PEDALOCALYPSE – Second Saturday Ride – Sept 14th 7:30pm

It’s the day after, and you’ve still got your bike. In the midst of the aftermath, the survivors are meeting on Saturday, September 14 to celebrate and help out those who need some love. In September we’re not just riding, we’re reaching out to our local community by sharing what we’ve got. All goods donated will be handed off to Tempe Community Action Agency, which assists those in need, locally. It’s your social ride with conscience. Some ideas for donation follow.

New underwear
Sport bras for women
New Socks
Non-perishable foods
Diapers (sizes 0-4)
Grocery store gift cards
Gas gift cards
Feminine hygiene products

DATE Saturday, September 14, 2013
TIME 7:30 p.m.
PLACE Tempe Beach Park entrance on
Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue
COST Free (as always)
ATTIRE Post apocalyptic
ROUTE To be announced

Ride Tips
Bring drinking water.
Remember this is a social ride, you’re encouraged to leave your anti-social skills at home.
Pay as you go and try to avoid tabs because it leads to departure issues.
Cash is easier than plastic.
Police yourself and not others.
Drink responsibly.
Ride safely, you’re riding at your own risk.
We are warriors and we ride rain or shine, depart at 7:45 p.m. and post to the events page along the way, so be sure you’ve joined the event for alerts and photos of our pedal powered zaniness.

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Tweed Ride 2013

I say mate, ain’t it time for a night out on the town in our finest and what what?

At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, join TBAG once again for one of our most popular cruises, the tweed ride.

Meet us at 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe Beach Park where you can pose for a pic. Then at 7:45 p.m. we’ll bike off for a jolly good time in the finest pubs in town.

Don’t know what to wear? You poor blighter. Well let us enlighten you to the fashionable choices for the evening.

Bowlers, pleated skirts, course knits, pipes, woolen trousers, suspenders and bow-ties are what’s hot for the evening. Show up for a pint in your spandex and you might as well have shown up in your skivvies.

As always, the ride will be frightfully easy,so all birds and mates of any skill level are welcome to attend for a smashing good time.

Pip pip, cheerio and all that rot. Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP to the event on our Facebook page: 

See you there, old bean.

Where: Tempe Beach Park on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.
When: Feb. 9. Meet at 7:30 p.m. We leave at 7:45 p.m.
What: A fine night of cycling and style at the classiest public houses of Tempe
Who: Any bloke or lass of all cycling skill levels
Cost: Ride is FREE! Buy your own bevs

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Holiday Lights Ride Sat. 12/8

Carol-ing, carol-ing through the Hood, to Grandmother’s house we ride. Cause Granny likes to spike the cider with homemade hooch, from what we’ve heard.

TBAG Second Saturdays presents the annual Holiday Lights Ride on Saturday December 8th.

SurlyGirl Crafts

When: Saturday 12/8 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tempe Beach Park, NW corner of Rio Salado and Mill Ave
How Much: FREE

It meets, as always, at the entrance of Tempe Beach Park, NW corner of Rio Salado and Mill Avenue in Tempe. Because of the early sunset we will MEET at 6:30pm and the ride will DEPART by 7pm.

First on the List is a beachside viewing of the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake. Then the ride will wind through neighborhoods and look at the pretty (or corny) seasonal light displays.

Wear something warm, preferably red and trimmed in white fur. Trim your bike with tinsel and jingle bells. After our cheeks grow nice and rosy, we’ll end our ride at Papago Brewing Company for wassail.

Bring on the holiday spirit! And bring LIGHTS and LOCKS.

Facebook event:

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Second Saturday ride: Droid revolution

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

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Zombies Invade Tempe Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 13th

TBAG Second Saturday Zombie Ride on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm

Meet at TBAG Bike Valet, main entrance to Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado & Mill Ave in Tempe. Park your bike at the valet (don’t forget your claim ticket!) then creep around till the horde gathers.

The Zombie Mob will stumble, slither and drag their morbid remains in a parade through the Tempe Oktoberfest main concourse, returning to the Bike Valet by 8:15pm.

Bikes will line up, pointed West on Rio Salado, out of the way of automobile traffic and pedestrians. After all Zombies are mounted, the Ride will progress clockwise from Tempe Center For the Arts, over the Pedestrian Bridge, around the lake and over Mill Ave Bridge before continuing to the first stop, Handlebar & Grill at 680 South Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ. (480) 474-4888

Tempe Oktoberfest is a fundraising event in support of Tempe Sister Cities, a non-profit organization. ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL will be condoned. If you intend to drink inside the Festival, be prepared with your ID and cash. It’s strongly recommended to arrive early and get your wristband before the Crawl/ Ride commences.

Need to brush up on your Deutsch?

For costume ideas, try these sites:
YouTube search: Zombie Makeup

And, hey, bring lights and locks… undead or not.

