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Fix a Flat — TOMORROW!

Do you have a bike that you can’t ride, because it has a flat tire? Are you afraid of getting stuck while out on a ride, because you don’t know how to fix a flat? Joins us for Monday’s Fix a Flat class. We’ll meet on Sept 19, at 6:30 for a great explanation of what to do. Bring your own bike, if you want, or use one of ours. Fix a Flat is a free class offered to our members. Not a member, yet? Join when you sign up for class!

Rides You Don’t Want to Miss

Bike To Dinner: Last dinner of the season

It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. And soon, it might also be cold (well maybe not cold…). So, this week is our last Bike to Dinner of the season. We’re headed to Casablanca, on Madison. They are offering a $15/person special menu. It is sure to be delicious. So, join us at 6:30 on Wednesday because you know you gotta eat! There are more details here.

MEMFix: Film Row

Next Saturday’s MEMFix/MEMShop will be held at the infamous Film Row!
The 7th installment of the MEMFix program happens this Fall at the confluence of several exciting projects in and around Downtown Memphis. Memphis’ Film Row has a rich history and a promising future, buttressed by the National Civil Rights Museum, Army and Navy Parks, a flourishing South Main Street, Heritage Trail, and the South City redevelopment district. MEMFix: Film Row will also be the kickoff for a new round of MEMShops along the Heritage Trail, adding new retail and commercial spaces to the mix in South City.

We’ll ride down together and set a meet up time. You can ride back with us or on your own. Read more about our MEMFix ride, here.

Beers and Gears

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We have a new ride called Beers and Gears. This casual ride will gather on some Thursday nights, and roll out for a couple of beers at local breweries or maybe some dive bars. Who knows! It will really depend on the group. For our first ride, we’ll head to High Cotton. Join us on Thursday, Sept 29 at 7:00, in front of Revolutions’ Bike Gate. And read more details here.

Renting Bicycles for Revolutions Group Rides

Don’t let not having a bike keep you from riding. We’re renting City Bikes for $5, plus tax and Family Cargo Bikes for $10, plus tax. If you’re renting, please arrive at 6:15 so we can get your bike adjusted for you!

All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. And please remember that you ride at your own risk.

Cooper-Young Festival

Did you enjoy the Cooper-Young Festival, this weekend? The rain threatened. Then the humidity came. But everyone still appeared to have a great time. For our part, we cleared the streets and pumped up the Light The Way parties, for the 4-Miler, on Friday night. And then we talked to lots and lots of people who want to ride bicycles with us, at the Festival. We’ve got lots in store, for the Fall. So, come on in and check us out!

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Electric Bikes

Have you heard of electric assist bicycles? I tried one when I was in the Netherlands and was intrigued at the possibilities. The bicycle I tried had pedal-assist, which gave my pedaling a little extra oomph. And it also had throttle assist, which I found very helpful when starting out going uphill. We have some Revolutions members who are tinkering with e-assist and would like to show off what they built on their bicycles and tricycles.

On Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. we will have a Show and Tell. We will have several examples of e-assist to look at and maybe even ride around a little. Join us to learn more!

 

What’s Happening This Week
Sept 18–25

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

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

Wednesday:
6:30 p.m.                 Bike To Dinner

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 WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
11:00 a.m.                Group Ride to MEMFix: Film Row

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

Coming Up, Soon!

Monday, Sept 26
6:30-9:00 p.m.  
   Demolition Night

Thurs, Sept 29
7:00 p.m.               Beers and Gears Group Ride

Sunday, Oct 2
3:00 p.m.
                E-Assist Show and Tell

Saturday, Oct 8
9:00 a.m.
               Bike to Brunch

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