Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op

It’s almost September! The weather is sure to get cooler, now. So, let’s do some riding. You can join us tomorrow for our How to Ride in the Street class, if you want to build your confidence. Or you can jump into some group rides, like our Slow Ride to Overton Park, next Saturday, or some community rides like the Central Gardens Tour of Homes and the Medical District Collaborative’s Freewheel Slow Ride.

Open Shop will continue, during most of our workshop hours. So, come on in to get your bike tuned up!

And don’t forget 901 Day. We’ll be at Exposure on 901 Day, so stop by our booth and say hi!

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Bike to Dinner: Did you join us?

We had fun, at last week’s Bike to Dinner. We headed to Belly Acres and had a delicious time.

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What’s Happening This Week
Aug 28 – Sept 4

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.               How to Ride in the Street class begins
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
6:00-9:00 p.m.     
Revolutions at Exposure on 901 Day
6:30-9:00 p.m.     
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

Saturday
8:30 am                    Slow Ride to Overton Park
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!

Monday, Sept 5  Shop CLOSED for Labor Day

Wed, Sept 7        Medical District Collaborative Freewheel Slow Ride

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m.            Central Gardens Bicycle Tour of Homes

Do you know how to ride in the street?

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It can feel really intimidating to take your bicycle out into the street. Will the cars see you? What do you do when the bike lane ends? How to Ride in the Street class addresses these types of questions and works to build up your confidence. In 4 sessions, you will learn tips, tricks and strategies and you will get outside and PRACTICE! Class starts NEXT SUNDAY. Read more and sign up here.

 

Calling all Moms, and the Kiddos, too!

Do you have a bicycle that you and your toddler can ride together. Did you maybe just send an older brother or sister back to school and your younger kiddo wants something fun? Have you wondered how to get a small child on a bike?

Moms Ride

We’re hosting a ride for moms and toddlers, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. (if only the rain will stay away!). Bring a picnic snack/lunch, and blankets to share. We’ll ride over, let the kids have time to play and then ride back.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. Meet up at 10:00 a.m. If you want to rent a bicycle for you to carry your child on, please come at 9:45 a.m. Rentals are $10, plus tax.

This ride is for moms and kids. Bring your bike trailer, trail-a-bike or bike seats loaded with kids. Or, if your child is at nursery school, just bring yourself!

All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. We take a pretty easy pace. This ride is just over 3 miles and about 25-30 minutes of riding, each way. Please remember that you and your children ride at your own risk.

Bike to Dinner: Belly Acres

We’re headed to Belly Acres, this week. It’s super close. So, we’ll ride out and around, enjoying Broad Ave, the Hampline and Overton Park on the way. Read more details here and plan to join us on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate (1000 S. Cooper).

901 Day

Have you heard about Exposure on 901 Day (It’s just Sept 1st to most folks). But for us, its a celebration of all things Memphis. Revolutions will be there, along with loads of others talking about ways you can get involved in our community.

 

What’s Happening This Week
Aug 21–28

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.               Women’s Bike Chat 2nd Anniversary Ride
2:00-6:00 p.m.    Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

Monday:
10:00 a.m.              Moms and Tots Ride to Overton Park
6:30-9:00 p.m.     
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN

Wednesday, Aug 24
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Belly Acres

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 p.m.                How to Ride in the Street class

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

 

Coming up, soon!

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m.            Central Gardens Bicycle Tour of Homes

Basic Bike Assessment: MONDAY!

There is still time to sign up for this great class. New members especially find it helpful for getting oriented to our workshop tools. You get a chance to look over your bicycle, learn names of various parts, and make a list of things that need fixing. Then, you will have a good guide when you come in to an Open Shop session, to work on your bike. You don’t have to be a new member to come to class. But you do have to have a current membership. You can sign up when you register for class or when you arrive. We hope you’ll join us, tomorrow, Aug 15 at 6:30!

Women’s Bike Chat — 2 Years Old!

Next Sunday is the 2nd Anniversary of Women’s Bike Chat. To celebrate, let’s ride to the Rec Room. We can hang out and chat, play games, drink a toast to ourselves, or whatever. PLEASE, don’t let not having a bike keep you from joining us. We have plenty and you can rent one for $5, plus tax. We’ll meet in the Revolutions workshop at 2:00 p.m. and head out when we think everyone has arrived. All Revolutions sponsored rides require the wearing of helmets, and they are ride-at-your-own-risk. Read more here.

