Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op

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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June 11

Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp: Week 1!

This week we had 11 Campers, ages 9 to 12. We played games, did lots of riding and got to work on our bicycles. In our workshop, we explored the ball bearings systems that allow the pedals, crank arms and handlebars to move. And we looked over the kids’ bikes to see if everything is in good working order. We approached our street riding like Driver’s Ed for Bicycles. We talked about intersections, at length. We practiced how to make right and left turns, avoid hazards, and what to do when the bike lane ends. We finished up the week with a ride to Overton Park, where we checked out all the bike racks, and played some games. “Toilet Tag” was a favorite!


Next week we have Rising 8th through 10th graders. And, we have a couple of spots left. So, if you know someone who wants to Wrench and Ride, sign them up here!

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Cooper-Young Neighborhood Bike Ride

Join the Cooper Young Community Association for a neighborhood group bike ride, on 18814657_833127454305_2549044475865419385_oSaturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. We will leisurely tour the neighborhood and view several concerns and potential initiatives identified by the CYCA Transportation Committee. We will then proceed as a group to a nearby location for lunch. This is an all-ages and all-ability ride (but no training wheels, please). Revolutions is offering $5 bike rentals for anyone who needs a bike on the day of the ride.

Meet the new CYCA Transportation Committee, learn about Revolutions, and talk about changes that can be made in the Cooper-Young neighborhood to improve bike and pedestrian access and safety.

 

Father’s Day Ride with Dad!

Next Sunday is Father’s Day. So, join us Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your dad, bring a friend’s Dad. And Dads, bring the kids. We’ll have photographer Brandon Dill riding with us (who’s also a dad who rides with his kids!) to capture photos of Dads and kids on bicycles.

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After we get some pics, we’ll ride to Memphis Made. Since it’s so close, we’ll take the long way there (you know, like Dad and his short cuts?!).

We’re looking for all sorts of bike-y dads to ride with us:

  • Dad’s with Cargo bikes
    • Come show them off!
  • Dad’s who want to Ride a Revolutions Cargo bike
    • Rent one for the ride for just $10 bucks!
    • We have 7 to choose from!
  • Dad’s with kids on your bike
    • Bike seats, bike trailers, trail-a-bikes!
  • Dad’s whose kids ride their own bikes
    • No training wheels, balance bikes or tricycles, please

Read more details, and weather updates, here!

 

June’s Members’ Class

This month, we’re back to 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.

 

Great Streets Pilot Project

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Click here to read all about the new Great Streets Pilot Project, a mostly protected east-west bike route through Downtown that connects the riverfront with Midtown and points farther east, as well as a new pedestrian “promenade” along Peabody Place with areas for interactive public art elements, eating and drinking, lounging, and other activities. You can also view street plans, with Before and Proposed After pictures.

 

What’s Happening This Week
June 11–18

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
10:00 a.m.               Neighborhood Ride with the CYCA

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
 

Coming Up, Soon!

JUNE:

MONDAY, June 19
6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, June 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

TUESDAY, June 27
6:00-9:00 p.m.       Street Party for Great Streets

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

 

6/4: It’s Time for Summer Riding!

We have so many great rides coming up this summer. I hope you will find one, or many, that sounds like you!

Bike to Dinner: Summer Night Rides Return!

Join us, this Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30, to kick off our 3rd year of Summer night rides! We’re headed Downtown to Central Barbecue for another delicious meal. We love summer Bike to Dinner rides because even if it’s hot and sweaty on the way out, the sun goes down and the ride home is pleasant and cool. This year’s schedule looks like this:

Father’s Day Ride with Dad!

Calling all Dads! We want to take you for a bicycle ride in honor of Father’s Day. Join us Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your dad, bring a friend’s Dad. And Dads, bring the kids. We’ll have photographer Brandon Dill riding with us (who’s also a dad who rides with his kids!) to capture photos of Dads and kids on bicycles.

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After we get some pics, we’ll ride to Memphis Made. Since it’s so close, we’ll take the long way there (you know, like Dad and his short cuts?!).

We’re looking for all sorts of bike-y dads to ride with us:

  • Dad’s with Cargo bikes
    • Come show them off!
  • Dad’s who want to Ride a Revolutions Cargo bike
    • Rent one for the ride for just $10 bucks!
    • We have 7 to choose from!
  • Dad’s with kids on your bike
    • Bike seats, bike trailers, trail-a-bikes!
  • Dad’s whose kids ride their own bikes
    • No training wheels, balance bikes or tricycles, please

Read more details, and weather updates, here!

June’s Members’ Class

This month, we’re back to 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.

