Aug
26
to Aug 27

18th Annual Meritan Midnight Classic Bike Tour & Moonlight Tailgate


Ride the Night!

Enjoy a family-friendly ride!

 

Starting at Tiger Lane, this 15 mile ride by the light of the moon, features a leisurely bike tour through the Overton Square and Cooper-Young entertainment areas of Memphis.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to join the ride!

Prior to the ride, enjoy the Moonlight Tailgate featuring live music from City Mix, food, bike shops, the Beale Street Flippers and fun.

Participants receive a t-shirt and will enjoy drinks and snacks after the ride ends at Tiger Lane.

All registrations prior to July 28, 2017 are guaranteed a participant t-shirt.  Registrations after July 28, 2017 t-shirts will be on a  first come first served basis.

 

 

All proceeds will benefit Meritan, Inc.

 
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Bike Tour Participant Registration not included in the price of the jersey.



 
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Thank you to this year's Midnight Classic Bike Tour Sponsors!

 
 
 

 

 

 
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Nov
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

High Cotton's Welcome to the Neighborhood for Meritan

 

Meritan is excited to announce, that in conjunction with our recent purchase of a new corporate headquarters in the Memphis Edge District, High Cotton Brewery will be hosting a "Welcome to the Neighborhood Party" for Meritan.

Join Meritan friends and family at High Cotton Brewery at 598 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm for a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" event. 

For a $10 donation, you will receive a pint glass featuring both the High Cotton and Meritan logos, while supplies last.  

Enjoy testing your trivial knowledge during Trivia Night.  Or feast on goodies from a local food truck.

We hope to see you there!

 

Thanks to our sponsors for this event!

 

 

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Nov
7
to Dec 16

Silver Bells

 
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Many thanks to our Corporate Partners to the 2016 Silver Bells program

in helping fulfill the holiday wishes of a homebound senior citizen.  

If your business is interested in joining as a Corporate Partner, contact Chessie Biggam at (901) 766-0600.

 
 
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Aug
6
to Aug 7

Meritan's 17th Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour

Tiger Lane

10:00 pm Lunar Fest

Midnight Bikes roll out in waves!

 
 

Photos courtesy of Frank Chin.

 

Meritan’s 17th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour promises a fun-filled night for the entire family! It all begins at 10 p.m. with Meritan’s legendary Lunar Festival, when the sounds of a live band set the stage for an evening of family fun with Bling Your Bike and Yourself contests, face painting, team mascots, food, drinks and more!

The Bike Tour begins at Midnight – a 15-mile, non-competitive ride through the heart of the city under the light of the moon. Ride with your family, your friends or go it alone.  It’s all for fun and a great cause: Meritan!

 

Calling all registered riders!

Pick up your rider packet at Meritan between August 1 and August 5th, 2016 and receive an added bonus!  

 


Volunteer for the best party on two wheels!


Purchase this one-of-a-kind jersey when you register.

Click here to see a larger version of this one-of-a-kind jersey!

 
Purchase this one-of-a-kind jersey when you register!
 

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors!

 
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Jul
1
to Aug 6

Online Auction

 

You can help Meritan by bidding and

winning one of the many online auction items!




Look for items including....
Elektra Ladies Bike
Gibson Guitar
Autographed Tennessee Titans Memorabilia
Caribbean Resort Stays
Hotel and Dinner Stays at Casino Resorts
Gift Cards for local restaurants
Tickets to local attractions
Tickets to Major League Baseball Games
and much more!


The auction starts July 1, 2016 with new items being
entered weekly throughout the month of July.  

Each item will be listed on Ebay for 10 days.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT MERITAN

 

Our gracious donors include:

3 Guys Pizza Pies

All About Bikes, Inc.

