these, you must join us on Wednesday as we head to Sabor Caribe. You are guaranteed a fun ride and a delicious meal!

This ride will be just over 4 miles each way. You should be able to ride for about 45 minutes, without a break. We have bikes to rent, if you need one: City Bikes, Family Cargo Bikes and trail-a-bikes that we can help you attach to your bicycle, so a kid can help you pedal.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. We’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. and roll out by 6:45, at the latest. If you are renting bikes, please arrive by 6:15 p.m.

All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring your bike in to Revolutions ahead of time for a tune-up, to make sure it’s ready to ride! Please bring a locks, if you can. We take a pretty easy pace. Please remember that you ride at your own risk.

Don’t let not having a bike keep you from riding with us. We have bikes for sale, in our Shop. And we also rent adult bikes and kid’s trail-a-bikes and family cargo bikes for $5-10 plus tax, on the day of a group ride.

More details and weather updates, here.

 

Bike to RiverPlay, July 29

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Have you roller-skated Downtown, yet? On Saturday, July 29, DJ RedEye is spinning tunes for Trip Hop Skate Night. Bring a picnic to eat, if you want. Or get food from El Mero Taco Truck. We know you can roll on the bicycles. Now, we want to see your roller skating skills!

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. and roll out by 5:45, at the latest. If you are renting bikes, please arrive by 5:15 p.m.

Weather updates and more details, here!

 

Bicycle Tune-Up Class

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We have a new class, starting in August. Do you have a bicycle that needs some love? Are you unsure how to get started? In this three-part class, we will discuss and practice how to “tune-up” all of the major components on your bicycle. In this class, we will cover how to do regular maintenance on your favorite ride. We hope you will join us! Read more and sign up, here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 16–23

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.
       Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                Women’s Bike Chat SLOW Ride to Belly Acres

MONDAY:
6:30 p.m.                 Fix a Flat class

WEDNESDAY, July 19
6:30 p.m.                  Bike to Dinner: Sabor Caribe

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.        
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.  
      Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

JULY:

SATURDAY, July 29

5:30 p.m.                Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

AUGUST:

WEDNESDAY, August 2

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: El Palmar y La Michoacana

THURSDAY, August 11

7:00 p.m.              Beers & Gears: High Cotton and Dive Bar

WEDNESDAY, August 16

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mardi Gras Memphis

SUNDAY, August 20

12:00 p.m.             Women’s Bike Chat hosts a Ride to the Memphis Redbirds

MONDAY, August 21

6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, August 23

6:30 p.m.                Bicycle Tune-Up Class (3 Sessions)

 

 

July 9: Did you have a soggy 4th?

Beers and Gears, This Thursday

Are you hankering for a fun summer ride? Join us, this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.! We’re headed down to Ghostriver for some delicious local beer. And then we’ll head to Earnestine and Hazel’s for some Soul Burgers (or just more beer. Your choice!)

 

Women’s Bike Chat, Sunday

This month, we’re chatting while we ride. Join us for a leisurely ride to Belly Acres where it’s your choice: milkshakes, fries, burgers…we’re not judging.

This ride will be just over 2 miles each way. You should be about to ride for about 25 minutes, without a break. We have bikes to rent, if you need one: City Bikes, Family Cargo Bikes and trail-a-bikes that we can help you attach to your bicycle, so a kid can help you pedal.

Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. More details here.

 

Fix A Flat, Next Monday

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Don’t let flat tires keep you from riding. Join Revolutions and let us help you learn to fix the flats! Monday, July 17 at 6:30. Read more and sign up, here.

 

Bicycle Tune-Up Class

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We have a new class, starting in August. Do you have a bicycle that needs some love? Are you unsure how to get started? In this three-part class, we will discuss and practice how to “tune-up” all of the major components on your bicycle. In this class, we will cover how to do regular maintenance on your favorite ride. We hope you will join us! Read more and sign up, here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 9–16

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.
       Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

MONDAY:
6:30-9:00 p.m.     
 Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.        
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.  
      Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN
7:00 p.m.                 Beers & Gears: Ghost River/Earnestine and Hazel’s

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                 Women’s Bike Chat SLOW Ride to Belly Acres

 

Coming Up, Soon!

