Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op

Ride with Dad + Bike to Dinner!

This week has two group bicycle rides. Join us today, at 2:00 p.m. for a Ride with Dad. Sure, it will probably be hot and super sweaty. But there’s cold beer at the end. And don’t you want to do something nice for Dad? We have Cargo Bikes ($10) and Trail-a-bikes ($5) that you can rent, if you want to carry some extra folks along! Please come at 1:45, if you are renting!!

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And don’t forget this Wednesday’s Bike to Dinner. We’re headed to Rock ‘n Dough Pizza with owner Jeremy Denno. These rides are a fun way to get to dinner, as well as spend time with 50 of your closest friends. We ride slow enough to chat. And we have bikes to rent. Meet at 6:30, in front of Revolutions’ Bike Gate. If you are renting, please come 15 minutes early! Check out more details, here.

Summer Camp update

It was Middle School camp, last week. I found myself posting less to Facebook and feeling more exhausted! During the week, our group of 16 Campers, plus 6 adults and 2 small helpers made a lot of one way bike trips. In fact, we calculated that with our daily ride during camp, plus those of us riding to and from camp, and some of us riding in the afternoons, too, we took a total of about 495 trips by bike. I think that’s pretty amazing! And our daily camp rides took us a total of about 35 miles!

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There is one more week of camp, and it’s High School week. Now is your last chance, if you know a high schooler who would like to know more about using his or her bicycle. Last minute signups, here!

 

How to Ride in the Street class, completed.

Last Sunday completed our first How to Ride in the Street class. Thanks to co-teachers Kendra Hotz and Dawn Vinson, as well as volunteers Emily Gum, Abbey Judd and Anna Talley. They offered wisdom and experience about how to become confident riding in the street. The effects of their great instruction showed as the group rode off for their last ride.

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This mom even had the confidence to put her toddler on the back and try out one of our cargo bikes!

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Way to go everyone!!

Did you see us in the Flyer?

Bike to Dinner made the cover of the Memphis Flyer, this week. And bicycling in Memphis is highlighted as better than ever! Check it out here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
June 19–26

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.              
Women’s Bike Chat: Ride with Dad! Everyone’s invited!
2:00-6:00 p.m.   SHOP CLOSED for Father’s Day. Take Dad for a Bike ride!

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

Wednesday, June 22:
6:30 p.m.                Bike To Dinner: Rock ‘n Dough

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 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!

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June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders LAST CALL!

Wrench and Ride Bicycle Summer Camp

We had a great turnout for our first Bike to Dinner ride, of the summer. Fifty people gathered to ride! Central BBQ’s owner, Craig Blondis, joined us and also brought his kids along to ride. We were really pleased to have four of our Summer Bike Camp participants bring their families. We actually had 8 families riding with children, for a total of 15 kids riding along with us! We’re definitely claiming this as a Kidical Mass ride, too!
 
We didn’t get back until 10:00 p.m. because everyone was having such a good time eating and talking together. We talk a lot around the Shop about how we can build community by getting people on bicycles. I think we hit this work spot on, last night!
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In April, an African American family came to a group ride that we cohosted with our friend, Mia Madison. That ride was advertised specifically to African American families, as a way to get outdoors together. This family rented bicycles from Revolutions for the ride. They then proceeded to sign up their two children for our Wrench and Ride Bicycle Summer Camps (one in the elementary week and one in the high school week). They joined us again, this week, for our Bike to Dinner ride, again renting bicycles. Mom said, at the end of the evening, that she is now saving up to buy a bicycle as a Christmas present for herself. This family has changed their view of bicycling, by connecting with Revolutions and finding that bicycles can offer them a way to connect with each other and with the community.

Bicycle Summer Camp

We finished our first week of Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp. We had eleven rising 4th through 6th graders. They jumped right in to games, riding and work on bicycles. I loved that after they learned how to pull about the bottom bracket, the next question was, “Are we going to take other things off of the bike?!” We also opened up some headsets, to see the ball bearings that allow the handlebars to turn. And we looked over the kids’ bikes to see if everything is in good working order (there are a few that could use some work!). We rode all over town to places like the Children’s Museum, Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, and the Kroc Center, as well as the Pink Palace and Memphis Lake. We also explored the bike racks at Peabody and Idlewild Elementary schools.

