Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op

April 23

Jazz and Bikes: Friday Night

Have you heard about 5 Fridays of Jazz at Benjamin Hooks? 2017 is the encore season of this free concert series starting March 3 – April 28, 2017 featuring some of the region’s great jazz entertainers. On Friday, April 23, we’re meeting early, at 5:30, because doors open at 6 p.m. and seats go fast. (A cash bar and food will be available each night also.)

The Library is less than 3 miles from Revolutions, so you should be about to ride for about 35 minutes, each way. 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 and roll out by 5:45, at the latest.

Please NOTE: We are not renting bikes for this ride. 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.

You can read more about Friday’s musicians, here.

Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern

Revolutions member, Rica Davis, summed up this ride best:

Don’t let the location, the cigarette smoke, the darkness of the place, the jukebox, the cigarette vending machine, the office and the kitchen one step away from each other, the one bar tender/waitress fool ya Alex’s Tavern has the best ribs, seasoned chicken wings, and chicken tenders hands down. Yes, I ate all of that. I created my own sampler plate with the help of my friends. Thanks Revolutions for the fearless Friday night bike ride.

We called it a Fearless Friday ride because it was raining a mere 10 minutes before we gathered. But 20 people put on their raincoats and the rain went away. You just never know, in Spring. But this ride was a good one!

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What’s Happening This Week
April 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

FRIDAY, April 21
5:30 p.m.                  Jazz and Bikes

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!

May:

SATURDAY, May 13
2:00 p.m.                 Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library

MONDAY, May 15
6:30 p.m.                 Fix a Flat class

THURS-FRI, May 18-19
                                  Tennessee Bike Summit at the Cossitt Library

Saturday, May 20
10:30 a.m.               Bike to Lunch: Mama Gaia

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 will venture farther afield. We will work on how to plan a good riding route and the basics of road riding rules and skills.

Happy Easter!

The Shop is closed, today, but…

Basic Bike Assessment class — TOMORROW!

Do you know the name of the parts on your bicycle? Do you know which parts are supposed to move and which parts aren’t? Join us Monday for Basic Bike Assessment to learn these answers and more! Monday, April 17 at 6:30. Read more and sign up here.

 

Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern

Join us for this adults only and cash only Bike to Dinner, on Friday, April 21. We’ll gather at the Shop at 6:30. We are not renting bikes, for this ride. So, bring your own, don’t forget your lights, and bring your friends. The ribs are supposed to be great! More details here.

 

Bicycle Storytime on Earth Day

What better way to spend Earth Day than learning to ride a bicycle! Bring your kiddos and their bicycles and helmets to the Cossitt Library Downtown, on April 22 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll have a Bicycle Storytime and then head outside to learn to ride. This class is geared towards Kindergarten to 2nd graders, but older children are welcome. More details here.

 

Sign up for Bike Camp!

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What’s Happening This Week
April 16–23

SUNDAY:                SHOP CLOSED FOR EASTER

MONDAY:
6:30-9:00 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

FRIDAY, April 21
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern (Cash, only. No kids.)

SATURDAY:
8:30 am-3:30 pm   
Retail Shop WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
2:00 p.m.                 Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library

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

Coming Up, Soon!

FRIDAY, April 28
5:30 p.m.                  Jazz and Bikes

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May:

SATURDAY, May 13
2:00 p.m.                 Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library

MONDAY, May 15
6:30 p.m.                 Fix a Flat class

THURS-FRI, May 18-19
                                  Tennessee Bike Summit at the Cossitt Library

Saturday, May 20
10:30 a.m.               Bike to Lunch: Mama Gaia

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 will venture farther afield. We will work on how to plan a good riding route and the basics of road riding rules and skills.

April 9

Next to Last Chance: Take the Survey, PLEASE!

The City needs to hear our positive comments about additional bike lanes and ways to make our streets complete streets. If you are interested in protected bike lanes, please mention that in your comments.

Take the Survey Now!

Bicycle Story Time!

We taught 3 children to ride, last Saturday at the Cossitt Library. Won’t you help spread the word about our next two events? They are on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, May 13.

