Archive for November, 2008

With our newly expanded board, TBAG is the process of re-evaluating our website and offerings to the cycling public.

Please use the link below to take our survey, answering these questions will help TBAG determine what YOU want us to provide to the greater cycling community!

Please feel free to email the survey link to other cyclists in your circle of family, friends and acquaintances. The more responses we have the better we can serve you!

Click here to take the TBAG Survey

Also, if you plan on attending the Light Rail Launch Party and are arriving via bicycle, please vote in the poll to your immediate right.

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Everyone,

The Bike Saviours, Tempe’s bicycle co-op, is moving this Saturday into a new location behind Sunset Clothing Exchange on Roosevelt and University in Tempe. The new location will help the co-op become more versatile and accessible.

They’re asking for as much help as they can get with the move, which will happen from 9 am until everything is relocated. Their current address is 519 W. 19th Street. If you’re able to help, it would be especially cool to help them relocate by bicycle by bringing a trailer or similar hauling method.

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The following snippet is from the official City of Tempe press release.

The Tempe Transportation Commission is seeking nominations for the Tempe Bike Hero Award. The award celebrates bicycling in Tempe, increases awareness of bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation, promotes bicycling as an environmentally-friendly recreational activity and illustrates the dedication of Tempe residents and employers to bicycling.

Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 31 and are open to individuals or organizations that contribute to making Tempe a bicycle friendly community. Individuals must currently, or at the time of contribution, live or work in Tempe.

An application can be downloaded here: 2009 Tempe Bike Hero Application

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I’m going to ride over to the Downtown Phoenix Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, leaving from Tempe Beach Park at 7 am. We’ll follow the usual route to downtown Phoenix (9 miles one way along Washington/Roosevelt), but could mix things up on the way back.

Leave a comment if you’d like to come along so I know to wait for you.

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Canceled due to the holidays! Have a safe and happy holiday season. We’ll re-schedule this for mid to late January 09.

Put it on your calendars! On Sunday, December 7th at 6pm Tempe Bicycle Action Group invites you to participate in our Fall Meeting.

Our newly expanded board is anxious to share their ideas with you for new and exciting ways to make cycling in the Valley safe, satisfying, and FUN!

But they need your help… If you ride a bike… you’re invited to participate! Come to share your voice or just to listen. Additional details will be announced soon.

(Posting compliments of Jeremy)

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Check out some sexy Bike Shorts – film shorts, that is… This Thursday, get intimate with your bicycle at the Bike Porn Film Tour presented in conjunction with Bike Saviours.

What is Bike Porn? Well to find out, get yourself a little dirty by visiting http://bikeporntour.blogspot.com/. To get yourself a LOT dirty, join us for a ride to the event this Thursday, November 13th at Trunk Space.

The ride meets at Tempe Beach Park entrance, NW corner of Mill & Rio at 6 p.m. We’ll be using the “First Friday” route which follows Washington to Roosevelt with a little extra pedaling to our final destination at Roosevelt & Grand Ave. in downtown Phoenix. Total one-way is about 11 miles.

Need more info?
http://www.thetrunkspace.com/
http://bikeporntour.blogspot.com/

(Posting compliments of Jeremy, TBAG’s self-expressive Minister of Propaganda)

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Published: November 10, 2008, The New York Times

Bicycle-sharing programs have sprung up and taken off across Europe, on a scale no one had thought possible and in places where bicycling had never been popular.

Click here to read the story!

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Greetings from ASU’s Students Acting Now for Sustainability! (SANS)  We are looking for enthusiastic bike supporters to join our float in the Homecoming Parade November 15th! Please contact Jehnifer.Niklas@asu.edu We plan to meet up at 10:30AM on Mill and University.  We have created a recycling sculpture that will be powered by bikes! So grab yours and cruise on down to Tempe!  We hope you can join us in sending a positive message to ASU!

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Thank you to everyone who came to the annual meeting yesterday! Twenty-three folks attended, and we discussed the year’s accomplishments and discussed ideas for the coming year (both of which will be posted soon), and elected new members to the Board of Directors.

It was a hard fought race and it came right down to the wire, but in the end the entire slate of candidates won! Welcome to Sam Bollinger, Jeremy Deatherage, Jeff Dunn, Aaron Golub, Ryan Guzy, Rebecca Hale, and Tom Tomczyk, the new board members. Make sure you read their bio statements from this previous post. We will establish email addresses for them ASAP so that you can communicate with us all.

This is going to be a great year for TBAG. The new board members have fantastic ideas to keep building the momentum, and there was a palpable excitement from everyone who came to the meeting.

Stan Klonowski, one of the three people who dreamt up the idea of TBAG years ago, resigned from the Board. He has put a lot of time and effort into the organization over the years and was thrilled to see so many people excited to continue building TBAG. Thank you for all of your hard work, Stan.

On a related note, Chris Crosby (former President and Webmaster of TBAG) and Kate Darby (former Vice President and Secretary) formally stepped down from the Board prior to this meeting to make room for new faces.

THANK YOU, STAN, CHRIS AND KATE FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE!

All three have promised to stay involved with the organization so we will continue to benefit from their hard work.

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