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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! 

week of eventsMonday 9/29

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

Tuesday 9/30

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

Wednesday 10/1

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.

Thursday 10/2

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.

Friday 10/3

6-9 p.m. Tap takeover at Handlebar  | 680 S Mill Ave., Tempe

Saturday 10/4

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

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0001! Bleep blorp. Droids unite!

This Tempe Bicycle Action Group Second Saturday ride isn’t for the flesh bags that now think they control the planet, but for us robots who truly hold all the controls.

On this night, wear your nuts, bolts and brackets with pride!

At 7:30 p.m on Nov. 10, meet up at the spot where those bags of guts often gather, Tempe Beach Park. From there we’ll take Tempe by storm and lubricate our gears with the liquids produced from hops, wheat and yeast, which man calls beer.

Since many of us can’t simply transform and roll out, just grab a two-wheeled vessel the mortal ones deem “bicycles” and join the metal head revelry. All skill levels welcome.

Feeling like a can of rusty bolts and need some ideas on how to shine up for this glorious event? Try cutting some creative patters in cardboard and covering it with tinfoil, or cutting pieces of insulated pipe. Or copy our friend who often bikes through Mill Ave. and start collecting hundreds of aluminum can tabs.

Come join in the robot revolution!

When: Saturday Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Tempe Beach Park Entrance. Mill and Rio Salado

How: For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/383185661757677/

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Tuesday Oct. 2 |7:00 p.m.׀ Meet at Tempe Beach Park, on the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue

Need a bike? Want a second chance to score some amazing Pedalcraft arts and crafts? Well TBAG has what you want – and then some. Join us for a pub crawl through Tempe which ends at Boulders on Broadway where we’ll raffle off a bike and peddle some Pedalcraft goods.

From Tempe Beach Park we’ll head to World of Beer, then move on to Handlebar and Grill and hit up Devils Advocate before we end at Boulders on Broadway for a bike raffle and Pedalcraft art sale.

Wanna up your chance to score a bike in our bike raffle? Buy your tickets now! For more information, check out http://www.biketempe.org/events/raffle/

New to town or just been living under a rock and don’ know anything about Pedalcraft? Check out their event, scheduled for Sept. 28. Join the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/381546238534821/

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Join SanTan Brewing Co. and TBAG for a bathing suit bike ride in Old Town Scottsdale on Labor Day weekend, Sunday Sept. 2nd.

The ride starts at Grimaldi’s at 3pm for SanTan brews and some pizza, and then stops at two bars: Zips and RnR, for more brews, before ending at the pool at The Saguaro Hotel. Tickets are $20 which includes food at the start and one beer at each stop. There will also be additional SanTan beer specials at each stop, and at the pool at the end. Get your tickets online at www.santanbrewing.com

If you were on this ride last year you know what a great time it was. Come join us again, or for the first time!

RSVP for the ride on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/338275419592171/

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2012 Mustache Ride! The photos below are also posted in a Facebook Album please tag yourself and your friends. We’d also love to see your photos, post the link to your album on our wall: http://www.facebook.com/biketempe

The next Second Saturday ride is the Hotel Bar Ride on Sat. April 14th.

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Introduction by Ashley “24″” Lanoue

Wow, April was a great month for TBAG and all you awesome people! Help make May just as great by volunteering for the Advocacy team or check out the Cowboys and Aliens third Friday ride! And don’t forget about your artsy side! Check out the call to artist for the Mitchell Park area !

 
Upcoming Events and Rides by Ryan “29er” Guzy and Jeremy “27″” Deatherage.
Calendar of upcoming events, and special notes about weekly rides in Tempe

Thanks to everyone who came out to the first annual SanTan Wheelie Jam! The turnout exceeded expectations, especially for the event’s first year. We also want to say a special thanks to all of our great volunteers, our sponsors, vendors, and partners that helped make this event happen. Check out the TBAG Facebook page for photos from the event: http://www.facebook.com/biketempe

TBAG 3rd FRIDAY RIDE: Yippee ka Yay, It’s the COWBOYS AND ALIENS RIDE this month for TBAG Third Fridays on May 20th. Throw on your best western duds or silver jumpsuit. Saddle up! links: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221663357860183

A Lil Something to Look Forward To: SUMMER SOLSTICE SWIMSUIT RIDE II: Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.Summer in the desert is just around the corner, and you know what that means — it’s time for the sacred ritual of storming Tempe by bicycle, dressed in mere swimsuits, stopping to jump in every fountain, splash park and water feature we can find!  If you have ideas of places to stop and get wet, water related paraphernalia, or water to spare from your hose contact Chris George at cegeorge1@gmail.com .





