Wednesday News Update: Bike Share, Booze Tours, and Taco Apps Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 2nd 2018 840 0

Happy Wednesday, Memphis! May is here and we have tons of great news about Explore Bike Share, Memphis tours, ways to give back, and a taco food truck app.

Bike Share Is Really Happening.
Memphis’ Explore Bike Share launches on May 23rd. You’ll start to see some stations around town (they look kind of like bike racks built up from the sidewalk, with a sign next to them). You can read more on their website and check out the maps of stations here.

Freewheel Bike Ride Downtown On May 9.
One more bike thing – to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, we are getting together with EBS and Freewheel to host an easy downtown group bike ride. You’re totally invited! Get all the details here.

The Trolleys Are Alive.
They’re back! They’re free ’til May 14. Read more here.

Sprock ‘n’ Roll Downtown Flight Tour Kicks Off May 10.
Sprock ‘n’ Roll pedal bar will start a “Downtown Flight Tour” with stops on Beale, Old Dominick Distillery, and Ghost River. The tour is two hours, runs daily Thursday through Saturday, can hold between 6 and 16 people, and ranges from $315 – $400 (so you split that cost depending on how many riders you have) plus the cost of alcohol.

You BYOB (no glass containers) while you’re on Sprock ‘n’ Roll, and pay for your tastings at Old Dominick (currently two vodkas and a whiskey sample – $7.50 for the flight) and Ghost River (a flight of four beer samples- $6).

Ride The Memphis Brew Bus.
The Memphis Brew Bus is a new way to tour Memphis breweries…

It’s $49 per person and includes the round-trip ride with tunes and info, behind-the-scenes tours at each brewery, and a pint or glass at three breweries.  The Brew Bus departs from 546 S. Main Street on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and the returns at 5:30 p.m. They also do private bookings on other days.

Help Plant The Parkways
They’re arguably the prettiest streets in Memphis, and you can help make them more beautiful this Saturday, May 5 by planting trees and plants from 8:30 a.m. to noon. They need plenty of people to make this happen! This weekend is your last chance to contribute, and the plantings will focus on North Parkway; meet up at Snowden School. Learn more in this video:

Binghampton Build-A-Bike Program
Peddletown Bikes on Broad Avenue has started a new program to provide the kids (and adults!) of Binghampton with bikes. Donate your old bike and get discounts on a new bike. Your old bikes can be refurbished or parts used for folks who need transportation.

Free 90-Day Pink Palace Trial Membership
Sign up in May and get a 90-day Pink Palace Museum membership for free. The memberships include access to the Pink Palace, Historic Houses (like Mallory Neely and Woodruff Fontaine) and the Lichterman Nature Center, plus discounts on the CTI Giant Theater movies and Planetarium.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra New Season
The Memphis Symphony announced their new 2018-2019 season a few weeks ago. Check out all the performances here, including their POPs series – which includes Elvis, David Porter, and Star Wars tunes. Don’t forget about the Summer Symphony coming up on May 26 at the Botanic Garden (featuring Wynonna).

Transfor{m}ama Work + Play Studio For Moms In Cooper Young
Two local mothers – Layne Carden and Celinda Smith – are opening a collaborative space for new mothers in Cooper Young. They’ll have a cafe/coffee area, a coworking space, workout classes, and seminars. The place is called Transfor{m}ama and it will open on May 12.

60th Annual Liberty Bowl Game Date Announced
The 2018 Liberty Bowl will be on Monday, December 31 at 2:45 p.m. It’ll be on ESPN. Save the date!

Order Tacos By App
El Mero Taco Truck released an app earlier this year, which makes it super easy to order ahead of time using your phone, and keeps you up-to-date on the truck’s location and schedule. Best of all, it’s got a loyalty program so you can earn discounts on El Mero. If you haven’t tried their fried chicken taco and other Tex-Mex faves, I highly recommend it.

That’s it for this news update! Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss future updates and blog posts.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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