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Cool Bike Stuff

Would you ride a bike on the water? Or take a bike backpacking trip? Did you even know these things were … a thing? Because I love travel and bikes, I get email that sometimes combines the two. Read on to learn about these and other cool bike ideas.

Move over Paddle boards…water bikes are on the rise. The photo above is for real. These Schiller bikes are for rent at various luxury vacation spots now…who knows in the future we might be able to ride across Tim’s Ford Lake on one of these.

Paul Freedman created a new bike, a tall, bamboo, electric, cargo, adventure, tandem bike called BooLander. This fella does not own a car and uses his bike creation to haul everything…including lumber! Also, check out his Fender Blender (make your smoothie as you work out) and other human powered bike ideas! Continue reading

Helping Kids Get a Bike

Tullahoma Re-Cycle teaches middle school students safe bicycle riding principles, basic bicycle repair and maintenance. It provides a bicycle, helmet, equipment and knowledge to safely commute to school.

The program has been presented at Tullahoma East Middle and West Middle schools by Jessie Schwer and Joe Capezza with the grateful help of volunteers from the HR Bike Club. The program was initiated several years ago with the intent that deserving middle school students would learn to completely tear down and rebuild a bicycle. The bike, along with a helmet and miscellaneous equipment would be earned by completing the program. This was based on a Nashville program which was conducted by professional bike mechanics in a bike Continue reading

Ride Report: Next Steps

On October 7, 2017, Jeannie & Stuart Coulter (pictured) rode in the Next Steps Century they liked a lot and thought perhaps club members would like to attend next year. Please enjoy their report:

We attended the Next Steps Century ride in Dunlap, TN. This event used to be run by the Chattanooga Bike Club but is now organized by the Next Step Resources Center, a teen pregnancy crisis center (as a fund raiser). This is their third year. We were returning to our old stomping grounds since we used to live in Jasper. The ride was well run and they had many volunteers. They had SAG vehicles that roamed the course and one that spent a lot of time behind us. I wonder why? The start and all of the rest stops were at churches with good bathrooms. The food was plentiful at the first stop, but meager at the second.

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