How to Ride in the Street: TODAY
There is still time to join our How to Ride in the Street class. It is a 4-part class, starting this afternoon. We’ll talk strategy and practice skills, in a kind and encouraging group! Read more and sign up, here.
IMPORTANT Public Meeting: MONDAY
The bike lanes on Riverside Drive seemed inevitable. But then the naysayers were the ones who showed up at the public meeting. And the bike lane project was scrapped. Tomorrow’s public meeting is one of those where projects could get the green light, or get thrown out. So, PLEASE show up and share your thoughts.
It is an Open House format, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive by 5:30. Attendees will be able to come and go during the two-hour window. Revolutions feels this meeting is so important that we will be CLOSING THE SHOP, in order to attend.
If you want to ride over with us, we’re meeting at the Overton Park Bike Arch, at 5:30. Or just show up at Benjamin Hooks library!
Comment cards will be provided to share your position on a project. And we URGE you to use these cards. The comments collected through the cards will be recorded, tallied, and reviewed to determine the general sentiment from attendees toward the projects. Due to the open house format, voicing your opinion is good, but submitting it in writing is better. Because of the meeting format, it’s critical that attendees use the comment cards. Even if a comment is as simple as “More bike lanes” or “No bike lanes,” it will be recorded and considered for next steps.
The proposed projects are:
STP Group 5
1) N. Highland St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 2) Riverside Dr. – Jefferson Ave. to Beale St. 3) N. Perkins St. – Summer Ave. to Walnut Grove Rd. 4) Hickory Hill Rd. – Mt. Moriah Rd. to Winchester Rd.. 5) Knight Arnold Rd. – Hickory Hill Rd. to Ridgeway Rd. 6) Riverdale Rd. – Winchester Rd. to Shelby Dr.
STP Group 6
1) Cooper St. – Washington Ave. to Central Ave. 2) Getwell Rd. – Park Ave. to I-240. 3) Airways Blvd. – Shelby Dr. to TN/MS State Line 4) Mendenhall Rd. – Knight Arnold Rd. to Mt. Moriah Rd.
PLEASE plan to attend this meeting! Even if you can only stop in for a few minutes, we want you share your voice. Revolutions will lead a ride to this meeting. We’ll meet at the Overton Park Bike Gate at 5:30, for those who want to ride over, together.
Bicycle Story-time and Beginners Riding Lessons
Save the Date: Tour De Brewer I — April 8
We’re riding to four breweries! We’ll be joined by Memphis Made co-owner Andy Ashby who says, “Working at Memphis Made as much as I do, I don’t get to ride my bike or visit other local breweries as much as I’d like. This is a great chance to do both.” Meet us on April 8, at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Revolutions entrance. We’ll ride to Ghostriver, High Cotton, Wiseacre and Memphis Made!
Sign up for Bike Camp!
What’s Happening This Week
March 26–April 2
6:30 p.m. SHOP CLOSED — Go to the Public Meeting!
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Public Meeting at Benjamin Hooks
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 WILL be Open for Retail, Service and Rentals
2:00 p.m. Bicycle Storytime and Basic Riding Lessons, at the Cossitt Library
2:00-6:00 p.m. Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is OPEN–and bike rentals!
SATURDAY, April 8
2:00 p.m. Tour de Brewer I
MONDAY, June 5 Summer Camp: Rising 5th-7th graders
MONDAY, June 12 Summer Camp: Rising 8th-10th graders