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Coming UP: Bike to Lunch

On Saturday, April 15, we’re headed to Deja Vu.

This ride will be a about 5.5 miles each way! You should be about to ride for about 65 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. Find weather updates and more information, here.

Next Week’s Basic Bike Assessment

Join, Monday, April 17 at 6:30, us for a class to learn about your bicycle! We’ll talk about how to check that it’s 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 during our Members’ Open Shop sessions.

This class is free for Revolutions members. Not a member of Revolutions, yet? You can join below. Or, you can pay for a single class, without membership, for just $10. Read more here.

We Rode the Bikes and Drank the Beer!

Yesterday’s Tour De Brewer #1 was a resounding success! 60 people joined us for this tour of Memphis’ local beers. We headed to GhostRiver, first, after everyone earned their beer by riding the hills on Crump. Then it was a quick jaunt over to High Cotton. Wiseacre was third. And for those who made it to the very end, we got a group picture and an excellent tour and tasting of Memphis Made’s brewing process.

Thanks, so much, to our friend Andy Ashby of Memphis Made. He shared insider tips and a general love of beer and bicycles!

And a huge thanks to all of our volunteers who made this ride so much fun. I’m so grateful to: Jay Fite for planning an excellent route and confidently leading us through it! And our other ride leaders: Don Gaines, Rica Davis, Abbey Judd, Tony Brooks, Teddy Crum, Charles Ferryman, Johnny Garner, Reggie McGregor for encouraging all our riders!

You can see all the fun on our Instagram and with the hashtag #tourdebrewmem and on Facebook here!

Sign up for Bike Camp!

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What’s Happening This Week
April 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

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

SUNDAY:                SHOP CLOSED FOR EASTER
 

Coming Up, Soon!

MONDAY, April 17
6:30 p.m.                 Basic Bike Assessment class

FRIDAY, April 21
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern (Cash, only. No kids.)

SATURDAY, April 22
2:00 p.m.                 Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library

FRIDAY, April 28
5:30 p.m.                  Jazz and Bikes

Very Impt Survey & April Rides!

Take the Survey, PLEASE!

Did you attend the Public Meeting, Monday, on 10 road project? Even if you did, please take the survey. The City needs to hear our positive comments about additional bike lanes and ways to make our streets complete streets. If you are interested in protected bike lanes, please mention that in your comments. With some of these designs it might be too difficult to add protected lanes, but not so with others. Either way, your comments demonstrate demand for protected bike lanes, which can affect designs for future projects. For example, the Perkins proposal could be easily adjusted for protected lanes if the demand is there. Nick Oyler, our Bike/Ped Program Manager says that if there is demand for protected lanes on that project, he would like to use Perkins to experiment with “armadillo” traffic bumps or a flexible curb instead of delineator posts.

Take the Survey Now!

Further Reading

Follow-up from Monday Night: What a Crowd, Bike/Ped Memphis, March 30
Riverside Drive joins ten proposed new paths for bike lanes
, High Ground News, March 29
Memphis Cyclist blog from Tuesday, March 28

April Events w/ Revolutions

We did some planning and we are excited about our Spring calendar. Whether you like beer and want to ride to breweries with us, in our first-ever Tour De Brewer ride, or you know a child who needs help learning to ride, or you just love jazz, we have an event for you. Check our our calendar and plan to join us.

April:

SATURDAY, April 8
2:00 p.m.                 Tour De Brewer I, with host Andy Ashby of Memphis Made            

SATURDAY, April 15
10:30 a.m.               Bike to Lunch: DeJAVU

SUNDAY, April 16 — Shop Closed for Easter

FRIDAY, April 21
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern (Cash, only. No kids.)

SATURDAY, April 22
2:00 p.m.                 Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library

FRIDAY, April 28
5:30 p.m.                  Jazz and Bikes

Do you need a bike?! We have loads overhauled and ready for you to ride. Come by the Shop to check them out!

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Tour De Brewer #1

In just six days, we embark on our first-ever, Tour De Brewer ride. Memphis breweries are hopping, and what better way to visit them than by bike?! If you feel the same, join us on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. as we take this 4 tap room challenge, together. We will even be joined by Memphis Made’s own Andy Ashby, who also loves beers and gears. Andy says, “Working at Memphis Made as much as I do, I don’t get to ride my bike or visit other local breweries as much as I’d like. This is a great chance to do both.” Won’t you join us to help Andy ride his bike?!

