Winter Games hits Tempe Feb. 9

Just when you thought you were out of that cold and biter Phoenix valley area winter season – bam! – you’re hit with another wave of cool. We’re referring to the fourth annual Tempe Bicycle Winter Games of course.

Get your body armor on and your health insurance renewed – once again we’ll be practicing the time honored brutal tradition of princess bike death races, slow ride, figure 8 races and more.

Before you brutalize yourself, at 9 a.m. join one of your favorite neighborhood bars Boulders on Broadway for their bike swap and gear meet.

Boulders will also be serving up NEW brunch items – at 20-percent off for TBAGgers – plus all-day happy hour drink specials, not to mention burger & sandwich specials.

Grab some gear, grab some beer and at noon, get your Winter Games on in the parking lot of Boulders.

Don’t forget! Join us at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe Beach Park for our annual Tweed Ride! Find both events on Facebook.

For the Winter Games and gear swap, RSVP here.
For the  Tweed ride, RSVP here.

What: Boulders Bike Swap and Gear Meet and
TBAG Fourth Annual Winter Games

When: Bike swap- 9 a.m.-noon
Winter Games noon-3 p.m.

Where: Both events; Boulders on Broadway
530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe

Cost: Both events are FREE!


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Grab life by the handlebars – trade in your car!

Become a local celebrity this Oct. 6 during the Tour de Fat at Tempe Beach Park by participating in the car-for-bike swap! One lucky contestant will get to turn over their keys – and the gas-guzzlng, four-wheeled lifestyle on stage during the Tour de Fat in front of thousands!

Simply tell your story to New Belgium Brewing Company via video, photos or prose on their Tempe Tour de Fat Facebook event page and you could be the next to win!

Last year, Phoenix resident Nicole Underwood was the lucky winner, and she said she’s never been so happy.

“Giving away my car was liberating,” Nicole said. “I was so excited when the tow truck pulled up … I was happy to be rid of it.”

Trading in her old four-wheeled lifestyle for a two-wheeled one was a great way not only to become healthier, but to be more connected to her community, Nicole said.

But don’t take our word for it! See her tell her story yourself on YouTube. Click here for her story about her transition.

Want to see what an award-winning video looks like? Check out Nicole’s original submission here..

Submit your stories as soon as possible! This year, the car swap winner will get a bike from a local bike shop of their choosing.

If you are affiliated with local shops and want to be sure your shop is involved contact For more information about the car-for-bike swap, visit

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New Belgium’s coming to town – they want your car

Get a chance to stand in the limelight in the biggest bike festival in Tempe – and get a chance to revolutionize your life with a brand new commuter bike of your choosing. New Belgium Brewing Co. is coming to town Oct. 6 to celebrate the Tour de Fat in Tempe and they want …. your car.

Every year, one lucky local participant gets to hand over their car keys on the Tour de Fat stage in front of thousands of bike enthusiasts and pledge to live their life car free. This year, it could be you.

Tell New Belgium your story – why you’re the best and most devoted candidate for a brand new commuter bike – via video, photos or in writing. To enter, visit the New Belgium Facebook page, and post your story to the Tempe Tour de Fat event

Submit your stories as soon as possible!

This year, the car swap winner will get to choose their own bike and have it built by the local bike shop (or co-op) of their choosing! If you are affiliated with a local bike shop and want to be sure your shop is involved, contact

For more information about the car-for-bike swap, visit


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TBAG Winter Games 3 and Boulders Gear Swap – Sun. Feb 26th

T.B.A.G. is hosting the 3rd Annual Winter Games Sunday, February 26 at Clark Park in Tempe.

The Winter Games are a celebration of bikes, community, fun, and a great reason to let loose with your friends and strangers on bipedal machines.

Before the celebrating and stunts begin, Boulders on Broadway is hosting a Bike and Gear Swap Meet in their parking lot starting at 9 a.m. and is having breakfast specials and live music throughout the meet.

After the meet head on over to Clark Park for The Games and see returning this year – The Huffy Toss, Princess Bike Death Races, Tall Bike & Small Bike Jousting, and Bike Polo.

Winter Games 3 is sponsored in part by New Belgium Brewing and Boulders on Broadway.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event:

New! To get text message alerts for this event, text TBAG to 719-355-TBAG (8224)


TBAG Winter Games 3

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