Hi everyone. I wanted to share a few links and news items on this lovely Sunday afternoon.
Second, grab your spare parts and unneeded gear. Memphis is having another bike swap meet. This one is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at Minglewood Hall on Madison, from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Admission is $5, and there will be beer. Those of you with long memories of Memphis cycling remember the swap meets of a few years ago. I went to the last one. It was great. That’s where I bought these beauties.
So much swag.
The University of Memphis Tiger Bikes bike share program is almost ready to launch. I think I’ve posted about this before; can’t remember though. Anyway, my friend and colleague Amelia Mayahi and I have been working on this project for around two years. The bikes, 55 of them, are all assembled and waiting to be ridden. We’re still waiting on a few last details to be taken care of before students can begin using the bikes. I’m really excited for this program to take off and to see more students biking around campus. Special thanks to the good people at the Peddler Bike Shop for supplying the bikes and invaluable assistance.
More good biking news for Memphis: we’re hosting the Tennessee Bike Summit! It’s going down May 22 – May 24 at Rhodes College. This will be a great opportunity to highlight all the positive changes that have been happening in local cycling, and in other cities across the state. Registration opens March 1.
Also, if you’re a fixie fan, check out this page.
Speaking of fixies, I’ve never owned one or even ridden one, but after seeing Premium Rush this weekend, I am sooooo tempted to buy one. The movie itself is pretty good; not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but full of ridiculously fun biking. Two thumbs up.
Finally, I found this tumblr just recently. It’s not biking related, but it is a celebration of all things Memphis, which is good enough to post here. Fuck yeah Memphis indeed!