Monday, June 30, 2008

To those about to bike

Some of you probably aren't on the Revolutions email list so I just wanted to (let Anthony) fill you in on a couple of things.

First:
This Saturday July 5 is the kick-off class for a six week bicycle education seminar. Our topic this week is "Bicycle Safety in the Streets."
The class will deal with these questions: Should I ride with traffic or against it? Should I ride on the sidewalk? Can I take a left hand turn in traffic on my bike? Is it even legal to ride in the road? How can I safely navigate Memphis' city streets? Answers to all these questions and basic street safety procedures will be covered in this workshop. Class starts at 10 a.m., and will be hosted at Revolutions Community Bike Shop.
We will actually get on our bikes and practice some street skills, so please bring your bike if you have RSVPed for this workshop. If you haven't RSVPed and you plan to attend, please let me know. Email revolutionsbikeshop@gmail.com.

Second:
On Tuesday July 8, at 6 p.m. the Cooper Young Community Association will hold its monthly meeting just outside Revolutions on the new deck at First Congo. The topic for the meeting is "Making Cooper/Young Memphis First Bike Friendly Neighborhood." We'll unveil the proposed design for bike racks in the Cooper/Young neighborhood, and describe what we need to do to make CY into a bike friendly neighborhood. Using precedents from similar neighborhoods in other cities we will demonstrate how bike lanes and bike signs can calm traffic, improve parking, and impact crime. Your presence at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

Third:
Thursday July 10 at 6:30 p.m. the Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public meeting at CBHS to discuss the proposed bike lanes on Shady Grove and Humphreys Blvd. Revolutions will close on that night so that all volunteers and members can attend the meeting. If you are working to complete your 10 hours of volunteer time at Revolutions this is an opportunity to get hours! Time spent riding to and from and time spent in the meeting will count towards meeting your volunteer requirement.

1 comment:

bcooper5 said...

Your blog title reminded me of the intro below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNgDREl25WY

You can download the song here:
http://www.bcdc.ca/acdc_songs.php

"For those about to ride" it will get you psyched up to do some sick skids. (I got an ENO at my house)