Advocacy Updates by Aaron “700c” Golub.
Updates on local, regional, and federal advocacy topics

There are several on-going advocacy projects, such as the work on the Alameda St. bike/ped bridge and partnering with City of Tempe to encourage bicyclist and motorists to share the road. TBAG is represented on several transportation planning committees – do let us know if you want to help out and represent TBAG. For more details, check out:http://www.biketempe.org/advocacy-outreach/. If you have other ideas about what TBAG should be working on – please email us or come to the upcoming advocacy meetings, first Thursday of each month, at 7pm at Boulders on Broadway.

Bike Culture by Eric “650c” Iwersen
Sharing the love of bicycles

Bicycle Public Art:   TBAG is seeking to commission an artist (or artists team) to work with to create a permanent public art piece in Tempe, in the Mitchell Park Neighborhoods area.  The project commission is for $15K and is inclusive of all design and fabrication costs associated with the project.   TBAG, the neighborhoods, and the City of Tempe will work with the artist to see the project through to construction.  The intention of the project is to create a local landmark that supports bicycle culture in Tempe.  Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.  Check out http://www.biketempe.org/public-art-project/ for more information.

Youth Education by Ashley “24″” Lanoue.
Information on upcoming classes and online resources

It’s starting to get warm out there. Watch those kids around water and make sure they are properly hydrated while participating in outdoor activities.


Tidbits by Ashley “24″” Lanoue
Bits of information that do not fit anywhere else

Your friendly neighborhood co op, Bike Saviours, is auctioning a 58cm Colin Laing! Don’t wait to check it out, auction ends today May 12th at 7pm. Just search for it on ebay! 

 


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Introduction by Ashley “Chain Whip” Lanoue

What a whopper of a month for TBAG and all you great people! Start filling up your calendars with all the fun Bike Month events! Tell your friends, your friends friends, and your friends friends friends about the “Call to artists” for bike culture related art in the Mitchell Park area! Get in on some advoacy action with several on-going projects!

 
Upcoming Events and Rides by Ryan “Tire Lever” Guzy and Jeremy “Multi-tool” Deatherage.
Calendar of upcoming events, and special notes about weekly rides in Tempe

SanTan Wheelie Jam - Saturday April 23rd – Steele Indian School Park in Downtown Phoenix TBAG is sponsoring a new bike and beer festival to benefit our non-profit partners in Phoenix. Come down and have a beer to support local bike advocacy, and bring all of your friends too! If you would like to volunteer to help run this event, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/stwjvolunteer

RSVP on the main Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198355436849933

Ride from Tempe to the event with State Bicycle Co: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121691557908860

Ride in the bike parade: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209279869099628

Enter you custom Cruiser, Chopper, Lowrider or Freak Bike in the bike show: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122004684544651

More Bike Month Activities-:To help TBAG at any of the following events, please signup here: http://bit.ly/2011bikemonthsignup

The Great Bike Chase – Sunday April 17th – Chase Field Ride your bike to the ballpark to watch the game. Valley Metro has discounted tickets and a bike expo outside the ballpark. TBAG is providing staffed bike parking at the event. Rides to the event start valley wide, click on the group rides button here: http://www.valleymetro.org/be_bright/events_detail/great_bike_chase/

Bike to Work Day – Wednesday April 20th – Tempe and other valley cities Ride your bike to work, this day and every day! The City of Tempe and local businesses will be providing free breakfast and t-shirts at 7 locations around Tempe. TBAG volunteers will be at each location to talk to people about bike advocacy, and will lead rides from each location to the Center Bistro near City Hall. See http://www.tempe.gov/tim/events/BiketoWork.htm for the list of locations. Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale are also participating in Bike to Work Day Check out: http://www.valleymetro.org/bikemonth/bike_work_school_day for more details.

TBAG Third Fridays presents The WRITE-OFF Ride, Friday, April 15. It’s Tax Day, USA. Get to the bank early and cash that check – this Friday we RIDE. Meet up at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado and Mill in Tempe at 7:30pm and we’ll roll out to destinations around Tempe and So Scottsdale. RSVP on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205359309487714 and be sure to invite your friends.

