Spent my whole Saturday at AIGA Memphis’ Creatathon at Simple Focus working with designers & copywriters on identity/branding/web/print for the Mid-South Food Bank’s Miles for Meals 5K in September. And it was awesome! I was scheduled to help with shirt design, but ended up being put in charge of logo/identity. So this is what I came up with.
was there as well doing IA stuff. had a lot of fun.
I was there to do copy. It was great to see awesome people be awesome.
Memphis, this ride is really a fun time. And no one will make fun of you if your butt isn’t as big as that bear’s.
This giant man sitting in his tiny chair is having a tea party with adorable little girls while a picture hangs on the pink patterned wall of the giant man holding an adorable little boy who is holding a basketball. It is so good. It is. much. too much.
But then you see this photo of Rudy Gay doing cookie crafts with kids in chef hats and you realize that there can never be too much. Too much does not exist. Certainly not at a tea party.
I love these photos so much and they are at St. Jude!
Memphis people, come to The Brass Door on April 1 for a Tour of Flanders viewing party.
Do you like local bike shops (sure you do! you are good people! everyone says so!)?
Here is something I wrote about Clark and Robert’s store.
Following this morning’s Public Works committee meeting, Councilwoman Fullilove stated that she wants to move the “discussion item” about Madison Avenue bike lanes to the full council agenda this afternoon. She has been informed by multiple other council members and the city council’s own attorney that there is nothing she can legally do to halt our progress, but she is trying anyway to push for a compromise scheme that would endanger bicyclists and businesses alike.
The full council meeting begins at 3:30pm in the council chambers, located on the first floor of 125 North Main Street. The discussion item will be added at the end of the meeting, following their regular business.
Everyone’s support at this morning’s committee meeting was very meaningful and DID make a difference. (Special shout-out to Kelly Johnson from Molly’s La Casita for her passionate defense of a bike-friendly Memphis!) If you can join us this afternoon, or if you know anybody who can, please be there. You will have an opportunity to address the entire council, on record, as to why dedicated bike lanes are vital to the physical and economic health of Memphis. Right now this public dialog is still dominated by a small cadre of opponents who do not reflect the will of our community. Your presence and your voice is still very much needed.
In the meantime, please take a second to contact your council representative (their information can be found here: http://www.memphistn.gov/framework.aspx?page=690) and keep posting your messages of support to Facebook and Twitter (please tag your posts with #madbikes.)
Please forward this email to everyone you know who cares about this issue. Let me know you have any questions. I hope to see all of you - and many more! - this afternoon at 3:30pm in City Hall.
First Congregational Church UCC
Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop
1000 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN, 38104
(901) 278-6786 ext 9
“Memphis’ first bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, Kyle Wagenschutz, 28, has quietly been improving life for Bluff City cyclists, one mile at a time.”
If you go to the University of Memphis, ride with Doug to school on Tuesday.
Jim and I will be at the Revolutions booth from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. today at the Cooper Young Festival.
Come ask us about bikes or what happens when a man loves a woman very, very much!
Victory Bicycle Studio:
The event will have food from some of the best restaurants in the city, live music, a live & silent auction featuring a Kona Mountain Bike. Tickets are only $30, and all proceeds benefit Project Green Fork and their constant efforts.
The event is from 3pm-6pm, and many of us are meeting at the shop to ride downtown, to the event. I believe it is a grueling 4 mile journey from start to finish, and hope you will join!
Whether you choose to ride down with us, or drive, we have tickets available for purchase at the store, and hope to see you soon.
You can take the Jim off of Memphis, but you can’t take the Memphis off of Jim.
Jim and his Goner shirt get back from London tomorrow.
I am late to the party on Doug’s blog about everything bikes in Memphis.
Nonetheless, it is great. I recommend you go to the blog for the info on bike routes, bike legislation, and bike tips.