Give your bike some love in February

It's Never too Late for Bike Love

In this issue: Bike Fun is hiring; celebrating outdoor Black joy; upcoming events

Bike Fun is hiring!

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Bike Fun is hiring for a contract bicycle skills instructor for the spring-fall season! Instructors create positive connections with bicycle riding for all ages, experiences, and abilities both in a small group setting and in one-on-one lessons. Interested? Read more at the job posting & be sure to apply by March 15th. 

Celebrating outdoor Black joy

Access to the outdoors isn't "free" for everyone. In recognition of Black History Month, these are some local and national groups that work year-round to create equity for Black bicycle riders, hikers, walkers, and nature enthusiasts.

Outdoor Afro logoOutdoor Afro (Nashville chapter)

"Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Our local network activities range from hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, bird watching, fishing, and more. Outdoor Afro centers Black joy and healing experiences in nature."
Monthly activities with a core group of attendees plus active leadership. 

Black Girls Do Bike (Nashville chapter)

Black Girls Do Bike logo"Our interest is in growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling. We champion efforts to introduce the joy of cycling to all women, but especially, women and girls of color."
The Black Girls Do Bike Nashville group sponsors rides and get togethers for riders of all ages and experience levels, primarily spring through fall. 

Abundant Life Adventure Club

Abundant Life Adventure Club"A premier adventure wellness company that brings Black people together in community for curated experiences and retreats."
Abundant Life Adventure Club biking adventures have included greenway trail rides, art rides, and more. They are based in Nashville & take participants in adventures all over Middle Tennessee and the world.

A Quick Brown Fox

A Quick Brown Fox logo"A Quick Brown Fox works to build space and create opportunities for Black People, Indigenous people, and people of color to thrive in cycling and in the outdoors." 
Founded by Ayesha McGowan, the first African-American woman pro road cyclist. (Ever.)
Their Thee Abundance Project and The Black Foxes groups work to provide a pathway for riders to exist as both unapologetically excellent and unapologetically Black. 

Upcoming events - Save the date

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 - find out more about how to take care of your wonderful freedom machine! 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. 

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.

Get ready for spring riding!

Inspecting front sprockets & bottom bracket areaMarch is within sight, which means that more consistently warm weather is nearby too! Get ready for spring riding by showing a little love to your bicycle now. 

Bicycle shops are in their slow season now, and turnaround time for labor is typically much less than in the spring or summer. (See a list of Middle Tennessee area bike shops here.) You can take care of tasks like cleaning, basic inspection of brakes, tires, and chain on your own! 

Rate update reminder

The rates for Bike Fun classes, one-on-one or small group instruction, and some workshops will be increasing as of March 1, 2023

Bike Fun will still offer sliding scale fees for students as requested, and we also intend to keep our small group instruction fees as low as possible. Regular group rides, community clinics, and workshop offerings will remain free of charge. 
  • If you sent an inquiry towards the end of 2022 but were unable to schedule a lesson, we will honor the current fee structure through April 2023.
  • If you are a current Bike Fun one-on-one student, we will honor the current fee structure through June 2023. 
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- KJ Garner, Board President

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