Archive for March, 2011

Tempe Bike Count -- This Week! (3/29, 3/30 & 3/31)
Friday – We’ve extended the count for 1 more day – finishing-up this Friday.
Thanks again to all of our awesome count volunteers & especially those who picked up multiple or last minute count assignments! We’re sooo close.
Just a few sites remain to be counted.
AM Shifts (7-9a) Open:
#129 Alameda & Mill.
#130 Alameda & Country Club.
#144 Southern & Mill Ave.

PM Shifts (4-6pm) Open:
#101 Washington & Mill Ave
#122 Greenbelt Path & McKellips
One final push. Please let us know if you are able to pick-up any of the remaining count shifts listed above. volunteer assignments: jenn@biketempe.org
volunteer sign-up for new volunteers

For additional info contact: sam@biketempe.org or 602)316-6536.
Pick-up/drop-off Count Sheet @ Bicycle Cellar (200 E Fifth St.)

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Tempe’s first ever Bike Count kicks off today and runs through Thursday. This is a big step forward for bicycle advocacy in Tempe and the metro area. This and future counts will increase our ability to advocate for more and better cycling infrastructure.

Thanks to Jenn and Sam for all their hard work getting this set up, and a big thank you to all of the people who are volunteering. Now it’s time to count!

Details on the bike count are here, including a link to the volunteer intersection assignments: http://www.biketempe.org/events/bike-count/

For volunteer updates or alerts please watch our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter.

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3/28 Mon 6:30p @ TTC
We’ve just added 1 more Bike Count training session on Mon 3/28, 6:30pm @ Tempe Transportation Ctr (200 E Fifth) We’ll meet outside in front of the Bicycle Cellar. Volunteers Welcome. Count shifts still available on Tue, Wed, Thur (3/29-31) AM Shift: 7-9a or PM Shift: 4-6pm. Volunteer. additional info: contact; sam@biketempe.org or text (602)316-6536

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The posters are printed for the SanTan Wheelie Jam, and they’re starting to go up all over the place. The event is at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on Saturday April 23rd. TBAG is working with local cycling advocacy groups and sponsors from Phoenix and around the Valley, and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit groups.

RSVP on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/santanwheeliejam

And sign up here if you’d like to volunteer: http://bit.ly/stwjvolunteer

SanTan Wheelie Jam 2011

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The training sessions for our first Tempe Bike Count are Wednesday 3/23 at 7:00pm and Saturday 3/26 at 10:00am at the Tempe Transit Center 200 E. Fifth Street (near Forest and College avenues near the light rail station) in the Cassano Room on the second floor.

If you’ve already signed up for the bike count, thanks! it’s great to see everyone involved in bicycle advocacy in Tempe. If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to, please go here for more information and the signup form: http://www.biketempe.org/events/bike-count/

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Our good friends over at Boulders on Broadway are hosting a gear swap this Saturday from 9am – 2pm:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178802905498781

Swap cycling, backpacking, climbing or other outdoor gear and get some breakfast and beer in the parking lot.

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Last week, I made a visit out to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest music conference. Austin’s a great town for cycling, so we threw on a carrier for our bikes and hit the highway.

On Saturday I rode into town from Manor on my fixed-gear Raleigh taking the quiet “farm to market” backroads. As I neared town I caught up to a group of friendly riders, just finishing the third day of a series of 50 mile training rides.

Turns out they were students of UT, putting in practice miles for the Texas 4000, a bicycle journey from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska for cancer research and awareness. Their goal is to earn $4500 per rider, with the deadline coming very soon of April 1st, so I told them I’d be happy to give them a mention when I got back to town. Hope you’ll take a minute to check it out.

–monk

Read more on the ride and on their fundraising progress here:
www.texas4000.org

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It is March. A season for riding. To feel the gentle Arizona spring air rustling through silken whiskers… Wait. What? Why it’s Moustache March!

Where does it come from? What does it mean? There are many claimants as to the origin, but Moustache March now is in the hands of the populace – owned by none, but celebrated by all!

The rules are simple (and silly).

Men: Begin at once by not shaving. On the 18th of March, give your self a fresh cut and reveal your splendid moustache to the admiring eyes of all at the TBAG Third Friday bar crawl. Your face may be adorned by sideburns, a beard, but your moustache must be a clearly defined island of hair upon your upper lip, not immediately adjoining any neighboring areas of growth.

Women: You are certainly not left out! What lovely lady is not even MORE attractive with a fuzzy fringe under her nose?

Home-grown, home-made, or store bought, all are welcome!

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado & Mill Ave in Tempe
When: Friday. 3/18 at 7:30 pm

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Calling all volunteers for the first bi-annual Tempe Bike Count! It’s just like it sounds, we’re counting people riding bikes in Tempe. Our goal is to document the number of people currently cycling and monitor how the number changes over time. We’ll publish the data collected and provide it free to other groups that can use it to improve cycling in Tempe.

The count will take place over three days in the morning (7:00am to 9:00am) and the afternoon (4:00pm to 6:00pm) during commuting hours.

  • Tuesday, March 29
  • Wednesday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 31

Click here for more information about the Tempe Bike Count.

We could really use your help! Thanks for signing up and helping collect this important data.

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Bikes and parades go together like rainbows and gold, right? All bicycles and pedal-powered vehicles are invited to join the Phoenix Preaks at the 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire. Riders are encouraged to wear costumes and to decorate their rides in green.

Saturday, March 12th
Meet on Sheridan St between 3rd St & 7th St in Phoenix 9:00 to 9:45 am
Please RSVP via the Facebook event page
Or visit the official website: http://phxirish.org/

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