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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
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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 (ashlee@biketempe.org), our excellent Rides Coordinator, is
kindly organizing this event (I’m just sending the email).

See ya there!
-scott

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Volunteers Needed Friday Oct. 11 – Sunday Oct. 13 2013

Tempe Bicycle Action Group hosts a free ‘bike valet’ – a secured and monitored bicycle parking area at Tempe Beach Park during the Tempe Oktoberfest celebration. Just click on the link below to sign up on the form, and tell your friends to sign up too! Volunteers get free food and beer!Oktoberfest beer
http://goo.gl/LKg0uO

We need volunteers to help set up on Friday, staff the bike valet Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and tear down on Sunday evening. No experience needed! What do you do? Simple enough: Park & watch the good people’s bikes in shifts throughout the weekend and earn free beer and food tickets!

We will have a great time and provide a great service to bikers attending Oktoberfest. All you have to do is hang out with us, valet and watch bikes and chat with bikers as they drop off or pick up their trusty steeds.

Sign up for as many shifts as you would like! There are 3 shifts needed on Friday, 5 on Saturday, and 3 on Sunday. We need a minimum of 3 volunteers per shift per day, but as many as 6 for the peak times – afternoons and closing time, so sign up for several and invite all your friends to help! Each volunteer must sign up individually using this form: http://goo.gl/LKg0uO

For more info on the event, visit http://www.tempeoktoberfest.com/bike-parking.php

If you have any questions, please contact Rich: turtlewheels@gmail.com

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TutubikerVolunteer sign up is now open for the 2013 Tour de Fat! Get your team registered early for the best assignments.
The annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is on Saturday, October 5th this year. As a volunteer last year you know that the event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol and others.

To sign up you and your team to volunteer, go to http://www.biketempe.org/events/tour-de-fat or click here.

Volunteers are an indispensable part of the success of Tour de Fat; they make sure everyone has a great time sharing their love of bicycles, beer and brotherhood. Thanks for being eager to stay informed, and we hope to see you there!

The event in Tempe is one of the largest on New Belgium’s tour. We drew over 10,000 people last year, and we need about 400 volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens & a volunteer t-shirt. Plus, it will be fun – so sign up now!

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Grab your bike and your fishnets – Tour de Fat is coming to Tempe Oct. 5. But first – grab your friends and get ready to volunteer in the biggest bike event in town!

Volunteer to help us out in a couple ways:

1. Enjoy the Tour de Fat as it’s meant to be- with your friends! Volunteers can sign up as a group and work together during a specific shift. Whether you want to work with a specific group, during a specific time period, or in a particular position, be one of the first to register! Sign up to be the first to know when volunteer registration opens by going to http://www.biketempe.org/events/tour-de-fat or click here. Registration will begin soon.

As the lifeblood of this event, volunteers earn a free Tour de Fat t-shirt and two beer tokens.

2. Live or frequent anywhere in Arizona? Help us spread the word about the biggest party in town by volunteering to invite EVERYONE. Hand out flyers, put up posters and you could be in line for incentives and/or prizes through a system called StreetShimon. Please email info@biketempe.org if you’re interested!

Background: The Tempe Tour de Fat is the biggest bike party in the southwest. 100% of the proceeds go to local non-profit groups: TBAG, Bike Saviours, and Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. This years party is on Saturday October 5th at Tempe Beach Park. We need your help to make this party another  spread the bike love and help us raise more money for biking in the valley.

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The 3rd annual Tempe Bike Count takes place in just three weeks, on March 26-28.  Training meetings are in just two weeks.  Each of 50 intersections has an AM shift and a PM shift.  76 of those 100 shifts are still available.  You can sign up for just one 2 hour shift, or more shifts on more days if you want.

If you think you can make it, please sign up now to reserve your intersection, and so that I know that we’re going to have enough people, but do let me (scrottie@biketempe.org) know if you have to cancel or switch days.

RSVPs for training dates are used to figure out how much pizza to order.  Local comedian Tim Tagtmeyer will introduce the Bike Count and all of the ways to get confused that you never even thought of.

When:

The count will take place over three days. Each volunteer counts during commuting hours, with morning (7:00am to 9:00am) or afternoon (4:00pm to 6:00pm) shifts (or both).

