TBAG Announces Formation of the A-Team

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.

2010 A-Team
Myko Aguilar
Ben Bahn
Boulders on Broadway
Ann Chanecka
Tanya Chavez
Ryan Cook
Chris Crosby
Kate Darby
Kristi Diller
Mark Eastwood
Chris George
Payj Gibbons
Ben Goren
Jenn Guzy
Rebecca Hale
Andrew Hamilton
Allison Karow
Stan Klonowski
Ashley Lanoue
Patrick Leahy
Adam Lock
Michael Loveland
Erica Lucci
Devlin Madai
Ryan Meyer
Mark Neff
Scott Nowicki
John Romero
Vee Subramanian
Scott Walters
Ziggy Zimmerman

TBAG Third Fridays Harvest Ride

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!!

Public Meeting to Support Canal Underpass at 7th Ave

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.

When:
October 28th, 2010,
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:
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

Next Broadway Streetscape Public Meeting Oct 20

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

TBAG needs your help at 12 noon TODAY

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
thanks,
Joseph PErez

I RODE WITH A ZOMBIE

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!

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: http://www.newbelgium.com/culture/contact-us.aspx by email: nbb@newbelgium.com 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: http://www.biketempe.org/join-us/