TBAG wants YOU to volunteer at the Tempe Tour de Fat

TutubikerVolunteer sign up is now open for the 2013 Tour de Fat! Get your team registered early for the best assignments.
The annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is on Saturday, October 5th this year. As a volunteer last year you know that the event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol and others.

To sign up you and your team to volunteer, go to http://www.biketempe.org/events/tour-de-fat or click here.

Volunteers are an indispensable part of the success of Tour de Fat; they make sure everyone has a great time sharing their love of bicycles, beer and brotherhood. Thanks for being eager to stay informed, and we hope to see you there!

The event in Tempe is one of the largest on New Belgium’s tour. We drew over 10,000 people last year, and we need about 400 volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens & a volunteer t-shirt. Plus, it will be fun – so sign up now!

Join SanTan’s annual Swimsuit Ride- Sept. 1

SanTanSwimsuitRide2013Sunday Sept. 1 will kick off the SanTan Brewery’s annual Old Town Labor Day Bathing Suit Brews Cruise. Grab your beach cruisers, tricycles or 10 speeds! Don your best bathing suit, scuba gear or speedos and let the fun begin! The adventure begins at Grimaldis in Old Town at 3:00pm with Pizza and beer. Led by your favorite TBAG escorts, the ride leaves Grimaldi’s at 4:15p in Old Town Scottsdale and goes to Zipp’s on Camelback From there it’s off to The brat haus and then the finale…A pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Clubl! No school the next day so no excuses!

COST: $25 ticket includes:
– Slice of Pizza and SanTan beer at Grimaldis
– 3:00pm ARRIVE ; 4:15pm LEAVE
– SanTan beer at Zipps on Camelback
– SanTan beer at The Brat Haus
– SanTan beer and pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Club

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/430561020391948/

Volunteer at biggest party in town: the Tempe Tour de Fat


Grab your bike and your fishnets – Tour de Fat is coming to Tempe Oct. 5. But first – grab your friends and get ready to volunteer in the biggest bike event in town!

Volunteer to help us out in a couple ways:

1. Enjoy the Tour de Fat as it’s meant to be- with your friends! Volunteers can sign up as a group and work together during a specific shift. Whether you want to work with a specific group, during a specific time period, or in a particular position, be one of the first to register! Sign up to be the first to know when volunteer registration opens by going to http://www.biketempe.org/events/tour-de-fat or click here. Registration will begin soon.

As the lifeblood of this event, volunteers earn a free Tour de Fat t-shirt and two beer tokens.

2. Live or frequent anywhere in Arizona? Help us spread the word about the biggest party in town by volunteering to invite EVERYONE. Hand out flyers, put up posters and you could be in line for incentives and/or prizes through a system called StreetShimon. Please email info@biketempe.org if you’re interested!

Background: The Tempe Tour de Fat is the biggest bike party in the southwest. 100% of the proceeds go to local non-profit groups: TBAG, Bike Saviours, and Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. This years party is on Saturday October 5th at Tempe Beach Park. We need your help to make this party another  spread the bike love and help us raise more money for biking in the valley.

Calling all artists – TBAG wants YOU to design a billboard

Get your bike art on!

TBAG is going big – with a 14-by-48-foot billboard. The only thing that we’re missing is the design! If you’re artistically inclined or like to design, we want your ideas for the TBAG billboard for all to see!

TBAG is accepting applications from artists; send your resume (two-page maximum) and portfolio to billboard@biketempe.org and get a chance to show off your creative genius to the valley! All portfolio submissions must be received by Sept. 14.

We are open to the artsy and unconventional. To be digestible by freeway users, any written message should be short.Your artistic designs should convey the following message points:

  • Cycling is cool!
  • The cycling community is a tight knit family
  • The benefits of a sustainable biking lifestyle
  • Encourage drivers to share the road
  • Bikes are fun!

This message should be friendly to all who see it. The guiding principle here is that bikes are fun and everyone should see the cycling community as open, inviting and adventurous!

For more, go to http://www.biketempe.org/billboard-design-brief-call-for-artists/.

Advocacy Alert! Support the Tempe General Plan 2040

Please tell the City of Tempe council and staff that you support the 2040 General Plan draft and that you support sustainability initiatives, open space, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, environmental initiatives, and smart and sustainable management of the coming population and employment growth. Please comment online here: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2631

Info on the Tempe General Plan 2040 can be found here:

Within the circulation chapter the Tempe staff has done a great job including things like expanded bike lanes, closing gaps in the current bike route system, crossings over the freeways and railroads etc: http://www.tempe.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18988 You can check out the entire draft here: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2896

The Thursday Aug 1st meeting was partially derailed by UN conspiracy theorists. We need our Tempe neighbors and friends to tell the city that we support sustainable development, managed density, open space, increased transit and bike infrastructure. Please comment online here: http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2631