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Tempe Bicycle Action Group’s new Bike Racks program has been a hit with businesses.  We approached Cornish Pasty in Tempe, Tops Liquors (home of Taste of Tops), Cartel Coffee Labs, and Handlebar, and no one said they didn’t want a bike rack.  The deal is that we get well made but inexpensive racks at our cost, and deliver and install them for next to nothing.

After the initial success of this project, we’re ready to move on to Phase II:  Install Racks Everywhere.  We need your help.  Do you have a favorite business that just does not have a good bike rack, or needs more racks?  TBAG can help.  Talk to the owner and ask him or her to let us help them get a rack installed.  Set up a meeting and scrottie@biketempe.org will get you someone else in TBAG to go to the meeting with you so you aren’t alone.

We also need people to go to these (and other locations) to offer our services:

  • Filmbar in Phoenix
  • Solo Cafe
  • Long Wongs on Apache
  • Oreganos on Mill
  • Sprouts
  • Flavor on Mill
  • The Vine
  • Crescent Ballroom

http://azcrap.org/racks_pamphlet.pdf has program details.  You can print that out and show it to business owners.  Want to help with Phase II?  Email me.

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Free drinks, free appetizers, live music Wednesday Early Party - not to mention a bit of good will for your friends at Tempe Bicycle Action Group – what’s not to love?

Get your friends together for a mid-week bash Wednesday May 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new patio bar, Tempe’s Front Porch, just outside of Monti’s La Casa Vieja on Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue. For a donation at the door, you get two free drinks, free appetizers and some good karma. All donation proceeds will be given to TBAG!

While there come say hi to your favorite Tempe bike nonprofit – TBAGgers will be manning a table at the bar all night.

To get in you’ll need to RSVP in one of two ways:

For more information on Tempe’s Front Porch including location, hours and menus, visit www.tempesfrontporch.com on twitter @TempePorch or facebook.com/tempesfrontporch or call 480.967.7594.

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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.

Before you brutalize yourself, at 9 a.m. join one of your favorite neighborhood bars Boulders on Broadway for their bike swap and gear meet.

Boulders will also be serving up NEW brunch items – at 20-percent off for TBAGgers – plus all-day happy hour drink specials, not to mention burger & sandwich specials.

Grab some gear, grab some beer and at noon, get your Winter Games on in the parking lot of Boulders.

Don’t forget! Join us at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park for our annual Tweed Ride! Find both events on Facebook.

For the Winter Games and gear swap, RSVP here.
For the  Tweed ride, RSVP here.

What: Boulders Bike Swap and Gear Meet and
TBAG Fourth Annual Winter Games

When: Bike swap- 9 a.m.-noon
Winter Games noon-3 p.m.

Where: Both events; Boulders on Broadway
530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe

Cost: Both events are FREE!

 

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You’ve been warned- this year’s Tempe Tour de Fat is going to be unlike any other.And here’s why: The Tour de Fat week of warm up events. Clear your schedule, it’s a TBAG takeover baby!

2012 TBAG Takeover Flier

Tour de Fat warm up events

  • Friday Sept. 28th Pedalcraft Phoenix
    6- 10 p.m. ׀ Kitchen Sink Studios Gallery, 828 North Third St. Phoenix
  • Sunday Sept. 30th Brett Saks Memorial Bicycle Safety Festival
    8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Tumbleweed Park – 202 and McQueen, Chandler
  • Monday Oct. 1 FilmBar Bicycle Movie Night
    6-9 p.m. | FilmBar – 815 North 2nd Street, Phoenix
  • Tuesday Oct. 2 Tour de Fat Pub Crawl – TBAG Bike Raffle – Pedal Craft Tempe
    7 p.m. | Ride: Meet at Tempe Beach Park, on the corner of Rio Salado Pkwy & Mill Ave
    7pm to 10pm | Pedal Craft: Boulders on Broadway - 530 West Broadway Road,  Tempe
    Raffle tickets are available at Boulders on Broadway or online here: http://www.biketempe.org/events/raffle/
  • Wednesday Oct. 3 Loops Ride and MBAA Papago Peddler
    Loops: 7:30 p.m.׀ Meet at Tempe Beach Park, on the corner of Rio Salado Pkwy and Mill Ave.
    MBAA: 6 p.m | Papago Park, Tempe (1300 N College Avenue) end at Boulders
  • Thursday Oct. 4 New Belgium Bike Giveaway
    6- 9 p.m. | Casey Moore’s Oyster House - 850 South Ash Avenue,  Tempe
  • Friday Oct. 5 MADCAP Theater movie night
    730 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
  • Saturday Oct. 6 Tour de Fat
    Registration starts at 9 a.m. | Bike parade starts at 10 a.m. | Beer is a flowin’ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  | Tempe Beach Park

 

Event Details:

Friday Sept. 28th Pedal Craft Phoenix

6- 10 p.m.׀ Kitchen Sink Studios Gallery, 828 North Third St. Phoenix

Celebrate the urban bike scene in downtown Phoenix. Mix bike-themed arts and apparel and some deliciously crafted beverages and you’re sure to have a grand time. Throughout the evening rides ranging from an easy spin to more hardcore will be hosted. Free admission. For more information, visit www.pedalcraftphx.com

Sunday Sept. 30th Brett Saks Memorial Bicycle Safety Festival

8:30 a.m. – 3p.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/events/brett-saks-safety-festival/ 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

Monday Oct. 1 FilmBar Bicycle Movie Night

7-10 p.m. | FilmBar – 815 North 2nd Street, Phoenix

FilmBar will be showing two bicycle movies on their big screen. Ride you bike and enjoy the show with all of your Phoenix cycling friends.