Move by Bike

And finally, here’s one event that’s not happening until July 1st. But I really want you to save the date! Haven’t you always thought your bicycle could do more than just carry you around town? Well now’s your bike’s time to show off! We have a Revolutionsmoving-boxes-bike Member who is moving house, and she wants to Move by Bike! Sure, sure. This may sound like something they would only do in Portland. But watch this video. It’s not even all specialty bikes. It’s just people strapping things on to back racks and handlebars, plus trailers and some cargo bikes.  Our friend is moving a mere 0.7 miles down the street. Won’t you join us for the fun?!

So mark your calendars, follow the excitement here and on Facebook and help us with the 1st Ever Revolutions Move by Bike!!!

Our friend promises she doesn’t have anything to move that looks like this:

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What’s Happening This Week
June 4–11

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

WEDNESDAY, June 7
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: Central BBQ Downtown

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!

JUNE:

SATURDAY, June 17
10:00 a.m.              Neighborhood Ride with the CYCA

SUNDAY, June 18

2:00 p.m.                Father’s Day Ride with Dad

MONDAY, June 19
6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, June 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

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

May 28

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Bike Train, rolling!

The Shelby County Schools liked our Bike Train so much, they made two videos. Check them out, here!

 

A Grant to Carry Bikes by Bike?!

What if we could pedal a fleet of kids bikes to a school across town? Or what if we could Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 6.46.42 PMbring bikes with us, when we start a ride at the Overton Park Bike Arch? The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation has grant money for kids projects and we think carrying bikes to kids, by bike, is just the thing. The great thing about this grant is that the Monogram Foods employees in Memphis get to decide who gets the money. So our question to you is: Do you know anyone who works for Monogram Foods? And if so, could you tell them how great Revolutions is?!

Our dream is to have a set up that looks something like one of these:

 

Summer Camp: Last Call, for Real!!

We have a great group of Camp Counselors, and they are ready to ride.

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Do you know a kid who wants to wrench and ride with us. You have one more week to sign up for our Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp. We’ll ride all over town and then get our hands greasy in our workshop. Read more and sign up, here!

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Bike to Dinner: Summer Night Rides!

Our Wednesday Bike to Dinner rides are on the way back. Join us, Wednesday, June 7 as we enter our 3rd year! We’re headed Downtown to Central Barbecue for another delicious meal. We love summer Bike to Dinner rides because even if it’s hot and sweaty on the way out, the sun goes down and the ride home is pleasant and cool. This year’s schedule looks like this:

  • June 7: Central Barbecue
  • June 21: High Point Pizza
  • July 5: Mama Gaia
  • July 19: Sabor Caribe
  • August 2: El Palmar and La Michoacana
  • August 16: Mardi Gras Memphis

What’s Happening This Week
May 28–June 4

SUNDAY:                Shop CLOSED for Memorial Day

MONDAY:               Shop CLOSED for Memorial Day

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!

June:

WEDNESDAY, June 7
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Central BBQ Downtown

SATURDAY, June 17
10:00 a.m.              Neighborhood Ride with the CYCA

MONDAY, June 19
6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, June 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

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And we’ve got Camps!

Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camps

  • June 5-9: Rising 5th – 7th graders
  • June 12-16: Rising 8th – 10th graders

Wrench: In this weeklong camp, we will spend time in the Shop learning the basics of bicycle maintenance. Change a flat, clean your chain and get comfortable with keeping your bicycle in good working order. All campers will work on their own bicycles.

Ride: We will also spend part of the morning riding in the neighborhood. Later in the week, we’ll venture farther afield. We will work on how to plan a good riding route and the basics of road riding rules and skills.

 

May 21

Baker Donelson Biked to Work!

Have you Biked to Work, this month? These five from the Baker Donelson Law Firm tried it and had a great time! Feeling a bit nervous about riding in to work alone, Baker Donelson contacted Revolutions and asked if we could lead a Bike to Work. We were happy to help! Everyone drove in to Revolutions. Two rented our bicycles. And we all rode Downtown together. One who rides occasionally to the office, commented on our use of neighborhood streets in our route. And we we arrived, several noted how quick and easy it was to ride in. Some of the group rewarded themselves with a beer at the Young Ave. Deli, at the end of the day. If your office would like to Bike to Work, and would like some help, just let us know!

 

School’s Out For Summer (almost)!

It’s here! The last week of the school year. Join us Friday to celebrate our teachers and all their exhausting work!! We’re headed out for what we’re calling  V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N: Teachers and Friends Tap Room RideSo, if you are a teacher, or you’ve ever been taught by one, come ride with us!

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Some of these people are teachers, and many were taught by teachers!

