Call for Fiesta Bowl bike-security volunteers

Message from Sharon Matt, the new chair of Bicycling Security for the Fiesta Bowl Parade. The parade is held on Saturday, December 28, 2013. I need your help. I need cyclists (road and mountain bikers) who would be willing to volunteer their time from about 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. They would get a chance […]

2013 Annual meeting wrapup

It was a lovely November afternoon on Aunt Chilada’s patio… thanks to all of those who came out for the meeting! BOARD ELECTIONS Over the past year, Mary Kay Black, and Sheryl Keeme have resigned their board seats — the Coalition wishes to thank them for their service. The entire existing slate of directors was […]

CAzBike Membership ANNUAL Meeting: Sat Nov 9, 2013

When: Nov 9, 2013 at 1PMWhere: Aunt Chilada’s  2021 West Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ [map/directions]; (it’s part of the the Arizona Grand Resort) The Coalition will be springing for appetizers and softdrinks (cash bar available)! All members are cordially invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to the public.For space planning purposes, please drop us […]

Better Mountain Biking Classes offered: Oct 29 or 30th

Randy “Ranger Randy” Victory will be offering a couple of Better Mountain Biking sessions later this month. Get away and improve your bike-handling skills (yes, this stuff translates beautifully to the road), or take those MTB skills to a new level and get inspired to wear those knobbies down, here’s your chance. (Except for Daniel […]

Next “Fun, Safe and Worry Free Cycling” class downtown: Nov 20, 23

Having fun cycling? We all do. Knowing how to make your ride safer adds to that fun and enjoyment. Yes, you can learn more about making your ride better from expert instructors certified by the League of American Cyclists, the country’s premier cycling advocacy and safety education association… Read the rest here. Register at: http://SOARPhx.eventbrite.com/

Bike Safety Class offered: downtown Phx Oct 9 & 12

Having fun cycling? We all do. Knowing how to make your ride safer adds to that fun and enjoyment. Yes, you can learn more about making your ride better from expert instructors certified by the League of American Cyclists, the country’s premier cycling advocacy and safety education association… Read the rest here. Register at: http://phoenixbikelabclasses.eventbrite.com

Tour de France 2013 – Twelve Tips for Viewing

By Bob Beane, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Whether you are an experienced bicyclist, new to the sport or a curious spectator, you probably “only have so much time” in your life for TV viewing of sporting events. For the uninitiated, Le Tour de France is a 3-week odyssey, pain-fest and festival of sport that happens […]

Lunch and Learn about Bike Safety

League Certified Instructor Kathy Mills recently gave lunchtime presentation on bike safety for six Lovitt and Touche employees in Tempe during National Bike Month. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church group, Singles group, clubs of any kind, business, any group at all!…The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists can provide speakers and customized presentations for any group; Brief […]

League Announces Spring 2013 Bicycle Friendly Communities

League Announces Spring 2013 Bicycle Friendly Communities Gilbert’s bronze status was renewed; Glendale garners an honorable mention on their application. 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. (dead link) Arizona […]

Arizona back in top-ten in LAB Bike Friendly States Ranking

The League of American Bicyclists released their Bicycle Friendly State rankings for 2013 last week. Arizona was ranked as the 10th most bike friendly state, after having fallen to 16th spot in the 2011 rankings. “…In the Southwest, Arizona moved back into the top 10. Among other strides, the state completed its Bicycle Safety Action […]