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TutubikerThe League of American Bicyclists recently released their bike-friendly state status rankings and … drum roll please… ARIZONA MADE IT! Arizona is No. 10 in the rankings, meaning that we’ve climbed our way up the ranks thanks to statewide infrastructure and funding, education and encouragement, evaluation and planning and policies and programs!

The sunny state of Arizona ranks behind (in order of ranking) Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota, Delaware, Massachusetts, New jersey, Wisconsin and Illinois.

To see the league’s comments on Arizona’s rank in the top ten reviewed states, go to their website www.bikeleague.org, or click here to be directed to the Arizona fact sheet. For more about the rankings structure and to see how other states fared, click here.

While we’ve broken into the top ten, Arizona still has a long way to go especially with integrating biking into all of the state’s transportation plans. Tempe Bicycle Action Group is a great place to start making those changes. Want to see your state climb the ranks? Get involved with our many education and activism programs and activities.

Read up on our activism board member’s recent work with the Arizona Department of Transportation on our blog biketempe.org or by clicking here.

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Sunday Sept. 30th |8 a.m. | 202 and McQueen, Chandler

Bring the whole family down for this safety and awareness event which will include family rides, guest speakers and bike safety education. All proceeds to AZ disabled sports. Visit http://brettsaksfoundation.org/for more details.

Free parking | $5 attendance per family

$10 per individual for safety ride | $25 per family for safety ride | Tot ride for ages 5 & under is free

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Its’ not too late! 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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Apr 23 2012

Adult Education: Traffic Skills 101 Registration – Class May 24th and 26th

Posted by Ashley in Adult Education, Newsletter

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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Mar 27 2012

Adult Education: Traffic Skills 101 Class Scheduled!

Posted by Ashley in Adult Education, Education, Newsletter, Safety

Mark your calendars TBAGers! We will be having our first Traffic Skills 101 class in May! 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. Sign up information still to come!

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Mar 05 2012

Walk Your Wheels Campaign on ASU Tempe Campus

Posted by Ashley in Adult Education, Awareness, Safety, Tempe

Have you ever seen a sign like this on campus and wondered what it was all about?

Check out the Arizona State University “Walk Your Wheels” campaign for more information. TBAG is a fan of mutual respect on all levels of transportation. Way to get the wheel rolling ASU!

 

 

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Mar 01 2012

Upcoming Adult Education: Traffic Skills 101 – May 2012

Posted by Ashley in Adult Education, Education, Newsletter, Safety

Be on the look out! TBAG will be sponsoring its first Traffic Skills 101 class in May. The class will focus on bicycle handling and traffic navigation skills critical for riding safely in any environment. The class will be divided into two sessions. First session will be a weeknight and include the literature, “in class”, portion. Second session will be the following weekend morning and include the road, “on bike”, portion. More information to come!

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Feb 14 2012

Cycle Right! Friday Feb 17th 2012

Posted by Ryan in Adult Education, Bike Saviours, Events, Free, Outreach, Raffle, Riding, Safety, Tempe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/235438216544296/

Cycle Right! Invites YOU (and all of your friends) on a bike ride to promote cycling rights and motor-user awareness.

WHY SHOULD I COME?
Cyclists are an integral and growing part of our community. Unfortunately, this fun and sustainable mode of transportation can be dangerous in a city built for cars. Our event aims at education and raising awareness for bicycle users so less of us get hurt or even killed by cars. The more of us show up, the better.

It will also be FUN!

There will be a RAFFLE and FOOD TRUCKS!

Bring your helmet, if you have one. But above all else, this event is about education, making a statement, and raising awareness!

Cycle Right! in collaboration with
Bike Saviours Co-Op
T.B.A.G.
Brand-X Clothing

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Nov 14 2011

Adult Education Committee

Posted by Ryan in Adult Education, Annual Meeting, Education, volunteer

We’re having our Annual Meeting on Nov 20th @ 7pm at Boulders on Broadway. This week we’re doing a series of blog posts about each committee, their goals, and what you can do to help.

TBAG Adult Education Committee

Description: The TBAG Adult Education Committee is dedicated to provide bicycling education to the community of Tempe, Arizona and neighboring communities.

Committee Chair: Ashley Lanoue (ashley@biketempe.org).

2011 Accomplishments:
4 board members became League of American Bicyclist LCI certified instructors. Grant to two individuals for LAB certified instructor training.

2012 Goals:
1. Retain a minimum of four (4) League of American Bicyclist LCI certified instructors – Completion date: N/A

2. Provide Traffic Skills 101 classes at least every other month (summer months may be excluded):
-Create Traffic Skills 101 power point and class structure – Completion date: March 2012
-Find venues for Traffic Skills 101 classes – Completion date: April 2012
-Create a Traffic Skills 101 schedule – Completion date: April 2012
-Contact Arizona State Cycling Community for advertising/promotion partnership – Completion date: April 2012

3. Partner with Arizona State Cycling Community to provide adult education through events and information outside of Traffic Skills 101.  – Completion date: February 2012

4. Partner with City of Tempe to provide TS101 classes to employees that bike commute – Completion date: 2013-2014

5. Provide other League of American Bicyclist classes – Completion date: 2014

Help Wanted (Approx. 10 people needed):
League of American Bicyclist LCI certified Instructor: Individuals certified by LAB will be able to teach Traffic Skills 101 to cyclists in the community. Duties include, but not limited to: Organizing, promoting, scheduling, and executing Traffic Skills 101 classes.
 
Instructor Assistant: Individuals will be able to assist LAB LCI certified instructors before, during and after Traffic Skills 101 classes. Duties will be determined by a LAB LCI certified instructor on an as needed basis.
 
Arizona State Cycling Community Liaison: Individual (s) duties include, but not limited to: Organizing, promoting, scheduling, and executing events and meetings with ASCC.
 

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