Central Gardens Tour of Homes

Central Gardens Home & Garden Tour running their first-ever bicycle tour!

Revolutions will lead a bicycle ride that will take you to all seven homes on the tour, plus you will learn about other notable sites in the neighborhood.

The tour is on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. More details, and tickets!, here.

 

What’s Happening This Week
Aug 14-21

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.     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

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

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.                
Women’s Bike Chat, 2nd Anniversary!
2:00-6:00 p.m.     Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!

 

Coming up, soon!

Wednesday, Aug 24
6:30 p.m.             Bike to Dinner: Location, to be announced

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m.            Central Gardens Bicycle Tour of Homes

 

Rides and Tours

Bike to Dinner: Trolley Stop Market

Okay, so the kids are headed back to school, tomorrow. But that doesn’t mean summer (the season) is actually over. It’s still hot out there. And an evening ride to dinner is still a great way to eat with friends and ride home when it’s cooler. Join us, this Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., at our Bike Gate for a ride to the Trolley Stop Market. Front of House Manager Will Condon will tell us about their Farm-to-Table approach to food.

Adult Bicycles and Family Cargo Bicycle rentals available. Please come at 6:15, if you are renting. And, you can read more here.

 

Central Gardens Tour of Homes

Want to experience the Central Gardens Home & Garden Tour in a totally unique way? Join their first-ever bicycle tour!

Revolutions will lead a bicycle ride that will take you to all seven homes on the tour, plus you will learn about other notable sites in the neighborhood. We have mapped out the bicycle tour to be certain you get the most out of your day, enjoying the breeze and the beautiful canopy of trees that line our neighborhood streets.

The tour is on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. More details, and tickets!, here.

 

Basic Bike Assessment: Next Week

This class is so great for new members to Revolutions. You get a chance to look over your bicycle, learn names of various parts, and make a list of things that need fixing. This list will give you a good guide if you then come in to an Open Shop session, to work on your bike. You don’t have to be a new member to come to class. But you do have to have a current membership. You can sign up when you register for class or when you arrive. We hope you’ll join us, Monday Aug 15 at 6:30!

 

What’s Happening This Week
Aug 7-14

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, Aug 10
6:30 p.m.                Bike to Dinner: Trolley Stop Market

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!

Monday, Aug 15
6:30-9:00 p.m. Basic Bike Assessment class

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m.            Central Gardens Bicycle Tour of Homes

What’s Happening This Week
July 31–Aug 7

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 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!

Wednesday, Aug 10
6:30 p.m.            Bike to Dinner, location TBD

Monday, Aug 15
6:30-9:00 p.m. Basic Bike Assessment class

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m.            Central Gardens Bicycle Tour of Homes

Share a Bike

Demolition Night–Monday

We’re breaking down bicycles. Some of our donations are not in good enough condition to ride again. So, we use Demolition Night to break them down. We save the parts that are usable and send the rest to the scrap metal yard.

This work is a great activity for beginners. You can get your hands on some tools and bicycles. And you don’t have to worry about breaking something…because that’s exactly what you are supposed to be doing!

Join us: Monday, 6:30 – 9:00. Demolition Night is only for Revolutions Members. Not a member, yet? You can join when you arrive.

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Wednesday night brought our hottest Bike to Dinner, yet. But we still had 50 people show
up to ride. This time we had 7 families bring along a total of 11 children riding. We also had 2 adults back on bicycles for the first time since they were kids, and a man who was on his first ride since returning to Memphis after a 15 year hiatus.

Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos did a great job getting our food out quickly. And their upstairs dessert bar, with cupcakes and Mexican Ice Pops, were greatly appreciated!

 

Check out Explore Bike Share THIS WEEK

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Explore Bike Share’ demonstration bike share station will be in town, this week.

The station will serve as a physical example of the rented on-demand bicycle network that will be implemented in Memphis once the $4 million initial capital is reached.

