With miles and miles of new bicycle lanes added over the past two years, it's safe to say that Memphis is now a bike-friendly city. But is it really safe to ride in the streets?
The Memphis Rainbow Riders, the city's LGBT cycling club, is hosting a free "Bicycle Safety In the Streets" workshop on Saturday, January 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, will lead the workshop, which will cover safety tips for using the new bike lanes and other bike paths. Afterward, the group will move outdoors for a hands-on bike safety lesson, weather permitting. Attendees who want to participate in the interactive component will need to bring their own bikes and helmets.
The workshop will be held at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper). Use the rear entrance next to the playground. Look for a red set of double doors.