SanTan Wheelie Jam – Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who attended!

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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SanTan Wheelie Jam – Sat. 4/28 – Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix

What: SanTan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic
When : Sat. 4/28 11am-6pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix

What is it: It’s time for the second annual SanTan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic, Saturday 4/28 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix: The bike parade is from 11am to 12pm and the SanTan Brewing Co. Beer will flow from 12-6pm.

How to get there: Ride your bike on the Grand Canal, or take the Metro Light Rail to the Indian School or Campbell stop. Then ride or walk to the east side of the park.

Why should I go:  All beer sales and admission proceeds will go to local cycling advocacy non-profits. There will be five local bands performing, bike games, a kids area, great local sandwich companies, bike polo, vendors, and many other activities.

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2012 Great Arizona Bicycle Festival – Mesa

The City of Mesa and the Downtown Mesa Association is hosting a new Arizona bicycle festival on Saturday April 14th. TBAG and our youth program is going to be a big part of this event. TBAG and WE-CYCLE-USA will be running and sponsoring the Kids Area, Bike Rodeo and the Bike Swap. There is still time to get involved so if you want to help let us know.

We will have carnival games, Bounce houses and fun for the kids. We will also have a Bike Swap with venders selling bike stuff in the streets of downtown Mesa for the big kids. This is the first year of this event but it is combining several events that have been going on for years. This year’s event will be kicked off by the Start of the Tour De Mesa. There will also be a Cyclovia witch will close off the streets of downtown Mesa to Cars. There will be a bike swap in the streets, historic bike tour, arts, crafts, live music, food and fun for everyone. For more info go to the web site at or contact Robert at 602-516-0002

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Help out at the San Tan Wheelie Jam!

The San Tan Wheelie Jam and Super Picnic is back for 2012, bigger and better! We’ve raised the bar for events, local food, and local music, but we need your help on April 28th to make STWJ+SP a success!

  • We’re raising money for local cycling groups while having a lot of fun with wheelie contests, a bike build-off, and, of course, a bike parade.
  • Volunteering is a terrific way to join in. We need help with beer tickets, wrist bands, and beer pouring, among other tasks. You can sign up either as a team or as an individual. Sign up here!
  • Volunteers will earn drink tickets, free admission to the event, a t-shirt, and the undying gratitude of several local cycling groups. To volunteer, just follow the link below.

Sign up!

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SanTan Wheelie Jam – Saturday 4/23

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!


On the main Facebook event:

Ride from Tempe to the event with State Bicycle Co:

Ride in the bike parade:

Enter you custom Cruiser, Chopper, Lowrider or Freak Bike in the bike show:

Getting there:

There are a couple good bike routes from Tempe to Steele Indian School Park:

Along the Grand Canal:

Washington and 5th/4th/3rd:

If you take the lightrail, get off at the Indian School stop and go north on Central. The park entrance will be on your right. Cross through the park towards the northeast to find the event.

Lightrail from Tempe:

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