Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

  • Memphis Farmers Market Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am.  We'll have a selection of books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am.  We'll have a selection of books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am.  We'll have a selection of books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
26
9:30 AM09:30

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am.  We'll have a selection of books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Riverfront StoryTime

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (9:30am & noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

Riverfront StoryTime (9:30am)

Riverfront Storytime is an interactive summer program that provides children of all ages from across the Mid-South an opportunity to learn about the Mississippi River through story time, experience a puppet show about ways to enjoy and protect the river, and have play time on the river with other children. The program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday in June, and contains three components:

  1. Storytime in the Cossitt Courtyard. All of the books will be about the Mississippi River.

  2. A walk from Cossitt down to the riverfront for a puppet show. The puppet show will be about all the fun things you can do by the river such as flying a kite, playing tag, tossing a ball, drawing/coloring a picture of the river, and sitting down to relax by the river.

  3. Activity time, filled with coloring sheets, kites, and balls.

Riverfront StoryTime will be offered on Tuesdays (at 9:30am & at noon) and Thursdays (6pm) in June. The event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you RSVP.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am.  We'll have a selection of books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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The Green Book Project
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

The Green Book Project

The Negro Motorist Green Book, published from 1936 to 1966, was an annual guidebook for African-American travelers who faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences on the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest.

Explore this storied book through a talk and gallery by the Houston based design duo, Grits Co.  Join us for a round table discussion on The Green Book as an atlas of black self-reliance and a source of black economic power that could be used to build a more just America.

The Green Book Project is a web documentary that includes photos, interviews, and history about African American experiences traveling across the United States. The Project follows the Levi Family as they revisit locations listed in the publication, comparing the past to the present.

Grits Co. is bringing this web-based project to Memphis, as it comes to life through a presentation and interactive gallery.

 

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Cossitt Corner: StoryTime at the Farmers Market

Cossitt Corner Presented by The Fourth Bluff:

Headed for the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown this Saturday?  Bring your little ones to Cossitt Corner for story time from 10-11am, featuring "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear."  We'll have a selection of other books as well as crayons, coloring sheets and games. 

The Fourth Bluff project is transforming the historic Cossitt Library, Riverline Trail, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park into places where Memphians from all backgrounds join together to connect with nature and one another.

Cossitt Corner will be offered the first and third Saturdays of each summer month from 10-11am. The events are free and open to all.

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#GamesonFront (with Tonya Dyson)
May
4
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesonFront (with Tonya Dyson)

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but we can still have fun on the outside!  Join us for an evening of FREE fun and games in the courtyard from 4:30-7pm.  Wind down the work week with beer, snacks and yard games with live music from local musician Tonya Dyson .  Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, books and beer with neighbors new and old. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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#GamesOnFront
Apr
27
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesOnFront

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but we can still have fun on the outside!  Come out and enjoy an evening of FREE fun and games in the courtyard from 4:30 - 7:00pm.  Wind down the work week with beer, snacks and yard games with live music from Me and Leah.  Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, games, books, beer and Nathan’s hot dogs with neighbors new and old. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

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#GamesOnFront
Apr
20
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesOnFront

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but we can still have fun on the outside with live music from Juju Bushman!  Join us for an evening of FREE fun and games in the courtyard from 4:30 - 7:00pm.  Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, books, beer and snacks with neighbors new and old. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by Hollywood Feed.

 

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#GamesOnFront
Apr
13
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesOnFront

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but we can still have fun on the outside with live music from John Paul Keith !  Join us for an evening of FREE fun and games in the courtyard from 4:30 - 7:00pm.  Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, books, beer and snacks with neighbors new and old. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by Hollywood Feed.

 

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#GamesOnFront - cancelled today 4/6
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesOnFront - cancelled today 4/6

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but that won't keep us from having fun on the outside.  Come out and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and games in the courtyard from 4:30 - 7:00pm. 

Wind down the work week with live music, beer and dogs at the Cossitt Library courtyard.  The second in our 6 week series of local musicians, this Friday features Tonya Dyson.  Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, games, books, beer and Nathan’s hot dogs with neighbors new and old. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

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#GamesOnFront
Mar
30
4:30 PM16:30

#GamesOnFront

Cossitt Library is closed for renovation on the inside, but that won't keep us from having fun on the outside. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and games in the courtyard from 4:30 - 7:00pm. 

