Hightailers Membership Benefit
One of the benefits of being a Memphis Hightailer is our secondary insurance on any official Hightailers ride – whether it is a weekly ride or one of our special rides. However, your membership must be active at the time of the ride.
Why are we mentioning this? We keep being advised by members who find out their membership had expired, but they don’t seem to have received any renewal notices. This has been an ongoing concern for a couple of years now. These renewal notices are system generated and may be getting flagged as spam by your email host.
How can you check if you are current? Just try to log into the Hightailers website. If you can sign in with no problems, you are probably active, and you can verify this in your profile. If it has expired, you will be taken to the renew membership page.
Special Movie Event:
The Bikes Of Wrath
Monday, November 4, 2019
5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Memphis, TN 38120
As if cycling halfway across America in 30 days wasn't hard enough, the five Australians who call themselves the Bikes of Wrath added another challenge: the novice cyclists would do it all on a budget of just $420, relying on the kindness of strangers, and their busking skills, to get them over the line.
Inspired by John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath, which follows the Joad family as they join the mass migration from America's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California, friends Leon Morton and Charlie Turnbull hatched the idea of retracing that epic journey – only on bicycles rather than a clapped-out jalopy.
"Charlie and I have this fascination with small-town America and the cultural resonance of it in the wider world," Morton says. "And the themes Steinbeck was talking about then still feel really resonant today – and we wanted to explore that on the ground."
Screening brought to you by Demand Film and tickets are purchased through their website.
Tickets are $12, with a $1.75 booking fee per ticket.
Purchase Tickets for The Bikes Of Wrath
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