Tuesday Oct. 2 Tour de Fat Pub Crawl – TBAG Bike Raffle – Pedal Craft Tempe

7:00 p.m.׀ Ride: Meet at Tempe Beach Park, on the corner of Rio Salado Pkwy & Mill Ave
7pm to 10pm | Pedal Craft: Boulders on Broadway - 530 West Broadway Road,  Tempe

Join your friends and sip some succulent brews around the Tempe neighborhood. We’ll be stopping at The Handlebar and Grill, World of Beers, and Devil’s Advocate for New Belgium specials. The ride will end at Boulders on Broadway where you’ll not only get a chance to get a brand-new cargo bike, proceeds benefitting TBAG, but you’ll also be able to peruse the Pedal Craft art sale if you missed Friday’s Pedal Craft in downtown Phoenix.

Raffle tickets are available at Boulders on Broadway or online here: http://www.biketempe.org/events/raffle/

Wednesday Oct. 3 Loops Ride

7:30 p.m.׀ Meet at Tempe Beach Park, on the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue

Get ready this ride isn’t exactly at Tempe Tour de Fat parade speed. Enjoy a ride through town with the State Bike crew on their Loops Ride.

-and- MBAA Papago Peddler

6 p.m | Papago Park, Tempe (1300 N College Avenue)meet end at Boulders

Get some dirt on your tires for this non-technical ½ mile cruise through Papago Park. For more information, visit http://www.mbaa.net. After the ride the crew will stop by Tavern on Mill and end at Boulders on Broadway for another couple sips of delicious mana from heaven, craft brew.

Thursday Oct. 4 New Belgium bike giveaway on Mill

6 p.m. – 9p.m. |A Tempe bar TBD

Sip some amazing New Belgium brews and … wait for it… enter to win the New Belgium bike that will be given away. Just think of sporting those wheels during the Tour de Fat bike parade!

Friday Oct. 5 MADCAP Theater movie night

730 South Mill Avenue, Tempe

On the eve before Tempe Tour de Fat, take it easy at MADCAP with your friends and a good bike-themed show.

Saturday Oct. 6 Tour de Fat!

Registration starts at 9 a.m. | Bike parade starts at 10 a.m. | Beer is a flowin’ at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  | Tempe Beach Park

It’s like Christmas, New Years, your birthday, and Halloween all wrapped in one.

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Join us and our good friends from SanTan Brewing Company for a bike ride in Arcadia on Sunday!

$20 gets you a beer at each stop and food at the end at OHSO Brewery

Check out the details and get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/3520512949?nomo=1

SanTan Memorial Day Canal Ride - Arcadia, Phoenix AZ

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Later this month (4/21/2012) TBAG will be running a bicycle valet at the Four Peaks 15th Anniversary (Codename: Randomonium). The event runs all day from 11am until 11pm and we need volunteers! Sign up here!

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Saturday Nov 19th @3pm. The SanTan Brewing Company Brews Cruise is coming to Tempe. $20 gets you 4 beers at 4 bars, including Boulders, and food at the start at Mellow Mushroom. RSVP on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/vHuBsU then check out more details and buy tickets here: http://www.santanbrewing.com/santan-brews-cruise-rivalry-ride/

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Recycle that old bike! Volunteers from Bike Saviours, Rusty Spoke, and Tempe Bicycle Action Group, with the support of both valley REI locations, will be accepting donations of used bikes and bike parts. All three orgs. are 501(c)3 nonprofits and donations are tax-deductable. Donated bikes and parts will benefit Bike Saviours and Rusty Spoke, local community based non-profit bike programs that teach anyone to build and maintain their own bike. REI will also be giving a 15% off coupon to each person who donates.

Saturday April 3rd, 9am-4pm
REI Tempe and Paradise Valley

Bike Saviours Info

Tempe REI Event Page

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Spring is well underway, so it’s time for another expedition to the farmer’s market! This will be a leisurely ride down to the Phoenix Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. Let me know if you think you’ll be there.

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Just a reminder that BikeTown USA visits Phoenix tomorrow. The event, which is coordinated by Valley Metro and Bicycling Magazine’s BikeTownUSA, is being held at the Tempe Transportation Center at 5th and Forrest at Tempe’s main light rail stop just west of Sun Devil Stadium. The event begins at 9am and runs til 11am. In addition to announcing the 30 bike giveaways, a Bike Rodeo will be held at a nearby park. Families with children are encouraged to attend the bike rodeo. Arrive by bike, or bring your bikes (parents, too) and you can learn how to ride safely. The Bike Rodeo is an obstacle course set up to mimic real world situations. Children and parents navigate the course (under instruction) to learn rules of the road and road safety. While you’re at the Transportation Center, take a tour of the new Bicycle Cellar.

Attendees are encouraged to use alternative transportation to get to the event. The light rail stops right at Tempe Transportation Center. Many free Orbit Circulator buses and Valley Metro buses also stop at the TTC. Bikes are allowed on the light rail and all buses have bike racks on the front. Parking is available across the street in the new 5th Street Garage. Visit ValleyMetro.org for bus & light rail information including automatic route planning.

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