JULY:

MONDAY, July 17

6:30 p.m.                Fix a Flat class

WEDNESDAY, July 19

6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Sabor Caribe

SATURDAY, July 29

5:30 p.m.                Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

AUGUST:

WEDNESDAY, August 2

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: El Palmar y La Michoacana

THURSDAY, August 11

7:00 p.m.              Beers & Gears: High Cotton and Dive Bar

WEDNESDAY, August 16

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mardi Gras Memphis

SUNDAY, August 20

12:00 p.m.             Women’s Bike Chat hosts a Ride to the Memphis Redbirds

MONDAY, August 21

6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, August 23

6:30 p.m.                Bicycle Tune-Up Class (3 Sessions)

 

 

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CLOSED July 3

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Happy Fourth of July eve.

Revolutions will be closed, tonight.

But join us, Wednesday, for Bike to Dinner: Mama Gaia!

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We Moved by Bike!

This was exactly what I was hoping for! Community, laughter, moving crazy big objects by bike! The weather threatened but the sun came out. And we moved everything in just two hours. Having a 0.7 mile route from old house to new helped, not to mention creative thinking and good, strong ratcheting straps. Thanks, to everyone, who helped. And Abbey, welcome home!

 

Bike to Dinner: Mama Gaia

Please join us for this week’s Bike to Dinner ride. We didn’t read carefully, when we chose Mama Gaia. And we failed to notice that they usually close at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. They have graciously offered to stay open late for us. So, we hope you’ll help us give them a really good showing, as a thank you!

Meet at Revolutions at 6:30, Wednesday, July 5. Come at 6:15 if you want to rent a bicycle.

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This ride will be just over 4.5 miles each way. You should be about to ride for about 45 minutes, without a break. We have bikes to rent, if you need one: City Bikes, Family Cargo Bikes and trail-a-bikes that we can help you attach to your bicycle, so a kid can help you pedal.

More details and weather updates, here.

 

Community Events

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Nationwide, thriving neighborhoods are safe, walkable neighborhoods where it’s easy to reach restaurants, stores, transit stops, schools and parks on foot. With over 350 pedestrians hit by drivers each year and 80 to 95 percent of our sidewalks in disrepair, is Memphis keeping up?

Hear from panelists what Memphis can do to reduce traffic violence, catch up on $1.1 billion in sidewalk repairs, and help local businesses.

Location: Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Free, but you must register here.

 

Additional Reading & Watching!

Great Streets Pilot Project Reshapes Vision for Memphis Roadways, High Ground News

‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens between River and FedEx Forum, Memphis Daily News

If you missed the Great Streets party, see the video here!

Medical District’s Campaign to end pedestrian fatalities

…Toronto Bike Lane Blockers

 

And Job Postings:

Community Outreach job at Innovate Memphis

Memphis Action Strategist at ioby

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 2–9

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

MONDAY:
Correction: We will be CLOSED, tonight. Happy 4th of July Eve!

WEDNESDAY:
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: Mama Gaia

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.         Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.         Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

JULY:

THURSDAY, July 13

7:00 p.m.               Beers & Gears: Ghost River/Earnestine and Hazel’s

MONDAY, July 17

6:30 p.m.                Fix a Flat class

WEDNESDAY, July 19

6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Sabor Caribe

SATURDAY, July 29

5:30 p.m.                Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

AUGUST:

WEDNESDAY, August 2

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: El Palmar y La Michoacana

THURSDAY, August 11

7:00 p.m.              Beers & Gears: High Cotton and Dive Bar

WEDNESDAY, August 16

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mardi Gras Memphis

SUNDAY, August 20

12:00 p.m.             Women’s Bike Chat hosts a Ride to the Memphis Redbirds

MONDAY, August 21

6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, August 23

6:30 p.m.                Bicycle Tune-Up Class (3 Sessions)

 

 

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June 25

Move By Bike:  THIS SATURDAY!!!!

