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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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Thanks to everyone who came out to the TBAG Winter Games and Boulders Bike Swap. Thanks to New Belgium Brewing and the local Ranger, Billy for sponsoring the beer. Thanks to Boulders on Broadway for holding the swap in their parking lot, and the beer special after the event. And as always, thanks to our great volunteers for making this happen!

Check put the photos below and tag all of your friends on Facebook

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T.B.A.G. is hosting the 3rd Annual Winter Games Sunday, February 26 at Clark Park in Tempe.

The Winter Games are a celebration of bikes, community, fun, and a great reason to let loose with your friends and strangers on bipedal machines.

Before the celebrating and stunts begin, Boulders on Broadway is hosting a Bike and Gear Swap Meet in their parking lot starting at 9 a.m. and is having breakfast specials and live music throughout the meet.

After the meet head on over to Clark Park for The Games and see returning this year – The Huffy Toss, Princess Bike Death Races, Tall Bike & Small Bike Jousting, and Bike Polo.

Winter Games 3 is sponsored in part by New Belgium Brewing and Boulders on Broadway.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/224139287673886/

New! To get text message alerts for this event, text TBAG to 719-355-TBAG (8224)

 

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Out friends from Arizona Bike Polo are hosting the Desert Polo Invite 4 this Saturday and Sunday in Tempe.

This year will be bigger than ever!!! 40+ teams, 4 courts, SERIOUS POLO!!! Round Robin on Saturday, Double elimination on Sunday. Come by and see some of the worlds best polo. Anyone can come by, there will be food, shirts for sale, and a raffle anyone can participate in!!

Desert Polo Invite 4

 

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How long has it been since you got knocked off a tall bike?

This Saturday, December 11th TBAG is bringing back the WINTER GAMES. It’s a celebration of bikes, community, fun, and just a great excuse to do stupid things on dangerous machines.

We also celebrate Bicycle Saviours‘ anniversary. The Tempe-founded cooperative built a lot of the bikes and machines we’ll be using in the Games plus they’re responsible for providing the tools, parts, and education that put so many two-wheelers back into regular use in Tempe. You can find out more about Bike Saviours co-op here.

Ride your bike out to Daley Park and enjoy some free food & New Belgium (w/ ID) and get into some crazy & competitive stunts.

Remember – Saturday the 11th, starts at 2 pm.
All cyclists are invited, please RSVP to the facebook event

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Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped with April Bike Month. We had five successful events thanks to all of your help: Bike Saviours/REI Bike Drive, Mariposa Elementary Bike Rodeo, 1st Annual TBAG Bike to BBQ, Bike to Work and School Day, and the Great Bike Chase. We also saw the launch of PHXBAG(or BikePHX, or PHXBike, help decide the name!) with a First Fridays Bike Valet at the beginning of the month, and Bicycle Awareness Party at the end of the month.

Bike Saviours and Rusty Spoke collected over 75 used bikes with the help of both Valley REI locations. Both organizations would like to thank those who donated, and REI for supporting and hosting the event.

The Mariposa Elementary Bike Rodeo was also a big success with lots of kids in attendance learning to ride safely. Click here for a full recap.

It was great seeing everyone at the BBQ, we had a great turnout for our first event of this kind. We had families riding around the town lake in the morning, mountain bike rides throughout the day, and then the bike polo crew showed up in the afternoon to help us finish off the burgers and kegs. This event replaced Tempe’s Bike-a-Palooza event that was canceled due to budget cuts. TBAG will be taking a larger role hosting grassroots cycling events like this to get people to come out and have fun on their bikes.

Bike to Work and School Day gets better every year. This year we had volunteers at 7 free breakfast locations around Tempe talking to fellow bike commuters. The volunteers from each location also led rides to the Tempe Transit Center. Mariposa Elementary also promoted bike to school day for their students, there were over 100 kids that biked to school that day and we had volunteers on hand to promote cycling, safety, and fun.

