Photo: Bailey Clark
Like to try new things? Check out one or all of these upcoming bicycling events around town.
- Wednesday April 19 – Freewheel Spring Slow Ride – Riverfront & Martyr’s Park – 6pm-7pm – Free
Grab your bike (or one of theirs) for a leisurely exploration of the Medical District. You’ll explore the Downtown Riverfront and Martyr’s Park. Freewheel is free and open to all. The slow ride will depart from 603 Monroe Avenue (across from High Cotton Brewing Co.) at 6pm. Feel free to arrive early to claim your reserved bike or grab a discounted beer at High Cotton Brewing Co.. Learn more about Freewheel rides here.
- Saturday, April 22 – SoMe and Soulsville – 10am-12pm – Free
Sponsored by The Works, Inc., ride with Roshun Austin and friends on a casual ride through the South Memphis Community at a slow pace for recreation and enjoyment. The event will start at 10am promptly. (Note: If you are borrowing a fleet bike please be there at 9am.) They have 25 bikes remaining for this event. No fee to use a fleet bike. You will stop by the Memphis Slim House for refreshments.
- Saturday, April 22 – Bicycle Story Time and How to Ride Class – 2pm-3:30pm – Free
Revolutions and the Cossitt Library are partnering to get kids on bicycles! Join in the fun downtown for a bicycle-themed story-time. Then you’ll head outside to learn how to ride. Bring your kids, their bikes and helmets. You can remove the training wheels beforehand, or they’ll help you out. Younger siblings are welcome to bring balance bikes, trikes, strollers, etc. This event is geared towards K-2nd graders, but older kids who want to learn are welcome. Can’t attend this event on April 22nd? Save the date for May 13, same time, same place. Please remember that you (and your children) ride at your own risk.
- Wednesday, April 26 – Freewheel Spring Slow Ride – Uptown – 6pm-7pm – Free
Grab your bike (or one of theirs) for a leisurely exploration of Uptown. The slow ride will depart from 603 Monroe Avenue (across from High Cotton Brewing Co.) at 6 p.m. Feel free to arrive early to claim your reserved bike or grab a discounted beer at High Cotton Brewing Co. Learn more about Freewheel rides here.
- Friday, April 28 – Bike-in Movie: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – 4pm-9pm – Free
The Bikesmith is showing Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at the shop for free on Friday, April 28. The movie starts at 6:30 pm and the pump track will be open all afternoon, so you can ride before the movie. Stickem Food Truck will be on site to serve all your favorites. Popcorn and cold beer will also be available.
- Friday, April 28 – Bikes and Jazz – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Free
Enjoy 5 Fridays of Jazz at Benjamin Hooks with your fellow bike riders. Doors open at 6pm so meet early because seats go fast. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. The Library is less than 3 miles from Revolutions, so you should be about to ride for about 35 minutes, each way. Rides meet at Revolutions, on the Cooper-side of First Congo, in front of their bike gate. Meet up at 5:30pm and roll out by 5:45pm. Bikes are not being rented for this ride, but you can purchase bikes at Revolutions.. All rides are weather dependent and helmets are required.
- Anytime – Ride the Shelby Farms Greenline – Free
The Shelby Farms Greenline is a 10.8 mile urban trail connecting Midtown Memphis to Shelby Farms Park–the largest park of its kind in the country. Managed and operated by the nonprofit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the trail is an incredible community asset that provides new opportunities for recreation, exercise, togetherness, healthy activity, commuting and more.