Rather than reinventing the bike wheel, we decided to share some of our favorite past blog posts that highlight just how easy it can be to commute in Nashville!
May 2nd, 2014: “Commuting a Piece of Cake (Recipe included)”
“…I personally commute 21 miles via bike to work, once each week. After quite a bit of trial-and-error, I’ve finally come up with a pretty good recipe for a successful commute. Enjoy!”
Our Team Green Director shares her packing list and tips for commuting to work. Read more for the full recipe to cycling success!
May 13th, 2014: “We are Not Machines”
“…These are the thoughts I often have while commuting to work. An hour and a half is a long time to think about the relationship that cyclists and drivers form when they find themselves on the same stretch of asphalt. I’ve only been cycling for about a year, but it only took three months to discover that road cycling isn’t just another one of my hobbies. It’s a lifestyle; something that has been imprinted on my soul and is now a part of who I am. I’m not a racer; I’m a commuter, and a touring cyclist. I’m in it for the long haul…”
Read more about what our Team Green Director discovered during her commute.
April 3rd, 2015: “5 Easy Ways to Live an Active (Transit) Lifestyle”
“…you’ll soon hear more talk around town about ways to step out of your car and take alternative modes of transportation. Getting around Nashville, especially during peak driving times, can be a chore. Nobody likes spending hours sitting in traffic every week, and with the weather warming up, there’s never been a better time to ditch the car and take advantage of the variety of active transportation opportunities available locally…”
Read up on all the different ways our Events Coordinator discovered to make the most of your commute!
April 25th, 2015: “5 Projects Making Nashville a Better Outdoor City”
“…From parks and greenways to waterways and festivals, Nashville provides residents with an almost endless supply of excuses to step outside and enjoy nature. Though Middle Tennessee is a fantastic place to be for recreation lovers of all types, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement! As a city, we’re constantly thinking about the next steps to take to continue to support active outdoor lifestyles. Here are five projects on the horizon (or closer) that are helping to make Nashville just that much better for people who love to get outdoors…”
Our Team Green Events Coordinator is our connection to public policy news! Read more about these projects he researched for us.
Team Green has some great links on our Resources Page, including connections to local trails and bike clubs, plus a bunch of checklists to help you pack the right gear! Below are a few of our favorites:
- Cycling Safety Presentation (pdf)
- Road Cycling Checklist (pdf)
- Mountain Biking Checklist (pdf)
- Nashville Bike Month Calendar
- Walk/Bike University Class Calendar
We hope you’ll join us for the following Team Green events this month too:
- THIS WEDNESDAY, May 13th at 6pm for our Beginner Mountain Biking @ Warner Park.
- THIS THURSDAY, May 14th at 6pm for our Gear Workshop: Choosing the Right Bike for You at Cumberland Transit.
- THIS SUNDAY, May 17th at 1pm for our Beginner-Friendly Urban Bike Ride with Nashville Bcycle. If you have your own bike, bring it! If not, you can rent a Nashville Bcycle for only $5!
Next week’s blog: How to Change a Bike Tire!
If you have any questions, feel free to make a comment below!
-Keeley (Team Green’s Director)