CAzBike blog goes social media

Posts here now get automatically listed on the “Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists” fan page on facebook; and also get tweeted on CAzBike. In addition, anyone can sign up for our good-old email list here. This all works via the syndication feature of a facebook app called networkedblogs. Tweets happen very quickly; whereas it takes as […]

Biking up 25% since 2001

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey which shows that both bicycling and walking trips have increased by 25 percent since 2001.  “This report demonstrates what we’ve been saying here at the Department,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Americans want and need safe […]

HAWK crossings added in Phoenix

“To increase pedestrian safety at school crossing locations, the City of Tucson developed a traffic signal called the HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalk)…” more from the SRTS website. These enhanced crossings should be of benefit in safely crossing busy streets by cyclists as well:HAWK lights to help reduce pedestrian deaths in metro Phoenix

I Ride! Bicycling in the Maricopa Region

Click below to view the I Ride! video; presented by the Maricopa Association of Governments. The CAzB has a non-voting seat on MAG’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee, through which we provide cycling community input regarding MAG Bike/Ped policy, funding of projects and ways that MAG can improve accommodation and education of bicyclists and motorists in an effort […]

Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Seeks Executive Director

The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists (CAzB) seeks an experienced and passionate bicycling advocate for a “hands on” Executive Director position. The Executive director will be expected to do/achieve the following: Support and continue to develop and refine the Mission of the CAzB. Along with the Board and Officers, build and coordinate an effective statewide organization […]

Open Letter to All Arizona Bicyclists from the CAzB

What is the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists? What do we do? Why a membership drive? Why now? Why is it important to you? The Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists (CAzB) is the leading bicycling advocacy and education resource for bicyclists in Arizona. We are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking […]

Memorial fund for Fretz family

Jay Fretz was killed in a collision with an automobile at the intersection of McClintock and Alameda Drive, in Tempe on 5/17/2010, some more details… A memorial fund to benefit Anika, the daugther of Jay Fretz, the cyclist commuter who was killed recently in Tempe has been set up, donations can be sent to: Desert […]

CAzBike 2010 Membership drive is on!

Win a new Trek or Gary Fisher bike! Join or renew your membership with the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists between May 1st and August 31st 2010 and you will be registered to win $500 MSRP credit towards any Trek or Gary Fisher bike valued at $500 or more at any authorized Trek or Gary Fisher […]

Reports from 2010 Ride of Silence

Reports from the 2010, along with many media links, and loads of pics can be accessed at the site. The Green Valley – Sahuarita area Ride of Silence was held on May 19 and the report to the national Ride of Silence organization has been submitted and can be viewed along with sevaral other […]

ADOT seeks public input on Bicycle Safety Action Plan

The ADOT is developing a Bicycle Safety Action Plan to reduce the number of bicycle-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities on state highways.(Note: State Highways are roads that are maintained by ADOT and are numbered as SR-89, US 60, etc.) One of the most important steps toward creating the Bicycle Safety Action Plan is to document […]