Come ride bikes with me. There might be cake!
Wee Ride Memphis Group Bicycle Ride
Our last group ride was on my birthday. So, okay, there might not be cake, this time. But there might be. You never know! But cake or no, I hope you will join us on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. We will gather in 1st Congo’s NE parking lot, just off Blythe. This ride will be about 12 miles. We’re thinking maybe we’ll head out to La Michoacana where there are Mexican ice-pops, ice cream and snacks! Check out our facebook page later this week for the exact route. If your kids can make a 12 mile ride on their own bike at a medium pace, let them ride. But if they can’t, they should be in a bike trailer, bike seat, tag along, etc. Oh, and, you don’t have to have kids to ride with us. All are welcome!
As a special part of this group ride, we will plan to return via the Greenline and end up at Overton Park at 1:00 p.m., in order to participate in the official opening of the Bike Gate. (Read more about this, below). After that, we’ll head back to 1st Congo. This ride may take a bit more time than a regular Group Ride, because of the celebration at the Bike Gate. But we hope you’ll set aside the time and join us!
Bring a sack lunch and drinks (or plan to get snacks and ice cream at La Michoacana). Wee Ride Memphis is a community group ride sponsored by Revolutions Memphis. As always, all rides are weather-dependant. Ride at your own risk! More details here.
Also on Saturday:
If you’re not joining in on the Wee Ride, you can head straight to the Bike Gate on Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. Overton Park Conservancy says:
Be the first to see the Bike Gate sculpture up close, explore the array of engraved pavers, and hear from some of the people who made the project possible.Saturday, April 19 is the Bike Gate Official Opening! If you have a bike, we’d love for you to ride into the event!
Just after the remarks from Mayor A C Wharton and others, we’ll be riding a victory lap through the park. Come celebrate all the progress Memphis is making as a cycling-friendly city with us.The new plaza is located on East Parkway, just west of Sam Cooper Blvd.
Revolutions provided a lot of these bikes! Come out and celebrate!
Please also note:
Revolutions will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter. See the calendar here.