Advocacy Updates by Aaron “Spoke Wrench” Golub.
Updates on local, regional, and federal advocacy topics

There are several on-going advocacy projects, such the work on the Alameda St. bike/ped bridge and the recent bike count. TBAG is represented on several transportation planning committees – do let us know if you want to help out and represent TBAG. For more details, see our recent blog post at: http://www.biketempe.org/april-2011-advocacy-update/. If you have other ideas about what TBAG should be working on – please email us or come to the upcoming advocacy meeting on Monday, April 25th, at 7pm at Boulders on Broadway.

Bike Culture by Eric “Headset Wrench” Iwersen
Sharing the love of bicycles

Bicycle Public Art:   TBAG is seeking to commission an artist (or artists team) to work with to create a permanent public art piece in Tempe, in the Mitchell Park Neighborhoods area.  The project commission is for $15K and is inclusive of all design and fabrication costs associated with the project.   TBAG, the neighborhoods, and the City of Tempe will work with the artist to see the project through to construction.  The intention of the project is to create a local landmark that supports bicycle culture in Tempe.  Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.  Check out http://www.biketempe.org/public-art-project/ for more information.

Youth Education by Sam “Pin Spanner” Bollinger
Information on upcoming classes and online resources

TBAG is teaming-up with friends, some new & some old. WeCycle USA (www.wecycleusa.org) & the Rusty Spoke will help run the kids activities at the San Tan Wheelie Jam on 4/23. Features: Helmet & bike decorating, bike games & an Easter Egg Hunt.

Get Involved by Sam “Pin Spanner ” Bollinger.
Volunteer for upcoming events and join our planning committees

Tempe Bike Count: Initial results from the first Tempe Bike Count will be released on 4/20 @ Bike to School & Work http://www.valleymetro.org/bikemonth/bike_work_school_day We’ll also post them on our blog www.biketempe.org.

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It’s Tax Day, USA. Get to the bank early and cash that check – this Friday we RIDE.

Meet up at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado and Mill in Tempe at 7:30pm and we’ll roll out at 7:45.

Destinations will be around Tempe and So Scottsdale. Keep your eyes on the Facebook event page for updates the day of and throughout the ride of the various stops.

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TBAG Third Fridays is a social ride held, of course, on the third Friday of the month. These twilight Rides include the occasional Movie nights, Holiday themed cruises, costumed Rides, and more.

Lights – Tempe law requires a front headlight and rear reflector when riding after dark.

Locks – bring your own or risk walking home.

Free? Yes, free.

RSVP? No need to call ahead, just show up at the start.

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It is March. A season for riding. To feel the gentle Arizona spring air rustling through silken whiskers… Wait. What? Why it’s Moustache March!

Where does it come from? What does it mean? There are many claimants as to the origin, but Moustache March now is in the hands of the populace – owned by none, but celebrated by all!

The rules are simple (and silly).

Men: Begin at once by not shaving. On the 18th of March, give your self a fresh cut and reveal your splendid moustache to the admiring eyes of all at the TBAG Third Friday bar crawl. Your face may be adorned by sideburns, a beard, but your moustache must be a clearly defined island of hair upon your upper lip, not immediately adjoining any neighboring areas of growth.

Women: You are certainly not left out! What lovely lady is not even MORE attractive with a fuzzy fringe under her nose?

Home-grown, home-made, or store bought, all are welcome!

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado & Mill Ave in Tempe
When: Friday. 3/18 at 7:30 pm

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Tempe Bicycle Action Group will host a Social gathering of Cyclists this Third Friday of February.

Don your most dapper casuals for the return of the Tweed Ride, an evening adventure.

From Tempe Beach Park at Rio Salado & Mill Avenue we’ll have a wee tour of Mill Ave and begin our evening at Robbie Fox’s Public House. Robbie & Mike have offered draughts to our group at a Dollar off. From there we’ll turn our wheels t’ward Boulders On Broadway, one of Tempe’s most bicycle-friendly restaurants.

Then, for those brave and bold, a fair steeple-chase up and about the Green Belt where we shall arrive at last upon the British Open Pub for a final pint and a basket of English Wallys.

Proper attire is most important; may we suggest your favorite woolens – skirts, capes, and shawls for the ladies and jackets, vests, caps, and of course knickers for the gents.

On the hunt for Tweed and for fashion ideas? Here are some articles that may inspire the curious:
Catcubed | A Tweed Primer
Dashing Tweeds blog
London Fixed Gear and Single-Speed Tweed Ride 2009-01-24 Sat – The Tweed Run
Divine Caroline “I Feel the Need … The Need For Tweed”

So buff your leather, brush your corduroy, and hitch your chequered stockings… but remember TWEED is KING!

Brought to you by TBAG Third Fridays

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