League announces Spring 2012 BFC

League Announces Spring 2012 Bicycle Friendly Communities Cottenwood joins the ranks of BFC cities at the bronze level, and Tucson maintained Gold.Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Cottenwood, Gilbert, Mesa and Sedona Read the LAB press release here.

Bike Safety Class offered in Flagstaff

Bike Safety Class Wednesday, June 6, 20125:30 to 6:30 pm Flagstaff Medical Center, McGee Auditorium1200 North Beaver Street Be a Savvy Cyclist! Please join us during Bike to Work Week for this interactive presentation on safe, legal, and smart cycling: .. Learn to ride safely and legally .. Bike with confidence in any traffic situation […]

Jim Thompson Spins Again

The following letter was submitted for publication in the Ahwatukee Foothill News, Jim Thompson “Spins” Again Dear Editor, In response to Jim Thompson’s letter of May 9, I have the following to say. In bicycling circles, “spin” has to do with high RPM training…with Jim Thompson it is just the political-type “change what someone else said […]

Traffic Skills 101 offered in Tempe May 24 and 26

T.B.A.G. is offering TS101 at Landis Cyclery at their “north” Tempe location, in two parts: May 24 evening, and May 26 moring. Visit biketempe.org for full info and to register. The cost is $20. Traffic Skills 101 is our nation’s premiere street bicycling program taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn the basics […]

Driving is not a right…it is a privilege AND a responsibility!

The following letter was published last week in the Ahwatukee Foothill News, Dear Editor, Recently, three competitive bicyclists training in the far East Valley were run into and critically injured by a driver who was reportedly adjusting her GPS device. As a bicycling advocate, I’m very upset by this. But, this story and situation is […]

Cottonwood 2012 Bike Month Proclamation

Members of Cottonwood Community Development and the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition are presented with the Cottonwood City Council’s 2012 proclamation of May as Bike Month. L-R: Nikki Arbeiter (Community Development), Randy Victory, Devin Dix, Deb Smith, Jim Smith, Mayor Diane Joens & City Councilman Tim Elinski

Federal Transportation Bill Update

On April 4th, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year blueprint for transportation that gives states greater spending flexibility allows the federal government to set minimum safety standards for subway systems and buys time to find a solution for a funding system teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. This bipartisan bill was approved 17 days before […]

Place that Pic contest!

Be the first one to correctly identify the location of this picture — and win a 1yr membership (or extension) to the Coalition. The Maricopa Association of Governments wants to use this photo on the new MAG map, but they need to know where it is. There’s a rumor that it’s on AC/DC somewhere…. but you […]

Great Arizona Bike Festival; April 14

The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival is a celebration of all things bike.We are celebrating the return of the El Tour de Mesa to Downtown and combining it with a host of attractions from the Downtown Historic Bicycle Tour to the Great Arizona Bike Swap and live music …. full info at azbikefest.org

Ride of Silence; May 16, 2012

         It is not too early to  put this on your calendar — The Santa Cruz Valley Area RIDE OF SILENCE will be held, along with 300+ other US locations, on Wednesday, May 16. View all Arizona events on the national Ride of Silence web site Flyer for this year’s SC Valley […]