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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!

Tour de Fat Week – an event every night! 

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!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/213861452110223/

Fri Oct 4 - Handlebar Tempe – Meet the Carnies – 7pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/328475800632658/

TEMPE TOUR DE FAT! SAT OCT 5th – 11am-5pm

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 GroupBike 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/events/tour-de-fat/

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BikeMonth

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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Friday Oct. 5. OHSO New Belgium Night

6:00 p.m. |OHSO Eatery & Nanobrewery | 4900 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix

Because of construction at MADCAP theater in Tempe, the bike movie night had to be canceled this year. Instead, New Belgium is doing a promo at OHSO Eatery & Nanobrewery. OHSO has some great bike racks and is located along the Arizona Canal for easy access from Tempe or Phoenix.

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Monday Oct. 1 7:30 p.m. | 815 North 2nd Street, Phoenix

Need a break from the weekend? Pull up a seat at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix and enjoy a bike-themed movie with your gearhead friends. Pee Wee’s Big adventure at 6pm and the movie Line of Sight at 8pm.

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Friday Sept. 28th | 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

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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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On September 28 the second annual PEDAL CRAFT PHX will ride into downtown Phoenix to fuse bicycles, art, and community in celebration of the city’s growing urban bike scene. The one night event will feature hundreds of bicyclists, a bicycle-themed poster show, a display of unique bicycle racks, a nationally acclaimed biking advocate and author, and rides to dining “hotspots” in downtown Phoenix. PEDAL CRAFT PHX will take place on Friday, September 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Kitchen Sink Studios Gallery, 828 North Third Street. Admission is free.

Twenty-five local graphic designers will show their original bicycle-themed poster artwork, available for sale for $20 per poster. A percentage of the proceeds from the poster show will be donated to the Rusty Spoke Community Bicycle Collective, a volunteer-run organization situated on Lower Grand Avenue and dedicated to local bicycle advocacy.

SideWalk Phoenix, an advocacy group for walkable, bikeable, and livable communities, will also display a dozen one-of-a-kind bicycle racks designed and fabricated by local artists, metal sculptors, and local celebrities.

Throughout the evening, several bike groups will lead rides of various difficulties (from novice to hardcore) to downtown Phoenix restaurants and pubs that have installed bike racks and are offering special menu discounts for PEDAL CRAFT PHX participants.

TBAG is promoting PEDAL CRAFT PHX as part of bike week before Tempe’s Tour de Fat on October 6. Stay tuned for more updates on the group rides and bike-pools from Tempe. For more information about PEDAL CRAFT PHX, visit pedalcraftphx.com

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Love TBAG? Aw, shucks, we love you too. That’s why we know we can count on you for support. Well, we know we can count on your thirst for some delicious craft brews, at least.

This Aug. 24-26, local drinking establishments in the Valley will be hosting USA Pro Cycling Challenge watch parties with the help of New Belgium Brewing Co.

Not only will you be able to enjoy some fine beer with excellent company, but you’ll also have the opportunity to drink for a cause. New Belgium will be donating $1 to TBAG for every glass given away. Wear your TBAG gear and we’ll hook you up with swag and deals.

  • Friday Aug. 24 at 12:30 p.m.
    Fox Cigar Bar (1464 E Williams Field Rd. Gilbert) and
    Flanny’s Bar and Grill (1805 E. Elliot Rd. Tempe)
    Enjoy the fifth leg of the race as the riders climb from Breckenridge and descend to Colorado Springs.
  •  Saturday Aug. 25 – 10:30am – 3pm
    Boulders on Broadway  (530 West Broadway Rd. Tempe)
    Our good friends at Boulders are the hosts for a big Saturday stage six, starting in Golden then heading to the climbs in the mountains around Boulder.
  • Sunday Aug. 26 at 11am – 3pm
    OHSO eatery + nano brewery  (4900 East Indian School Rd. Phoenix)
    AND Angel’s Trumpet Ale House (810 N. Second St. Phoenix – just south of Roosevelt)
    Root for your favorite riders as they race a fast and flat time trial in downtown Denver.

Haven’t yet gotten your TBAG gear? Check out the TBAG section at Icon – 414 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe.

This year, our friends at New Belgium are the official beer partner of this great USA race. For more on the US Cycling Challenge 2012 visit http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

 

 

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Join us and our good friends from SanTan Brewing Company for a bike ride in Arcadia on Sunday!

$20 gets you a beer at each stop and food at the end at OHSO Brewery

Check out the details and get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/3520512949?nomo=1

SanTan Memorial Day Canal Ride - Arcadia, Phoenix AZ

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TBAG is partnering with the Not One More Foundation for the Ride of Honor and Cycling Rally. We’ll meet up at Tempe Beach Park at 9am on Saturday May 19th and ride to the State Capitol to show support for cycling and to honor riders who have been injured or killed.

Here is the event info from Not One More:

We invite all Arizona cyclists to join this rally in response to recent roadway incidents causing serious injury and death to cyclists.

Attend to support:
* Building Awareness for Cycling
* Promote sharing the road and safe cycling
* Show lawmakers that cycling is important to their constituents to pave the way for legislative change, including Distracted Driver statutes and Vulnerable User bills.

This is event is for cyclists of all types and skill levels. Local teams, groups and shops are organizing designated meet-up locations to ride together to the Rally.

This is a media event so wear your team kits with pride and – of course – model the safe, respectful cycling we know you practice.

Honor those fellow cyclists lost and injured on our roadways with your attendance. Hear from the families and survivors and have an opportunity to share your testimony. Join us in saying Not One More Cyclist need be injured or lost on Arizona roads!

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