July 13, 2011
Holy Crap! Tour De Fat was a blast!
Over 600 riders were in the parade and 1500 attended the after party!
Thanks to our beautiful volunteers we raised $1750 for the Workshop!
From everyone at the Bike Shop and the Workshop, we’d like to thank Michael Craft, John Gartland, Aimee Gilchrist and Coleman Morris from New Belgium, Thomas Solinsky from Sound Forrest and all the rest of crew! We couldn’t have had a better time! You guys were awesome and very much welcome back to Nashville!
Looking forward to next year!
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 Chris@halcyonbike.com.
Hope to see you there!
July 1, 2011
This Sunday, July 3rd, the 12th South Taproom is hosting a “7 Bridges” ride!
We are encouraging EVERY level of cyclist to come ride. We’ll be riding at a slow/leisurely pace to maximize our enjoyment!
We’ll be heading out from the Taproom at 6:30pm, so get there a few minutes early!
If your bike needs any small repairs, we can take care of that before we leave!
Here are some details from Sound Forrest Thomas:
About The Seven Bridges
1. Gateway to the Gulch Bridge on 12th South (crosses the river of cars on
the inner loop freeway. This “Gateway” to the Gulch welcomes riders from the
12 South Neighborhood and Edgehillhood to the Gulch)
2. The Mighty Jefferson St. Bridge (crosses the Cumberland River, This is as
close as it gets to feeling like one is riding on the Freeway and cars
driving freeway traffic speeds. Note* There is a very nice wide sidewalk to
3. Woodland Street Bridge (Crosses the Cumberland, Big Climb! Vistas of the
grand LP Field ) [potential pit stop 1]
4. James Robertson Bridge (named after explorer and friend of Daniel Boone,
Crosses Cumberland, ein kühles Bier Stein erwartet Sie im Gerst Haus)
[Potential pit stop 2]
5. Shelby Pedestrian Bridge (originally opened July 5th 1909, opened again
in August 2003 as one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world,
Crosses Cumberland) [Potential pit stop 3]
6. Demonbreun St. Viaduct (Opened Oct. 14th 2006. Crosses the mighty CSX
Rails of the Gulch below. In the distance to the north west one can catch a
glimpse of Union Station and the Flying Saucer ) [Potential pit stop
distraction; Deja Vu]
7. Demonbreun Pont (Crosses river of cars on the inner loop freeway. Welcome
to Demonbreun and a host of pubs. [Caution* Demonbreun Circle lays ahead at
the top of the hill, excess drinking may cause riders to loop continuously])
[Potential pit stop 4]
8. [Potential pit stop 5]
Potential pit stops
1. [Riverfront Tavern, Beer Seller]
2. [Gerst Haus]
3. [Broadway Brewhouse, or pick your honky tonk]
4. [Tin Roof, McGuiness Pub]
~Ding Pedal Ding~ Bike Bells encouraged
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
June 20, 2011
This Sunday is the second event of the 12th South Summer Sports Series!
Our beloved bike shop has been challenged to a game of wiffle ball vs the 12th South Tap Room. The winner gets to keep the “12th South Summer Sports Series Champions” Trophy! Due to our staff being small, we need some players!!! If you have any interest, be at Sevier Park by 10am this Sunday!
May 22, 2011
12th South Summer Sports Series premiered this morning with a Halcyon victory over the 12th South Taproom on the basketball court of Sevier Park!
The Taproom should be proud of themselves. They kept it close, but couldn’t keep up with our skills!
The Taproom learned their lesson today. They know not to shoot hoops with us anymore! This time we’ve been challenged to a kickball game. They forgot we ride bikes all the time and have strong legs and can kick the ball 500ft!
Sunday May, 29th 10am Sevier Park baseball diamond. Be there!
The Monopoly Rapture Edition Alley Cat went down yesterday.
Richard Sprauge won, Nathan Wahlman came in 2nd and Handsome Clint Colbert came in 3rd.
A BBQ broke out afterwards with a packed crowd. 2 strangers on bmx bikes came by and entertained us with some sick tricks! Daniel threw his arm out trying to strike out everybody, but he throws like a girl.
We’ll post some pictures soon!