TBAG Third Fridays Presents: The ZOMBIE Ride FRI OCT 15th at 7:30 p.m.
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Rigor mortis and stiff joints might be an issue for even the most active Living Dead. TBAG will prove them wrong with it’s first Zombie Ride.

Our crawl will take us first to the International Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival at MADCAP Theatres. Quick stop for brainsss… and pictures. Stay for a film, or follow the trail of blood to…

Long Wong’s at the Firehouse for some live music including The General Electric and Ladylike. No Cover!

And then, I dunno, brainnssss? We’ve got some more cool things in mind to finish the night so don’t check out early.

Meet at 7:30 Tempe Beach Park entrance, NW corner of Mill & Rio Salado. Bring lights and locks… and brains.

This is an 18+ event!

TBAG rolls EVERY month on the Third Friday. See you there!

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Thank You Tempe!

Thank you Tempe for coming down and supporting cycling advocacy at the Tour de Fat. We grossed over $86,000 for TBAG, Bike Saviours, The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol. We want to especially say thanks to all of our great volunteers, you made this Tour de Fat the most successful ever in Tempe.

This was a record breaking year and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. If you enjoyed the festival please let New Belgium know at: by email: or on Facebook

To stay up to date on other TBAG activities and events, and get involved in cycling advocacy please join our email list:

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Tempe Tour de Fat Countdown

Is everyone excited about the Tour de Fat?! Now that you know exactly how long until the Tempe Tour de Fat kicks off, here are some of the great events that we have lined up this week leading up to the big event:

Tuesday 10/5 – C.R.A.P. Ride (Car Resistance Action Party)

It’s the FOUR-year anniversary of the CRAP ride! Meet at Tempe Beach Park Entrance at 7:30 pm, ride at 7:45. Ride wil go to Sleepy Dog to celebrate. All types of bikes and skill levels are welcome for this social ride.

CHANGE OF DATE Thursday 10/7 – New Belgium at Casey Moore’s

The New Belgium crew will be at Casey Moore’s from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. They’ll have drink specials all evening on New Belgium beers and a bike giveaway at 8:30 pm. Ride your bike to this great neighborhood bar.

Thursday 10/7: Ride the Divide Movie

Ride The Divide is the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. Tickets are $12 and showtime is at 7:30pm at the Madcap Theaters.

Friday 10/8: Pedals and Pictures Movies

A double feature at Madcap Theaters – “RAD”, the 1986 bmx cult classic & “I Got Work Strikes Back”, a full length film featuring some local riders. Bike valet sponsored by Kore Bikes. Tickets are $5 and showtime is at 7:00pm. This event is 18 and over.

Friday 10/8: March Fourth Marching Band
March Fourth Marching Band is having a concert at The Sail Inn. Tickets are $12 at the door. THese guys will also be performing at the Tour de Fat on Saturday.

Saturday 10/9: Tour de Fat, Tempe Beach Park, 9 am – 4 pm

And as if you needed another reminder: One of the biggest, most exciting bicycling events in the state. Bikes, Bands, Beer, a huge party to celebrate the bicycle. Thanks to all who have volunteered to help out, and we hope the rest of you make it out to celebrate with us! Bring your friends, your relatives, you co-workers, bring everybody! All proceeds go to TABG and other local cycling advocacy groups. A special note – encourage families to come out for the bike parade and join the celebration in our newly introduced kids’ area, which opens at 9.

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MadCap Theatres will be the place to see two great nights of bike-related films!

Bike love in Tempe is building to a FRENZY this year as we get closer to the big weekend! With the movie Ride the Divide on Thursday and Pedals & Pictures on Friday, there will be plenty to keep busy.


Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will make its Tempe premiere on Thursday, October 7, at the Madcap Theaters.

The film, directed by Phoenix native Hunter Weeks, chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race named the Tour Divide along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. They’ll experience mental breakdowns, treacherous snow, hellacious blisters, and total fatigue. Above all, they’ll race with no support – at times in total isolation. The tests of endurance and the accomplished moments throughout Ride the Divide prompt us to reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.

The movie was named the Best Adventure Film at this year’s Vail Film Festival. It is anticipated that Weeks will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Media contact: Garry Harrington 603-209-5010, or email gharrington3165 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tickets are available in advance online at MadCap

See more at Website:
Tempe Bicycle Action Group is the presenting sponsor for the event.