Be prepared! This will be a lot of riding! But we go at a pace slow enough to chat.

This ride meets at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be renting bikes for this ride. Please bring your own bike!

All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. You are responsible for proving that you are old enough to drink. But we will have a way to note that you are part of our group.

Bring your bike in to Revolutions for a tune-up beforehand, to make sure it’s ready to ride! And as always, you’ll need lights and locks, as we will return after dark. 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.

Bicycle Story-Time

Yesterday, Revolutions and the Cossitt Library partnered to get kids on bicycles! We went Downtown for a bicycle-themed story-time. Then we’ll moved outside, in full view of the beautiful Mississippi River, to learn how to ride. Of course, I missed getting any pictures of the kids actually riding. But, we had kids ages 5, 6 and 10 and they all learned to ride.

Do you know a child who would like to learn? Mark your calendars for April 22 and May 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cossitt Library, when we do it, again. You’ll need your kids, their bikes and helmets. You can remove the training wheels beforehand, or we’ll help you out. Younger siblings are welcome to bring balance bikes, trikes, strollers, etc.

This event is geared towards K-2nd graders, but older kids who want to learn are welcome!

Please remember that you (and your children) ride at your own risk.

Tennessee Bike Summit

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This May, Memphis will host the Tennessee Bike Summit! This special event, in its 6th year, returns to the Bluff City May 18th to May 20th. City of Memphis Bike/Ped Program Manager Nick Oyler will speak on a panel discussion with his peers from Tennessee’s other major cities, on the state of our respective bicycle programs. What’s more, Mayor Strickland himself will kick off the Summit with remarks on Memphis’ ever burgeoning bike- friendly attitude.

Registration for the Summit is now open. Let’s show the rest of Tennessee what it means to ride a bicycle, in Memphis!

March 26

How to Ride in the Street: TODAY

There is still time to join our How to Ride in the Street class. It is a 4-part class, starting this afternoon. We’ll talk strategy and practice skills, in a kind and encouraging group! Read more and sign up, here.

 

IMPORTANT Public Meeting: MONDAY

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The bike lanes on Riverside Drive seemed inevitable. But then the naysayers were the ones who showed up at the public meeting. And the bike lane project was scrapped. Tomorrow’s public meeting is one of those where projects could get the green light, or get thrown out. So, PLEASE show up and share your thoughts.

17159254_1139610979497914_5422838579692328516_oIt is an Open House format, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive by 5:30. Attendees will be able to come and go during the two-hour window. Revolutions feels this meeting is so important that we will be CLOSING THE SHOP, in order to attend.

If you want to ride over with us, we’re meeting at the Overton Park Bike Arch, at 5:30. Or just show up at Benjamin Hooks library!

Comment cards will be provided to share your position on a project. And we URGE you to use these cards. The comments collected through the cards will be recorded, tallied, and reviewed to determine the general sentiment from attendees toward the projects. Due to the open house format, voicing your opinion is good, but submitting it in writing is better. Because of the meeting format, it’s critical that attendees use the comment cards. Even if a comment is as simple as “More bike lanes” or “No bike lanes,” it will be recorded and considered for next steps.

The proposed projects are:

STP Group 5

1) N. Highland St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 2) Riverside Dr. – Jefferson Ave. to Beale St.     3) N. Perkins St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 4) Hickory Hill Rd. – Mt. Moriah Rd. to    Winchester Rd.. 5) Knight Arnold Rd. – Hickory Hill Rd. to Ridgeway Rd. 6) Riverdale Rd. – Winchester Rd. to Shelby Dr.

STP Group 6

1) Cooper St. – Washington Ave. to Central Ave. 2) Getwell Rd. – Park Ave. to I-240.    3) Airways Blvd. – Shelby Dr. to TN/MS State Line  4) Mendenhall Rd. – Knight Arnold Rd. to Mt. Moriah Rd.

