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Classes and Community Involvement

Greetings to you in the midst of this beautiful Fall weather. Since it’s so cool out, I’m sure you are looking for places to ride your bike. Revolutions has several ideas for you!

First, how about a some classes?

Traffic Skills 101

This traffic skills course will help you understand riding in traffic –from side roads, to bike lanes, to urban highways.  It will give you the confidence you need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. This is a “must have” if you have thought about bicycle commuting, or just for day-to-day riding on city streets.  It will give you the confidence and know-how to handle traffic basics.

Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen.

Class cost $30 dollars for members and $50 for non-members and includes a student manual.

 

Class is limited to 10 openings. And you can sign up here. This is a class in two parts. Please plan to attend both sessions:

Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, in Conference Room B

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM, the Field Practical (parking lot and road session)

 

 

Community Meetings

Looking for a way to have your voice heard? Cycle on down to the Beale Street Landing, on Tuesday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. for the Riverside Drive Complete Streets Project Community Meeting.

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In June 2014, Riverside Drive was transformed using paint and signs to demonstrate how a reconfigured street could improve access and mobility to the Memphis riverfront for persons walking or riding bicycles. This temporary exhibition will be used over the next 12-18 months to test, measure, and refine the design so the end result is a street that works well for all roadway users. A series of public meetings will be used to share data that has been gathered and to receive comments and questions about the roadway’s current and future function.

This community meeting is the first of several that will be scheduled during the pilot period so that data can be shared and public comment can be made. This meeting will include information about what data is being gathered, the projected schedule of future meetings, and what the public can expect during the duration of the pilot period. Doors will open to the meeting at 6:00pm, followed by a presentation at 6:30pm.

Come to the community meeting and express yourself. Your ideas and opinions are a valuable part of the process that will impact the final design of this roadway. The ultimate success of the Riverside Drive Access and Mobility Project depends on your participation… so please join in!

BEALE STREET LANDING

251 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

MEMPHIS, TN 38103

Questions? Please contact Kyle Wagenschutz, Bicycle /Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Memphis at: (901) 636-6710 or kyle.wagenschutz@memphistn.gov

 

Volunteers Needed

Tour de Coop-2013

Did you go on last year’s Tour de Coop, put on by GrowMemphis? It was awesome!! This tour of backyard chickens, honeybees and community gardens is a great way to see how Memphis is growing our own food. And it can all be seen by bicycle. This year’s tour will be on Saturday, September 20. GrowMemphis needs volunteers to put on this event. If you are interested in helping, please email Carole Colter at carole@growmemphis.org. And mark your calendars, because if you aren’t volunteering, you’ll want to be riding!

 

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