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Where will you ride with us?

Women’s Bike Chat — TODAY!

Where is summer going?! Today, is already the 3rd Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for another Women’s Bike Chat. We’ve had several new woman around the Shop, and they were asking questions about riding. Won’t you join us for chatting and encouragement about riding bicycles, in Memphis? Sure, it’s hot as blazes! But when we ride through the neighborhood, the breeze feels nice!! Will you meet with us today at 2:00 p.m.?

Bring your bicycles and we’ll take an easy neighborhood ride. Don’t let not having a bike stop you from riding with us. You can rent one of ours for $5, plus tax!

 

Flat Fix Class — TOMORROW!

Monday, July 18, is our next Members’ class: Fix a Flat. This class covers everything you need to know about tires and tubes. Learn why you get flats and the best ways to prevent them, in the future. Plus, learn about ways you can get involved with Revolutions, both in our workshop and around the community.

This class is free and for Revolutions members, only. Not a member of Revolutions, yet? You can join when you sign up for class!

 

Bike to Dinner — WEDNESDAY!

Don’t miss our last Bike to Dinner ride. This Wednesday, we’re headed to  Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos. Have you been to this new downtown restaurant? It’s muy delicious!! You can see pictures of their beautiful food here.

Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. Meet up at 6:30 and roll out by 6:45, at the latest. If you are renting bicycles, please come at 6:15.

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All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. Bring your bike in to Revolutions for a tune-up before the 20th, to make sure it’s ready to ride! And as always, you’ll need lights and locks, as we will ride back after dark. We take a pretty easy pace. Please remember that you ride at your own risk.

Don’t let not having a bike keep you from riding with us. We have bikes for sale, in our Shop. And we also rent adult bikes for $5, and family cargo bikes for $10 plus tax, on the night of a Bike to Dinner ride.

We hope you’ll join us!

 

Job Opening!

Commute Options Ambassadors will do outreach at worksites and events.  Do you know of good candidates?  The primary qualifications are interest in transit and bicycling, a positive attitude, and good outreach and communications skills.  This is a good opportunity for someone who may otherwise have limited employment pathways and/or isn’t in the workforce now. Read the full job posting, here.

 

Explore Bike Share to Bring Demo Station to Memphis

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Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit motivated to install a comprehensive bike share system in Memphis, will bring a demonstration bike share station to town the week of July 26-29.

B-Cycle, a leading bike share system manufacturer & Memphis’ selected vendor, will set up a station throughout Memphis for residents, tourists and potential sponsors to experience the health, cultural, environmental and urban transportation benefits of bike share. The station will serve as a physical example of the rented on-demand bicycle network that will be implemented in Memphis once the $4 million initial capital is reached.

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The bike share demonstration schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 27
11-2 p.m. Overton Square
4-7 p.m. Intersection of Union Avenue & Main Street
Thursday, July 28
9-1 p.m. South Memphis Farmers Market
6-9 p.m. Levitt Shell
Friday, July 29
11-2 p.m. FedEx Forum — Food Truck Friday

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ABOUT EXPLORE BIKE SHARE. Explore Bike Share is a 501(c)3 with a mission to bring a bike share system to Memphis in 2017. It strives to develop and implement a bike sharing program for the benefit of the general public with access to as many Memphians as possible; promote bike culture in Memphis through community development, bike education and safety training; and encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles. Bike share is an on-demand network of rental bicycles; check out a bike from any station and go to the next destination, paying per ride, per day, or per month. For more information, visit explorebikeshare.comClick here to view the promotional video!

 

What’s Happening This Week
July 17–24

Sunday:
2:00 p.m.              
 Women’s Bike Chat
2:00-6:00 p.m.    
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m.     Fix a Flat Class

Wednesday:
6:30 p.m.:               Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   
Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!

Coming Up, Soon!

Monday, July 25
6:30 p.m.               Demolition Night

 

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