Experience a modern-day Memphis and its trajectory through the perspective of a professional urban planner. Whereas most city tours concentrate on the past, I offer a view of where Memphis is now and its exciting trajectory into the future. We'll cover the developments that shaped Memphis at the end of the 20th century, and witness the continuing revitalization of the community through recently completed developments or ones still underway. Memphians acknowledge that our city has had its share of rough times, but in the last few years a new optimism has awaken locally. While visitors to the Bluff City should appreciate its history, I strive to impart on my guests the reinvigorated Memphis of today and tomorrow.
Traveling by bike we'll cover a lot of ground and gain a better understanding of how Memphis is transforming itself. Furthermore, since the city is gaining national attention for its efforts to become a leader in bicycling, what better way to experience Memphis than via its new favorite way to get around? We'll leisurely glide along leafy neighborhood streets, bike lanes, and cycle tracks for a total of about 5 miles. Of course, we'll make several stops along the way and even break for some refreshing drinks.
We'll visit these areas:
• Downtown Core
• South Main
• Harahan Bridge/Big River Crossing
• Mud Island
• The Edge
PLEASE NOTE: The tour price does NOT include bicycles, but I'm happy to arrange rental bikes for you and your group if necessary. This is an additional cost of $19 per person, which you'll pay directly to a local bike shop on the day of the tour. Minimum 7 day advance notice required in order to guarantee the bike rentals.
Included in your payment for this experience:
• A professional urban planner and native Memphian as a guide
• A Bike (see the paragraph above)
Despite living abroad in Europe for several years, my passion towards my hometown never waned. Motivated to have a role in improving the city I cared for, I eventually decided to return to Memphis in order to practice my profession of urban planning at home. As a dedicated Memphian, I enjoy sharing my home with visitors or even out-of-touch locals, whether by walking my guests through the city's past, describing Memphis' continuing revitalization as only a professional urban planner can tell it, or simply hanging out in my favorite barbecue joints. I aim for my guests to leave with an impression of Memphis as a fascinating city full of soul and authenticity -- a city that gets under your fingernails and sticks with you ... kind of like barbecue sauce. ACHTUNG: Alle Führungen auch auf deutsch möglich, aber nur mit Ami-Akzent. Na logo! Below are the days and times when I typically offer my experiences, but simply send me a message if you'd like to check my availability for another time. I'll try my best to work around your request. * Bike Tours (Barbecue Bike Tour, Beers & Bikes Tour, Memphis Today & Tomorrow): Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM * Walking Tours (Memphis Past, and Memphis Today & Tomorrow): Week day evenings after 5:00 PM Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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