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TBAG goes trailer park for Second Saturday ride Aug. 11

trailer trash barbieFluff up the mullet, shine your gold tooth and rustle up your jumpsuit. Tempe Bicycle Action Group is once again giving you a reason to get off that couch you have on your front lawn. This is going to be better than the time you made out with your cousin – it’s the white trash Second Saturday ride, Aug. 11.

Join your fellow stained and smelly wife-beater-wearing compadres at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park. From there, we’ll be swilling cans of Bud, comparing teeth (last year’s winner had three teeth, two in his pocket) and checking out the daisy duke cutoffs in the trash-friendly dives of Tempe. Maybe later we’ll do some gator wrestlin and watch re-runs of that time uncle Jeff got on COPS. Man I love that episode.

Ain’t no fancy affair, so any and all are welcome to come.

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park entrance: the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe. Here’s where this ol’ Trailer Court Tour is going to take us… First we’ll get some border grub and watered down drinks at Rocky Point Cantina. THEN, we’ll cruise into the neighborhood of kissin’ cousins Apache Palms RV Park & Pony Acres Mobile Home Park for a stop at TEMPE TAVERN. After winning a bar fight (cuz they was eyeballin’ Miley’s blinged-out daisey dukes) we’ll be scootin’ along to STRAY CAT Bar & Grill (you know the one, it’s next to Tempe Cascade Estates & Montecito Estates) ‎… and when we finally had enough of Kid Rock on the juke box, we’ll make a last stop at the WAFFLE HOUSE where they hopefully have added tater tot casserole & fried bologna to the menu.

When: Saturday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Ride will leave at 7:45 p.m.

Cost: Free to ride.

How: For more information, contact or



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TBAGers brave the wild west June 9 for Second Saturday ride

This June, your cutoff jean shorts and wranglers are in high fashion. Ten-gallon is the only kind of hat you should go out into public with, and your bike is no longer a bicycle, it’s yer trusty steed.

That’s right, cowpoke, Tempe Bicycle Action Group is once again hitting you square between the peepers with a Second Saturday ride. June 9, the fine folk of TBAG will be escorting a rootin-tootin crowd of wild riders through the streets of Tempe on the Steers and Beers ride starting at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park.

The herd will continue through the roughest saloons of the Sonoran Desert, so keep your wits about you, but your pea-shooters at home. We’ll be s’pectin all y’all to head out to this here ride, so all class of cyclist is hereby challenged to roll with the finest of Tempe cyclists. C’eptin’ any yeller bellies.

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park entrance: the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe

When: Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

How: For more information, contact or

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Vegan Zombies infect TBAG for 2nd Saturday Zombie Prom Ride – Sat. May 12

Wish you could relive the sweaty-palmed dance, the oddly posed photos, the drama and excitement of your first prom? This may not be the prom for you.

This go around, prom will be less about getting a pink blush on your cheeks after your first kiss, and more about keeping your rotting body parts from falling off.

May 12, the Tempe Bicycle Action Group’s Second Saturday ride will be infected by the Vegan Zombie Beer Club in all their undead glory.

Get out that rotting old tux and taffeta dress, and give your maggot-eaten face a shine – the ghouls are hitting the town!

Meet other festively dressed corpses at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park, on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. Photographers will be on hand for pics with props and a backdrop for your dead heart to dote on for eternity. Then the ghoulish party will set off on bicycles to the fine drinking establishments of Tempe.

All cyclists are invited. Please RSVP to the Facebook event at the Tempe Bicycle Action Group Facebook page.

Where: Meet at Tempe Beach Park entrance: the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe

When: Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

How: For more information, contact or

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Tourists take Tempe for the Hotel Bar Ride – April 14

Dust off that old t-shirt grandma picked up for you in Tahiti because TBAG is taking you on a night of leisure suits, polyester and flower-print button-ups at the classic hotel lounges of Tempe.

Tempe Bicycle Action group is once again hosting the Hotel Bar Ride, part of the Second Saturday ride series, starting at 7:30 p.m. April 14. Meet your fellow tourists at Tempe Beach Park for a quick meet-and-greet, then venture off to enjoy libations and food at several lounges in Tempe.

All cyclists are invited, especially those with a fondness for socks + sandals. Please RSVP to the Facebook event at the Tempe Bicycle Action Group Facebook page.

Need some fashion inspiration? Check out Chevy Chase’s moves and the debonair style portrayed in Hai Karate cologne ads, not to mention the classy garb of the gents and lady of Anchorman.


When: Saturday, April 14. Meet at 7:30 p.m., ride at 7:45 p.m.

Where: Start at the the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue in Tempe.

Cost: FREE. Bring cash or card for drinks and food.

How: RSVP on the Facebook event, contact or

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