bike workshop

July 5, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, a message from New Belgium Brewery:

Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through 13 U.S. cities spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. Along with our exceptional ability to roust a city”s inner-cyclist, in 2011 we hope to drive our message even deeper by bringing you the biggest, most enjoyable traveling bike festival that we know of.

The Ride begins at 10 am July 9th at Centennial Park, but be there early to register.

Sounds fun. Right?

The Tour De Fat has been entertaining the masses and raising cycling awareness for the past few summers and this year we’re lucky enough to have this circus come to our city!

I’ve never had the pleasure of attending a Tour De Fat, but I’ve seen the pictures. It looks wild! Also, this will be the first time Metro has allowed the sale of alcohol in Centennial park!

Halcyon Bike and our volunteers will be busy in the Arts and Crafts booth making t-shirts(bring a shirt and we’ll silkscreen a crazy “good times” logo on it!) and jewelry to dress up the crowd. The money we make will go to the Bike Workshop at the Oasis Center!

New Belgium will also be raising money for our friends at Sound Forrest and Walk/Bike Nashville!

We recommend waking up and joining us for a good time this Saturday!
And yes, costumes are completely recommended/preferred!!

We may need some extra volunteers, so if you are interested contact

Hope to see you there!

June 23, 2011

The boys and girls at the Workshop have been busy with their summer schedule. There are a few more dates in June. Be sure to check them out!

The July calender is all set. Every Tuesday this July the mobile truck will be in our parking lot doing repairs and giving lessons! Volunteers are still needed for ALL dates. If you have any interest in helping out, please contact Dan from the workshop at

April 25, 2011

Last week Halcyon attended the Strobel Volunteer awards.  We didn’t win but that’s not what the day was all about.  It was an honor to have been nominated.  For us this is a labor of love and have a blast doing what we do.  It was awesome to mingle with all the wonderful people that had been nominated and very much hope to be there next year.  Congratulations to all of the nominee’s and winners and thank you so much to the Strobel family, Hands On Nashville and all the volunteers who make me proud to call Nashville home.

If you’d like to read more click on this link below

March 30, 2011

As we told you last week, Halcyon is honored to be considered for a Mary Catherine Strobel Award presented by Hands on  Nashville.

The finalists were announced today, and we made the cut! Of the 18 finalists, 6 will be awarded on April 21:

Corporate Service Project Award Presented by Emdeon
The Corporate Service Project Award pays tribute to initiatives developed by a corporate business group to impact a specific cause, issue or service agency.
Finalists are: Caterpillar Financial Services, Halcyon Bike Shop, and Nike Factory Store.

Fingers crossed!

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March 22, 2011

We are honored that the Bike Workshop has been nominated for the Mary Catherine Strobel Award, an annual award given by Hands on Nashville recognizing local volunteer efforts.

The winner is announced on April 21, but regardless of who wins, we greatly appreciate the recognition that the Workshop is receiving. Not that we need motivation to keep up the good work, but a pat on the back is always sweet.

Below is a video by Jubilee Beer, an awesome local brewery that has partnered with Oasis Center to provide support for their programs (including the Bike Workshop, which is located in the basement of the Oasis Center). The Workshop gets a nice shout out at the end- watch the video and learn more about Oasis Center and the amazing work they are doing all over Nashville!