Build bike confidence with Bike Fun classes, workshops, and rides this spring

Classes, Events are Rolling for Spring

In this issue: Get ready to roll with classes, rides, & 30 Days of Biking

Small Group Classes Return

We are excited to expand our class offerings in 2023. Your support of our mission to create joyful riders is greatly appreciated. Please spread the word to others in the Middle Tennessee area! See all scheduled upcoming classes here. 

7 & 8 year old Learn to RideSaturday, April 1
7 & 8 year old Learn to Ride SOLD OUT!
Madison 37115
Suggested donation $10-15
(Small waitlist available! Look for another class session this summer.)

11 & 12 Year old Learn to RideSaturday, April 15
NEW! 11 & 12 year old Learn to Ride
Bellevue UMC, Bellevue 37221
Suggested donation $10-15

Confident riding for Returning Adult RidersSunday, April 23
NEW! Confident Riding for Returning Adult Riders

Trinity Community Commons, Nashville 37207
Free class! 

March & April Events & Rides

Friends of Shelby present Shelby Recreation Open House. Wheel image by Benjamin Bowen from Noun Project.Saturday, March 25th - Friends of Shelby present Shelby Recreation Open House at Shelby Community Center (10a-2p) - Bike Fun will be there with the Bike Lab. Discover how to take care of your wonderful freedom machine. Bring your bike and your questions. Check out all the great activities you can enjoy in Shelby Park. Free.

Sunday, March 26th - LCI Session at the League of American Bicyclists' Bike Summit. KJ from Bike Fun will be joining Tim Han of Bike Fort Collins to speak about the joy of teaching bicycle riding skills on the first day of the 2023 Bike Summit. Virtual registrations are still available, and registration for attendees under 21 is free. 

Sunday, April 2nd - 30 Days of Biking kick off ride! Meet us at Ted Rhodes Golf Course trailhead for a casual greenway cruise along the Cumberland. We'll head into Germantown for some coffee at - where else? - Red Bicycle Coffee Shop. (A small regular drip coffee or tea is on us!)  Meet at noon, roll out at 12:30p. 8-10ish miles round trip, no drop ride. There is a BCycle station nearby if you need to rent a bicycle. Free.

South Inglewood Bicycle FestivalSaturday, April 29th - Bike Fun presents South Inglewood Bicycle Festival at South Inglewood Community Center (2p-5p) - Bike Fun and participating community partners get you STOKED for spring bicycle riding with info on bike sizing, visibility, road rules, giveaways, and more. Register for and participate in 30 Days of Biking to qualify  for extra cool raffle items! All ages. Free.

What's Up with 30 Days of Biking?

30 Days of Biking
30 Days of Biking is an opportunity to shake out the winter cobwebs and give yourself a fun challenge to ride your bike every day for 30 days.

What kinds of rides count? Indoor, up the street, 100 mile rides, going to meet friends, around the block - really, anytime you hop on a bike, it's a ride! (Already ride every day? Try to ride differently to give yourself a challenge - a new route, bring a friend along, ride barefoot!)

Started in 2015 by Patrick Stephenson and friends in Minneapolis, a community of joyful riders formed out of participating in what can sometimes be a solitary experience. "The point was to challenge yourself, to tell stories and write poems about your rides, to post photos and videos, to share what you love about bicycling with a community forming before your eyes. The movement was powerful because it could be shaped to fit any cyclist. And it still is."

See how much you can love bicycle riding by signing up for the 30 Days of Biking experience. Share your experience using the #30DaysofBiking hashtag if you want. If you sign up and participate, come to the South Inglewood Bicycle Festival and show us your registration to be entered to win some cool giveaways! (Find KJ from Bike Fun here!) 

One-on-One Lessons Return

Do you know a student who needs a more focused learning session? One-on-one lessons are now being scheduled. Lessons include learn to ride, intermediate riding skills, basic bicycle maintenance, and advanced riding skills (gears, speed, climbing).

Typically, we will have availability on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with scattered availability during the week. Contact us for scheduling details!

Used Bikes, Parts, Shoes at Oasis Bike Workshop

From the Oasis Bike Workshop social media feed comes this spectacular opportunity to find complete bikes, bike parts, bicycle clothing & accessories. Check it out!
Oasis Bike Workshop Yard Sale April 1st 11a-3p
"We are having a used bike, part, and gear sale with ALL profits going back towards our youth programming. See pics for some of the many items we will have on hand! The sale will be on April 1st from 11 am – 3 pm. Sign up via this Google form by March 26th so we can stagger access to the sale and prevent bottle necks in shopping. The quicker you sign up, the earlier you get to shop!"

Plateau to Percy Bike Tour

Walk Bike Nashville logoThe 4th Annual Plateau to Percy Bike Tour (P2P) from Walk Bike Nashville will take you on a 220-mile journey through some of Tennessee's most scenic roads. This ride will raise funds for Walk Bike Nashville's advocacy work including its Families for Safe Streets Program (FSS). FSS is an advocacy and peer-to-peer support group for victims and family members of traffic violence. Find out more and register at the WBN website!
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- KJ Garner, Board President

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