This week, Revolutions is joining in on a new ride series called Freewheel. Organized by the Medical District Collaborative and the Downtown Commission, this series of Slow Rides will explore neighborhoods. We like to do that, so we’re headed over to ride along. If you want to ride with us from Cooper-Young, meet us before 5:30, on Wednesday, Sept 7. We will leave at 5:30 to make it over to Monroe in time for the 6:00 ride. Or, you can just meet us there. More details here.
PLEASE NOTE: If you need a rental bike for this ride, please get them from the Freewheel folks. We will not have rentals available from Revolutions, for this ride.Follow this link and click “Get Tickets”.
Central Gardens added a bicycle tour option to this year’s Tour of Homes. Won’t you buy a ticket and show off how fun it is to see these houses by bicycle? Get your tickets, here. And then plan to meet us on Sunday, Sept 11 at 2:00 in the Grace-St. Luke’s parking lot at the SE corner of Belvedere and Peabody.
Last year, Revolutions was asked to follow the pace car for the Cooper-Young 4-Miler to pump up the Light the Way party goers. (Cooper-Young residents host front yard parties along the race route and literally “light the way” for this after dark race.)
They loved us so much that they asked us back this year to be both the Official Party Pumper Uppers and the Pace Car. This means we have to ride fast! If you can handle that, and are good at happy-yelling, we’d love to have you ride with us. But I’m serious, we ride a lot faster than we do for any of our other rides, because we DO NOT want to get run over by any of the racers!
This race is on Friday, Sept 16 and we meet at the CY Trellis, on the street between Memphis Made and Bluff City Sports. Costumes and noise-makers are welcome.
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to join the fun! Oh, and there’s free beer, at the end!!
Overton Park Slow Ride
We had a great ride, yesterday, to and thur Overton Park. The weather was cool and the group was jovial. We’ll have more Saturday rides, this Fall. So, keep an eye here and on our Facebook page!
Does anyone want to attend Bike!Bike!, a community bike shop conference, on our behalf? It’s in Detroit, Sept 28-Oct 2. Read about it here.
What’s Happening This Week
2:00 p.m. How to Ride in the Street class continues
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!
6:30-9:00 p.m. Shop CLOSED for Labor Day
Wed, Sept 7:
Freewheel Slow Ride
5:15 p.m. Meet at Revolutions to ride over
6:00 p.m. Ride starts at 600 Monroe
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
8:30 am-3:30 pm Retail Shop Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
Coming up, soon!
Friday, Sept 16
6:00ish? Cooper-Young 4-Miler Official Party Pumper Uppers
Saturday, Sept 17
9:00-4:00 Check out our booth at the Cooper-Young Fest
PLUS: Bike Valet available at Bluff City Sports
Sunday, Sept 18
2:00 p.m. Women’s Bike Chat
Monday, Sept 19
6:30 p.m. Fix a Flat class