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Community and other special events of interest to cyclists

ERV100, September 9, 2017

The first Elk River Valley 100 in 1974 was a big club ride and it was FREE. For 2017 we’re going to do the same thing! No fee so none of the usual amenities but some of the finest cycling around.

The ride will start at West Middle School in Tullahoma at 8 am, on September 9. There are 3 great routes-75 mi with Monteagle mountain, 52 mi no mountain, and a 12 mi laid back route; each include store stops where you can purchase snacks. Thanks to Paul Schwer, Grady Wells and Tim Harrison for the routes.

Additionally, the ERV 100 will be limited to HRBike Club members or members of other participating bike clubs. We’re not trying to be exclusive it’s just a restriction placed on us by our insurance. The ERV website has the updated routes, registration and more.

Hope to see ya there!

May is National Bike Month

Local cyclists have enjoyed several HRBike sponsored events related to Bike Month this May. The photo here is from the Wed., May 17 International Ride of Silence. Thanks to Hunter Norris for coordinating the ride. It was a very moving experience.
Also during Bike Month, HRBike has been active in the local schools with the Wheels in Motion program and the ReCycle Tullahoma program. For Wheels in Motion, we partnered with Sunrise Rotary & Woody’s Bicycles, to give two deserving East Lincoln Elementary students bikes and helmets. Thanks Hunter Norris for representing the club at this event. And, thanks to Joe Capezza for heading up ReCycle Tullahoma and mentoring five students at West Middle School. Four girls and one boy learned a lot about bikes and had a great time in the sessions; they even started referring to their teacher as Uncle Joe! Continue reading

Spring Bike Training Camp

Baseball has Spring Training Camp, and now, so does HRBike.

On Saturday, March 25, members of the bike club will hold a FREE class for the community to teach bike basics to cyclists of all ages and backgrounds. The camp will be held at West Middle School in Tullahoma from 9 – 11 am.

HRBike President Tim Harrison says, “We’ll conduct a very basic maintenance class (Bicycle ABC’s, how to inflate a tire, how to change a tube) as well as an on-bike skills class (how to shift gears, how to do hand signals, how to perform obstacle avoidance and how to do a quick stop).” Continue reading