PREMIUM RUSH advance screening on Thursday, Aug. 23rd at Harkins Tempe Marketplace

Blasting through NYC traffic and unloading every fixie trick in the book, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the recipient of a high profile package that could land him in the hospital, or worse.

Check out the trailer

TBAG has been invited to an advance screening of the film. Join the gang for a ride to the theatre and you’ll get a chance to see the film for free for the first 20 riders. We’ve been extended up to 30 free passes, awesome! Meet at Tempe Beach Park at 6:00 pm, ride departs promptly at 6:10 pm. RSVP on Facebook.

Photo op at the ride start and in front of Harkins, about 6:40. Note: They’re kind of butts about riding in common areas at Tempe Marketplace (not the theatre’s fault), so be courteous with your whip-skids and then lock it up good to a permanent rack. It would be pretty unsavory to have your ride stolen while you’re in the theatre.

Everyone gets free swag just for showing up. Free sports bottles and posters will be given out. And if we got any extra stuff in the ol’ T-grab-BAG, we’ll bring it as well.

This looks like a pretty awesome addition to the barely-there genre of bike cinema, we hope you can make it.

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Bicycle Dreams Movie and LOOPS Ride – Wed. Feb. 22nd

Tuesday is the last day to get advance tickets for $11!

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook:

And ride the LOOPS ride after the movie:

Bicycle Dreams, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), will premiere in Tempe at the Madcap Theaters in Tempe on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. as part of the film’s ongoing nationwide winter tour. The screening is presented as a benefit for the Tempe Bicycle Action Group.

The event is co-sponsored by State Bicycle Co a local fixed-gear bicycle company. State Bicycle hosts a weekly LOOPS ride every Wednesday, and on the night of the show the group will meet at Madcap, check out the movie, and then head out on the ride after the movie. Keep an eye on the State Bicycle Facebook page for more ride details:

Tickets will be $11 in advance and $15 at the door the night of the show. To purchase advance tickets, order online at Madcap Theaters is located at 730 South Mill St. in Tempe.

The film, which has won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world, “is an up-close look at what RAAM riders go through,” says Stephen Auerbach, the director and producer of Bicycle Dreams. “They deal with searing desert heat, agonizing mountain climbs, and endless stretches of open road. And they do it all while battling extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation. It’s a great subject for a film.”

Find out more information and RSVP on Facebook:


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Film Screenings – With my own Two Wheels and Contested Streets

For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more.
For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients.
For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education.
For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community.
For Carlos, a farmer in Guatemala, pedal power is a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment.
For Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers. With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.
44 mins.
Here’s the trailer:
Co-Director Jacob Siegel-Boettner will be present to answer questions after the show.


Contested Streets is a Transportation Alternatives produced, Cicala Filmworks made documentary that explores the rich diversity of New York City street life before the introduction of automobiles and shows how New York can follow the example of other modern cities that have reclaimed their streets as vibrant public spaces.

Contested Streets features new footage of reclaimed streets in London, Paris and Copenhagen and interviews with New York savvy notables such as Ken Jackson, Mike Wallace, Bob Kiley, Majora Carter, Kathryn Wylde, Enrique Peñalosa, James Howard Kunstler and many more.
57 mins.
Here’s the trailer:


November 7 @ 8 pm, FilmBar in Phoenix
November 9 @ 6:30 pm ASU Tempe SCOB   
November 10 @ 7:30 pm University of Advancing Technology


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MadCap Theatres will be the place to see two great nights of bike-related films!

Bike love in Tempe is building to a FRENZY this year as we get closer to the big weekend! With the movie Ride the Divide on Thursday and Pedals & Pictures on Friday, there will be plenty to keep busy.


Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will make its Tempe premiere on Thursday, October 7, at the Madcap Theaters.

The film, directed by Phoenix native Hunter Weeks, chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race named the Tour Divide along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. They’ll experience mental breakdowns, treacherous snow, hellacious blisters, and total fatigue. Above all, they’ll race with no support – at times in total isolation. The tests of endurance and the accomplished moments throughout Ride the Divide prompt us to reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.

The movie was named the Best Adventure Film at this year’s Vail Film Festival. It is anticipated that Weeks will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Media contact: Garry Harrington 603-209-5010, or email gharrington3165 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tickets are available in advance online at MadCap

See more at Website:
Tempe Bicycle Action Group is the presenting sponsor for the event.


Friday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

The “Pedals & Pictures” movie event is making its return to MADCAP Theaters.

What’s that? Well first of all, they’re showing the 1986 bmx cult classic “RAD”. Also showing is the underground hit from Kore Bikes “I Got Work Strikes Back” by Ryan Chadwick. A full length film featuring some insane local riders. There will be guest hosts, New Belgium brew available, some sweet “RAD”-themed Vans kicks for raffle, plus a bunch of giveaways. Bicycle valet sponsored by Kore Bikes.