Amerigos

Arcade Restaurant

Babalu Tacos and Tapas

Ballet Memphis

Bayou Bar and Grill

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino-Biloxi

Bella Viaggia

Bike the Planet

Bike World

Caesar's Entertainment

Cafe Ole

CardioBarre

Cordova Bowling Center

Diva Nail and Salon

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Elite Island Resorts

Flemings

Flirt

Folk's Folly

Frost

Gibson Foundation

Hammer and Ale

Hewlett & Dunn

High Cotton Brewery

Incredible Pizza Company

Interim

IP Casino.Resort & Spa

Isle of Capri

Jason's Deli

Jim's Place

Joe's Wino Wine Club

Kendra Scott

Kinnucans

 

 

Kooky Canuck

L' Ecole Culinaire

Lina's Nails

LOCAL On The Square

Malco Theatres

Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis Pizza Cafe

Memphis Redbirds

Memphis Zoo

Metal Museum

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

Nashville Zoo

Oak Hall

On Top Growlers

Otterbox

Outdoors Inc

Owen Brennan's

Paxton Lynch

Peddler Bike Shops

Pie Folks

Pinot Palette

Platinum Jewelers

Playhouse on the Square

Pyamid Vodka

Pyro's Pizza

Riverwalk Casino and Hotel

Sams Town Casino

Slider Inn

St. Louis Cardinals

Stax Museum

Tan-N-Go

Taziki's

Tennessee Titans

The Exchange

The Jewel Law Firm

University of Memphis

Vineyard Vines

Wiseacre 

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Youfit

 

 

 

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Feb
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Meritan Night at the Riverkings Hockey Game

 
 

Thank you!

Tickets are no longer available for purchase through Meritan.  

You can still purchase tickets at the Landers Box office.

 Please notify the Box office at the time of purchase your purchase is to benefit Merian 

Meritan Night at the
Riverkings Hockey Game!   


February 26, 2016
7:00 pm
Landers Center
Southaven, MS


All proceeds to benefit Meritan.

You must purchase your tickets through Meritan.

Tickets can be purchased online
- or -
At Meritan's Memphis office at the 4th floor reception area.

For more information, please call (901) 766-0600.

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Aug
29
to Aug 30

Meritan's Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour

 

When:    Saturday, August 29, 2015

Where:  Tiger Lane

Time: 10:00 pm - Lunar Festival

Midnight - Bike Ride begins!  

Bikes will leave in waves from the Start Line.

Online Registration has closed.  

On-Site Registration will be available at the event

beginning at 9 pm at Tiger Lane.

Packet Pick Up Info!

Pick up your packet at the event or between August 24th and August 28th from 7:30 am until 6 pm at Meritan's office located at 4700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400 Memphis, TN 38117.

All participants will be required to show valid I.D. and sign a waiver in order to pick up his/her individual packet.  

To save time, you can print the Participant Waiver here and bring it with you to packet pick up.

Riders 17 and under must have parent/legal guardian sign waiver for him/her.

 
 

Special thanks to Jonathan Givens for creating this video!

 

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors who help make this annual tour a success!

 
 

 

Let's get ready to ride!

Meritan's 16th Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Tiger Lane in the heart of Midtown Memphis. The Bike Tour is Meritan's annual signature community event during which bike lovers of all ages enjoy a 17 mile, non-competitive bike tour by the light of the moon and accompanied by police escort. Bikers also enjoy an array of Memphis landmarks as they experience the thrill of a night ride on the town. There's no other bike ride like it!

Before the Bike Tour begins, Meritan launches a fun-filled evening with the Lunar Festival which begins at 10 pm. The Lunar Festival is replete with a live band, free bike check-ups by local bike shops, and biking demonstrations by bikers who perform amazing tricks and stunts with their bikes.

Support vehicles travel the route for those who have mechanical problems or for those who decide not to finish their rolling journey.

Proceeds from this annual Midnight Classic benefit the programs of Meritan, including services for seniors, specialized foster care for medically and emotionally fragile children, and programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

 
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Nov
3
to Dec 16

Donate Silver Bells Gifts For Seniors

Donate to Silver Bells
Even Coach Pastner cheers on Meritan!
One of our gracious Corporate Donors for Silver Bells goes all out!

