“Be a Roll Model” launches in Verde Valley

Last year, through a grant funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, ADOT announced a program to raise bicycle safety awareness in Arizona. The program was designed by bicycle advocates, law enforcement officers, government representatives, and the Gordley Design Group of Tucson. Bicycle advocates included members of the ADOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, the […]

Cycling rises like a Phoenix in the Sun City

Other efforts by the city to encourage cycling include the creation of 38 miles of new bike paths – a mix of paved and unpaved – along its vast canal system. The canal path in South Phoenix was resurfaced just last year, says Bob Beane, president of the Coalition of Arizona Bicycles, who adds that […]

The Bicycle – a Gift of Independence

Mike Craver is a developmentally disabled employee at the Cottonwood Safeway that volunteers identified as needing a bicycle for transportation. I sent out a request, and Jimmy at Bike & Bean immediately stepped up and offered a BRAND NEW BIKE to help Mike out. Bike and Bean, led by Jimmy and helped out by his […]

Valley 101 on Bicyclist’s rights

Arizona Republic “Valley 101” tackles bicycle laws in today’s column. In Valley 101, columnist Clay Thompson offers his look at life in Arizona, and answers questions about living here. I am confused about the rights of bicyclists on the road where there is no bike path. I always thought that when cycling, you should ride […]

Special to the AFN: Sharing the road with motorists

The following “special to the AFN” (Ahwatukee Foothill News) written by CAzBike president Bob Beane was published on 7/7/2010. Click to read the whole piece: .

Letter: Bicyclists should ride facing traffic

The following letter to the editor was published in the Arizona Republic Jun. 1, 2010, under the heading “Bicyclists should ride facing traffic“: Once again, it has happened – another bicyclist run down. This time an 8-year-old girl is in serious condition. I want to know why the law hasn’t been changed to have bicyclists […]

Scottsdale cyclist’s death shows problems with law

Thanks to PMBC member and Arizona Republic reporter, Jane Larson, for connecting us and allowing the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists to contribute to this article. But Arizona bicycle advocates are concerned that the state law mandating that motorists give bicyclists 3 feet of safe passing distance is inconsistently enforced. “It seems more law-enforcement officers are […]

CAzBike on Chandler channel 11

Coalition President Bob Beane, and Ken St. John of the PMBC joined Chandler city councilman Rick Heumann to discuss the Bicycle Friendly Cities, and other cycling topics. The program can be viewed from the chandleraz.gov ; scroll down to: Regular Programming / Bicycle Friendly Community.Direct streaming link.

Bikes on light rail

… light-rail trains contain hooks on the ceiling inside the cars. Bikers must hang their bikes vertically inside a car rather than load their bikes on the front exterior the way they do on a bus. Rich Rumer, chairman of the Arizona Coalition of Bicyclists, said most cyclists he has talked to like the idea […]

Pedaler should ride light rail: Bicycling on it is a danergous choice

The following guest editorial published Dec 10, 2008 Arizona (Phoenix) Republic was in reply to a “Letter to the Editor” (see comments for original letter). Mr. Wilson advocates the use of Light-Rail Right-of-Way for cycling. I am very glad he touts the clean and healthy effects of our great sport and mode of transportation. As […]