Monday, July 7, 2008

One Million Bicycle Related Events in Memphis this Week

There are a million bicycling related events happening this week.

First, tonight there will be a volunteer night at Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop. If you want to work off volunteer hours, you have a chance to knock out two hours tonight. We start at 7 and go till 9 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Second, tomorrow night at 6 p.m. the Cooper Young Community Association will host its monthly meeting on the deck outside of Revolutions here at First Congregational. The topic will be "Making Cooper Young Memphis' First Bike Friendly Neighborhood." They will have sno-cones. What more do you need? Attendance at this event will count towards volunteer hours.

Third, if you can make it out to the Sustainable Shelby Agenda Public Presentation, it will be held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on Tuesday July 8 at 2:30 p.m. They will announce that creating bicycle paths and installing "Share the Road" with bicyclists signs is in the top ten priorities for the county. Here is the official info from the County on the event:

"You are invited to join Mayor A C Wharton in launching the Sustainable Shelby Agenda, our community's first comprehensive agenda that is equal parts sustainability, smart growth, green building, and more. This agenda was produced from committees and public polling that converged to create detailed recommendations for a sustainable future. This Sustainable Shelby Call to Action meeting will announce the agenda for the future and next steps to accomplish them. Special remarks will be made by Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, the seminal book that set the context for our local agenda. Please invite your friends and colleagues to be part of this history-making meeting."

Tuesday, July 8
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Fourth, the shop will be closed on Thursday during our normal hours (6:30-8:30 p.m.) in lieu of a meeting held by the City of Memphis to discuss creating bike lanes on Shady Grove Road and Humphreys near Shelby Farms. Revolutions has organized a ride from First Congregational to Christian Brothers High School where the meeting will be held. The ride will leave from Revolutions at 5:15 p.m. in order to make it to the meeting by the start time of 6:30 p.m.. Please join us, or head over to CBHS at 6:30 p.m. Attendance and riding time count towards earning volunteer hours at Revolutions. Don't forget a blinky light and a helmet if you'd like to ride with us.

Finally, the Revolutions workshop topic this Saturday is "A Bicycle Maintenance Crash Course." Participants will learn bike basics: the regular maintenance required for all bicycles, a simple explanation of how a bike should fit, and concise explanations of common repairs—like how to change a flat tire! All workshops start at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, but this workshop will start at 1 p.m. Please make a note of it--Again, all workshops start at 10 a.m., but this workshop will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. this Saturday July 12. Remember, all workshops count towards volunteer hours.

Keep those wheels turning, and the water bottles flowing!


tom said...

I created a 'Memphis Cycling Events' calendar - let me know if you would like to edit events; it's a public shared google calendar.

Here's the link:

Memphis Cycling Events

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Tom. i have it on my gcal now.

any updates on last night and the past few events? I've been out of town and too many fambly obligations.