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On Friday, we rode to Overton Park to look at the bike parking offered at several park amenities. We found that the Levitt Shell has loads of bike parking, though it mostly looks like art and that is confusing. We also learned what it means that they are offering free Bike Valet for all 50 of their shows, this summer. We successfully rode to the Zoo, even though a car in the long line to get into the parking lot tried to ignore us when it was turning left and we had the right of way. The kids thought maybe the Zoo should let people know about the bike parking that it has, right at it’s front door. And we did a little letter writing to thank Overton Park Conservancy for their efforts to make the park better for all of us, to thank the Zoo, the Levitt Shell and the Brooks Museum for the bike parking that they already have, and to encourage all of them to do more to get folks to ride bicycles to the Park!

This coming week, our Middle School camp is full. But if you know a teenager who would like to join us, we still have space in our high school camp!

Basic Bike Assessment, this Week!

Are you new to Revolutions and wondering where to start, in our Workshop? Join us for ourIMG_3265.JPG Basic Bike Assessment class. It’s included in your Revolutions Membership and it is a great way to make a list of what needs fixing on your bicycle. We go over the names of bike parts, as well as which parts should move and which shouldn’t be loose. We also use this class as an introduction to all the many ways you can get involved. If you don’t want to bring your own bike to class, you can use one of ours! Join us, Thursday, June 16 at 6:30. Read more and sign up, here.

Women’s Bike Chat: Hosts Ride with Dad

Next Sunday, we will celebrate the successful completion of our How to Ride in the Street class, and Father’s Day, by hosting a ride. The Shop will be CLOSED for working on bikes. So, instead, join us for a leisurely ride through the neighborhood. We will meander around and end up at Memphis Made, to raise one for Dad. Join us in front of our Bike Gate at 2:00 p.m. We’ll have bikes available to rent for $5, plus tax. Please remember that all Revolutions sponsored rides require the wearing of the helmet!

What’s Happening This Week
June 12-19

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street — Last Class!

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.    
 Basic Bike Assessment class

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride:
Meet at Overton Park Golf Clubhouse

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm  
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.               
Women’s Bike Chat: Ride with Dad!
2:00 p.m.               Shop CLOSED
for Father’s Day

 

Coming Up, Soon!

Thursday, June 16:
6:30-9:00:              Basic Bike Assessment class

Wednesday, June 22:
6:30 p.m.                Bike To Dinner: Rock ‘n Dough

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June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders This week is FULL!
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders We still have space!

 

 

Bike to Dinner: WEDNESDAY!

We’re headed to Central Barbecue!

Bike to Dinner is back and it starts on Wednesday. This year, we have restaurant owners joining us for the ride! Join us Wednesday, at 6:30 in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate. We’ll be joined by Craig Blondis, owner of Central Barbecue. He’ll tell us a little about why his family got into barbecue. And then give us a tour, when we get to the Downtown location.

It looks like this week is going to get hot. So, what better time to join us for an evening ride?!

OPEN SHOP — All Summer!

We want to help you ride, all summer long. So, we’re changing almost all of our Member’s Shop hours to Open Shop hours (Thursday, June 16 will still be Basic Bike Assessment class). This means that on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00-6:00 p.m., you can fix on your own bike or fix up a friend’s. Your Revolutions membership must be current, to use the tools. But you can join, or re-new, anytime you come to the Shop!

Camp Starts, Tomorrow!

Revolutions’ first-ever Bicycle Summer Camps start tomorrow! We have 33 kids signed up, in grades 4 – 11. There are still a few spots left, if you know a kid who wants to Wrench and Ride with us!

Women’s Bike Chat: Ride with Dad!

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This guy’s a dad, and he makes a caddy that carries growlers, on bicycles!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. It’s the third Sunday, so it will be time for another Women’s Bike Chat. But it’s also Father’s Day. So, we’re riding inviting everyone to come and ride with us. Bring your dad, bring a friend’s dad, bring a kid who already thinks he’s a dad because he has imaginary kids who like to eat fruit sausage (oh, that might only apply to me). In the winter, Women’s Bike Chat likes to go on a Hot Chocolate ride. But instead of drinking hot chocolate, we usually just drink beer. So, maybe we’ll just go on a beer ride, with Dad!

