And then, get ready for a busy week.
Last Monday, May 5th, Revolutions member Ben Cornelius led a class on Commuting 101. We had a great group discussion about how to start bicycling to work. We talked about road safety, things to carry on the bike, how to properly lock a bike and finding a good route to work. I think everyone went away with good ideas on how to start riding to work.
Our next class is this Monday, May 12th, at 6:30 p.m.: Roadside Repairs: A two-hour class on basic bicycle maintenance, designed for the beginner who needs to know how to fix a flat tire, negate noisy gears, reduce rim rub, etc. You will need your own bicycle and Flat Fix Kit. Kits will be available for $60 cash on the night of the class, and they include: A seat pack , CO2 cartridges, a patch kit, tire levers, a spare tube and a multi-tool.
These classes are for current Revolutions members, only. But don’t worry! You can join (or re-join), now! Memberships are $30 and payable when the Shop is open. You can also join on weekends at the Global Goods Fair Trade Store at 1st Congo. And, if you are attending a class, you can join when you show up for that!
Let us know you’re coming here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the week of Rides!
The weekend of May 16, 17 and 18 will be a busy one for bicycling.
- May 16 is Bike to Work Day. Join us for the Downtown Bicycle Expo in Court Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- May 17 at Noon, Revolutions via Wee Ride Memphis will lead one of the many community group rides going to Bikesploitation. Meet in front of Revolutions, 1000 S. Cooper Ave. This event is gonna be awesome!
- May 18 is Rock ‘n Romp. Wee Ride will lead a short Bike-A-Van, at 1:00 p.m., over to Rhodes College for this party. We’ll meet behind 1st Congo, in the NE parking lot (off Blythe). We’ll need lots of kids to go with us to get in all the adults. More information here.
Follow the links, above, to find out more about each event. And, see the full calendar here.
Come out and help us save the world, one bicycle at a time!