Category Archives: Ride Reports

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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

Here’s to a Great Year Ahead!

Recently, the HRBike officers meet to plan events for 2018. Plans are to continue events like Adopt-a-Highway, Ride of Silence and others; also we hope to provide opportunities that will empower you as a cyclist. First on our list – equip members with tools to lead rides. We h

ave a lot of great ride leaders in the club, below is a summary of what they consider as they plan a ride.

Route Planning: Consider weather, time of day, ride length & pace, and road & traffic conditions. Try to select a route with little traffic, interesting scenery, a challenge, and a tailwind to bring you back home. Make the route unique by going a different way to a familiar destination. If ride is long or it is a hot day, plan plenty of refreshment and rest stops. Do some recon if unsure of good water stops. Still need help with a route…no problem…look for a route on the HRBike Ride with GPS. Continue reading