Thursday, October 7, 2010

Families already enjoying Greenline

Families already enjoying Greenline
Published October 7, 2010 in the Commercial Appeal

The new Shelby Farms Greenline is one of the best things to happen in Memphis in a long time, and it's a great place to take the family. We live in Lea's Woods near the Tillman entrance and have taken our two young sons for several bike rides already. Our favorite rides start with breakfast at nearby Republic Coffee.

My friend and Hein Park neighbor, Wendy Trenthem, recently biked the entire Greenline with her family, which includes three children. She says for them, it was an ambitious 18-mile round-trip ride from their home. "Planning ahead really helps," she says. "My husband rode the route ahead of time, we mapped our street route from home to the Greenline, we took a patch kit and hand pump, and we had a friend on hand to rescue us from a flat."

Wendy suggests that if you want to enjoy just part of the line and don't live along it, park at Farm Road and Mullins Station in Shelby Farms and head west. "You'll see the Wolf River and go under I-240. It's a whole new view of Memphis!"...(Read more)

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