Spring Roll: Bike Gate Grand Opening

Overton Bike Gate seen from installation lift for the archHelp us celebrate the grand opening of the new Overton Park Bike Gate!  The new bicycle and pedestrian plaza is located at the intersection of East Parkway and Sam Cooper Blvd.  We’ll kick off at 1:00pm with music, and then at 1:30pm we’ll hear from Mayor A C Wharton, Bruce Hopkins of First Tennessee, and others.

Following the program, we’ll have a victory lap through Overton Park to celebrate all the progress Memphis has made as a cycling community over the last several years. We encourage you to ride your bike to this event!

Saturday, April 19, 2014
1:00pm-3:00pm
Overton Park – East Parkway Pavilion
(corner of East Parkway and Sam Cooper)
Event Details and Map

If you want a little more adventure and are up for a little more riding, please consider joining the Wee Ride Memphis group ride leaving First Congregational Church at 10:30am on Saturday, April 19. Learn more about the ride here.

April Bike Volunteer Opportunities

Spring is finally here! This means that more people are biking throughout the city of Memphis, which has created some bike related volunteer opportunities!

There are two great Bike Valet volunteer opportunities coming up this month! The events are as follows:

1375161_402527233206296_404685252_nEvent: U of M Earth Day Celebration

Location: The University of Memphis’ Oasis Garden (next to the Zach Curlin parking garage)

When: Thursday, April 17

Time: 10am to 4pm (Two shifts: 10am- 1pm and 1pm-4pm)

 

Event: Stax to the Max

Location: The Stax Museum

When: Saturday, April 26

Time: 11am to 7pm (Three shifts:11-2, 2-5, and 5-7)

 

As a part of Mayor A C Wharton’s Faith in Action citywide clean up, Livable Memphis will be taking a crew out to Overton Park Ave. to clean up the city’s first ever protected bike lanes! Prizes will be given to the largest team!

IMG_0891Event: Overton Park Ave. bike lane clean up

Location: Overton Park Ave. and Cleveland St.

When: Sunday, April 27

Time: 1pm-4pm

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering for these events, please email info@livablememphis.org to let them know your availability.