Biking in Birmingham: Trails, shops and local groups to join

From Thursday evening community bike rides known as “Tramples” to student internships, Redemptive Cycles is connected to the Birmingham community. Photo via Redemptive Cycles’ Facebook page

It’s no wonder that the biking industry has experienced a massive surge due to coronavirus. It’s an activity that makes social distancing easy, it provides a solid workout and it’s really fun. If you want to get plugged into Birmingham’s cycling community, start by checking out these shops, trails and groups to help you experience Birmingham on two wheels.

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Join Birmingham cyclists in the Ride of Silence on May 20 to promote safety + honor injured or killed cyclists

Birmingham, Alabama, Red Rock Trail System, Freshwater Land Trust
Will you be riding? Photo by Greg Harber via Freshwater Land Trust’s Instagram.

Did you know May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, Birmingham’s cycling community is participating in the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20. Keep reading to learn more about this international event and how you can get involved.

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How Tabby Brock found her fit at Ignite Cycle. Instructor auditions happening Oct. 3

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Ignite Cycle Instructor, Tabby Brock‘s signature move. We’re obsessed. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you know Ignite Cycle, you probably know Tabby Brock. She’s one of their fiery founding instructors known for her love of bass that’ll make your bones shake (don’t believe me? check her Spotify playlist.) and her press/tap move.

With Ignite Cycle instructor auditions being  just around the corner, I wanted to get the scoop on the instructor experience from Tabby herself. So keep reading for our Q&A + alllll the deets about Ignite Instructor Auditions happening Oct. 3.

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Birmingham Pedal Tours are here and experiencing Bham just got easier!

When it comes to public transportation, you know I’m all in. Anything to keep us from driving so much is a win in my book.

Birmingham Pedal Tours
via Birmingham Pedal Tours Facebook Page

So, how about a new idea from some locals looking to tap into the city’s growing tourism market?

Check out this husband-and-wife team working to bring a new way to cruise around town without driving.

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Cycling and Walking Around UAB Could Get Safer

While many people enter a new year with a resolution to lose weight, James Fowler’s goal is to put some of the roads within the UAB campus on a diet instead.  As the Director of Planning Design and Construction at UAB, Fowler is working with Birmingham city officials to reduce the amount of vehicle traffic on campus streets by improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.  The idea is to decrease the area of the existing surface streets dedicated to cars, a process Fowler calls “road diets.”

Birmingham, UAB Dr. JAmes Fowler
Dr. James Fowler, Courtesy of UAB

“This allows us the flexibility to add things like bike lanes, wider sidewalks, better crosswalks and landscaped mediums,” Fowler said.
“It will help us create a more livable, attractive campus.”

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Would you cycle at night in Bham?

Riders on the Redemptive Cycles Trample Ride roll down 1st AVE S, along the new Rotary Trail.

You anxiously check your phone.  It’s 4:45 PM.  You’re feeling the pressure of how you’ll get your ride in before it gets dark.  This is the time of year when the sun sets early and occasional frigid temps can threaten the cycling routine you worked so hard to keep the previous months.  Some retreat indoors and some hit the darkness, head-on.
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