Bike Valet at the Levitt Shell

Did you know that the Levitt Shell wants you to ride to their concerts? They partnered with Revolutions to think of ways to encourage more people to ride to the park. Not only did they feature Revolutions at their first show of the season, they are also offering FREE Bike Valet, at every show. If you need help figuring out how to carry your picnic on your bicycle, stop in and we’ll help!

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Way to go, Levitt Shell!

What’s Happening This Week
June 5–12

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street — Class #3

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

Wednesday, June 8:
6:30 p.m.                  Bike to Dinner, returns!

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

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride:
Meet at Overton Park Golf Clubhouse

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm  
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.              
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street — 
Class #4

 

Coming Up, Soon!

Thursday, June 16:
6:30-9:00:               Basic Bike Assessment class

Sunday, June 19:
2:00 p.m.                 Women’s Bike Chat: Ride with Dad!

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June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

It’s Riding Time

Last week, our How to Ride in the Street class gathered five students who want to feel IMG_3922more confident riding. They were exactly who I was hoping would join this class. All of them said they feel nervous or afraid to ride in the streets of Memphis. The class talked a lot about where to position themselves in a lane and how to signal to drivers when they want to change lanes or turn. And then, they got out on the street to practice!

We hope you’ll take advantage of some of the upcoming group rides. Tomorrow night is Livable Memphis’ Pizza with Planners. We are meeting at Revolutions at 6:00 to ride down to the Hampline and then talk about what’s happening in the world of Memphis bicycles. You need to register here, so we’ll have enough pizza for everybody!

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Looking for Volunteers: Sunday and Monday!

The Neighborhoods USA conference is in Memphis this week. And they want to rent some bicycles. Forty-four bicycles, to be exact. We have enough to help them out, if we use all of our Rental Fleet, Training Fleet and Retail Bicycles! Our Training Fleet now has 30 bikes completed and safety checked. But they really need a longer test ride, before we send them down the Greenline. Are you available Sunday afternoon at 3:30 to come ride them with us? Meet us in the Shop, at 3:30 p.m., today. And, if they need a few extra tweaks, we will work on them Monday evening, from 6:30 to 9:00, and we would love help with that, too!

Please note that anyone can ride with us, though you must wear a helmet (you can borrow one from us!). You must be a member if you want to work on the bikes (but you can join when you arrive, Monday night!)

What’s Happening This Week
May 22–29

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street — First class!
3:30 p.m.                Training Fleet Test Ride

Monday:
6:00 p.m.              
Ride to Pizza with Planners: Bike Month Edition — Sign up here.
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Training Fleet Final tweaks, and Demolition Night

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride:
Meet at Overton Park Golf Clubhouse

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm  
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.                Shop CLOSED for Memorial Day

 

Coming Up, Soon!

Thursday, June 2:
Time TBD                 
Ride to the Levitt Shell for Opening Show

Wednesday, June 8:
6:30 p.m.                  Bike to Dinner, returns! More details, soon!

Thursday, June 16:
6:30-9:00:               Basic Bike Assessment class

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June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

 

Pilot Program a Decided Success!

Well, we had quite a week. We completed the first-ever Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative Bicycle Ambassadors program. For the duration of the semester, we worked with children in the 3rd through 4th grades, at Peabody Elementary school. We aimed to teach the Bicycle Ambassadors how to use a bicycle for active transportation to their school. And we hoped that they would encourage others to try bicycle riding, too.

At the beginning of the semester, two of our Bicycle Ambassadors could not even ride a

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We were also featured in the Commercial Appeal!

bicycle. And, three of our adult volunteers had Kindergartners and a 1st grader who also couldn’t ride. All five of these children are now riding like pros!

On Thursday, we celebrated all of their hard work with a Celebration Ride. We were joined by Peabody  Principal, teachers and staff, as well as volunteers, parents and funders. We received some really nice press coverage from Action News 5 and the Shelby County schools, as well as two pictures in the local section of the Commercial Appeal.