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Check out the bike share station at one of these locations:

Wednesday, July 27
11-2 p.m. Overton Square
4-7 p.m. Intersection of Union Avenue & Main Street
Thursday, July 28
9-1 p.m. South Memphis Farmers Market
6-9 p.m. Levitt Shell
Friday, July 29
11-2 p.m. FedEx Forum — Food Truck Friday

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ABOUT EXPLORE BIKE SHARE. Explore Bike Share is a 501(c)3 with a mission to bring a bike share system to Memphis in 2017. It strives to develop and implement a bike sharing program for the benefit of the general public with access to as many Memphians as possible; promote bike culture in Memphis through community development, bike education and safety training; and encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles. Bike share is an on-demand network of rental bicycles; check out a bike from any station and go to the next destination, paying per ride, per day, or per month. For more information, visit explorebikeshare.comClick here to view the promotional video!

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 24–31

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.    
Demolition Night

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!

Where will you ride with us?

Women’s Bike Chat — TODAY!

Where is summer going?! Today, is already the 3rd Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for another Women’s Bike Chat. We’ve had several new woman around the Shop, and they were asking questions about riding. Won’t you join us for chatting and encouragement about riding bicycles, in Memphis? Sure, it’s hot as blazes! But when we ride through the neighborhood, the breeze feels nice!! Will you meet with us today at 2:00 p.m.?

Bring your bicycles and we’ll take an easy neighborhood ride. Don’t let not having a bike stop you from riding with us. You can rent one of ours for $5, plus tax!

 

Flat Fix Class — TOMORROW!

Monday, July 18, is our next Members’ class: Fix a Flat. 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. Plus, learn about ways you can get involved with Revolutions, both in our workshop and around the community.

This class is free and for Revolutions members, only. Not a member of Revolutions, yet? You can join when you sign up for class!

 

Bike to Dinner — WEDNESDAY!

Don’t miss our last Bike to Dinner ride. This Wednesday, we’re headed to  Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos. Have you been to this new downtown restaurant? It’s muy delicious!! You can see pictures of their beautiful food here.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. Meet up at 6:30 and roll out by 6:45, at the latest. If you are renting bicycles, please come at 6:15.

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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 for a tune-up before the 20th, to make sure it’s ready to ride! And as always, you’ll need lights and locks, as we will ride back 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. And we also rent adult bikes for $5, and family cargo bikes for $10 plus tax, on the night of a Bike to Dinner ride.

We hope you’ll join us!

 

Job Opening!

Commute Options Ambassadors will do outreach at worksites and events.  Do you know of good candidates?  The primary qualifications are interest in transit and bicycling, a positive attitude, and good outreach and communications skills.  This is a good opportunity for someone who may otherwise have limited employment pathways and/or isn’t in the workforce now. Read the full job posting, here.

 

Explore Bike Share to Bring Demo Station to Memphis

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Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit motivated to install a comprehensive bike share system in Memphis, will bring a demonstration bike share station to town the week of July 26-29.

B-Cycle, a leading bike share system manufacturer & Memphis’ selected vendor, will set up a station throughout Memphis for residents, tourists and potential sponsors to experience the health, cultural, environmental and urban transportation benefits of bike share. The station will serve as a physical example of the rented on-demand bicycle network that will be implemented in Memphis once the $4 million initial capital is reached.

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The bike share demonstration schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 27
11-2 p.m. Overton Square
4-7 p.m. Intersection of Union Avenue & Main Street
Thursday, July 28
9-1 p.m. South Memphis Farmers Market
6-9 p.m. Levitt Shell
Friday, July 29
11-2 p.m. FedEx Forum — Food Truck Friday

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ABOUT EXPLORE BIKE SHARE. Explore Bike Share is a 501(c)3 with a mission to bring a bike share system to Memphis in 2017. It strives to develop and implement a bike sharing program for the benefit of the general public with access to as many Memphians as possible; promote bike culture in Memphis through community development, bike education and safety training; and encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles. Bike share is an on-demand network of rental bicycles; check out a bike from any station and go to the next destination, paying per ride, per day, or per month. For more information, visit explorebikeshare.comClick here to view the promotional video!

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 17–24

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

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m.     Fix a Flat Class

Wednesday:
6:30 p.m.:               Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos

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!

Monday, July 25
6:30 p.m.               Demolition Night

 

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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