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THE WINTER GAMES

Just when you thought you were out of that cold and biter Phoenix valley area winter season – bam! – you’re hit with another wave of cool. We’re referring to the fourth annual Tempe Bicycle Winter Games of course.

Get your body armor on and your health insurance renewed – once again we’ll be practicing the time honored brutal tradition of princess bike death races, slow ride, figure 8 races and more.

Starting at 11, get your Winter Games on in Clark park, just across the street from Boulders.

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THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS RIDE

We’re pleased to present TBAG’s annual Holiday Lights Ride for your very own entertainment! Deck the bikes with boughs of holly, tinsel, bells, ribbons and lights. Wear your favorite ugly sweater and pack your thermoses with mulled cider and hot chocolate. We’re going to take a tour of Tempe and Scottsdale neighborhoods, check out the holiday decorations and rock out at that one house with the Electric Light Orchestra synchronized light show.

We’ll be meeting at the Tempe Beach Park entrance, as usual. Hope to see you there!

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THE TWEED RIDE

I say mate, ain’t it time for a night out on the town in our finest and what what? Come join TBAG once again for one of our most popular cruises, the tweed ride.

Meet us at the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe Beach Park where you can pose for a pic. Then we’ll bike off for a jolly good time in the finest pubs in town.

Don’t know what to wear? You poor blighter. Well let us enlighten you to the fashionable choices for the evening.

Bowlers, pleated skirts, course knits, pipes, woolen trousers, suspenders and bow-ties are what’s hot for the evening. Show up for a pint in your spandex and you might as well have shown up in your skivvies.

As always, the ride will be frightfully easy, so all birds and mates of any skill level are welcome to attend for a smashing good time.

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Tempe Tour de Fat Volunteer Sign up to Open in August

Volunteers are what make this event such a success and we will need your help again this year. Start getting your teams/team name/costumes together for the 2015 Tempe Tour de Fat, October 3rd at Tempe Beach Park. Volunteer sign up will open in the middle of August. Watch this blog and facebook for more info.

Want to be one of the first to know when it opens? Sign up on this list. We will email you when we open the volunteer sign up sheet.

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Mark your Calendars! Tempe Tour de Fat is October 3rd

It’s coming! The largest bike party in Tempe is coming to Tempe Beach Park Saturday October 3rd.  Request the day off work and start getting your costume ready.

Last year, the Tour de Fat raised $95,000 for local Arizona nonprofits like TBAG, Bike Saviours and the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. This year, let’s make it even bigger!

Join the event on facebook to get the latest updates on the event and keep an eye on the blog for volunteer info.

 

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THE SUMMER SOLSTICE RIDE

This is the ONLY reason to leave the house in the summer.

On the HOTTEST day of the year, we celebrate by riding bikes to different stops.

– Riding, then jumping into, multiple pools and fountains
– MASSIVE water balloon fight in the park
– Slip n’ Slide at Birchett park

Then we end the festivities off with an amazing pool party. Lather on the sunscreeen, don your most colorful swimwear, and help us Keep Tempe Hot by staying so, so cool.

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August Bike Advocacy Meeting

Please join us for our next Advocacy Meeting at Boulders on Broadway on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7pm PST.

We’ll be discussing the upcoming Character Area Workshops, as well as some other Tempe-related cycling projects.

If you’d like to see an increase in bike lanes, and cycling infrastructure like bike racks, bridges, and protected bike lanes please consider attending our meeting.

 

Photo Cred: Bike That AZ Up

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THE MUSTACHE RIDE

Grow it out, stick it on, or doodle on your upper-lip ‘do, just don’t come to TBAG’s annual Mustache Ride without a sweet ‘stache. You can make it out of all natural fibers, pipe cleaners, felt, fleece, or permanent marker, just as long as your face furniture stands out loud and proud.

So fluff up your fu manchu, primp your pencil ‘stache and give Hasselhoff a run for his money. This nighttime ride is a chance for all cyclists, young and old to take their whiskers on a tour of the finest drinking establishments in Tempe.

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Local Businesses Need Bike Racks? TBAG’s Here to Help!

TBAG now offers affordable bike racks and installation to local businesses! The City of Tempe is rapidly expanding and improving its bike infrastructure, which means more bikes will be able to reach more businesses. Installing a bike rack at your local business today ensures you can tap into this growing consumer base today. By partnering with TBAG to arrange a new bike rack, you increase on-site parking for your business, even if space is scarce.

 

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Looking for a little more style for your business?  Contact TBAG today to start a custom bike rack

 

 

Do you know a local business that you wish had a bike rack? Are you a local business owner that doesn’t want to be stuck in the past?  Contact us today, and we’ll hook you up!