Spring is well underway, so it’s time for another expedition to the farmer’s market! This will be a leisurely ride down to the Phoenix Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. Let me know if you think you’ll be there.
Mar 09 2010
The first round of bike part flowers have been a tremendous success! Find out more about the project and get involved.
Mar 01 2010
Hey there fella, put down that razor! It’s time to abandon cultural dignity, find your dormant masculinity, and display it to the world via follicular prowess!
This Third Friday, March 19th, TBAG is hosting a MOUSTACHE RIDE. A true ‘handlebar’ happy hour, if you will.
“Golly,” You exclaim, “what is a Moustache Ride and how does one participate?”
You’ll need only 2 things: A bike and a glorious moustache.
“Well, I’ve seen moustaches before,” You say, “but how on earth does one obtain such a thing?”
It’s all in these very easy steps:
Need encouragement? Instructions? Examples of handsomeness? Check out Mustache March, for one, and of course the precedent set by world class men-among-men such as Robert Goulet, Frank Zappa, Wilford Brimley, Yanni, Dr. Phil, and of course Tom Selleck.
Ladies… You are not left out! Please, join us on this ride. You’ll be offered a variety of quite natural looking and classy fake moustaches from which to choose! Come early for best selection, but have no fear, we shall not run out. You’ll be so surprised and at ease after only a few minutes of sporting your new lip buddy, that you may well choose to retain it for daily use.
The Ride meets, as always, at Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado & Mill at 7:00 p.m., rolls at 7:30.
Ready? Let’s get started, shall we?Tags: Moustache, mustache
Feb 10 2010
Once again, a third Friday is upon us!
Tempe Bicycle Action Group will host another Social gathering of Bicycles this Third Friday of February.
Proper attire is requested; may we suggest your favorite woolens – skirts, capes, and shawls for the ladies and jackets, bow ties, sweater vests, caps, and of course knickers for the gents. Houndstooth, corduroy, and argyle are welcome… but TWEED is KING!
I dare say one shan’t have too difficult a time finding ideas for this fashionable event, but here are a few places you might begin:
Or how about some suggestions for haberdashers and clothiers? Well, Sunset Clothing Xchange, right in front of Bike Saviours might be a place to start. Also, Buffalo Exchange, Salvation Army and Goodwill are likely to have an article or two befitting the occasion. Many of these donate a portion of their proceeds to charities and hire an all volunteer staff. And what is greener than recycled clothing?
Tally ho!Tags: fixed, pub crawl, Scottsdale, social ride, Tempe, tweed
Feb 09 2010
On January 31, four TBAG-ers helped Jeremy move house by bicycle, including hauling a loveseat and Wurlitzer electric piano on an old pedicab.
Feb 05 2010
In light of dwindling sales tax revenue, Tempe has been forced to scale back its public transportation service, including aspects of the service that TBAG members strongly advocated for several years ago. There are two rounds of public meetings coming up, where Tempe residents can learn about proposed changes that will take effect in July of 2010, and provide public input. Attending these meetings and providing input sends a message to Tempe’s City Council that public transportation is important, especially for people with limited mobility options. Help shape what public transportation Tempe has, by attending the meetings and voicing your opinion!
More information about the meetings is available through Tempe’s website, here.
Feb 04 2010
Learn more about Tempe’s current Capital Improvement Projects for bicycles.
It’s been almost a year in the making, and I must apologize for not making it happen sooner, but bicycle education is finally happening in Tempe. On February 20th, 2010, 10am-3pm we will host a League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 Express course at The Bicycle Cellar.
What: This shortened* 5 hour comprehensive course taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified League Cycling Instructor will give you the confidence you need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers vehicular cycling concepts, equipment safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. A bicycle in working order & a helmet are required. Please come prepared to ride at least 5 miles, part of the hands on portion is parking lot drills and a road test. If you cannot afford to purchase a helmet, don’t worry, we will have free helmets the day of the course.
When: February 20th, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Pre-registration is required, please do so here.
* The TS101 course is normally 9 hours long, we will be omitting certain material which we feel is best suited to individual learning or available from other local organizations, including:
For additional information on the League of American Bicyclists and their education programs, visit http://www.bikeleague.org.
Dec 29 2009
The Bicycle Cellar is staying open until 2 a.m. on New Years Eve, Dec. 31 to offer special valet bike parking for $5 per bike. The fee includes access to secure, indoor bicycle parking, restrooms and a changing area to freshen up. The Bicycle Cellar is located at the Tempe Transportation Center, Fifth Street and College Avenue in downtown Tempe.
Dec 17 2009
This Friday, December 18, dig a handsome, festive-themed sweater outta Mom’s closet and join us for a yuletide ride.
We’ll drink eggnog & cider, sing Christmas carols, and make merry on bicycles while looking for the best Hanukkah & Christmas light displays, just like you did when you were little. And since this is a night time ride, and a Friday, we’ll end the night with some hot toddy’s & winter ales at a warm, cozy, lodge-type place. I’m thinking ‘The Lodge’.
Meet at Tempe Beach Park, 7:30 pm, ride departs at 7:45.Tags: Christmas, eggnog, holiday, winter ale