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Free drinks, free appetizers, live music - 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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Join us Saturday May 11 as we refine the art of making merry on our bicycles, winding through the streets of Tempe, spreading bicycle love. You don’t need special clothing or gear, it’s just you, a bicycle, a blanket and a radio.
Your blanket doubles as a cape on the ride and a seat at the movies, after we meander our way to Spokes on Southern, where we can get grub at the pub and catch a film shown by one of our newest collaborators, Cycle-In Cinema.
Meet at 7:30 p.m. May 11 in Tempe Beach Park (the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue) and we’ll be on our merry way!
A night on your bike with friends: Priceless
RSVP at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/159369884232081/
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Tempe is giving you another chance to tell them you want to keep seeing bikes on the streets.
Grab your friends and head to the Tempe General Plan Citizen’s Workshop Wednesday April 24 from 6-7 p.m. at the Tempe Library on Southern and Rural.
This working group needs community input – so be sure to drop by and tell them that the city of Tempe needs to continue funding bike infrastructure to support you, me and all the other two-wheeled gearheads out there!
Love bikes and want to join, but not sure what to talk about? Here are some starting points:
- Complete Tempe’s streets
- Expanding the bike network – both dedicated lanes and bike-friendly streets
- Create more bike boulevard systems
Join in and let your friends know you’re going to be there at the TBAG Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/570553759643281/#
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What better time to grab some handlebars and get a stiff seat beneath your butt? Before it gets into triple digits, get on your bike(s) and get out there! This month, local transit provider Valley Metro is making it easy to get close and friendly with the local bike community by hosting a bike month campaign.
For event and campaign details, visit valleymetro.com
and navigate to the April Bike Month page, or click here
Here’s a quick rundown:
- Sunday April 14 – Bike to the Ballpark - Join Mayor Greg Stanton, Valley Metro, and the Arizona Diamondbacks for a free 3.5 mile escorted bike ride, and a D-Backs game that supports Valley Metro’s bike programs.
- Wednesday April 17 – Bike to work and School Day - Look for commuter and school rides in your local area. Events will take place Valley-wide. Click here for a list of Bike to Work & School Day rides. Click here for a list of Bike to Work & School Day deals.
You can also win prizes for doing something you already love; biking!
Ride your bike for work or play or attend a biking event during Valley Bike Month and win great prizes, including a bike from LaDep Custom Cruisers!
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UPDATE! Get your bike on before the beer & band show up for the Maple Ash Bash Saturday, March 30. Show up at 11 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Cartel (1 N. 1st Street Phoenix) for a fun and festive photo scavenger ride to the Tempe Cartel. The 13.7-mile ride will stop at five locations, where cyclists will be invited to take a pic of a secret item – the winner will get tattooed! Wondering what to wear? Get out your tutu and leotard, any wacky costumes are welcome!
Find the Cartel-to-Cartel route here.
Once back, enjoy some brew and friends at the main Maple Ash Bash from 1- 8 p.m. at the Tempe Cartel Coffee Shop.
Come check out a few bike races and live music while sipping on suds poured by your trusty TBAG friends. TBAG will collect the $4 per beer cost and make your money work for you in our many community and awareness projects. Not feeling thirsty yet? Brews will be donated by:
►Four Peaks Brewery
►SanTan Brewing Company
►New Belgium Brewing
►Odell Brewing Company
… so come spend like like a crazy person. Buy your mom a beer. Buy your beer a beer. And we’ll be gosh-darned pleased if you’d be willing to buy us a beer.
RSVP – and invite your friends – on Facebook!
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Posted by sincerely.s in Action Alerts, Advocacy, Awareness, Commuting, Education, Free, Infrastructure, Legal Issues, News, Newsletter, Outreach, Public Art, Tempe, traffic calming, University Drive
UPDATED: email your city council
Support proposed local bike infrastructure such as green bike lanes and traffic slowing medians by emailing the Tempe City Council at email@example.com
Businesses hoping to dissuade the council from going forward with some of these changes have been meeting with your city leaders. Make sure their voices aren’t the only ones heard.
Online public comment on the city’s forum has closed, but you still have time to contact your city leaders directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to post your support but don’t know what to say? Here’s a few lines you can simply copy and paste;
Thank you for adding green bike lanes to Tempe, they are greatly needed!
Please continue to go forward with all median plans. They will help keep traffic from colliding with cyclists on the roadways.
Please install a stoplight at Roosevelt and Farmer, this will help cars, bikes and pedestrians safely cross, rather than forcing us to play frogger in traffic.
(From previous TBAG post)
The city of Tempe is introducing plans that help you and your fellow two-wheeled friends to more easily and safely commute through Tempe. These plans could have a great impact not only on the safety of the roadways, but also in the beautification of our city… that is, if the city continues to hear from YOU!
Bike lane modifications, medians and other proposed changes are being fought by some who may not understand what it’s like to cycle in traffic with little to no bike infrastructure. Don’t let the proposed plans fall by the wayside. Join in on meetings, email your city leaders and let Tempe know that the growing bike community demands safer, bike-friendly streets.
Thanks to those of you who joined the University/Hardy Drive Screetscape Project open house, the Broadway Road Screetscape meeting and every one who has been submitting comments and statements on behalf of bike Tempe cyclists.
Be seen. Be heard. Be a bike champion in Tempe!
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Grow it out, stick it on, or doodle on your upper-lip ‘do, just don’t come to the March 9 ride without a sweet ‘stache.
So fluff up your fu manchu, primp your pencil ‘stache and give Hasselhoff a run for his money. This nighttime ride is a chance for all cyclists, young and old to take their whiskers on a tour of the finest drinking establishments in Tempe.
All cyclists are invited. Please RSVP to the Facebook event at the Tempe Bicycle Action Group Facebook page.
Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park entrance: the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe
When: Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
How: For more information and to register for the event, go to facebook.com/biketempe
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I say mate, ain’t it time for a night out on the town in our finest and what what?
At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, join TBAG once again for one of our most popular cruises, the tweed ride.
Meet us at 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe Beach Park where you can pose for a pic. Then at 7:45 p.m. we’ll bike off for a jolly good time in the finest pubs in town.
Don’t know what to wear? You poor blighter. Well let us enlighten you to the fashionable choices for the evening.
Bowlers, pleated skirts, course knits, pipes, woolen trousers, suspenders and bow-ties are what’s hot for the evening. Show up for a pint in your spandex and you might as well have shown up in your skivvies.
As always, the ride will be frightfully easy,so all birds and mates of any skill level are welcome to attend for a smashing good time.
Pip pip, cheerio and all that rot. Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP to the event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/biketempe
See you there, old bean.
Where: Tempe Beach Park on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.
When: Feb. 9. Meet at 7:30 p.m. We leave at 7:45 p.m.
What: A fine night of cycling and style at the classiest public houses of Tempe
Who: Any bloke or lass of all cycling skill levels
Cost: Ride is FREE! Buy your own bevs
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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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Thursday Oct. 4 New Belgium bike giveaway at Casey Moore’s
7:00 p.m. |Casey Moore’s | 850 S Ash Ave, Tempe
Check out this historic local hangout spot, sip some amazing New Belgium brews and … wait for it… get in line to get the New Belgium bike that will be given away! Just think of sporting those wheels during the Tour de Fat the parade! Want to know more about your potential new bike? A Facebook event will be posted shortly – stay tuned.
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