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Feb 19 2014
Jan 24 2014
More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the Tour de Tempe community bike ride on April 6 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All America Way in the west parking lot north of Guadalupe Road across from the batting cages. This free 10-mile bike ride is led by members of the Tempe City Council.
The City has requested TBAG volunteers. On the morning of Sunday April 6, 2014 we will need 12 volunteers: 5 people to ride in the crowd and help out when necessary and 7 people to stand at locations along the route where people could make a wrong turn.
We will also need a couple people manning the TBAG booth during registration, which begins at 7:30 am, and following the ride. We will have a 10 x 10 tent, an 8 foot table, and 2 chairs provided for us. We will need to supply the TBAG propaganda. Breakdown for the event usually begins around 11 am.
All volunteers will get a free t-shirt and breakfast, so provide your t-shirt size when you respond.
We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activity.
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/yrdjFR
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone (at least that’s what they’ve promised). If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Ashlee or I and we can sign you up manually.
Ashlee (firstname.lastname@example.org), our excellent Rides Coordinator, is
See ya there!
Oct 17 2013
There’s so much to do on a bike this weekend, you just might not have time to work on that stamp collection or weed the garden. Aside from the dozens of road and mountain bike rides sure to be out in the Valley, two brand-spanking new events are hitting the streets in Tempe.
Remember to keep checking the TBAG calendar for more random bike events.
Sep 06 2013
Join TBAG friends who are hosting the Cruiser Bicycle Ride & Bike Giveaway Saturday Sept. 14 at Spokes on Southern. On the ride, you’ll get a chance to win andy giveaways! Donated funds (suggested donation is $5) will go to local charities and firefighter funds. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/332316450233822/
For extra fun: bring your squirt guns and water toys. The hosts will have at least one water balloon battle staged along the route!
For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/332316450233822/
Jun 13 2013
It may be hot – but it ain’t summer without the annual summer solstice ride!
SanTan Brewing Company has donated a bunch of their beer in cans for the ride! Thank you, SanTan!
We’re putting together a fun-filled cruise through Tempe, with stops to jump in all the fountains and water features we can find, not to mention a couple of pools, sprinklers and — oh, yes — another epic water-balloon fight toward the end. So mark your calendars and let us know if you can help!
Meet up at Tempe Beach Park 2 p.m. on June 29 on the corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue with your suit on and your waders in tow. Let’s show this town what summer’s all about.
Want a little sneak peek? Check out a photo album from last year’s ride.
What: Summer Solstice Ride IV
Apr 28 2013
Join us Saturday May 11 as we refine the art of making merry on our bicycles, winding through the streets of Tempe, spreading bicycle love. You don’t need special clothing or gear, it’s just you, a bicycle, a blanket and a radio.
Your blanket doubles as a cape on the ride and a seat at the movies, after we meander our way to Spokes on Southern, where we can get grub at the pub and catch a film shown by one of our newest collaborators, Cycle-In Cinema.
Meet at 7:30 p.m. May 11 in Tempe Beach Park (the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue) and we’ll be on our merry way!
RSVP at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/159369884232081/
Mar 03 2013
So fluff up your fu manchu, primp your pencil ‘stache and give Hasselhoff a run for his money. This nighttime ride is a chance for all cyclists, young and old to take their whiskers on a tour of the finest drinking establishments in 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, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
How: For more information and to register for the event, go to facebook.com/biketempe
Feb 15 2013
Upcoming Public Meeting – Hardy Ave. and University Dr. Streetscape Improvement – Wednesday, Feb 20, 6pmPosted by Aaron in Action Alerts, Advocacy, Commuting, Infrastructure, News, Safety, Streetscape, Tempe, Uncategorized
The city of Tempe is holding an open house to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about two adjacent projects to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities and enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road and University Drive between Ash Avenue and Priest Drive.
Let’s show up to represent local cyclists!
The open house will be held Feb. 20, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gililland Middle School, 1025 S. Beck Ave.
Feb 15 2013
The city of Tempe is holding a public meeting to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about a project to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities while enhancing the streetscape on Broadway Road between Mill Avenue and Rural Road.
Click here for more information on the Broadway Road Streetscape Project.
Let’s show up and represent the cycling community!
Time and Location: Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1701 S. College Ave.
A concert, costumes and endo rides, oh my! Bring your two-weeled beast down to Tempe Jan. 17 for the Mille Ave. Bike Night starting at 5 p.m. in the Mill Avenue District and Hayden Square Amphitheater.
The Mill Avenue District is partnering with your favorite local bike nonprofit – TBAG, of course – and other local groups like CycleLights and TriSports to put on this ride as part of the Third Thursday series.
Anyone with wheels and a passion to ride is invited to bring art bikes, costumes, and more for a night of cruising and tunes. So, pedal on down to the Mill Avenue District for a night of groups rides then head on over to Hayden Square Amphitheater with some live music by Race You There, seats, and options for dinner and drinks.
Events for the night include:
Tri Sports Endurance Ride – A 90 minute endurance ride starting at 5:30pm at TriSports in Downtown Tempe. Route will go up through Scottsdale, and return to the Mill Avenue District.
Prior to Bike Night, CycleLights will be partnering with Bad Mother Cluckers for a pre-ride meal and CycleLights fundraiser. Cost is $15 for students, and $20 for non students. The meal includes 2 entrees, 2 sides, a drink, and a set of CycleLights LED rim lights. All proceeds go towards buying old bikes, new parts, and paint jobs for bikes to send to families in Africa.
All Third Thursdays events are FREE to the public.
WHAT: Mill Avenue Bike Night