This event is for 18 and over – NO EXCEPTIONS! Bring your ID.

Want the OFFICIAL scoop? Head to

For tickets, visit MadCap Theaters Pedals & Pictures Event

Both film events take place at Madcap Theaters located at 730 South Mill Ave. in Tempe.

Seating is limited for these shows – Check the websites above or HERE for more details and to reserve advance tickets.

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Bikin’ to the Drive-In!

Movie Lovers! Bike Riders! We know how much you love doing your two favorite things.

No longer will you have to balance that heavy film projector on your handle bars. No more extension cords & generators needed for your Blu-Ray player & flat panel! Hey, you don’t even have to watch the movie alone as you would on other lonely Friday nights!

Thats’ right, it’s time for another TBAG 3rd Friday BIKE to the DRIVE-IN!

Eyes straining to enjoy the tiny lcd on your iPhone? Why, they’ve got screens, big as a house! And no less tham 6 of ’em for crying out loud!

Sound? Only the highest quality, stereo reproduction – on your very own portable FM radio! YOU DECIDE how loud!

Forget about the RedBox, these guys give you TWO movies for the price of ONE!

At Tempe Beach Park, 6:30 pm on Friday May 21st. We ride at 7 pm, first showtime is at 8.

The ride is a short 3.5 mile easy cruise to the West Wind Scottsdale 6, located at 8101 E McKellips in Scottsdale.

Stick around for both movies or only one, riders will be escorted back to Tempe after the credits roll.

What to bring: A BIKE, a blanket (trust us, it gets cold out there after dark), Lights, Cash, and an FM Radio.

What to leave: Flip flops, pets, crying children, and petrol-guzzling engines!

Recommended extras: A tire patch kit & pump, a beachball or frisbee, camp chair, footie pajamas, water. Whatever else you want to pack!

We ALWAYS get asked the question, “What’s showing?” The answer is – don’t worry, we’ll decide when we get there! Remember, this ride is more about the fun of being on a bike at the movies and having a great time. After all, the best drive-in movies are the corniest, right? But if you’re burning to know… check for the latest updates. We’ll throw some ideas out there as we get closer.

See you then!

Something we learned from past rides and would be good to consider this time – gather the admission money before arriving and have one person pay. This will save a huge amount of time for all to get through the box office!

Update! Here are the showtimes for Friday, May 21, 2010

Double Features (all shows start at 8:15):
Shrek Forever After (PG) w/ How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

MacGruber (R) w/ A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (R)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) w/ How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Letters to Juliet (PG) w/ Date Night (PG-13)

Robin Hood (PG-13) w/ Clash of the Titans (PG-13)

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TBAG 3rd Fridays presents a BIKE-IN!

It’s time for our now twice-annual BIKE-IN Ride to the Drive-In.

This month’s Third Friday Ride will be an easy hustle over to the Scottsdale 6 Drive-In Theater at McKellips & Hayden on Nov.20.

Meet at Tempe Beach Park about 6 o’clock. We’ll get rolling at 6:30.

Bring something to sit on like a blanket (also good because it will get pretty cold after dark sets in. And try to find something to listen with – all the movies are broadcast via FM radio.

Group decides what movie to watch, but some good ones this month include Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “2012”. Entry is good for 2 back to back movies. Bring CASH, because there’ no ATM on site.

Everybody’s welcome, tell your friends and we’ll see you there!

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In theaters TONIGHT only, Race Across the Sky!

10/22, Race Across the Sky is a movie about this year’s Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race which pitted 6 time winner Dave Wiens against Lance Armstrong. In case you haven’t heard, I won’t reveal who won the race, but the film looks to be promising with some incredible footage, judging by the trailer you can watch at: Last I heard there’s a group meeting at The Bicycle Cellar beforehand to do a group ride down to the theater in Ahwatukee.

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Pedals & Pictures, a Tour de Fat pre-event

PedalsandPicturesflyer-MEDCan’t make Tour de Fat this year? Check out this pre-event the night before (Friday Oct 9th):

“PEDALS & PICTURES” – Oct 9th at MADCAP Theaters in Tempe!!

The night before Tour De Fat at MADCAP Theaters on Mill Ave in Tempe (the old Harkins Centerpoint) we’re throwing a bike double feature…RAD and QUICKSILVER on the BIG screen!!

* Tix are only $5
* Showtime 7PM
* New Belgium beer being served
* New Belgium GIVEAWAYS
* Bike valet

For more information email Sean with Catered Creations Media.

PRE SALE IS UP! The theater only holds 160 ppl so get tix while you can.

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