The Great Bike Chase is a long standing Valley Metro event, but budget cuts increase the need for volunteer help. TBAG volunteers set up a DIY screen printing booth at Hance Park and helped people print their own bike and bike month t-shirts. Volunteers also helped with ride marshaling and bike valet parking at a Diamondbacks game. You’ll see the DIY screen printing at many of our upcoming events.

Thanks again to the volunteers, you are what makes TBAG a successful organization helping to promote cycling in Tempe and around the Valley.


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Just a reminder that there are two TBAG-sponsored rides/activities going on this weekend:

Friday, April 25: Bike-in Movie at Scottsdale 6. See below for details.

Bike-In movie flier
 

Saturday, April 26: Cupcake Ride 3: The Cupcake Returns. We’ll meet at 10 am at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park (NW corner of Mill and Rio Salado) for the 4-mile easy ride up the greenbelt to Lulu’s Cupcakes. This is a great ride for kids and those who are new to bicycling and group-riding.

Please note there will be no bike polo today. Polo will resume as planned next Friday, May 2nd. See you all then.

Finally, this weekend is Silent Sunday at South Mountain.

Hope to see you on a bike this weekend!

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It’s on…

The next installment of the Second Coming of Bike Polo is taking place this Friday, April 4 at ~5:30.

Feel free to bring a friend or a forward this on to someone you think may be interested.

Full details:

Where: Creamery Park (it’s the park in the center), just east of Four Peaks Brewery, on 8th Street

When: Friday, April 4th @ ~5:50 PM

What You Should Bring: Yourself (duh), your bicycle (we’ll be gentle with them), some protective gear (if you’re a sissy), old clothes/a sweet costume and a desire to whack some balls around

What We Will Bring: Mallets, Balls, and Goals

How: We generally play 3-4 on a team depending on skill on a field similar to 1/2 a soccer field. There are several rules, which are in no way representative of the real rules in polo but we still have a good time.

More info on polo

So, drop your lame plans, bring a friend if you want and get ready to have a polo-extravagana, Nowicki style.

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Another week, another round of bike polo – note the change to Friday evening. If you are into bike polo but can’t make it Friday, please leave a comment regarding when you are available to play.

The third round of the Second Coming of Bike Polo is taking place
this Friday, March 21 at ~5:30.

The date has been switched to Fridays as there seems to be more people willing/able to make it.

Feel free to bring a friend or a forward this on to someone you think
may be interested.

Full details:

Where: Creamery Park (it’s the park in the center), just east of Four Peaks Brewery, on 8th Street

When: Friday, March 21 @ ~5:50 PM

What You Should Bring: Yourself (duh), your bicycle (we’ll be gentle with them), some protective gear (if you’re a sissy), old clothes/a sweet costume and a desire to whack some balls around

What We Will Bring: Mallets, Balls, and Goals

How: We generally play 3-4 on a team depending on skill on a field similar to 1/2 a soccer field. There are several rules, which are in no way representative of the real rules in polo but we still have a good time.

More info on polo

So, drop your lame plans, bring a friend if you want and get ready to have a polo-extravagana, Nowicki style.

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This just in – Bike Polo is back!
 
 
 

The second round of the Second Coming of Bike Polo is taking place this Sunday, March 16.

After polo we can either head over to Casey Moore’s for some food/drink or stay close and go to Four Peaks.

Feel free to bring a friend or a forward this on to someone you think may be interested.

Hope to see you all there!

Back in the day, TBAG was known for hosting an excellent game of bike polo. Thanks to friend of TBAG Christoper, polo is back.

Where: Creamery Park (it’s the park in the center), just east of Four Peaks Brewery, on 8th Street

When: Sunday, March 16 @ ~4:00 PM, so no “I have to work” excuses are accepted

What You Should Bring: Yourself (duh), your bicycle (we’ll be gentle with them), some protective gear (if you’re a sissy), old clothes/a sweet costume and a desire to whack some balls around

What We Will Bring: Mallets, Balls, and Goals

How: We generally play 3-4 on a team depending on skill on a field similar to 1/2 a soccer field. There are several rules, which are in no way representative of the real rules in polo but we still have a good time.

More info on polo

So, drop your lame plans, bring a friend if you want and get ready to have a polo-extravagana, Nowicki style.

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