Three Memphis organizations have partnered with The Big Jump to improve biking awareness in South Memphis, and you’re invited to join them on March 24th.
The Big Jump is a nation-wide project that aims to improve biking accessibility in specific neighborhoods. Together with Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, The Works Inc. and City of Memphis Bikeway and Pedestrian Program, the Big Jump has brought its program to Memphis. In South Memphis specifically, the organization has appointed 10, teenage biking ambassadors from South Memphis to spread the positives effects of biking to others.
On March 24th these ambassadors are hosting a free community ride to demonstrate the importance of their work and newfound biking knowledge.
Since November 2017, the team has attended monthly meetings to learn about leadership, development, cycling on the roads and maintaining a bicycle. All of these skills are taught in an effort to increase awareness that biking is a viable transportation option – especially in Memphis.
The Big Jump Program strives to inform not only their ambassadors, but South Memphians that biking is a great way to connect with the amenities of their area, as well as other parts of Memphis. Additionally, the program will work to strengthen the city’s bicycling infrastructure.
All of this is done in an effort to reiterate The Big Jump’s message: “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. ”
Help Memphis achieve this goal and learn more about the program by attending their upcoming ride:
- When: March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Where: Riders should meet at The South Memphis Farmers Market, located at 1400 Mississippi Blvd, at South Parkway.
- Cost: Free!
RSVP to the event here.
Learn more about The Big Jump here.