- A New Year -
Kickstand started off the new year with a business meeting on January 9, 2016 at Fourth United Presbyterian Church. Donations to Beardsley Farm were approved. We are hoping to get a fence to help with storage. Don brought cookies, so his vote on things counted twice. We started bookkeeping and it looks like we will spend this Winter getting well organized.
Paul, Chris, Don, Drew, Brad, & *John* were at the meeting. John has been very busy with his work during the holidays and we haven't seen him in a while.
- Bikes For Holiday Bureau -
Brandon hauled a truckload of biycles to Oak Ridge's Holiday Bureau. These folks fix up items all year around to give away at Christmas. They give use bikes they get donated, but can't fix and we give them fixed bikes in return. This is the third year Kickstand has been able to assist the Holiday Bureau with its good work.
Tour de Lights
Time: Friday, December 18, 2015, starts 7PM
Place: Market Square, Downtown, Knoxville
Knoxville's premier family bike ride. Join us for this fun, free bike parade through Downtown, 4th & Gill, and Old North Knoxville. Participants are encouraged to get creative with lights, costumes, and decorations.
* Free bike safety checks and judging for the decorating contest begin at 6 p.m.
* Hot cocoa and treats are available thanks to Mast General and Three Rivers Market.
The route is about 5 miles long and takes less than an hour.The pace is casual, all streets will be completely closed to traffic for the event.
More Info !!
- DECORATE YOUR BIKE AT KICKSTAND -
Time: 4PM before the Tour de Lights. Ride to Market Square will leave at 5:30PM
Location: Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 N Broadway, Knoxville. This is across the street from K-Brew and Greenlee's Bicycle Shop. Parking and shop are behind the church off Glenwood.
Decorate your bike with Kickstand! We will be having a pre-Tour party with refreshments and bike decorating. We will have some decorations on hand, but please feel free to bring your own and some to share. Kickstand will be doing minor repairs and adjustments, and airing tires. If you don't have a bike, we will have some you can borrow and even buy!
At 5:30PM Kickstand will lead a bike ride to Market Square where the Tour de Lights begins. Anyone is welcome to join. Leisurely pace. About 20 minutes. Helmets required as well as adult supervision of children.
The law requires that all children under 16 wear helmets.Bikes are required to have a white front light that shows for 300 feet and a red rear reflector for riding at night. Kickstand will help you install these items, but we don't have any at the shop.