Peddle your way through South Memphis with Big Jump Teen Ambassadors!
On Friday, November 11th, South Memphis teens will hit the streets, and they want you to join them! As part of the Big Jump Project, Revolutions Bicycle CoOperative, Bike/Ped Memphis, and The Works Inc. are proud to collaborate to empower Memphis youth to use bicycles as a viable means of transportation. Through community bike rides and more, Teen Ambassadors are learning to effectively use bike lanes, navigate through their communities to popular destinations, and advocate for connectivity and better bicycle facilities. The event will kick off in front of the South Memphis Farmers Market and then roll through the neighborhood highlighting nearby schools and businesses for about an hour. Skip the gym and join in! All rides are moderate in intensity, so you’ll still be able to chat. Bring you bike (and helmet of course) to the front of the South Memphis Farmers Market at 2pm to join the fun.
- When: Saturday, November 11, 2pm to 3:30pm
- Where: South Memphis Farmers Market
- What: South Memphis bicycle ride led by teens who are learning to be bicycle advocates in their communities
What is The Big Jump Project?
The Big Jump is a nation-wide initiative intended to to help 10 cities reimagine their biking infrastructure and cultivate a culture of biking. People for Bikes is providing a grant to fund efforts starting in a specific community in the city, South Memphis, that will hopefully grow to the rest of Memphis. The City of Memphis is strategically taking advantage of this grant by partnering with community organizations such as Revolutions and The Works Inc. to bring these community-building events to life and see Memphis realize a “Big Jump” in bike riders.
The initiative, which aims to double or triple bicycle ridership in specific neighborhoods, hopes to prove that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work and play.