Be an angel, give a gift to someone in need.

Silver Bells ornaments adorn our tree each year. Each "Bell" has a confidential client id and her or his wish list.  

Sometimes they want a toasty blanket, robe, slippers or a good book. Sometimes it is a little less dreamy and they need groceries, cleaning or personal hygiene supplies.  All gifts are greatly appreciated.

Bells will be available in the 4th floor lobby of Meritan beginning Monday, November 3rd.  Gifts must be delivered to Meritan by Tuesday, December 16th.

For more information please contact Elise Bone at 901-766-0613 or elisebone@meritan.org.

* It is fast and immediate to give a check or credit card donation to buy gifts and services year round.

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Aug
23
to Aug 24

Meritan's Annual Midnight Classic Bicycle Tour

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Thank you for your interest in the  15th Annual Midnight Classic   Bike Tour on August 23, 2014.  

 

Online Registration is now

closed for this event.

 

You can still register to ride at the Midnight Classic Bike Tour starting at 9 pm at Tiger Lane.


Informational Updates

  • All riders please use the entrance on Hollywood.
  • During the Lunar Fest, be sure to check out all the vendors on site.   From Food Truck/Vendors to bike shops and a sporting goods store, Meritan is excited to have an amazing list of sponsors this year.
  • Route maps will be available the night of the ride on various tables set up in the area including packet pick up, evening registration and beer band table.
  • Yuletide will be our SAG trucks this year for the riders.  Riders picked up will only be let out at Tiger Lane.
  • Riders will leave in waves this year with those registered for the VIP Village leaving first.

  • Bling yourself & Bling your Bike!

  • Be sure to bring your ID with you if you plan on drinking beer after the ride.

  • The Lunar Festival will feature the sounds of Gary Escoe & The Atomic Dance Machine.

  • There will be separate stations for food and beverages after the ride.

  • But most of all.........enjoy and have a GREAT time!


Be sure to frequent our amazing sponsors

supporting this event!

Ride with the pack through the heart of Memphis on a perfect August evening with more than 2,000 fellow riders. Enjoy great music, breathe in the refreshing night air,  and meet plenty of new friends... All for a great charitable cause!

Folks from Midtown, Downtown, the burbs, college students, artists, athletes, professionals, doctors, lawyers, fry cooks, firemen, and families from infants to octogenarians. This event is a blast. Probably the last event of the year where everyone still has their summer sun, attitude, and groove.

It's a tradition!

The success of this Memphis tradition is only possible with your financial support, and this year we need your help more than ever. Please help us to make this year’s 14th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour the best ever!


 
 
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Apr
5
9:00am 9:00am

Skeet/Sporting Clays - Pull for Children - provided by Crye-Leike Realtors

Register Here

Premier southern sporting clays event: Lunch, Music, Shells, the world's funnest Duck blind fury & Cart are all included.

Fresh Barbecue & "Gone South" Bluegrass between morning & afternoon rounds!

Loaner shotgun available on a first-come/first-served basis.

14 Unique stations - a great variety of challenges and fun: up to 70' raised throwers, a ground roller and more.

Respectful, honor-system based, fun tournament with drawings and awards.  This outstanding event is a great opportunity for friends, neighbors or a memorable parent-child activity in a relaxed setting. [Call it a skeet shoot or rounds of sporting clays, it's not the Olympics, just friendly competition.  High school teams and other clubs are welcome. We expect teams from Memphis, Mississippi and East Arkansas areas.]

Please thank our sponsors:

Crye-Leike Realtors, Meritan Board of Directors, Apelah, CSpire Foundation, Academy Sports, Sun Trust, J. Randolph Flatt Financial Strategies, Lipscomb-Pitts, Hersey Construction Design, Weesner Meadow Farm.

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