I had heard rumors of their existence but today was my first sighting. Now I pass the secret on to you. A rogue group of civic-minded Chattanoogans are working to enhance the cycling culture of this town. If you are out biking between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Friday mornings, be sure to ride over the Walnut Street Bridge. At the half way mark you will surely hear these words shouted out, “free coffee and donuts!” I did then applied my brakes and did a 180. This group who shall remain nameless, mainly because I don’t think they have a name, meet every Friday to hand out not only donuts and Velo coffee but muffins, hard boiled eggs, and orange juice in an effort to promote cycling in Chattanooga and strengthen the sense of community of local cyclists.
Actually that’s every Friday except the first one of each month. On the first Friday of every month, you can join other Chattanooga cyclists at Miller Plaza for free breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. as part of the Bike2Work program. But be advised, the aforementioned rogues will be there as well, blending in with the normals.