The monthly community bicycle ride for the Jackson Bike Advocates takes a twist this Friday, becoming a fundraiser for one of the group’s favorite sons. Jeremy Polk, owner of Revolution Mobile Bike Service, badly injured his hand on January 12 while repairing stationary bikes at a Jackson church. We’ll spare you the photos, but suffice it to say, he will not be able to repair bikes for some time. Since this is Polk’s full time job, the injury has severely limited his ability to make a living.

Jeff Goodwin, seen here with Polk at last year’s JBA ‘Alleycat’ Race (which Polk won), said via the group’s Facebook, with 60 to 80 people attending, “this could really help out our pal”. Riders are encouraged to bring extra cash (the food stop, Peaches, only accepts cash anyway) as they pass the hat for Polk. 

The community ride meets at 6pm in the parking lot of Rainbow Co Op in Fondren and departs at 6:30pm. This is an easy ride for all skill levels and all ages. JBA encourages the use of lights, reflective gear and helmets.