Arizona ranked 15th among Bicycle Friendly States

Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, Arizona ranked 15th nationally, slipping from 10th last year. Visit bikeleague.org/content/ranking to see how all the states ranked and individual states’ report card with more details. The Bicycle Friendly States ranking […]

ReinventPHX Canals

Canal Photo courtesy of Roadboy’s Travels There was a major series of articles in the Arizona Republic spotlighting potential upgrades to Phoenix’s canal infrastructure: Dubbed Reinvent PHX, the project includes plans to transform areas where the canal crosses rail lines, creating urban hubs that celebrate the iconic waterways. Residents who have commented on the planning […]

Meet Eric Post

Eric Post Eric is the Coalition’s legal adviser.  Eric generously supports the Coalition both with his legal expertise as well as financially. Eric is also a LCI (League Cycling Instructor) and is very active with the Tuscon-Pima County bicycling community. Eric runs a law practice based in Tucson, with a focus area of representing cyclists who […]

Capitol Hill visits: 2014 National Bike Summit

Last week CAZBike prez Bob Beane, along with Global Bikes co-owner Brandee Lepak, and PortaPedal’s Al Capello attended LAB’s 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C… AZ meetings on The HillVisited all 9 Representative offices and Senator Flake’s. We could not get an appointment in McCain’s office, but we will try to do that here […]

Brandee Lepak attends 2014 National Bike Summit

Below is Brandee Lepak’s reports from the 2014 National Bike Summit. Brandee is owner of Global Bikes, she attended along with Coalition president Bob Beane, and PortaPedal’s Al Capello… Thank you for allowing me to be one of the representatives for Arizona. The trip was amazing and I was very proud to be one of […]

Report from 2014 National Bike Summit

Last week CAZBike prez Bob Beane, along with Global Bikes co-owner Brandee Lepak, and PortaPedal’s Al Capello attended LAB’s 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C… Report #1, Monday, March 3Keynote Speakers – Phillip Darnton, Executive Director, Bicycle Association of Great Britain, and Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists How to be successful in […]

East-Valley Map Volunteers needed

Many of you may not know it, but volunteers from the Coalition, led by Peter Mather, endeavor to deliver and keep stocked all Maricopa County bike shops with MAG (Maricopa Association of Gov’ts) Bikeways Maps. This is a huge task. Peter needs your help — in particularly he is seeking 2 to 3 new volunteers […]

Bike Master Plan Aims To Boost Ridership, Increase Safety

City of Phx Bike Coord Joe Perez in front of the new green bike  lane on Grand Avenue. (Photo by Nick Blumberg-KJZZ) The city of Phoenix is in the last stages of putting together a huge document, outlining its plans to make getting around on a bicycle easier and safer. It will address infrastructure for bikers and […]

CAzBike Activites and Achievements

National Level Primary AZ liaison to the League of American Bicyclists (attended National Summits, host visits by LAB staff, responded to/participated in BFS, BFC, BFB, BFU evaluations, wrote article for American Bicyclist covering Hwy 179 improvements, etc.). Represented LAB in awarding BFC designation to several communities (Chandler, Cottonwood). Membership in national organizations: LAB, IMBA, Alliance […]

Meet Scott Walters

Scott Walters Scott is providing liaison between the Coalition and the Tempe Bicycle Action Group.  Scott Walters is a transplant from bicycle friendly Minneapolis.  As a kid, he delivered the daily paper by bicycle but now he writes software.  In 2011, he completed his first and hopefully last Paris Brest Paris. Scott also serves on the Tempe Bicycle […]