  • Tuesday, March 26th
  • Wednesday, March 27th
  • Thursday, March 28th

For full details on the Tempe Bike Count and to sign up please go to: http://www.biketempe.org/events/bike-count/

Why:

Traffic Engineering responds well to serious safety problems.  People ride bikes even where safe infrastructure doesn’t exist.  Often, the only way through is on roads like Southern, McClintock, or Rural, where bicycles were not taken into consideration.  The Bike Count lets us show the city where cyclists overwhelmingly feel they have to ride on the sidewalk, something that the city knows is not safe.  It also shows the City of Tempe how many bicycles do come out where safe facilities do exist, which helps them with their goals of smug reduction and congestion reduction.  The raw data has been requested by environmental engineering firms, traffic engineering grad students, and others.  The Bike Count is a fantastic way to encourage making Tempe bicycle friendly, and to quantify progress.  It helps the city help us!

Afterparty:

We’re throwing an appreciation party at Boulders on Broadway for our volunteers!  Come turn in your count sheets, have a beer, and tell tales of the craziness you saw out there on the streets of Tempe.

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TBAG has two premier bicycle valets it puts on each year:  Oktoberfest and the Greater Arizona Beer Festival.

Oktoberfest, http://www.tempeoktoberfest.com, runs October 11-13.  The Greater Arizona Beer Festival, http://www.azbeer.com/tempe.htm, is March 2nd.

We need a Chief Volunteer to make sure these events happen!  Will that be you? Will you organize the legions of other volunteers into shifts, make sure fences get rented and delivered, get people to haul bike racks from storage, find the claim tickets, and make sure that cyclists have a safe place to leave their bike while they sample fine beers?  Get in touch with me (scrottie at biketempe.org).  Our bicycle valets are great visibility for TBAG and a great service for Tempe.  We would do more if we could — we’ve been asked to — but we need to make sure that these two happen.

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Hey all you Token sellers, Beer slingers, Recycling crew, and all the rest of our hard working Volunteers… You already get a couple of mini rewards for your participation including the kinky tee shirt and fancy badge…

But that’s not all, oh no! In addition to these awesome things, TBAG & TdF Volunteers are welcome to bring your tired minds and bodies over to the SAIL INN for some live music and more good times.

STATESIDE PRESENTS has extended the invitation to our group to the party at SAIL INN, only a short walk or ride across from Tempe Beach Park – 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281. All Volunteers for TdF will get half-price admission at the door. Just show them your Tour De Fat credentials badge and matching proof of 21+ID (no one under age 21, sorry). The offer is good all night.

STATESIDE has put together a solid lineup of bands, starting immediately after the Tour de Fat stage finale, with DJs and live music from 5pm till closing.

Who’s playing? Tour de Fat-featured artists He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, along with Milo Greene, the phenomenal JEFF the Brotherhood (have you seen these guys live?!), and AZ’s own Dry River Yacht Club. Check the Facebook event for full details.

What time: from 5:00pm to 12:00am on Sat Oct. 6th
Where: Sail Inn – 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Ticket Link – http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/138159?utm_medium=bks
Facebook Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/487954667882552/

You have earned it, come out and enjoy. We’ll see you there.

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That big ol’ bike month of Oktober is upon us again! What with all the hoo-ha for bike week and Tour de Fat we cannot forget the Tempe Sister Cities Oktoberfest Bike Valet on Friday Oct 12th – Sunday Oct 14th.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or shift leader (Oooh! Ahhh!) for one (or more!) of the eleven (11) shifts we have slated for the 3-day event! Please sign-up here:
Volunteers will receive free beer and food vouchers!

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The annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is on Saturday, October 6th this year. As you know, the event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol and others.

Volunteer are an indispensable part of the success of Tour de Fat. They make sure everyone had a great time and could share their love of bicycles.

The event in Tempe is one of the largest on New Belgium’s tour. We drew over 10,000 people last year, and we need about 300 volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens & a volunteer t-shirt. Plus, it will be fun!

To sign up to volunteer, click here!

Jenn & Marci
Volunteer Coordinators

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That big ol’ bike month of Oktober is upon us again! What with all the hoo-ha for bike week and Tour de Fat we cannot forget the Tempe Sister Cities Oktoberfest Bike Valet on Friday Oct 12th – Sunday Oct 14th.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or shift leader (Oooh! Ahhh!) for one (or more!) of the eleven (11) shifts we have slated for the 3-day event! Please sign-up here:
Volunteers will receive free beer and food vouchers.

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