First Ride – April 30! – Details and RSVP Here
– – Cargo Bikes or Bikes with Trailers – –
The City of Memphis is participating in a national competition with other US cities to determine which city is the best for everyday bicycle riding. The measure of this quality is being determined using a little bit of whimsy – counting people doing everyday things on their bikes. The last Thursday of each month, April through November (well, November 19 is technically not the last Thursday), the City will record all bicycle riders meeting a certain set of criteria for entry into the national competition. Each month has a different theme coordinated with events or happening familiar with that month.
The City has chosen to conduct the counts along Broad Avenue between Tillman Street and Hollywood Street where a newly paved section just received a two-way cycle track as part of the ongoing Hampline construction.
- Ride your bicycle along this road on the designated day at any time and be counted.
- Ride your bicycle along this road on the designated day and meet the themed challenge and be counted for entry in the national competition.
Want to make the challenge even more fun?
- Meet up with riders at 6:00pm on the designated day at the Overton Park Bike Gate (Sam Cooper and East Parkway) for a group ride down Broad Avenue
- The ride will be about one mile in length along the new protected bikeways and will terminate at Rec Room (3000 Broad Avenue)
- Rec Room will be hosting an EXCITEBIKE bracket challenge each evening of the group ride. $10 buy-in to participate in the bracket challenge with a portion of the proceeds benefiting bicycle improvements along Tillman between Broad and the Shelby Farms Greenline.
In April, we’re counting cargo bike or bikes pulling trailers. Looking for a cargo bike or trailer to pull for the ride? Check out sales and rentals at these local retailers…
ALL About Bikes, LLC (Sales Only)
Bikes Plus-Memphis (Sales Only)
Bike the Planet (Sales and Rentals)
Midtown Bike Co. Downtown Memphis (Sales Only)
Outdoors, Inc. (Sales Only)
Peddler Bike Shop (Sales and Rentals)
Revolutions Bicycle CoOp (Sales and Rentals)
Victory Bicycle Studio (Sales Only)