Highland Rim Cyclists are Making Headlines

In July, the Tullahoma News published two feature articles about some of our club members: Jason and Asher Redd, Joe Capezza and Rick Orzino. Please click on the links to the Tullahoma News to enjoy these articles on-line. We are so proud of you all! We also want to thank the local paper for covering cycling in such an awesome way.

On Memorial Day weekend, Asher and his father, Jason, took part in a one-day, 100-mile bicycle ride that started in Alabama and ended in Georgia. Read more about it in The Tullahoma News…

Joe Capezza, 72, and Rick Orzino, 69, represented Franklin County last month in the state finals of the Tennessee Senior Olympics. Read more about it in The Tullahoma News…

National Bike Month Celebrated in Tullahoma

May is National Bike Month in the U. S. Additionally, the month of May was proclaimed as Bike Month in Tullahoma by images-1Mayor Curlee in an effort to make the citizens of our city aware of the benefits of cycling. Studies show that cycling helps the environment, keeps people healthy and promotes the economy.

During Bike Month, the Highland Rim Bicycle Club, based in Tullahoma, TN, invited the public to several bike related events: Ride for Reading, where books were delivered to elementary age children to promote reading, cycling and good health; the Ride of Silence, a memorial ride for those injured or killed while cycling; the Ride to School Day, to encourage children to ride their bikes to school; and the Ride to Work Day, to promote commuting to work. Other events this year were: Retro-Ride 2014, sponsored by The Celtic Cup, where cyclists rode vintage bikes on a 22-mile route and enjoyed food and fun at The Celtic Cup; and Re-Cycle Tullahoma Initiative (Get-Fit Tullahoma) where club members helped middle school children rebuild a bike for their personal use. All these events were an attempt to make our area more bicycle-friendly. Continue reading

Retro Ride 2014

Bike Month has been awesome this year! We’ve joined forces with Ride for Reading and delivered books on bikes, we RetroRide2014helped kids to get to school on bikes for Ride to School Day, we fixed bikes for kids to ride to school in our new Re-Cycle Tullahoma project, we rode with millions of cyclists around the world in the Ride of Silence, and we promoted Ride to Work Week. We have one more unique event you will not want to miss…the 2014 Retro Ride, Saturday, May 24, 8 am, Celtic Cup Coffee House, 106 N. Anderson, Tullahoma, TN

So, clean the cobwebs off that vintage bike you have in the corner of your garage or just ride the bike you like to ride now, and join the Highland Rim Bicycle Club as we take a nice social tour to Woods Reservoir beginning and ending at The Celtic Cup. Even get your “joe” before the ride as well as your lunch afterward at a 22% discount for all participants. The ride will be 22 miles long, a very social pace of 9-12 mph average.

Thanks to Chris Calatrello for organizing this event.