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Take Mom for a Bike Ride

Lots of ways to ride

This week a new friend of Revolutions came by to look at recumbent tricycles. Robert, who was an avid bicycle rider, suffered a severe stroke a year ago. Looking for a way to regain some physical activity, some friends connected him with us. Luckily, we have at least two members who ride recumbent trikes. And they were both excited to show them off.


IMG_3815Matt Matthews is tall, so his trike fit Robert well. Kim Halyak is not as tall. But her husband outfitted her trike with electronic-assist, so Robert was able to get a feel for the assistance that offers.  Robert seemed a bit skeptical about the e-assist. I certainly was, until I tried it in a hilly place. E-assist can be set up to provide extra oomph to your pedaling. Or you can use a throttle option that is engaged with a hand control, when you want to take off quickly. Either way, if this makes riding possible again for a rider of any riding ability, I am now convinced.

And actually, I have a not-so-secret dream of adding e-assist to one or two of our cargo bikes so we could move even more stuff around by bikes.


Revolutions CLOSED for Mother’s Day

Take Mom out for a bike ride!


You still have time to sign up for How to Ride in the Street Class

IMG_2843Did you know that 60% of Memphians would like to ride their bicycles more. Have you seen a new bicycle lane get painted and wondered how to use it? At Revolutions, we find that a lot of folks want to ride but are wary of going it along in the street. So, we have a new class to help! Please, spread the word! And sign up here!! 

May is Bike Month

Tomorrow, Monday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m. Revolutions is headed to Pizza with Planners: Bike Month Edition

  • Join Livable Memphis, along with Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, for a bicycle ride celebrating the Hampline! We will meet at Revolutions at 6:00 p.m., ride to and along the Hampline in Binghampton, and end at the East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park for pizza on us and an opportunity to listen in on a panel discussion on current transportation trends and developments. Don’t have a bicycle? No worries! Bicycles are available for rent at Revolutions, for $5 plus tax. Click here to register! 


Fix a Flat: Next Class May 16th

Has it been awhile since you fixed a flat tire? Or maybe you never learned how! Join us on Monday, May 16 for our Fix a Flat class. This class is offered free to Revolutions members. And you can sign up here!


Revolutions’ New Hours

Retail, Service, Rentals
Mondays 6:30-9:00
Thursdays 2:00-9:00
Saturdays 8:30-3:30
Sundays 2:00-6:00

Workshop Hours for Members
Sundays 2:00-6:00 (Open Shop)
Mondays 6:30-9:00
Thursdays 6:30-9:00

What’s Happening This Week
May 8 — 15

2:00-6:00 p.m.   Shop Closed for Mother’s Day: Take Mom for a bike ride!

6:00 p.m.               Ride to Pizza with Planners — Sign up here.
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Training Fleet Overhaul Night

2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Training Fleet Overhaul Night

10:00 a.m.              First Congo Easy Riders TriCycles ride

8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals (New Hours!)

2:00 p.m.               
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!
2:00 p.m.                 How to Ride in the Street — First class!

Coming Up, Soon!

Sunday, May 15:     How to Ride in the Street

Monday, May 16:
6:30-9:00:               Fix a Flat


June 6-10: Summer Camps for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
June 13-17: Summer Camps for Rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
June 20-24: Summer Camps for Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th graders

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