Tour de Fat Tempe week of events

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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Tour de Fat warm-up rides & events!


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:

Wed Oct 2 – New Belgium Tap Takeover – Boulders on Broadway – 6pm-9pm:

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:

Fri Oct 4 – Handlebar Tempe – Meet the Carnies – 7pm-9pm:

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: 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:

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Join SanTan’s annual Swimsuit Ride- Sept. 1

SanTanSwimsuitRide2013Sunday Sept. 1 will kick off the SanTan Brewery’s annual Old Town Labor Day Bathing Suit Brews Cruise. Grab your beach cruisers, tricycles or 10 speeds! Don your best bathing suit, scuba gear or speedos and let the fun begin! The adventure begins at Grimaldis in Old Town at 3:00pm with Pizza and beer. Led by your favorite TBAG escorts, the ride leaves Grimaldi’s at 4:15p in Old Town Scottsdale and goes to Zipp’s on Camelback From there it’s off to The brat haus and then the finale…A pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Clubl! No school the next day so no excuses!

COST: $25 ticket includes:
– Slice of Pizza and SanTan beer at Grimaldis
– 3:00pm ARRIVE ; 4:15pm LEAVE
– SanTan beer at Zipps on Camelback
– SanTan beer at The Brat Haus
– SanTan beer and pool party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Club


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SanTan Brewing Bathing Suit Brews Cruise – Labor Day Weekend – Old Town Scottsdale

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

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:

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Three AZ cities receive top-20 status as America’s Top Bike-Friendly Cities

Way to go, Arizona! Three AZ cycling communities received top-20 status as BICYCLING Magazine’s “America’s Top Bike-Friendly Cities”: Tucson, Scottsdale and, of course, Tempe. It’s an honor to get a mention as long strides have been taken by these cities to build momentum in cycling advocacy.

But totally snubbed: FLAGSTAFF… wut? Let us know your thoughts.

Check out the complete rundown at (heads up – the article loads one page at a time for 50 entries. Get some coffee.)

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TBAG Third Friday Ride 8/20 at 7:30

It’s that time again! Every month, your friends here at TBAG get together and head out on the town for a “handlebar happy hour”, bike night at the Drive-In, “moustache rides” or whatever else we can cook up. It’s an awesome way to meet people, hang out at cool places, and ride bikes!

This month, we’re going to a variety of places around south Scottsdale. Just be there at Tempe Beach Park at 7:30 tomorrow and every 3rd Friday!

Note: We hit different places throughout the night. If you can’t make it at the start, give us a heads up and we’ll let you know where we’re headed to hook up! Call or Text 214 444 TBAG (8224)

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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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Third Friday Christmas Lights Ride!

ugly-sweater2 You knew it was coming up… it’s the third Friday of the month and that means TBAG is having another group ride!

This Friday, December 18, dig a handsome, festive-themed sweater outta Mom’s closet and join us for a yuletide ride.

We’ll drink eggnog & cider, sing Christmas carols, and make merry on bicycles while looking for the best Hanukkah & Christmas light displays, just like you did when you were little. And since this is a night time ride, and a Friday, we’ll end the night with some hot toddy’s & winter ales at a warm, cozy, lodge-type place. I’m thinking ‘The Lodge’.

Meet at Tempe Beach Park, 7:30 pm, ride departs at 7:45.

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