Check out our videos here (we can finally show you what fun the kids were having!):

 

A BIG, HUGE thank you goes out to our many wonderful volunteers who made this program possible. They were:

Mark Allen And from the Rhodes College Nu Rho Psi club:
Ellen Cumba
Nicole Davila
Jamie Doss
Anne Dugan Alexis Smith
Johnny Garner Madeline Davis
Bill Gallops Katie Hatstaf
Carly Haithcock Chloe Hundman
Dave Lindstrom Jake Hartline
David McGee Charles Mansour
Susan McKnight Mallory Morris
Jackie Nerren Mohib Khan
Jenni Pappas
Jon Pegg

 

Riding the Neighborhood

IMG_3883Almost lost in the excitement of completing the Bicycle Ambassadors program was a ride with several teenagers. It’s actually thanks to my 3 year old that I connected with Whitney Williams from RedZone Ministries. We were all stuck waiting for a train, my kids and me on a bicycle and Whitney driving a van load of teens to the library. We invited them to come riding with us, and they did!

Whitney runs after school programming in Orange Mound. She mentioned that several of IMG_3882her teens are interested in having some bikes to ride and learning to keep them in working order. So, she brought them over to Revolutions for a neighborhood ride, on our bicycles. We led them through Cooper-Young to show how they could regularly ride through the neighborhoods. Just like the Bicycle Ambassadors, they were tired at the end! But Whitney had the good idea to ride to Muddy’s Bake Shop. Over cupcakes and ice water, we had a chance to chat about why bicycles are a good way to get around Memphis, and how we could work together to get more Orange Mound teens on bikes.

We look forward to more collaboration with these teenagers!

 

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Our new How to Ride in the Street class begins this afternoon, at 2:00. This four-part class will teach safe street riding skills and then practice together. We will talk about the best routes to use. And we will actually go on some field trips by bicycle to places like the coffee shop and the grocery store (and we’ll learn how to properly lock up your bicycle, so it will still be there, when you return to it!). This class is for people who already know how to ride a bike.

We dropped the price, to entice a few more of you to join us!

Let us help you get confident riding in the street!

 

Fix a Flat Class, Tomorrow, 6 p.m. IMG_0974.JPG

Is a flat tire keeping you from riding your bike? Come learn to fix it, with us! This class is free to members. You can either join online, or when you arrive for class!

 

 

Job Opening, Deadline Extended

The City of Memphis needs a new Bike/Ped Program manager. Deadline is May 20. See job description here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
May 15–22

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.  
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street — First class!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm  
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.                
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                 How to Ride in the Street — Class #2 of 4

Coming Up, Soon!

Monday, May 23:
6:00 p.m.                 
Ride to Pizza with Planners: Bike Month Edition — Sign up here.
6:30 p.m.                  
Demolition Night

Monday, June 20:
6:30-9:00:               Basic Bike Assessment class

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June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

Take Mom for a Bike Ride

Lots of ways to ride

This week a new friend of Revolutions came by to look at recumbent tricycles. Robert, who was an avid bicycle rider, suffered a severe stroke a year ago. Looking for a way to regain some physical activity, some friends connected him with us. Luckily, we have at least two members who ride recumbent trikes. And they were both excited to show them off.

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IMG_3815Matt Matthews is tall, so his trike fit Robert well. Kim Halyak is not as tall. But her husband outfitted her trike with electronic-assist, so Robert was able to get a feel for the assistance that offers.  Robert seemed a bit skeptical about the e-assist. I certainly was, until I tried it in a hilly place. E-assist can be set up to provide extra oomph to your pedaling. Or you can use a throttle option that is engaged with a hand control, when you want to take off quickly. Either way, if this makes riding possible again for a rider of any riding ability, I am now convinced.

And actually, I have a not-so-secret dream of adding e-assist to one or two of our cargo bikes so we could move even more stuff around by bikes.

 

Revolutions CLOSED for Mother’s Day

Take Mom out for a bike ride!

 

You still have time to sign up for How to Ride in the Street Class

IMG_2843Did you know that 60% of Memphians would like to ride their bicycles more. Have you seen a new bicycle lane get painted and wondered how to use it? At Revolutions, we find that a lot of folks want to ride but are wary of going it along in the street. So, we have a new class to help! Please, spread the word! And sign up here!! 

