Counters and Crunchers

Counters n’ Crunchers

Counters n’ Crunchers is the most incredible group that has ever existed. We count bikes and then we crunch those bikes! Er…wait that data, crunch the data, not the bikes.

Envisioned as 21st century version of an 18th century Parisian cafe where science was performed, we are a group dedicated to understanding what is necessary and needed in order to create a more perfect union of people who ride bikes and people who are not currently riding bikes.

The next meeting is Saturday, April 9, at 3pm. Anyone interested should head to Boulders on Broadway, grab a beer, and join in on a data-crunching good time!

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Monthly Board Meeting

A recurring event where TBAG members will go overt the monthly board meeting agenda.

Meeting Agenda:
Show up before 7 for pre-meeting convos.
Board agenda items @ 7:00pm, starting with guests
Post-meeting conversations @ 8:30pm, or whenever we finish.

Food Specials:
$5 personal pizza!

This meeting is open to all members of the public, and non-board members are encouraged to attend and participate. If you’d like to put something on the agenda, please contact TBAG Secretary Ben Nyer (ben [at] biketempe [dot] org). We’re open to discussing anything bike-related whether it’s on the agenda or not, but we like having time to process agenda items before the meeting.

Arizona ranks in top 10 of bike friendly states

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.

TdF Foreplay – Sun Sept. 30th – Brett Saks Memorial Bicycle Safety Festival

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

Adult Education: May Traffic Skills 101 Spots Still Available!

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

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!

 

 

 

Traffic Skills

Adult Education: Traffic Skills 101 Class Scheduled!

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!

Upcoming Adult Education: Traffic Skills 101 – May 2012

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!

Cycle Right! Friday Feb 17th 2012

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