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 […]

Commonwealth Games

by Roseann Wagner The Olympics and Tour de France are world-class events of which we’ve all heard. Although we are close neighbors to a Commonwealth nation, Canada, what do you know about the Commonwealth Games? And what is Arizona’s connection to those Games? Read on.

Our entire summer on the bike

Chandler, AZ couple Steve and Kathy McDermott describe their 4,500 mile transamerica adventure. by Steve and Kathy McDermott We decided that this summer (2014) was going to be THE summer that we cycled cross the United States. Using Adventure Cycling’s Trans Am Route, we left Mechanicsville VA May 13 for our wonderful adventure. Our route, […]

League names Phoenix Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly City

League Announces Fall 2014 Bicycle Friendly Communities First time honoree: Phoenix is named Bicycle Friendly at the Bronze level. “Achieving Bronze level BFC is a great first step on Phoenix’s journey to Platinum level. We have a soon-to-be-approved bicycle master plan with 380 projects. I am excited for the future of bicycling in Phoenix.” — Joseph […]