Did you hear?! We’re helping Revolutions member, Abbey Judd, Move by Bike!

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You’ve got a bike that can carry stuff, right? It doesn’t have to be a cargo bike. Just a bike with a rack or some baskets, buckets, whatever. If you want to ride a cargo bike, you can meet Sylvia at Revolutions on July 1st at 8:00 a.m. to borrow one. Otherwise, we’re meeting on Saturday, July 1st at 8:45 a.m. at 267 N. Avalon. Check out all the nitty gritty here.

We’ll start the morning at 8:45 a.m., with coffee, donuts and a funky-fresh soundtrack for all the brave bicyclists who would like to join in the movement. Everything will be systematically packed and ready to roll when everyone arrives. After we get things transported to Abbey’s new dwelling, pizza and beer will be provided to reimburse you all for your sweat, time and pedaling power. She says there will even be prizes. PRIZES!

Check out the Facebook event for address and more details

And watch a video, here!

We Rode with Dads

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You know that Father’s Day Ride we hosted, last Sunday? Well it was a smallish, and very brave group. And I just wanted to report that we safely arrived at Memphis Made minutes before the storm rolled in. We took a quick pic and then ran inside. Check out that sky!!

Advocacy This Week!

We’ve done some surveys and many of you say you want to know about advocacy opportunities regarding bicycles. Well, this Tuesday is a big one, and it’s not even a (potentially) boring meeting. It’s a PARTY! Our City Bike/Ped Program Manager, Nick Oyler,  and the Downtown Memphis Commission is launching a Great Streets Pilot Project. And to let folks know, they are throwing the Great Streets Kick-off Party!

We’ll be there and we STRONGLY encourage you to attend, even better if you can arrive

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Great Streets include Street Murals!

by bike. There will be MemPops, free photos at the Amurica Photo Booth, music and more. Plus there are lots of restaurants close by, to grab dinner, too. Check it out at the intersection of Main and Peabody, near the Majestic Grill. Tuesday, June 27 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the potential of all of our streets to be
high-quality, people-oriented spaces.

 

What’s Happening This Week
June 25-July 2

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

MONDAY:
6:30-9:00 p.m.        Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.         Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.         Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

TUESDAY, June 27
5:00-9:00 p.m.          Great Streets Kick-off Party

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
8:45 a.m.
                 Move By Bike — Meet at 267 N. Avalon

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

JULY:

 

WEDNESDAY, July 7

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mama Gaia

THURSDAY, July 13

7:00 p.m.               Beers & Gears: Ghost River/Earnestine and Hazel’s

MONDAY, July 17

6:30 p.m.                Fix a Flat class

WEDNESDAY, July 19

6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Sabor Caribe

SATURDAY, July 29

5:30 p.m.                Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

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Happy Father’s Day!

Let’s Celebrate Dads, Today!!

Join us this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Bring your dad, bring a friend’s Dad. And Dads, bring the kids. The weather report does not look great. So, call the Shop (901-726-6409) or follow the link, for weather updates.

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We’re riding to Memphis Made. Since it’s so close, we’ll take the long way there (you know, like Dad and his short cuts?!).

Read more details, and weather updates, here!

Bike Camp: Week 2

This week, we had 10 8th thru 10th graders. We continued our work to approach riding like Driver’s Ed for Bicycles. And we road all over town. On Wednesday, we made it to the Shelby Farms Greenline. We talked about the planned Shelby Farms Greenline Bridge that would take the Greenline West from Tillman to Tobey Park. Not only will this be great for bicyclists, it will help the residents of Binghampton get around. Many don’t have cars and many have physical mobility issues.

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On Thursday, we rode in the rain. This was not on purpose. But as they say in the Netherlands, “We’re not made of sugar!” Nobody melted, and we only continued riding because it was just rain, not thunder and lightening. But it was a lot of rain! We were really pleased to for all of us to get a chance to explore the new Crosstown Concourse. We found the bike parking (both inside and out of the parking garage). It’s a pretty amazing place and we encouraged the Campers to ride there and take advantage of all the shops and organizations!

