Event raises funds for bike repair stands
On October 1st at 6 p.m. Bike Walk Memphis and Memphis Made Brewery will host a “Get Your Fix in C-Y” event on the brewery’s patio to kick-off an ioby fundraising campaign to install public bicycle repair stands in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Memphis Made will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s beer sales to fund the stands.
Special guest Nicholas Oyler, the City of Memphis’ new Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, will be in attendance to share information about the City’s concurrent efforts to support bicyclists, including their “Request a Bike Rack” program, administered in partnership with Bike Walk Memphis.
The public bicycle repair stands will provide a place for any member of the public to hang a bicycle for ease of repair. The stands will equip bicyclists with tools, an air pump, and step-by-step directions for how to fix most minor bicycle issues. The stands will be placed near Memphis Made Brewery and First Congregational Church, which houses the Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op.
“The demand for these public repair stands in Cooper-Young is clear,” says Bridget McCall, new Program Coordinator for Bike Walk Memphis, citing the success of the organization’s recent bike corral at the Cooper-Young Fest. “Neighborhood initiatives like this are such a critical piece of the larger movement to create complete streets in our city. We’re thrilled to support Cooper-Young in this campaign, and we hope it will inspire more.”