LAB ranks Arizona 9th Friendliest

The League of American Bicyclists has announced its 2010 Bicycle Friendly State Rankings (BFS). Arizona was ranked 9th overall bike friendliest state — slipping two places since last year. Arizona was awarded a bronze BFS designation in 2009. It seems that the LAB BFS Rankings are a bit emblematic of the “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. […]

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“Three foot” Signs to remind drivers

Coalition president (at the time in early 2007) Bill Lazenby worked with Phoenix councilman Greg Stanton to get  the huge (eigth feet wide) signs produced. “The 3 feet is not a recommendation, it’s the law,” Councilman Greg Stanton said. New signs warn motorists of bicyclists on Pecos RoadBy Doug Murphy, Staff Writer AFN. February 2, […]

Flagstaff gets Silver BFC

League Announces Spring 2010 Bicycle Friendly Communities Flagstaff, Ariz. also moved up from their 2006 Bronze designation to Silver. The community is known for its commitment to investing in cycling and encouragement efforts, such as the citywide commuter challenge, the world-class Flagstaff Urban Trails System and 200 miles of singletrack. Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC […]

“Green Riders” plan stop in Flagstaff: May 4

The brother and sister team of Catherine and Oliver Bock, also known as the “Green Riders,” will be stopping in Flagstaff next Tuesday during their two-month journey from Palo Alto, California, to Washington DC on electric recumbent bicycles.You can meet the Bocks at Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on the […]

CAzBike Membership Meeting: May 17, 2010

Next meeting: Monday April 19th, 2010. 6:30PM.Location: The loft at the Boulders on Broadway Bar and Grill (map)530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

May is BIKE MONTH!

Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists, with the support of bicycle organizations throughout the United States, has proclaimed May as National Bike Month. It’s interesting to consider the impact bicycling has had on our culture. In the late 1800s, times were undergoing tremendous change. Inventions such as the telephone and the light bulb were […]

Two Arizona Cities Ranked in top 10 for Cycling

…by Forbes Magazine. Tucson was ranked #5, and Mesa #10.The rankings were based on the 2010 Benchmarking Report from the Alliance for Bicycling & Walking.“The cities on our list are those, according to the report, with the greatest percentage of people who ride their bikes to work. If a city has a greater percentage of bicycling […]

Bikes Donated to AmeriSchools Academy

Words and photo by Sheila Foraker, CAzBike Southern Arizona Representative Stealing from kids is among the lowest form of crime. Stealing from kids who have nothing is even worse. Consider the plight of KarmaRacer, supporter of Arizona Bicycle Club (ABC) and AmeriSchools Academy. KarmaRacer is a bicycle re-cycler that serves youth, families and adults with […]

letter: 19th Avenue Bikeway-Pedestrian Bridge and Multi-use Path

Re: 19th Avenue Bikeway-Pedestrian Bridge and Multi-use Path