In an effort to encourage the Campers to advocate for better bicycling facilities, we worked hard to point out existing bike racks and talk about places that need them. We also encouraged them to use the Memphis 311 App to report problems in the bike lanes.

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A BIG, BIG thanks goes out to all of our Camp Counselors and adult helpers. You all were awesome!!!

And thanks to all of our Campers and parents! We enjoyed wrenching and riding with your kids. And, we hope we’ll see your kids and you doing more bicycles with us, again, soon!

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What’s that Squeak?

Tomorrow is our Basic Bike Assessment class. This is a great one if you are new to the workshop. You will learn the parts of your bicycle, and talk about what parts should (or shouldn’t!) be moving. Read more and sign up, here.

Bike to Dinner

This week, we’re headed to High Point Pizza. Meet us, at Revolutions at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 21.  If you need to rent a bike, please come at 6:15. More details and weather updates, here.

Great Streets Pilot Project

Are you following along on this project? It’s, well, pretty great! You can read updates on the Bike/Ped Memphis Facebook page and blog. And there’s a Volunteer Build Day on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 – 1:30.

 

Move By Bike: In 2 Weeks!

It’s almost here. Revolutions’ first ever Move by Bike! What is it, you say? Well, we have amoving-boxes-bike Revolutions member who is moving two blocks down. And she jokingly mentioned to me, Sylvia, that it would be fun to move by bike. Little did she know this has been a dream of mine for several years! So, here’s our big chance!

We’re looking for folks with bicycles that can carry stuff: cargo bikes, bicycle baskets, bike trailers, whatever.

On July 1st, we’ll meet at 8:45 a.m., for coffee, donuts and a funky-fresh soundtrack for all the brave bicyclists who would like to join in the movement. Everything will be systematically packed and ready to roll when everyone arrives. After we get things transported to her new dwelling, pizza and beer will be provided to reimburse you all for your sweat, time and pedaling power.

Check out the Facebook event for address and more details
Don’t have a bike set up to haul stuff? Revolutions can help! We would LOVE for folks to ride our cargo bikes for this move. Email us at info@revolutionsmemphis.com to reserve one for you! We’ll meet at the Shop, on July 1st at 8:00 a.m. to get cargo bikes out. Then we can ride over together.

We require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring your bike in to Revolutions ahead of time for a tune-up, to make sure it’s ready to ride! Please remember that you ride at your own risk.

Not sure what a Move By Bike looks like? Check out a video, here!

Further Reading:

It’s Up to Us to Keep the Bicycle Wheels Turning, Guest column by Doug Carpenter in the Commericial Appeal

What’s Happening This Week
June 18–25

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                 Father’s Day Ride with Dad

MONDAY:
6:30 p.m.                 Basic Bike Assessment class

THURSDAY:
2:00-9:00 p.m.         Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.         Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

WEDNESDAY
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals

SUNDAY:
2:00-6:00 p.m.        
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

JUNE:

TUESDAY, June 27
5:00-9:00 p.m.        Great Streets Kick-off Party

JULY:

SATURDAY, July 1

8:30 a.m.               Move By Bike

WEDNESDAY, July 7

6:30 p.m.               Bike to Dinner: Mama Gaia

THURSDAY, July 13

7:00 p.m.               Beers & Gears: Ghost River/Earnestine and Hazel’s

MONDAY, July 17

6:30 p.m.                Fix a Flat class

WEDNESDAY, July 19

6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Sabor Caribe

SATURDAY, July 29

4:00 p.m.                Bike to RiverPlay, and Picnic

 

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Open Hours

Retail, Service, Rentals
Thursdays 2:00-9:00
Saturdays 8:30-3:30
Sundays 2:00-6:00

Workshop Hours for Members
Sundays 2:00-6:00 (Open Shop)
Mondays 6:30-9:00
Thursdays 6:30-9:00

Call Us: 901-726-6409

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."

Twitter Updates