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Bike the Pike participants in August 2022
 
Bike the Pike ride held by Walk Bike Nashville with support from the Music City Dope Pedalers & Bike Fun - August 2022

FUN, CONFIDENT RIDING AHEAD

In this issue: Small group classes for young riders continue; Pedal Forward ride wraps-up for 2022; cargo bike meet & greet

Classes for Young Riders
Continue This Fall
These upcoming classes will be held in the parking lot of our generous community partner, St. James the Less in Madison, TN.

Registration is open and slots are still available. You can see more information and register at the Eventbrite website. Sliding scale donations ranging from $5-15 per student per class. Questions? Contact us!
Bike Fun events on Eventbrite
Pedal Forward! Rolls Out
Two bicycle riders shadows on the bridgeCome enjoy a casual ride with FTW bike enthusiasts. Beginning and returning riders are heartily welcomed to experience riding in a group setting. 6-10 miles, conversation pace, no drop. We will resume this group ride in April 2023. 
  • Thursday September 8
    5:30p meet, 6p roll - Shelby Park
  • Thursday September 15
    5:30p meet, 6p roll - Ted Rhodes
  • Thursday September 22 
    5:30p meet, 6p roll - Shelby Park
  • Thursday September 29 FINAL RIDE
    5:30p meet, 6p roll - Ted Rhodes
Weather cancellations will be posted on the Bike Fun Twitter account by 3p day of the ride. 

September Rides & Events

Basic bicycle maintenance promo imageBasic Bicycle Maintenance
for 7-12 Year Olds

Saturday, September 10, 1-3p
Bring your young bicycle rider to learn about 3 basic tasks you can do at home to keep your bicycle ready to roll in any season. Each student will receive bike cleaner & lubricants to take home. Sliding scale fee - suggested donation $10-15. Caregivers/parents are welcome to stay and learn, too.

Cargo Bike meet & greet graphicCargo Bike Meet and Greet
Saturday, September 17, 10a-noon
(rain date: Saturday September 24)

Come and meet people who own and ride cargo bikes. Some are e-bikes and some are not.

This event is a fun, inclusive, family- & pet-friendly gathering to spread the joy of cargo biking. A chance to connect with people, share ideas & inspiration, & explore possibilities of carrying stuff by bike. Not a sales event; not affiliated with Shelby Community Center.

Meet at the picnic tables outside Shelby Park Community Center at 401 S 20th St., 37206.

Walk Bike Nashville Adult Learn to Ride - Sept 2022Adult Learn to Ride with Walk Bike Nashville
Sunday September 18, 9a-11a
Do you know someone who never learned to ride a bike as a child but has always wanted to? Do you feel like you could use a refresher after a long, long time away? The Adult Learn to Ride class is free, with bicycles, helmets, & good vibes provided. Location TBD.

#coffeeoutside ride
Saturday September 24, 8:45a - 10:30a

Ride is free & open to the public; bring $ for coffee or snacks if you want
Join us for a social, casual, group bike ride. 8:30 meet, 8:45 roll
Location is still TBD on this ride, but we'll be going 10-15 miles round trip with a stop for a refreshing coffee (or tea! or water!) in the middle. Mixed gender, conversation pace, no drop. Weather pending.

One-on-one lessons & private classes
We continue to provide specialized instruction for bicycle riders on any segment of their bicycle journey. Contact us for more specifics and to schedule a lesson!
View the events calendar

Looking for a Used Bike?
Read This

Green bicycle on greenway
Buying a used bike in Nashville can be difficult because there are no secondhand-specific bike stores in town, or bike kitchens or co-ops that will help you figure out how to fix that bike you bought from a private seller. Let this guide help empower you to know what is within your capacity to fix!

The folks over at Everyday Superpowers put together a UK-specific list of bike parts, pricing, & reasons to WALK AWAY from buying a used bike. There are LOTS of good used bikes out there - but if you don't know much about quality or repair costs, it can get tricky. Check out the US-specific version that Bike Fun put together - it's free to download & share. 
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"Bike Fun strives to make bicycle riding in Nashville - and beyond! - accessible and enjoyable no matter your age, background, or experience level. Thank you for your support." 
- KJ Garner, Board President


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