Film Screenings – With my own Two Wheels and Contested Streets

For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more.
For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients.
For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education.
For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community.
For Carlos, a farmer in Guatemala, pedal power is a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment.
For Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers. With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.
44 mins.
Here’s the trailer:
Co-Director Jacob Siegel-Boettner will be present to answer questions after the show.


Contested Streets is a Transportation Alternatives produced, Cicala Filmworks made documentary that explores the rich diversity of New York City street life before the introduction of automobiles and shows how New York can follow the example of other modern cities that have reclaimed their streets as vibrant public spaces.

Contested Streets features new footage of reclaimed streets in London, Paris and Copenhagen and interviews with New York savvy notables such as Ken Jackson, Mike Wallace, Bob Kiley, Majora Carter, Kathryn Wylde, Enrique Peñalosa, James Howard Kunstler and many more.
57 mins.
Here’s the trailer:


November 7 @ 8 pm, FilmBar in Phoenix
November 9 @ 6:30 pm ASU Tempe SCOB   
November 10 @ 7:30 pm University of Advancing Technology


More October Events – Friday and Sunday

As an amazing October winds down we’ve got two more events coming up, one on Friday and one on Sunday:

Friday Oct 21st: ZOMBIE RIDE Calling all zombies to invade Tempe! TBAG Third Fridays Presents the Tempe Zombie Ride. START: Tempe Beach Park @ 7:30pm
RSVP on Facebook:

Sunday Oct 23rd: TOUR DE TEMPE – We’re an official sponsor of Tempe’s 16th annual free community bike ride on Sunday 10/23, beginning and ending at Kiwanis Park.
– Info on the ride:
– If you’d like to help us set the event up on Saturday, or help lead the ride on Sunday, click here:

Tempe Tour de Fat 2011 – Thanks for your support!

The Tempe Tour de Fat raised nearly $70,000 for seven different local cycling non-profits.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, to New Belgium Brewing for your amazing sponsorship, and thanks especially to our 400 volunteers and staff for making this happen. You all make Tempe a great place to ride a bicycle!

Check out tons of videos and photos on our Facebook page:

See you on the next ride!

Tour de Fat! TOUR DE FAT!

Saturday Oct. 15th – Tour de Fat @ Tempe Beach Park! 100% of the proceeds benefit local cycling non-profits. Bike Parade at 10AM + Beer pour, music, games and shows 11AM-4PM + Car for Bike Trade at 3:30pm + Kids & Family area 10AM-1PM. Bikes, Beer, Games, Music and Fun, it only comes around once a year so don’t miss it!

Tour de Fat Week – Wednesday Event

There are bike events and rides going on all this week. Here’s what’s happening on Wednesday Oct. 12th:

BIKE WEEK CRUISER RIDE – New Belgium Beers at The Tavern on Mill, Robbie Fox’s and Boulders on Broadway. Final drawing for the bike raffle at Boulders. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be bought online at: or in-person at Boulders on Broadway and The Bicycle Cellar
START: Tempe Beach Park Entrance @ 7PM

Check out the full calendar: