Archive for October, 2010

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There will be a public meeting this Thursday, Oct 28, about plans to construct a tunnel underneath 7th Ave to facilitate bicycle travel along the Arizona Canal. If you’ve ever ridden along the 12-mile section of the Arizona Canal that already has underpasses, you’d probably agree that they’re really beneficial for bicyclists and pedestrians. The more bicyclists who show up to support a project like this, the more likely it will be constructed to meet bicycling needs, so we encourage you to attend the meeting and voice your opinion.

When:
October 28th, 2010,
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Sunnyslope High School
35 W. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021

East Parking Lot in the Viking Conference Rm.

Questions: Call the 24-Hour Hotline at: 1-877-349-1433

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Early Bird Ride Leaders Needed
8am this Sunday 10/24 @ Kiwanis Park.
15th Annual Tour de Tempe Community Bike Ride.
route: 12 mile mellow-paced community bike ride, heading south from Kiwanis park along the Western Canal & back.
Route: Map
Volunteer sign-up:for additional volunteer information contact sam@biketempe.org
for event details try: sue_taaffe@tempe.gov

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Thanks to a heads-up from az2008 on this meeting:

The next Broadway streetscape public meeting will be on Wednesday, October 20, at the Tempe Transportation Center at 6 pm. As a reminder, this is a project to renovate Broadway between Rural Road and Mill Avenue, and will include the addition of bike lanes along that stretch of roadway. The project has already undergone some public review and comment and is well on its way. Tempe really values input from its residents on these projects!

Where: Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E 5th St, 2nd floor
When: Wednesday, October 20, 6 pm
Contact: Sue Taafe, Community Outreach Coordinator, 480-350-8663, for more information

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I know it’s short notice, but can anyone be at 305 E Jefferson in Phoenix today to help unload bike racks ?
We have to do this by hand because forklifts are busy with other work today.
PLease call/text me 602 531-4985 if you can make it.
It’s the garage between Suns and Diamondbacks stadiums
thanks,
Joseph PErez

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TBAG Third Fridays Presents: The ZOMBIE Ride FRI OCT 15th at 7:30 p.m.
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Rigor mortis and stiff joints might be an issue for even the most active Living Dead. TBAG will prove them wrong with it’s first Zombie Ride.

Our crawl will take us first to the International Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival at MADCAP Theatres. Quick stop for brainsss… and pictures. Stay for a film, or follow the trail of blood to…

Long Wong’s at the Firehouse for some live music including The General Electric and Ladylike. No Cover!

And then, I dunno, brainnssss? We’ve got some more cool things in mind to finish the night so don’t check out early.

Meet at 7:30 Tempe Beach Park entrance, NW corner of Mill & Rio Salado. Bring lights and locks… and brains.

This is an 18+ event!

TBAG rolls EVERY month on the Third Friday. See you there!

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Thank you Tempe for coming down and supporting cycling advocacy at the Tour de Fat. We grossed over $86,000 for TBAG, Bike Saviours, The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol. We want to especially say thanks to all of our great volunteers, you made this Tour de Fat the most successful ever in Tempe.

This was a record breaking year and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. If you enjoyed the festival please let New Belgium know at: http://www.newbelgium.com/culture/contact-us.aspx by email: nbb@newbelgium.com or on Facebook

To stay up to date on other TBAG activities and events, and get involved in cycling advocacy please join our email list: http://www.biketempe.org/join-us/

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Is everyone excited about the Tour de Fat?! Now that you know exactly how long until the Tempe Tour de Fat kicks off, here are some of the great events that we have lined up this week leading up to the big event:

Tuesday 10/5 – C.R.A.P. Ride (Car Resistance Action Party)

It’s the FOUR-year anniversary of the CRAP ride! Meet at Tempe Beach Park Entrance at 7:30 pm, ride at 7:45. Ride wil go to Sleepy Dog to celebrate. All types of bikes and skill levels are welcome for this social ride.

CHANGE OF DATE Thursday 10/7 – New Belgium at Casey Moore’s

The New Belgium crew will be at Casey Moore’s from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. They’ll have drink specials all evening on New Belgium beers and a bike giveaway at 8:30 pm. Ride your bike to this great neighborhood bar.

Thursday 10/7: Ride the Divide Movie

Ride The Divide is the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. Tickets are $12 and showtime is at 7:30pm at the Madcap Theaters.

Friday 10/8: Pedals and Pictures Movies

A double feature at Madcap Theaters – “RAD”, the 1986 bmx cult classic & “I Got Work Strikes Back”, a full length film featuring some local riders. Bike valet sponsored by Kore Bikes. Tickets are $5 and showtime is at 7:00pm. This event is 18 and over.

Friday 10/8: March Fourth Marching Band
March Fourth Marching Band is having a concert at The Sail Inn. Tickets are $12 at the door. THese guys will also be performing at the Tour de Fat on Saturday.

Saturday 10/9: Tour de Fat, Tempe Beach Park, 9 am – 4 pm

And as if you needed another reminder: One of the biggest, most exciting bicycling events in the state. Bikes, Bands, Beer, a huge party to celebrate the bicycle. Thanks to all who have volunteered to help out, and we hope the rest of you make it out to celebrate with us! Bring your friends, your relatives, you co-workers, bring everybody! All proceeds go to TABG and other local cycling advocacy groups. A special note – encourage families to come out for the bike parade and join the celebration in our newly introduced kids’ area, which opens at 9.

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