We’ll gather in front of Revolutions at 6:30, on Friday, May 26 and then ride to High Cotton. We’ll stop at a bar along the way and then end up at Memphis Made.

Please NOTE: We are not renting bikes for this ride. Also, you might want to bring snacks along. All the breweries usually have food trucks, but sometimes they run out of food! All rides are weather dependent (we will cancel, 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! 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. Read more and get weather updates, here. 

Summer Camp: Last Call!!

You still have time. Sign up that kid you know for our Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp. We’ll ride them all over town and then let them get their hands greasy in our workshop. Read more and sign up, here!

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What’s Happening This Week
May 21–28

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

FRIDAY:
6:00 p.m.                 V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N: Teachers and Friends Tap Room Ride

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

SUNDAY:                Shop CLOSED for Memorial Day
 

Coming Up, Soon!

June:

WEDNESDAY, June 7
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Central BBQ Downtown

SATURDAY, June 17
10:00 a.m.              Neighborhood Ride with the CYCA

MONDAY, June 19
6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, June 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

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And we’ve got Camps!

Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camps

  • June 5-9: Rising 5th – 7th graders
  • June 12-16: Rising 8th – 10th graders

Wrench: In this weeklong camp, we will spend time in the Shop learning the basics of bicycle maintenance. Change a flat, clean your chain and get comfortable with keeping your bicycle in good working order. All campers will work on their own bicycles.

Ride: We will also spend part of the morning riding in the neighborhood. Later in the week, we’ll venture farther afield. We will work on how to plan a good riding route and the basics of road riding rules and skills.

 

May 14: Bike to Work Week

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Bike Train to School: Whoo Whoo!

We had almost 60 people join us for Wednesday’s Bike Train to Peabody Elementary! After 2 years of working with this school, Revolutions was pleased to have families join us who have never even ridden with us, before! We set a schedule of six “stations” where families could join the “train.” And we had people at every stop! Thanks to Gino and Diana Barzizza for helping set up a sound system so we could listen to our playlist of Train Songs. And thanks to all the kids, families and community members who joined us for this super fun Bike Train!

Survey Says…

Remember that survey we hounded you to take about 10 road projects, including bike lanes for Riverside Drive? Well, the results are in and they are SUPER POSITIVE! Check out the results, here.

 

Fix a Flat — Tomorrow!

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Our monthly Members’ Class is Fix a FlatJoin us on Monday, May 15 at 6:30, to learn what to do to change a flat. You’ll also learn some tips to pre

 

Bike to Work Week and the Tennessee Bike Summit

This week is a very big week for bicycles, in Memphis! It’s Bike to Work week and you can sign up to get your rides counted, with the Commute Options folks, here. And if you want some inspiration about bicycling from all over the State of Tennessee, come out for the annual Tennessee Bike Summit. And it’s not all just meetings. There’s also a Safe Streets Rally, rides and beer. It couldn’t be easier to join in for this Statewide Summit. Read more and sign up, here.

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Bike to Lunch: Mama Gaia’s

To finish out Bike to Work week, why not join us for lunch?! We’re headed to Mama Gaia’s, in the Crosstown building, on Saturday, May 20. It is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices.

This ride will be a about 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.

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 10:30 and roll out by 10:45, at the latest. If you are renting bicycles, please come at 10:15. Weather updates and more details, here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
May 14–21

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

MONDAY:
6:30 p.m.                Fix a Flat 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
5:00 p.m.                Tennessee Bike Summit at Mud Island River Park

FRIDAY:
8:00 a.m.                Tennessee Bike Summit at Mud Island River Park

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
10:30 a.m.               Bike to Lunch: Mama Gaia

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

Coming Up, Soon!

May:

FRIDAY, May 26
6:00 p.m.                 V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N: Teachers and Friends Tap Room Ride

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June:

WEDNESDAY, June 7
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Central BBQ Downtown

SATURDAY, June 17
10:00 a.m.              Neighborhood Ride with the CYCA

MONDAY, June 19
6:30 p.m.                Basic Bike Assessment class

WEDNESDAY, June 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: High Point Pizza

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And we’ve got Camps!

Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camps

  • June 5-9: Rising 5th – 7th graders
  • June 12-16: Rising 8th – 10th graders

Wrench: In this weeklong camp, we will spend time in the Shop learning the basics of bicycle maintenance. Change a flat, clean your chain and get comfortable with keeping your bicycle in good working order. All campers will work on their own bicycles.

Ride: We will also spend part of the morning riding in the neighborhood. Later in the week, we’ll venture farther afield. We will work on how to plan a good riding route and the basics of road riding rules and skills.

 

 

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."

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