Wind down the work week with live music, beer and dogs at the Cossitt Library courtyard. The first in our 6 week series of local musicians, this Friday features Misti Rae and Adam Holton. Bring your four legged friends to enjoy the sunset, games, books, beer and Nathan’s hot dogs with neighbors new and old. Free hotdogs for the first 20 people.
This event is free and open to the public. 

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ALBUM SESSIONS
Nov
17
12:15 PM12:15

ALBUM SESSIONS

The Fourth Bluff and Beale Street Caravan offer lunchtime listening parties on select Friday afternoons. Meet behind Cossitt Library at 12:15 pm—we’ll provide silent disco headphones and access to a new album every week. Bring your lunch, or check our social media to see which food trucks we have on site. Eat, sketch or just enjoy the view of the Mississippi River. If the weather is bad, we'll meet on the second floor of Cossitt Library at 33 S. Front Street. 

On Friday, November 17, we'll be playing All American Made, the brand new album by Margo Price! Meet producer Matt Ross-Spang in person and listen to All American Made (Third Man Records) on your lunch break!
Free admission; headphones reservations are recommended.

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Human Walking Program
Nov
17
11:30 AM11:30

Human Walking Program

  • Main Street @ Court Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Can you imagine what it is like to be chained to a desk with nothing but a mouse for entertainment? What it must feel like to be kept in a tiny cubicle for eight hours a day? This is day-to-day life for many downtown office workers. The Fourth Bluff Project and Memphis Animal Shelter are teaming up to help these needy office workers break the shackles of sedentary life. Come and see big-hearted, friendly adoption dogs rescue loving people and take them for a walk--that’s how much these dogs care about you! Memphis Animal Shelter is bringing a wide variety of friendly, happy dogs to interact with the downtown community for this special pilot project, which creates a wonderful opportunity for people to see the amazing dogs that are waiting for good and loving homes.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY

  • The Promenade (Behind UofM Law School) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This fall, The Fourth Bluff takes over the Promenade overlooking the Mississippi River for a Friday Night Dance Party! Join us from 6 to 9 pm on selected Fridays, September through November, for the most unique and universal party experience in the city. Look for the LED light-up dance floor located just west of the University of Memphis’ Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law at 1 N. Front Street. Free admission and fun for all ages—bring your friends and make new ones on The Fourth Bluff!

 

The definitive destination for dancing downtown, Friday Night Dance Parties are curated by c’beyohn, a polished emcee, singer-songwriter, performer and producer. Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the twentieth annual Stone Awards, c’beyohn and his group The Bill Killahs have performed during Memphis Grizzlies games at FedEx Forum, at the Cooper-Young Festival, River Arts Fest, the African Street Festival in Nashville, and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta.

 

Beer and wine will be sold onsite by The Tapbox

 

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Public Spaces for All
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Public Spaces for All

When people enjoy equal status in shared spaces, a sense of community and respectful engagement is built and our understanding of others increases. More people from diverse backgrounds participate in the shaping of their city’s future.

Join us for this 90-minute session to help think through ways we can:

  • Create experiences that help foster trust among our citizens, regardless of their socioeconomic background or political affiliation.
  • Brainstorm potential campaign that will help improve civic and political discourse around the importance of public spaces such as parks, libraries, and community centers.
  • Engage in creative thinking around pressing issues facing our city such as homelessness and division.

Feel free to bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

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Nov
7
11:50 AM11:50

BIKE TO LUNCH

Unplug and boost your creativity and productivity by taking a midday bike ride. The first Tuesday of every month, Revolutions Bicycle CoOp will lead downtowners to a restaurant located within a 10-minute bike ride of The Fourth Bluff. Rides meet at the northwest corner of Front Street and Monroe Avenue, in front of Cossitt Library. We’ll meet at 11:50 am and roll out by 12:10. All rides are weather dependent. We require helmets on all Revolutions-sponsored rides. Bring a lock. We take a pretty easy pace. Please remember that you ride at your own risk. Bring your bike into Revolutions ahead of time for a tune-up, to make sure it’s ready to ride!

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