May is Bike Month

Tomorrow, Monday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m. Revolutions is headed to Pizza with Planners: Bike Month Edition

  • Join Livable Memphis, along with Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, for a bicycle ride celebrating the Hampline! We will meet at Revolutions at 6:00 p.m., ride to and along the Hampline in Binghampton, and end at the East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park for pizza on us and an opportunity to listen in on a panel discussion on current transportation trends and developments. Don’t have a bicycle? No worries! Bicycles are available for rent at Revolutions, for $5 plus tax. Click here to register! 

 

Fix a Flat: Next Class May 16th

Has it been awhile since you fixed a flat tire? Or maybe you never learned how! Join us on Monday, May 16 for our Fix a Flat class. This class is offered free to Revolutions members. And you can sign up here!

 

Revolutions’ New Hours

Retail, Service, Rentals
Mondays 6:30-9:00
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

What’s Happening This Week
May 8 — 15

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   Shop Closed for Mother’s Day: Take Mom for a bike ride!

Monday:
6:00 p.m.               Ride to Pizza with Planners — Sign up here.
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.               
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                 How to Ride in the Street — First class!

Coming Up, Soon!

Sunday, May 15:     How to Ride in the Street

Monday, May 16:
6:30-9:00:               Fix a Flat

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June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

Connecting Neighbors

This Spring, Revolutions embarks on a process of Strategic Planning. Do we have a focused mission? Do our members know what it is? We aim to dream, refine and define our mission, over the next several months.

As a part of this process, we’ve been talking about Revolutions’ interest in connecting neighbors. And that work was very evident, at this week’s Bicycle Ambassadors. Of the 13 Ambassadors, we only have one child who lives out of Peabody Elementary’s boundary line. That means that all of these children, save one, are very close neighbors, whether they know it, or not. For Thursday’s ride, we rode a route that would take us near ten of the Ambassadors’ homes. All of these children go to school together. And all of them live within six blocks of the school. Yet all of them experienced streets they had never been to, before. I hope we knitted their neighborhood a little tighter, this week.

How to Ride in the Street Class

IMG_2843Did you know that 60% of Memphians would like to ride their bicycles more. And, with the numbers of accidents down and ridership up, it is only getting safer to ride, in Memphis? At Revolutions, we find that a lot of folks are still wary of street riding. So, we have a new class to help! Please, spread the word! And sign up here!! 

May is Bike Month

On Monday, May 9, Revolutions is headed to Pizza with Planners: Bike Month Edition

  • Join Livable Memphis, along with Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, for a bicycle ride celebrating the Hampline! We will meet at Revolutions at 6:00 p.m., ride to and along the Hampline in Binghampton, and end at the East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park for pizza on us and an opportunity to listen in on a panel discussion on current transportation trends and developments. Don’t have a bicycle? No worries! Bicycles are available for rent at Revolutions, for $5 plus tax. Click here to register! 

Do you ride to the Levitt Shell?

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This summer, the Levitt Shell will be encouraging you to! Last Tuesday, Revolutions hosted the Levitt Shell staff, in our Shop. We talked about the barriers to riding to the Shell, one of the biggest being that folks want to bring a picnic. But how can you do that if you’re on a bike? In an effort to show how easy it is, Revolutions loaded up our bikes with picnic things, including beer (thanks Memphis Made!), carried in a handy bike carrier (thanks Memphis Growler Caddy!), and we took the Levitt Shell staff on a ride to the park! Our good friend Brandon Dill took photos, and these will be shared this summer, to encourage others to ride.

So, do you ride to the Shell? We can help you outfit your bicycle, if you want to try!

Revolutions’ New Hours

Retail, Service, Rentals
Mondays 6:30-9:00
Thursdays 2:00-9:00
Saturdays 8:30-4:30
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

What’s Happening This Week
May 1 – 8

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.    Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Training Fleet Overhaul Night

Friday:
10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)

10:00-11:30 a.m.  Community Bike Rodeo
 at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers’ Market

Sunday:                 Shop Closed for Mother’s Day: Take Mom for a bike ride!

Coming Up, Soon!

Monday, May 9:
6:00 p.m.                 
Ride to Pizza with Planners

Sunday, May 15:     How to Ride in the Street

Monday, May 16:
6:30-9:00:               Fix a Flat

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June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

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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