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More info at http://www.biketempe.org/events/bike-count/
Tour de Fat’s coming up Oct. 4, so join your fellow greased up gearheads on an entire week of warm-up rides and shenannigans Monday – Friday Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, across Phoenix and Tempe!
5:30 p.m. Meet at the Spoke and Wheel | 8525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
6:30 p.m. Depart for the Yard | 5632 N. 7th Street Phoenix
5 p.m. Meet at Mellow Mushroom | 14205 South 50th Street, Phoenix
6 p.m. Depart for Public House Garage 4855 E. Warner Rd. #A31, Phoenix
5:30 p.m. Meet at Boulders On Broadway | 530 W Broadway Road Tempe
7 p.m. Join your peers for a mountain bike ride
9 p.m. WIN A NEW BIKE (!!) at Boulders on Broadway | Get your raffle tickets anytime beforehand at Boulders. One winner will be drawn at 9 p.m. Must be present to win.
6:30 p.m. Meet @ Tempe Beach Park | Corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway
7 p.m. Depart for Papago Brewing Company | 7107 E McDowell Road, Scottsdale
8:30 p.m. Arrive at Casey Moores and WIN A NEW BIKE*! |850 South Ash Avenue Tempe
*hold the phone. Win a new bike again? Yeah. That’s a thing.
6-9 p.m. Tap takeover at Handlebar | 680 S Mill Ave., Tempe
Better than Christmas, your birthday, Halloween, aunt Millie’s cat’s adoption day all together!
10 a.m. Register for the Tour de Fat parade
11 a.m. PARADE! Galavant through the streets of Tempe!
Noon – 5 p.m. Tempe Tour de Fat music, beer, bikes and babes at Tempe Beach Park
New Belgium Brewing Company is TBAG’s biggest sponsor and one of our all-time favorite breweries. Not only do they make amazing beer, but they do so while continually striving to make their brewing process more environmentally friendly, by reducing water consumption, diverting waste, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So we’re thrilled to share the news that Kim Jordan, co-founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company, is coming to the Galvin Playhouse on ASU’s Tempe campus to speak about brewing sustainability on Thursday, October 16th, 4:30-6:00pm. After the talk, TBAG’s own Ryan Guzy is going to lead a ride to Spokes on Southern for a community reception. For more details and to RSVP, check out the link here. Hope to see you there!
Correction: We originally incorrectly listed the date as the 14th. ASU’s official event site lists it as the 16th. Apologies for the error.
Get a report of what we’ve been up to all year and get some skin in the game at the annual voting and committee assignment meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Boulders on Broadway. RSVP on our Facebook event here.
Since the TBAG board has seen a serious change of members, there has been a lot going on! Make the choice to lead or join one of our fine committees concentrating on a multitude of different areas.
While you’re at it, grab a snack and a beer on us, plus snag some sweet beer specials!
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/570784782968777/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
How do you prepare for the best bike event around? You prefunk all week! This year’s Tempe Tour de Fat (Oct. 5) is preceded by rides, beer and bikes galore!
Tue Oct 1 – Backyard Games and Clips of Faith Films Viewing – The Yard – 7pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/458811547550142/
Wed Oct 2 – New Belgium Tap Takeover – Boulders on Broadway – 6pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/505208392890083/
Thurs Oct 3 – Tempe – 80’s workout ride and bike giveaway – Meet 6:30 p.m. @ Tavern on Mill
Let’s get physical! This time around, strap on your spandex attire for the final warmup ride before Tempe Tour de Fat. Stretch out on your bike starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tavern on Mill, then get some cardio at 7pm when you cruise to Gringo Star, Taste of Tops, and- for the final stretch- dig deeper to get to Casey Moore’s for the chance to win a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser!
Fri Oct 4 – Handlebar Tempe – Meet the Carnies – 7pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/328475800632658/
And the main event! Tempe Tour de Fat! RSVP here and invite all of your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/170669189752637/ 100% of the proceeds from the Tempe Tour de Fat go to local bicycling non-profits like: Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours, and The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) But we can’t do it without our great volunteers. If you’d like to help this year, sign up here: http://www.biketempe.org/
Science is all around you. There is geology underfoot, biology scratching at your door, energy and water being piped and transmitted right into your house. Join local experts on rambling bike rides around your city to investigate some the most interesting scientific field sites we can find. Every other Sunday, starting at 2 pm, we’ll head out into the wilderness (or the urban jungle) on a slow-paced, family-friendly ride. Meet at the Bike Cellar in the Tempe Transit Center light rail station, and expect to spend a few hours out and about.
The Fall schedule will be kept current on the TBAG calendar, and the line-up is:
October 20th: Geology
November 3: Herpetology
November 17: Energy
December 1: Water
December 15: Anthropology
It’s the day after, and you’ve still got your bike. In the midst of the aftermath, the survivors are meeting on Saturday, September 14 to celebrate and help out those who need some love. In September we’re not just riding, we’re reaching out to our local community by sharing what we’ve got. All goods donated will be handed off to Tempe Community Action Agency, which assists those in need, locally. It’s your social ride with conscience. Some ideas for donation follow.
Sport bras for women
Diapers (sizes 0-4)
Grocery store gift cards
Gas gift cards
Feminine hygiene products
DATE Saturday, September 14, 2013
TIME 7:30 p.m.
PLACE Tempe Beach Park entrance on
Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue
COST Free (as always)
ATTIRE Post apocalyptic
ROUTE To be announced
Bring drinking water.
Remember this is a social ride, you’re encouraged to leave your anti-social skills at home.
Pay as you go and try to avoid tabs because it leads to departure issues.
Cash is easier than plastic.
Police yourself and not others.
Ride safely, you’re riding at your own risk.
We are warriors and we ride rain or shine, depart at 7:45 p.m. and post to the events page along the way, so be sure you’ve joined the event for alerts and photos of our pedal powered zaniness.
Join TBAG friends who are hosting the Cruiser Bicycle Ride & Bike Giveaway Saturday Sept. 14 at Spokes on Southern. On the ride, you’ll get a chance to win andy giveaways! Donated funds (suggested donation is $5) will go to local charities and firefighter funds. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/332316450233822/
For extra fun: bring your squirt guns and water toys. The hosts will have at least one water balloon battle staged along the route!
For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/332316450233822/
Volunteers are an indispensable part of the success of Tour de Fat; they make sure everyone has a great time sharing their love of bicycles, beer and brotherhood. Thanks for being eager to stay informed, and we hope to see you there!
The event in Tempe is one of the largest on New Belgium’s tour. We drew over 10,000 people last year, and we need about 400 volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens & a volunteer t-shirt. Plus, it will be fun – so sign up now!
Sunday Sept. 1 will kick off the SanTan Brewery’s annual Old Town Labor Day Bathing Suit Brews Cruise. Grab your beach cruisers, tricycles or 10 speeds! Don your best bathing suit, scuba gear or speedos and let the fun begin! The adventure begins at Grimaldis in Old Town at 3:00pm with Pizza and beer. Led by your favorite TBAG escorts, the ride leaves Grimaldi’s at 4:15p in Old Town Scottsdale and goes to Zipp’s on Camelback From there it’s off to The brat haus and then the finale…A pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Clubl! No school the next day so no excuses!
COST: $25 ticket includes:
– Slice of Pizza and SanTan beer at Grimaldis
– 3:00pm ARRIVE ; 4:15pm LEAVE
– SanTan beer at Zipps on Camelback
– SanTan beer at The Brat Haus
– SanTan beer and pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Club