PLEASE plan to attend this meeting! Even if you can only stop in for a few minutes, we want you share your voice. Revolutions will lead a ride to this meeting. We’ll meet at the Overton Park Bike Gate at 5:30, for those who want to ride over, together.

 

Bicycle Story-time and Beginners Riding Lessons

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Save the Date: Tour De Brewer I — April 8

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We’re riding to four breweries! We’ll be joined by Memphis Made co-owner Andy Ashby who says, “Working at Memphis Made as much as I do, I don’t get to ride my bike or visit other local breweries as much as I’d like. This is a great chance to do both.” Meet us on April 8, at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Revolutions entrance. We’ll ride to Ghostriver, High Cotton, Wiseacre and Memphis Made!Memphis Made Spring Break Ride.jpg

 

Sign up for Bike Camp!

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Sign up for Camp, here.

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What’s Happening This Week
March 26–April 2

SUNDAY:

2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street class, 1 of 4
2:00-6:00 p.m.    Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

MONDAY:
6:30 p.m.                SHOP CLOSED — Go to the Public Meeting!
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.    Public Meeting at Benjamin Hooks

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
2:00 p.m.
                Bicycle Storytime and Basic Riding Lessons, at the Cossitt Library

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

Coming Up, Soon!

April:
SATURDAY, April 8
2:00 p.m.                 Tour de Brewer I

June:
MONDAY, June 5    Summer Camp: Rising 5th-7th graders

MONDAY, June 12    Summer Camp: Rising 8th-10th graders

March 19

Women’s Bike Chat: Dessert Ride TODAY

The weather turned gorgeous, again. So, for today’s Women’s Bike Chat let’s ride to dessert. I’m thinking somewhere in Overton Square? And I’m totally open to suggestions. Need a bike? Rent one from us for $5, plus tax.

Helmets required, ride at your own risk, etc. You know the deal. We hope you’ll join us, at Revolutions, 2:00 p.m.!

 

Fix a Flat: TOMORROW

This class covers everything you need to know about tires and tubes. Learn why you get flats and the best ways to prevent them, in the future. Never get stranded again!

We’ll show you how to fix a flat. And then you’ll have time to practice. Bring your own bike, if you want to. Or use one of ours. This class is free for Revolutions members. Not a member of Revolutions, yet? You can join when you sign up! Or, you can pay for a single class, without membership, for just $10. Monday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Bike to Dinner: THURSDAY

We’re headed to India Palace, so you should be about to ride for about 40 minutes, each way. 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 and roll out by 6:45, at the latest. If you are renting bicycles, please come at 6:15. Weather updates, and more info, here.

 

How to Ride in the Street: Starts NEXT SUNDAY

Do you want to ride in the street, but feel nervous? Check out our 4-part class, starting next Sunday. We’ll talk strategy and practice skills, in a kind and encouraging group! Read more and sign up, here.

 

IMPORTANT Public Meeting on 10 Road Projects

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The following re-surfacing projects will be presented (most of which include bike facilities) in an Open house format, on Monday, March 27. Revolutions feels this meeting is so important that we will be CLOSING THE SHOP, in order to attend. The plans for the various re-surfacing projects will be displayed at tables around the room, and a City staff member or consultant will be positioned at each table to answer questions. Attendees will be able to come and go during the two-hour window.

Comment cards will be provided to share your position on a project. And we URGE you to use these cards. The comments collected through the cards will be recorded, tallied, and reviewed to determine the general sentiment from attendees toward the projects. Due to the open house format, voicing your opinion is good, but submitting it in writing is better. Because of the meeting format, it’s critical that attendees use the comment cards. Even if a comment is as simple as “More bike lanes” or “No bike lanes,” it will be recorded and considered for next steps.

We have been informed that these designs are truly proposals. The projects will move forward or be altered/stopped depending on the feedback.

The proposed projects are:

STP Group 5

1) N. Highland St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 2) Riverside Dr. – Jefferson Ave. to Beale St.     3) N. Perkins St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 4) Hickory Hill Rd. – Mt. Moriah Rd. to    Winchester Rd.. 5) Knight Arnold Rd. – Hickory Hill Rd. to Ridgeway Rd. 6) Riverdale Rd. – Winchester Rd. to Shelby Dr.