Friday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

The “Pedals & Pictures” movie event is making its return to MADCAP Theaters.

What’s that? Well first of all, they’re showing the 1986 bmx cult classic “RAD”. Also showing is the underground hit from Kore Bikes “I Got Work Strikes Back” by Ryan Chadwick. A full length film featuring some insane local riders. There will be guest hosts, New Belgium brew available, some sweet “RAD”-themed Vans kicks for raffle, plus a bunch of giveaways. Bicycle valet sponsored by Kore Bikes.

This event is for 18 and over – NO EXCEPTIONS! Bring your ID.

Want the OFFICIAL scoop? Head to

For tickets, visit MadCap Theaters Pedals & Pictures Event

Both film events take place at Madcap Theaters located at 730 South Mill Ave. in Tempe.

Seating is limited for these shows – Check the websites above or HERE for more details and to reserve advance tickets.

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Tighten up your lederhosen! TBAG needs volunteers for Oktoberfest valet!

Friday Oct. 1 – Sunday Oct. 3
For the third year, 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. The community service is free – but we need your help to run it. 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 tickets and tokens!

There are 4 shifts needed on Friday, 7 on Saturday, and 4 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!

How to sign up? Fill out the Volunteer Registration:

Info on Tempe Oktoberfest:
OKTOBERFEST at Tempe Town Lake
Friday: 5 pm to Midnight
Saturday: 10 am to Midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Event ends at 6pm on Sunday, no refunds for unused tickets!

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Help Wanted: Tour de Fat Volunteers

Hey everybody, the annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is coming up soon, on Saturday, October 9th this year. The event is run entirely 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.

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 to have enough volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. Each volunteer will receive:

Free beer tokens
A volunteer t-shirt
Access to an area set aside for volunteers
and that warm snuggly feeling you get from helping people celebrate bikes

It will be awesome!

To sign up to volunteer, go to:

NEW! We are especially looking for groups of people to sign up as TEAMS. Teams will work together at a station whenever possible, and will be recognized on a volunteer appreciation banner. Team theme costumes are strongly encouraged, and there will be a prize awarded for the best team costume. If you would like to create a team and be a Team Leader, go to:

Please help to spread the word!

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TBAG Third Friday Ride 8/20 at 7:30

It’s that time again! Every month, your friends here at TBAG get together and head out on the town for a “handlebar happy hour”, bike night at the Drive-In, “moustache rides” or whatever else we can cook up. It’s an awesome way to meet people, hang out at cool places, and ride bikes!

This month, we’re going to a variety of places around south Scottsdale. Just be there at Tempe Beach Park at 7:30 tomorrow and every 3rd Friday!

Note: We hit different places throughout the night. If you can’t make it at the start, give us a heads up and we’ll let you know where we’re headed to hook up! Call or Text 214 444 TBAG (8224)

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Mullet Ride

TBAG Third Fridays presents:

Show your redneck pride! Get out the Aquanet and peroxide and freshen up your do. This month we’re heading over to the glitzy McDowell strip to sample some of the swankiest dives in east Phoenix.

We’ll be a stone’s throw from the light rail our entire route, so if you need to check out early no worries.

What to wear – jean cutoffs, tank tops, western-checked shirts – NO SLEEVES. Show your sweet farmer’s tan, the ladies love this stuff. If you feel like your tresses ain’t golden or curly enough to roll with the best, you can find wigs at places like Fun Services Party Store, Mardi Gras Costumes, or even at your local Goodwill.

MEET at Tempe Beach Park on Friday July 16th at 7:30 p.m. We’ll roll out at 7:45. Bring lights and locks

This is a 21+ event, y’all bring your ID! Also, we’ll be in traffic and it’s real important everybody exercises safe behavior.

Be sure to RSVP to the facebook event here.

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ASU Art Museum Family Fun Day – July 10th

TBAG will have a bike themed booth at this year’s ASU Family Fun Day on Saturday July 10th.

You can read about it here and the summary is below.

Saturday Jul 10, 2010
Location: ASU Art Museum
Cost: Free

What moves you? How do you get from one place to another? Walking, driving a car, riding a bike and traveling by train are all ways to move from here to there. This exhibition highlights these and other modes of transportation in paintings, sculpture and prints. Hands-on activities throughout the exhibition will get your imagination moving, too!

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