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SLOW Rides, and a Break for the 4th

What’s Happening This Week, June 28-July 5:

2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop
6:45 p.m. Neighborhood SLOW Ride, on Bikes and Tri-Cycles (see more info, below!)

2:00-6:00 p.m. Retail Shop Open–Retail, rentals & service for the public.
6:30-9:00 pm Overhaul Night — for graduates of the Overhaul class and other experienced members

Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Shop CLOSED for 4th of July Weekend!

Note the change in our members’ OPEN SHOP hours:

We over-committed ourselves, so we’re making a change. You can still come in for the Retail Shop Thurs-Sun, 2-6. But the Members’ Open Shop will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 and the 1st and 2nd Mondays from 6:30 to 9:00.

What is Overhaul Night?
Overhaul Night is for folks who have taken the Overhaul Class to practice their skills. Get your hands on some more bikes by helping to overhaul some of our donations.
We also welcome folks with previous bike wrenching skills. This is definitely an experienced wrenching night (But Mondays are a great time for beginners!).
Overhaul night offers the opportunity to work on different types of brakes, bottom brackets, etc as you help us get bikes ready for folks to ride.


Neighborhood SLOW Ride

Monday, June 29 at 6:45 p.m.

f0a5f73c-5d4e-40b6-845a-dcbe0dfc5540Join Revolutions for a slow and easy ride through our neighborhood. We won’t ride on Cooper, except to cross over as we leave 1st Congo, and we won’t go as far as McLean.
Ramble around with us as the sun goes down for some fresh air at the end of a hot day.

We’ll meet in front of the Revolutions Bike Gate, at 6:45. And if you’d like to try one of our Easy Rider Tri-Cycles,
we have 10 of them!


Sending love to our friend, Mary Riddle11216842_604961541925_1286302571273675564_n

Mary Riddle, of Roots Memphis, suffered a severe farming accident several weeks ago. She’ll have very limited mobility for some time. But we’re excited to be able to share a hand-cranked tricycle with her, when she is ready. Thanks to Mark Allen, for saving this trike out of a donation of bikes to Revolutions; Keith Norman for funding some needed new parts; David Evans, for getting the trike in smooth, working order and Teddy Crum, for riding it around the neighborhood, to figure out how it works and to be able to explain it to Mary!!

Roots Memphis is a First Congregational Church Shared Space partner.

2 New Additions to our Nice to Bicycles Businesses List

Congratulations to Gus’s Downtown and Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza, on Union. Read their write ups here. And extra kudos to Pyros. They’re the first on our list with a bona fide, and sturdy, bike rack! Roll in to either of these fine establishments and say thanks!


What’s Coming Soon:

  • The Summer Overhaul Class for the Home MechanicRevolutionsRecRoom47
    • Do you want to know more about how your bike works? Are you interested in building your own bike? Or do you just want to be able to overhaul your own bike? Then, this is the class for you. The seven-session series starts on July 9. Read more and sign up here.


  • Bike to Dinner — July 8th at 6:30 p.m.
    • We’ll bike to dinner again on July 8th. This time we’ll ride to Phuong Long, on Cleveland. That way there will be plenty of choices for everyone! Who’s with me?!
    • Here’s the Commercial Appeal’s article with a few suggestions. What will you choose?
    • More info here.


  • Traffic Skills 101 Classes
    • This is a League of American Bicyclists class and is the prerequisite to League Certified Instructor training. We would love for some of you to get this training!
    • Class is $35.
    • Some topics they cover in the class:
      -Proper Lane Positioning in different situations.
      -TN Traffic Laws that pertain to bicycles.Road Drills
      -Quick stop
      -Avoidance drills
    • Traffic Skills 101  – June 26th and 27th.  <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the June 26th and on the bike portion takes places on the  June 27th.Traffic Skills 101 – July 10th and 12th   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 10th and on the bike portion takes places on the July 12th.Traffic Skills 101 –  July 31st and August 1st   <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the July 31st and on the bike portion takes places on the August 1stTraffic Skills 101 – August 14th and August 15th <—-Click to register
      Class room portion takes place on the August 14th and on the bike portion takes places on the August 15th
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