Last Sunday was a beautiful Blessing of the Bikes, at 1st Congo.
It must have really struck a cord with folks because we had almost fifty bikes roll in to the sanctuary. Afterwards, Rev. Cheryl Cornish and I broke a chain (our version of a ribbon cutting) to re-open Revolutions and show it off with an Open House.
Revolutions in the News
This was a big week for Revolutions, in the news. High Ground Memphis wrote a lovely article about our history and what we are up to, this Fall.
What is a Greenprint?
The regional Greenprint will include parks, greenways, bike trails and walking paths, byways, blueways, conservation lands, natural areas, wildlife management areas, open space areas, community gardens, stormwater management areas, and other similar spaces. The scope of this plan is defined geographically by the boundaries of the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and West Memphis MPO, including jurisdictions in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
The development of a Regional Greenprint & Sustainability Plan will address the need for initiating long-term comprehensive land use planning in the Greater Memphis Area. The plan is designed to enhance livability and sustainability by establishing a unified vision for a regional network of green spaces in the Mid-South.
Next Saturday, October 18, is another MEMFix event, this time in The Edge district. Revolutions will host the Bike Valet and we need a few more people to help staff our booth. If you’d like to help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you don’t want to volunteer, please plan to ride your bike to this fun event. MEMFix: Edge District, at the intersection of Marshall and Monroe, will have a great, family-friendly lineup of vendors, pop-up shops, live bands and artists on two stages, food trucks, and all around fun – and there’s no charge to get in. Come check out the great businesses in the Edge, a pop-up planning office with tours for youth, new murals, street fixes, and new plaza spaces. The day runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Not sure exactly where The Edge is? Check out this map:
Check out more details and read about some of the great work that’s already happening in the Edge on their Facebook page.
Women’s Bike Chat, Next Sunday
Don’t forget, next Sunday, Oct 19, is the 3rd Sunday of the month. So Open Shop will be closed but Women’s Bike Chat will be on! Our topic will be commuting. Let’s have a show and tell with gear you find useful for commuting: racks, bags, shoes, whatever. And come with thoughts and questions like what if you don’t have a shower at work? Or, do you commute all year or just in certain weather? And what about riding buddies, are you interested in finding one?
Join us at 2:00 p.m. in the Bike Shop. Enter through the Bike Gate and the Meditation Garden. And bring you bike, because if the weather is fine, we’ll take a short ride, afterwards.
Other Happenings, This Week
On Monday, Oct 12, we’ll be working on Rental Fleet maintenance, in the Shop. Members are invited to join us to take care of the rental bikes. And, if we get through that work quickly enough, we’ll probably do some more work on the Christmas bikes, too.
And don’t forget that on Monday, Oct 20, we’ll continue with this month’s I Can Fix That class on Bike Assessment: What is that squeak? Where should I begin, on fixes to my bike? Join us for this basic assessment class to find out. Bring your own bike along, if you want. And sign up here.
Check out the calendar, here, for more details about what is coming up this week.