Take the Survey, PLEASE!
Did you attend the Public Meeting, Monday, on 10 road project? Even if you did, please take the survey. The City needs to hear our positive comments about additional bike lanes and ways to make our streets complete streets. If you are interested in protected bike lanes, please mention that in your comments. With some of these designs it might be too difficult to add protected lanes, but not so with others. Either way, your comments demonstrate demand for protected bike lanes, which can affect designs for future projects. For example, the Perkins proposal could be easily adjusted for protected lanes if the demand is there. Nick Oyler, our Bike/Ped Program Manager says that if there is demand for protected lanes on that project, he would like to use Perkins to experiment with “armadillo” traffic bumps or a flexible curb instead of delineator posts.
Follow-up from Monday Night: What a Crowd, Bike/Ped Memphis, March 30
Riverside Drive joins ten proposed new paths for bike lanes, High Ground News, March 29
Memphis Cyclist blog from Tuesday, March 28
April Events w/ Revolutions
We did some planning and we are excited about our Spring calendar. Whether you like beer and want to ride to breweries with us, in our first-ever Tour De Brewer ride, or you know a child who needs help learning to ride, or you just love jazz, we have an event for you. Check our our calendar and plan to join us.
SATURDAY, April 8
2:00 p.m. Tour De Brewer I, with host Andy Ashby of Memphis Made
SATURDAY, April 15
10:30 a.m. Bike to Lunch: DeJAVU
SUNDAY, April 16 — Shop Closed for Easter
FRIDAY, April 21
6:30 p.m. Bike to Dinner: Alex’s Tavern (Cash, only. No kids.)
SATURDAY, April 22
2:00 p.m. Storytime and Bicycles at the Cossitt Library
FRIDAY, April 28
5:30 p.m. Jazz and Bikes
Do you need a bike?! We have loads overhauled and ready for you to ride. Come by the Shop to check them out!
Tour De Brewer #1
In just six days, we embark on our first-ever, Tour De Brewer ride. Memphis breweries are hopping, and what better way to visit them than by bike?! If you feel the same, join us on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. as we take this 4 tap room challenge, together. We will even be joined by Memphis Made’s own Andy Ashby, who also loves beers and gears. Andy 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.” Won’t you join us to help Andy ride his bike?!
Be prepared! This will be a lot of riding! But we go at a pace slow enough to chat.
This ride meets at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of our gate with bike art above it. PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be renting bikes for this ride. Please bring your own bike!
All rides are weather dependent (we will postpone, if it looks like rain). And we require helmets on all Revolutions sponsored rides. You are responsible for proving that you are old enough to drink. But we will have a way to note that you are part of our group.
Bring your bike in to Revolutions for a tune-up beforehand, to make sure it’s ready to ride! And as always, you’ll need lights and locks, as we will return 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.
Yesterday, Revolutions and the Cossitt Library partnered to get kids on bicycles! We went Downtown for a bicycle-themed story-time. Then we’ll moved outside, in full view of the beautiful Mississippi River, to learn how to ride. Of course, I missed getting any pictures of the kids actually riding. But, we had kids ages 5, 6 and 10 and they all learned to ride.
Do you know a child who would like to learn? Mark your calendars for April 22 and May 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cossitt Library, when we do it, again. You’ll need your kids, their bikes and helmets. You can remove the training wheels beforehand, or we’ll help you out. Younger siblings are welcome to bring balance bikes, trikes, strollers, etc.
This event is geared towards K-2nd graders, but older kids who want to learn are welcome!
Please remember that you (and your children) ride at your own risk.
Tennessee Bike Summit
This May, Memphis will host the Tennessee Bike Summit! This special event, in its 6th year, returns to the Bluff City May 18th to May 20th. City of Memphis Bike/Ped Program Manager Nick Oyler will speak on a panel discussion with his peers from Tennessee’s other major cities, on the state of our respective bicycle programs. What’s more, Mayor Strickland himself will kick off the Summit with remarks on Memphis’ ever burgeoning bike- friendly attitude.
Registration for the Summit is now open. Let’s show the rest of Tennessee what it means to ride a bicycle, in Memphis!