STP Group 6

1) Cooper St. – Washington Ave. to Central Ave. 2) Getwell Rd. – Park Ave. to I-240.    3) Airways Blvd. – Shelby Dr. to TN/MS State Line  4) Mendenhall Rd. – Knight Arnold Rd. to Mt. Moriah Rd.

PLEASE plan to attend this meeting! Even if you can only stop in for a few minutes, we want you share your voice. Revolutions will lead a ride to this meeting. We’ll meet at the Overton Park Bike Gate at 5:30, for those who want to ride over, together.

 

Save the Date: Tour De Brewer I — April 8

What if you could ride to four local breweries in one fun afternoon? For some, this might be just the thing on the second Saturday in April! We had a practice run, on Friday, March 10. This crew made it to the Golf Clubhouse, plus Wiseacre and Memphis Made.

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So, save the date! More details, soon.

 

Know a Kid Who Needs to be in Camp?

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What’s Happening This Week
March 19–26

SUNDAY:
2:00 p.m.                Women’s Bike Chat Dessert Ride
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
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: India Palace

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, 1 of 4

 

Coming Up, Soon!

March:
MONDAY, March 27
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Public Meeting at Benjamin Hooks

April:
SATURDAY, April 8
2:00 p.m.                 Tour de Brewer I

June:
MONDAY, June 5    Summer Camp: Rising 5th-7th graders

MONDAY, June 12    Summer Camp: Rising 8th-10th graders

March 12

Camps and Classes!

How to Ride in the Street class: STARTS SOON!

Do you know how to ride a bicycle but feel nervous about riding in the street, alone?

If you answered yes to these two questions, then join us this Spring for our How to Ride in the Street class!

This class meets for 4 Sundays: March 26, April 2, 9 and 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Read more and sign up, here.

Fix a Flat

Sometimes our Revolutions members tell me that they are embarrassed that they don’t know how to fix a flat. But there is no reason to be embarrassed! We’re here to help. Join us Monday, March 20 at 6:30 for a hands on class. If you bring your own bike, you can practice what it will be like when you’re out on the road. Or, you can practice on one of ours. Read more and sign up, here. This class is free for members or $10.

We have Summer Camps

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A Holiday Ride, this Week!

St. Paddy’s Eve Beers and Gears

They probably know how to celebrate at Silky O’Sullivan’s, right? This month’s Beers and Gears is headed downtown to find out. Join us on Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m., in front of Revolutions. Plan to ride about 55 minutes each way, at a pace slow enough to chat.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. If you are renting bicycles, please come at 6:45.

More info and weather updates, here.

Check us out in the Cooper-Young St. Paddy’s Day Parade!

Revolutions was invited to lead a group of children on bicycles, in the 2nd Annual St. Paddy’s Day parade, in Cooper-Young. So, if you’re looking for some fun on Friday morning, come out to the parade. Don’t forget to wear green!

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Final Public Meeting on 9 Bicycle Road Projects

Please mark your calendars for Monday, March 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Division of Engineering is holding a Public Meeting on 9 bicycle road projects, at Benjamin Hooks library. We’ll have more information to share on the specifics of the projects, soon. But please plan to attend to voice your support for the improvements. We feel like this meeting is so important that we plan to close the Shop, for the evening. I have been advised that this meeting will be held in an Open House format. So don’t worry if you have to arrive late! Extra gold stars, to you, if you can ride your bike to this meeting!

What’s Happening This Week
March 12–19

SUNDAY — Did you Spring Your Clock Forward?
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 and Gears: Silky O’Sullivan’s

FRIDAY, March 17
10:00 a.m.                Revolutions riding in the Cooper-Young St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

 

Coming Up, Soon!

March:

MONDAY, March 20
6:30 p.m.                 Fix a Flat

THURSDAY, March 23
6:30 p.m.                 Bike to Dinner: India Palace

SUNDAY, March 26
2:00 p.m.                 How to Ride in the Street class

MONDAY, March 27
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Public Meeting at Benjamin Hooks

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

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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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