Today I biked to work for the first time since I’ve been in Memphis!
It also coincided with national bike to work day. Yesterday I got the flat tire on my bike fixed. So I started off this morning with a new tube, tires full of air, and a cute easy-to-ride bike.
Twenty minutes later I made it to work! It’s roughly 4 miles from my apartment to work and I got stopped at a bunch of stoplights.
Not too bad!
I’m lucky to live in a nice location that is close to roads that I can easily ride to work. There were bike lanes for part of the way and the rest of the way had super wide lanes perfect for a car and a bike. It felt relatively safe and easy as well. My only problem was a few slips on the trolley tracks… those things are annoying on a bike!
At lunch I walked over to the Bike To Work Day festivities at Court Square to pick up my swag bag and get lunch.
Since Fuel Food Truck was there again I stopped by and finally got some bison tacos.
Which were amazing. Seriously. If you live in Memphis track that truck down and get yourself some bison tacos. You are welcome.
Afterwards I looked through my bag from the Bike To Work Day thing (you got one if you registered through their website). You had a choice of a lunch box bag or a messenger bag and I chose lunch box.
It was packed full of goodies:
My favorite things: the koozie lunch box, a tire patch kit, and a bell. All things I actually wanted and/or needed! I can’t wait to put the bell on my bike.
Downtown Memphis did an amazing job with this. I saw so many people with bikes Downtown and it really made me happy. With the awesome growth of cycling in Memphis I bet it will be even bigger and better next year!
The plan for me is to now bike to and from work whenever the weather forecast looks decent (no storms and such). Woohoo!