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A bag of coffee from 8th & Roast in Nashville, featuring a round yellow sticker that reads "Official Bike Month Coffee"
 
Peanut butter & jelly. Hotdogs & mustard. Bikes & coffee. Two things made for each other.

MAY IS BIKE MONTH

In this issue: #coffeeoutside, rides, hands-on maintenance

Bikes & Coffee throughout May

Shadow picture of a bicycle riderGet jazzed & ready to roll with Bike Fun, Nashville BCycle, & 8th & Roast


Saturday, May 7th, 11a-1p
Bike Fun Bike Lab at 8&R Charlotte

Curious about chains? Befuddled by brakes? Demystify derailleurs, conquer cranks, and learn about how to keep your freedom machine happy at the Bike Fun Bike Lab! Make sure your bike has what it needs to support you on the Tour de Nash this May. We'll be there rain or shine with giveaways to help you keep your bike in good shape. 

Friday, May 20th, 7a-9a
#coffeeoutside for Bike to Work Day 

The League of American Bicyclists has declared May 20 as Bike to Work Day. Whether you're WFH or riding miles to get in to the shop, stop by at Richland Park at 4601 Charlotte Pike for a free cup of joe from 8th & Roast  to hype up your ride. (Don't have a bike? Check one out from the BCycle station across the street!)

Saturday, May 28th, 8:30a meet / 9a roll
#coffeeoutside ride from Sevier Park 

Join us for a social, casual, group bike ride. On-street and trailways. We'll make a stop for coffee at 8th & Roast on 8th Avenue.

In May, proceeds of purchases of 8th & Roast Concepcion Buena Vista bag coffee at both Charlotte & 8th Ave locations will go to support Bike Fun and its mission to create joyful riders. Look for the bright yellow "Official Bike Month Coffee" sticker on the bag - & tell your friends!
 
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Three bicycle riders pose for the camera, smilingPedal, Forward! continues
 

Every Thursday through September, join us for our regular FTW/women-only group bicycle rides. Any time is great to ride, of course, but it's even better when it's with new bike friends. This ride is no-drop, slow roll, centering new and returning riders. A brief maintenance topic will be covered at the beginning of the ride.

Alternating start locations in East and North Nashville. See the calendar for more details.

Weather cancellations will be posted on the Bike Fun Twitter account by 3p day of the ride. 

A wall of saddlesSupport Bike Fun
 

Bike Fun is grateful to those who are able to donate to keep our work going. What do your donations go towards?
  • Pop up bicycle maintenance workshop materials & giveaways like tubes, chain lube, tire levers
  • Materials & handouts for newly minted bicycle riders
  • Promotions/marketing (paying for flyers, our domain name, web hosting, & social media scheduling program) 
You can opt to support Bike Fun with a one-time donation or by becoming a recurring donor through Patreon. 

2022 Tour de Nash

Jeff & KJ at the 2019 Tour de NashWalk Bike Nashville's 18th annual Tour de Nash is Nashville's largest urban bike ride. The 2022 Tour de Nash will be on Saturday, May 21st. 

Take on the City Tour (9 mi), Local Tour (25 mi), or Grand Tour (45 mi) to suit your riding style. Your paid registration includes a t-shirt and route support. Find out more & register here!
 

Keep your bike happy!

How do you know if your tires are - well - too tired to continue?

Some brands will have a "wear indicator" that shows through the rubber in a different color, which means it's time to change out your tires. Or, they'll have a divot in the rubber which, when rubbed down smooth, means it's time to change your tires. 

If you remove the tire and you can see light coming through the sidewalls, it's time to change out your tires.

And, if you see cracking along the sidewall, you're getting very close to needing to change out your tires (and may not want to inflate to full pressure if you keep riding on them). 
 
Coconut hangs out behind a bicycle in the bike room
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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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