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TaubersIt’s coming! Mark your calendar now, because you’re going to be busy this Oct. 5. New Belgium Recently released the calendar for the Tour de Fat stops, and October is Tempe’s month!

Last year, the Tour de Fat raised $87,000 for local Arizona nonprofits like TBAG, Bike Saviours and the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. This was the largest amount raised of any Tour de Fat stop, including New Belgium’s home town of Ft Collins!

This year, let’s go even bigger.

As always, this event depends on your participation – and we don’t just mean dancing  around in your puppy suit or tutu, we need your help to volunteer. In 2012, 350 volunteers helped make the Tour de Fat possible, so be sure to sign up for the all-call for volunteers again this year.

Interested in joining any of the other Tour de Fats? Here’s the newly released schedule for 2013:

Atlanta – May 11
DC – June 1
Durham – June 15
Nashville – June 22
Chicago – July 13
Minneapolis – July 27
Boise – August 17
Ft. Collins – August 31
Denver – September 7
San Francisco – September 21
San Diego – September 28
Tempe – October 5

More stats on the 2012 Tour de Fat in Tempe:

Attendance: 10,000+

Bike Parade Attendance: 5000+
Money Raised: $87,216
Waste Diversion Rate: 88%

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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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Dust off those swim trunks and bust out your sunscreen ’cause it’s time for the third annual Swimsuit Ride! We’re putting together a fun-filled cruise through Tempe, with stops to jump in all the fountains and water features we can find, not to mention a couple of pools, sprinklers and — oh, yes — another epic water-balloon fight toward the end. So mark your calendars and let us know if you can help!
What: Summer Solstice Swimsuit Ride III
When: Saturday June 16th 2pm
Where: Tempe Beach Park

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Dust off those swim trunks and bust out your sunscreen ’cause it’s time for the third annual Swimsuit Ride! We’re putting together a fun-filled cruise through Tempe, with stops to jump in all the fountains and water features we can find, not to mention a couple of pools, sprinklers and — oh, yes — another epic water-balloon fight toward the end. So mark your calendars and let us know if you can help! Please contact Chris George at cegeorge1@gmail.com or 480-276-1495 to volunteer or to offer up your backyard or pool as a stop along the ride.
What: Summer Solstice Swimsuit Ride III
When: Saturday June 16th 2pm
Where: Tempe Beach Park

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The Tempe Tour de Fat returns Saturday October 6th. All proceeds at this event go to local cycling non-profits! Tempe is the second largest stop on the tour after New Belgium’s hometown of Ft Collins, Co. Start planning your costume now and start plotting how you’re going to convince New Belgium Brewing that you’re worthy to trade your car for an awesome custom bike. Oh and DeVotchKa are the headliners.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to support local cycling, local music, local business, and local beer at the 2012 SanTan Wheelie Jam Super Picnic! And thanks to our great sponsors SanTan Brewing CompanyGlobal BikesState Bicycle Co.Local First Arizona, and Ride On Cycles for your support!

Check out the event photos below, and go to the album on Facebook to tag yourself and your friends!

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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)

 

TBAG Winter Games 3

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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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