Bicycle through the South Memphis neighborhood on a free community ride. Join us for the South Memphis Glide Ride!
This bicycle ride, led by The Big Jump Teen Ambassadors, will take scenic views through South Memphis and consider how to improve bicycle facilities and connectivity within the South Memphis area.
Rides roll out promptly at 6:00 p.m., so come a little early to get ready. Join us every Thursday, in April & May for the Glide Ride!
Meet us at The South Memphis Farmers Market (1400 Mississippi Blvd, at South Parkway) and we'll glide through the neighborhood.
For this ride, you should be able to ride for about an hour, at an easy pace. We like to chat while we ride! This ride is rain or shine!
We will have a some adult sized bicycles available to borrow, on a first come, first served basis.
Bring your bicycle in to Revolutions Bicycle CoOp (1000 S. Cooper) ahead of time for a tune-up, to make sure it's ready to ride! Please remember that you ride at your own risk.
While we generally recommend the use of helmets, they are legally required only for persons aged 16 and under. And, ride participants are expected to follow all applicable traffic laws.
The Big Jump Project is a national initiative provided by a People for Bikes grant, designed to help 10 cities radically reimagine their bicycling infrastructure while, at the same time, helping to propel communities nationwide into a better future for bicycling. The goal is also to validate a core concept: that if a city does all the right things, more people will ride and the community will be a better place to live, work and play.
The Big Jump Teen Ambassadors are a group of 10 teenagers who live and attend school in the South Memphis neighborhood. These teenagers have volunteered their time to learn how to advance their community through The Big Jump Project. Montavious Dean, a sixteen-year-old Ambassador from Hamilton High School, explains that this program has provided “a great chance to make a difference here in Memphis.” Sequoia Campbell, an eighteen-year-old Ambassador from Grad Academy got involved in The Big Jump “to help people in South Memphis to travel by bike and to bring everyone together.”
Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, The Works, Inc. and City of Memphis Bike/Ped Memphis Program have partnered together to make The Glide Ride possible in Memphis, TN.
Read more about it here: http://ow.ly/hYb630ge6Qk