So.....a few months ago the bcycle company came to Nashville and established many stations of 3-geared bicycles (all red!) for folks to enjoy riding from place to place, etc. They had a great inaugural celebration which I attended and purchased a reduced fee membership for one year. I paid $40.00 for my annual membership which means I can ride any bcycle bike for up to one hour....anytime...anywhere....for NO additional cost. Go over the one hour limit and I will just be charged $3.00 for each additional hour. I was happy to join. But, you know, it was winter when I signed up so I waited until warmer weather to actually check out bikes and ride around downtown Nashville. Let me tell you....it's been so much fun riding bikes on my lunch hour for exercise but I'm also discovering more about downtown Nashville. The following is just one ride that I took today on my lunch hour. I hope you enjoy the tour and I hope to post more "pictorial rides" soon!
As an "annual" member...I have a card that I merely tap on the place at the bike I choose....and the bike is released for me to ride! If you don't have an annual membership then you have to go through a few more hoops to get a day pass. For annual members....it's SO easy!
So yeah....this my bike for the ride. I had to adjust the seat up a bit and then off I went to bike down the "Music City" bikeway! The bikes have 3 gears which is great on the hills and also "flat" places where you need a bit more speed!
So....although Nashville is really "coming of age" with bicyclists and dedicated bike lanes and such...one still has to be VERY cautious when crossing the road. :) But, after looking both ways....I cross and continued on my lunch hour ride.
I'm turning left....to continue into Germantown and bike back to work. But I have continued on....for a couple of miles....so I'll post again about the sights beyond this left turn because it is very interesting as the greenway eventually meanders right next to the Cumberland River.
Yep! Germantown cares about it's "green" and hopes dog walkers pick up after their loved ones! :) Incidentally, a human with her canine companion was just behind me and when she saw me taking a photo of the sign....she seemed a bit nervous as it seemed she had NO bag in her hand to "collect" after her dog! ha Continuing along....Morgan Park in Germantown is small...but very nice. :)
Normally....the water flows down the "shute" and it's a nice sight. Today, I think those big cranes in the background (progress, I suppose) have something to do with the water being on the down low! :/ Continuing on....because, ya know, I need to get back to work! :)