Archive for April, 2012

TBAG is planning some great rides for May, one a morning ride to a great downtown coffe spot, and the other a family and kids ride to Kiwanis for movies in the park.

Morning Coffee Run – Saturday May 12th
Breakfast at Jobot in Phoenix
We’ll meet at 6:45 am at Tempe Beach Park (NW corner of Mill & Rio Salado) and roll out at 7:00 am. The ride will go down Washington, the Grand Canal and Roosevelt Row. If it gets too warm on the way back we have the option of taking the train. Helmets are required for the ride.

RSVP for this ride on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/217990864970166/

 

Family Movie Ride – Friday May 18th
See Kung Fu Panda 2 at Kiwanis Park for free!
Meet at Daley Park on College, north of Broadway, at 6 pm. The movie starts at 7 pm, so we’ll start riding at 6:15 and take College Ave. to the park. Bring a blanket to sit on. There will be ice, water as well as some juice and sodas. Please make sure that you have working lights and wear your helmets!

RSVP for this ride on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/422018631144707/

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Wish you could relive the sweaty-palmed dance, the oddly posed photos, the drama and excitement of your first prom? This may not be the prom for you.

This go around, prom will be less about getting a pink blush on your cheeks after your first kiss, and more about keeping your rotting body parts from falling off.

May 12, the Tempe Bicycle Action Group’s Second Saturday ride will be infected by the Vegan Zombie Beer Club in all their undead glory.

Get out that rotting old tux and taffeta dress, and give your maggot-eaten face a shine – the ghouls are hitting the town!

Meet other festively dressed corpses at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park, on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. Photographers will be on hand for pics with props and a backdrop for your dead heart to dote on for eternity. Then the ghoulish party will set off on bicycles to the fine drinking establishments of Tempe.

All cyclists are invited. Please RSVP to the Facebook event at the Tempe Bicycle Action Group Facebook page.

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park entrance: the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe

When: Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

How: For more information, contact biketempe.org or facebook.com/biketempe

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Dust off those swim trunks and bust out your sunscreen ’cause it’s time for the third annual Swimsuit Ride! We’re putting together a fun-filled cruise through Tempe, with stops to jump in all the fountains and water features we can find, not to mention a couple of pools, sprinklers and — oh, yes — another epic water-balloon fight toward the end. So mark your calendars and let us know if you can help! Please contact Chris George at cegeorge1@gmail.com or 480-276-1495 to volunteer or to offer up your backyard or pool as a stop along the ride.
What: Summer Solstice Swimsuit Ride III
When: Saturday June 16th 2pm
Where: Tempe Beach Park

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The Tempe Tour de Fat returns Saturday October 6th. All proceeds at this event go to local cycling non-profits! Tempe is the second largest stop on the tour after New Belgium’s hometown of Ft Collins, Co. Start planning your costume now and start plotting how you’re going to convince New Belgium Brewing that you’re worthy to trade your car for an awesome custom bike. Oh and DeVotchKa are the headliners.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to support local cycling, local music, local business, and local beer at the 2012 SanTan Wheelie Jam Super Picnic! And thanks to our great sponsors SanTan Brewing CompanyGlobal BikesState Bicycle Co.Local First Arizona, and Ride On Cycles for your support!

Check out the event photos below, and go to the album on Facebook to tag yourself and your friends!

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What: SanTan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic
When : Sat. 4/28 11am-6pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix

What is it: It’s time for the second annual SanTan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic, Saturday 4/28 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix: http://g.co/maps/9crw3 The bike parade is from 11am to 12pm and the SanTan Brewing Co. Beer will flow from 12-6pm.

How to get there: Ride your bike on the Grand Canal, or take the Metro Light Rail to the Indian School or Campbell stop. Then ride or walk to the east side of the park.

Why should I go:  All beer sales and admission proceeds will go to local cycling advocacy non-profits. There will be five local bands performing, bike games, a kids area, great local sandwich companies, bike polo, vendors, and many other activities.

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Sign up for TBAGs first Traffic Skills 101 course. The class will focus on bicycle handling and traffic navigation skills critical for riding safely in any environment.

The class will be held at Landis Cyclery, North Tempe location, and will be divided into two sessions. First session will be Thursday May 24th 630pm-900pm and include the literature, “in class”, portion. Second session will be Saturday May 26th 800am-1200pm and include the road, “on bike”, portion. The class fee is $20, please prepay shortly after you register via PayPal.  There are only 10 spots so make sure you sign up and pay now to guarantee your spot!

 

 

 

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Check out all of the great events coming up in April for Valley Bike Month. Spread the word, click for info on attending the events, and find out how you can help by volunteering!

Tuesday 4/3 – Thursday 4/5 – Annual Tempe Bike Count

Saturday 4/7 - Bike Saviours/REI Bike Drive

Saturday 4/14 - Great Arizona Bicycle Festival

Saturday 4/14 - TBAG 2nd Saturdays – Hotel Bar Ride

Wednesday 4/18 - Tempe Bike to Work Day

Saturday 4/21 (Volunteer!) –  Four Peaks Randomonium Bike Valet

Saturday 4/21 – 2012 Phoenix Bicycle Summit

Sunday 4/22 - Valley Metro Great Bike Chase & Game

Saturday 4/28 (Volunteer!) - SanTan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic – Phoenix

 

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San Tan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic

When: Saturday April 28rd 12-6pm

Where: Steele Indian School Park in Downtown Phoenix.

What: TBAG is sponsoring a  bike and beer festival to benefit our non-profit partners in Phoenix. Come down and have a beer to support local bike advocacy, and bring all of your friends too!  Proceeds benefit TBAG, We-Cycle-USA, and Rusty Spoke.

More Info See:  http://www.santanwheeliejam.com/

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://hde.ticketleap.com/santanwheeliejam/


RSVP:

On the main Facebook event:  

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SanTan-Wheelie-Jam-Super-Picnic/341063279270102

Pre-Sale Tickets:

http://hde.ticketleap.com/santanwheeliejam/

Volunteer to Help:

We need volunteers to help sell tickets, pour beer and more!

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Help out local non-profits by donating your old bike and cycling gear! REI is having their annual Used Bike Drive on Saturday April 7th, 2012. Stop by either the Tempe or Paradise Valley REI stores from 10am– 4pm and make a donation! All donations will go to help the following local bike groups: Bike Saviours, Rusty Spoke, and We-Cycle.

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