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Our Bicycle Friendly City

Bike gate with city leaders

This week, we were so excited to be in a tour of Memphis Cycling Facilities led by our Bike/Ped Memphis coordinator Kyle Wagenschutz. Steve Clark from the League of American Bicyclists was in town evaluating ways that Memphis could bypass the Tennessee cities who currently hold Bronze level status in the League’s Bicycle Friendly Communities. Memphis won’t be satisfied with just Bronze; we want to jump right into Silver! We had a great group including Cort Percer from Peddler Bike Shop, Dustin Green from Trek Bicycle, Sylvia Crum from Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop, Tina Pierce Sullivan from Overton Park, John Paul Shaffer from Livable Memphis, Dawn Vinson from Downtown Memphis, Sam Powers from City Council Offices, and Steven from the City Engineers Office. We also got to be some of the first bikes to ride the freshly paved Hampline!

Public Meeting on Entrances to Overton Park

Want a chance to help encourage non-vehicular access to Overton Park?

Overton Park Conservancy recognizes that several of the park entrances are difficult to access on foot or by bicycle.  Cyclists entering the park from the Cooper St. bike lane, for example, find only a worn grassy area when they enter the park.  There is no path for them to enter, and no connection to the park’s trail system except by riding through the golf course.

Improving access to the park from its surrounding neighborhoods and from the city as a whole is the Conservancy’s next major priority.  Overton Park will focus on five areas of need, including:

  • Improving the park entrance at Poplar and Cooper
  • Improving the park entrance at Poplar and Tucker
  • Improving the park entrance at on N. Parkway
  • Creating a perimeter trail that rings the entire park
  • Making improvements to pedestrian areas within the park

Overton Park will host two public meetings:

  • Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m., Callicott Auditorium in Memphis College of Art’s Rust Hall (in the center of Overton Park)
  • Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m., Playhouse on the Square Cafe, 2188 Union Avenue (at Cooper St.)

Come share your opinion! You can read more details here.

Welcome new members

We send out a very warm welcome to Scott, Joann and John. Hope to see you around the Shop, soon.

Shop Closed, Sunday, May 25

Please note that the Shop will be closed this afternoon in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

Next Class:

Bike Parts and Tools
Can you name all the parts on a  bicycle? Do you know which tools to use on which parts? Come join Keith Norman and find out, in this discussion class. 

This class is for Revolutions Memphis members only and counts towards your four free hours of classes. If you are not yet a member, you can join for $30, payable the night of the class.

Sign up here.

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