Call for Pictures

The Coalition is assisting the Arizona Office of Tourism to raise awareness of AZ bicycling opportunites and increase bicycle-related tourism in our state and we need your help. The Arizona Office of Tourism is working on a description of the bike route from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix (via Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome, Prescott, Wickenburg, etc.). […]

New Yuma Sidewalk Ordinance

The city of Yuma recently adopted sweeping reforms to regulate the operation of bicycles on sidewalks within the city. The subject of legal operation of bicyclists on sidewalks is nearly undefined in state law, and as a result varies dramatically from city to city. Just a tiny sample: Tuscon is generally not allowed at all, […]

Bicycles are not motor vehicles, and why it matters

the phrase motor vehicle is used sparingly and deliberately to apply only to drivers of that type of vehicle, reflecting clear legislative intent.

The State of Bicycling in Arizona

This presentation is a general overview of bicycling, suitable for general audiences, and was prepared and presented by Coalition President Bob Beane to the Phoenix Rotary on Wednesday 4/8/2015. View the presentation on drive.

Valley Bike Month April 2015

April is Valley Bike Month in Arizona (National bike month is May; it gets HOT here!)… For events the Valley of the Sun / Phoenix Metro Area… for a good calendar listing check out Valley Metro’s Bike Month page; or go straight to the events. For the Tucson area, visit www.bikefesttucson.com/events

Traffic Skills 101 Intro, Surprise, AZ Feb 28

The class is free, but space is limited so confirm by Feb 25 … *Everyone is invited to a bicycle safety training event* *What:  “Traffic Skills 101 Intro”. * This class is normally a two day course taught by the League of American Bicyclist.  We are lucky to have League certified instructors coming to Happy […]

Arizona Legislation

Arizona’s 52nd Legislature – First Regular Session is now in full swing. Below is a brief guide to following legislation in Arizona… For the nuts-and-bolts of how a bill becomes law, the multiple “readings”, and the COW, and so forth, see e.g. this document from azpolicy.org

26th Annual Pinnacle Peak Pedalers Potluck

When I arrived at the Usery Mountain Regional Park for the 2015 version of the New Years Day Pinnacle Peak Peddlers potluck at 9:00 A.M. the thermometer registered 34º. When I left at 1:15 P.M., the thermometer showed 42”. What
transpired in that 8º window?

One moment of a driver’s inattention…

The inscription reads “One moment of a driver’s inattention made and end to his trip, his dreams, his life”. Joeri Gorter, a Dutch visitor touring the US, was killed by a careless delivery truck driver near Page, AZ, in 2008.

Time to raise penalties for distracted, negligent driving

The following guest commentary by Bob Beane was published in the Ahwatukee Foothill News 12/28/2014: Recently, a bicyclist was killed on Pecos Road. Then, this past week, another cyclist was killed and two others hospitalized following an accident. Nationally, driver fatalities appear to be declining (due to increasing occupant-oriented safety measures built into vehicles), but […]