Join fellow cyclists and cycling organizations, who will be riding from different Valley locations to Tempe Town Lake to demonstrate support for legislative change towards improving cycling safety, simpler law/legal enforcement, and honoring cyclists lost and injured in 2010 – like Jay Fretz of Tempe. Donations towards the event will go to help Jay’s wife and daughter. More information can be found at the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=153406971363892 and at http://www.notonemorecyclist.com/
At the TBAG annual meeting on Nov 7th we kicked off the planning for 2011, formed the member committees, and elected the board.
Now that we have a vision of what we want to accomplish in 2011, we need more people to help with the detailed planning for these committees and work on them throughout the year. Below you’ll find a list of the committees and who is heading them up, please email the project leaders if you can help:
Advocacy – Aaron Golub and Ryan Cook – Work with the City of Tempe, CIty of Phoenix and State of Arizona governments to advocate for bicycle facilities, bicycle related policy, and other governmental issues related to bicyclists.
Events and Rider Facilitation – Ryan Guzy and Joe Perez – Set the dates and budget for each event and then plan and staff each event. We will also work on rider facilitation this year such as a bike rack program and the bike friendly business program.
Social Rides – Jeremy Deatherage – Fun rides including the monthly Third Friday Ride. Plan these rides, their destinations, and get the word out.
Adult Education – Tom Tomczyk, Marcus Wirthgen and Ashley Lanoue (ASU Liaison) – Educate cyclists on safe and effective cycling, get more people certified as cycling instructors, work with ASU on cyclist education and awareness programs.
Bike Count – Sam Bollinger – Count cyclists at key points in Tempe, and eventually, around the valley. This will be the key to many of our advocacy efforts in the coming years. We need these hard numbers when we are working with Government and other organizations to show them the impact cycling has in our community.
Youth Programs – Leader needed! – Work with local schools and youth groups to teach safe cycling to the youth. We have partnerships in place to work on these programs. We need someone to champion this committee. Please contact email@example.com if you can help.
Fundraising and Grants – Andrew Hamilton and Eric Iverson – Work on grant applications and contacting organizations and foundations to increase fundraising sources. Plan more yearly fundraising events.
Three new board members were also elected to the TBAG board. They are: Ashley Lanoue, Andrew Hamilton, and Ryan Cook. Congratulations guys!
Keep an eye on this blog over the next few weeks and join a committee meeting or two. We’ll be working on the detailed planning for 2011 and we’ll use the blog to keep you up to date.
At the Annual Member Meeting on November 7, the TBAG board took a few minutes to recognize all of TBAG members, past and present, who have contributed to making TBAG’s efforts a success. These are the folks who have made it possible for TBAG to: get operations up and running, host multiple bike valets; hold monthly Third Fridays social rides and other social events; run bike safety rodeos for groups of schoolkids; provide input to local transportation planning efforts; make the state government aware of our bicycling interests and needs; help install ghost bikes; provide all sorts of safety educational material; help out other local bicycling nonprofits; and, of course, throw one of the awesomest bike parties in Arizona, the Tempe Tour de Fat.
Congratulations and thank you to all who have been recognized in 2010.
Boulders on Broadway
At last, cooler temperatures are upon us. In tribute to the harvest season, this month’s Third Friday Ride will be a swift but easy sojourn to a variety of cozy lodges and pubs where we’ll enjoy the best seasonal ales. A full week before the Thanksgiving holiday, this will be the best opportunituy to enjoy Arizona’s incredible Autumn weather with friends. Join us at Tempe Beach Park, Friday November 19th at 7:30 p.m. Check Facebook for updates. Don’t forget: Lights & Locks!!
There will be a public meeting this Thursday, Oct 28, about plans to construct a tunnel underneath 7th Ave to facilitate bicycle travel along the Arizona Canal. If you’ve ever ridden along the 12-mile section of the Arizona Canal that already has underpasses, you’d probably agree that they’re really beneficial for bicyclists and pedestrians. The more bicyclists who show up to support a project like this, the more likely it will be constructed to meet bicycling needs, so we encourage you to attend the meeting and voice your opinion.
October 28th, 2010,
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunnyslope High School
35 W. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
East Parking Lot in the Viking Conference Rm.
Questions: Call the 24-Hour Hotline at: 1-877-349-1433
Early Bird Ride Leaders Needed
8am this Sunday 10/24 @ Kiwanis Park.
15th Annual Tour de Tempe Community Bike Ride.
route: 12 mile mellow-paced community bike ride, heading south from Kiwanis park along the Western Canal & back.
Volunteer sign-up:for additional volunteer information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for event details try: email@example.com
Thanks to a heads-up from az2008 on this meeting:
The next Broadway streetscape public meeting will be on Wednesday, October 20, at the Tempe Transportation Center at 6 pm. As a reminder, this is a project to renovate Broadway between Rural Road and Mill Avenue, and will include the addition of bike lanes along that stretch of roadway. The project has already undergone some public review and comment and is well on its way. Tempe really values input from its residents on these projects!
Where: Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E 5th St, 2nd floor
When: Wednesday, October 20, 6 pm
Contact: Sue Taafe, Community Outreach Coordinator, 480-350-8663, for more information
I know it’s short notice, but can anyone be at 305 E Jefferson in Phoenix today to help unload bike racks ?
We have to do this by hand because forklifts are busy with other work today.
PLease call/text me 602 531-4985 if you can make it.
It’s the garage between Suns and Diamondbacks stadiums