Monday, October 25, 2010

Shortcuts to cycling-related websites

For AZ State Law, the form is where ### is as follows:

101 - Definitions, one sub-section of which is the definition of a bicycle
735 - 3-foot passing law
812 - Bicycles are subject to same rights and responsibilities as motorists
815 - Conditions when keeping " far right as practicable..." is required, or not

Please note that capitalization after the "/" is important, both those above and those below.

For other websites, the form is where ## is as follows:

01 - Light Rail safety for cyclists, Power Pt images on PhotoBucket
02 - Not available
03 - Photos of Washington & Jefferson St Bike Lanes next to Light Rail tracks.
04 - Photos of Highline Canal Multi-use path, mostly before 2010 upgrade.
05 - Photos of Abandoned RR track south of downtown Phoenix.
06 - Valley of the Sun Bike Rack map.
07 - US Secretary of Transportation Ray La'Hood at the 2010 Bike Summit in DC.
08 - CAzBike Fan Page on FaceBook.
09 - NTHSA Bicycling Tips for Adults, 7-min video produced by LAB
10 - online TS101

Bicyclists are urged to attend the Public Meeting this Thursday 5:30 pm Sunnyslope High School, 35 W Dunlap Rd, Phoenix

There will be a public hearing this Thursday to talk about a tunnel to be built under 7th Avenue to facilitate bicycle travel along the Arizona Canal.
Your attendance is needed to show support of this project.
There are already more than enough detractors of bicycling projects.
Joseph Perez


October 28th, 2010,

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Sunnyslope High School

35 W. Dunlap Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85021

East Parking Lot in the

Viking Conference Rm.


Call the 24-Hour Hotline at:


Thursday, October 21, 2010

LAB's Traffic Skills 101 class - Explained

[check Arizona class schedules:]
Traffic Skills 101 is a hands-on class of effective cycling. It was originally created by John Forester and taught as a college-level class at Berkeley. Over the years, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has refined it and the current version is known as Traffic Skills 101. The name is more telling of the content as well as the level of detail included.

Peopleforbikes: sign the pledge

Last week, reached an important milestone when it topped 100,000 pledges for better bicycling. Read/sign the pledge here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TS101 Bike Ed Class at Lake Pleasant: Nov 13th

This is the standard Traffic Skills 101 class, given at Lake Pleasant; the cost for the class is FREE*. To register for this special class visit
For other Bike Ed class dates and locations visit

* with $6 park entry fee

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tour de Safford coming up Oct 30, Named Official Training Ride for El Tour de Tucson

Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. has recently agreed to naming the first "Tour de Safford" as an official training ride for the 28th El Tour de Tucson.Tour de Safford, presented by the Gila Valley Health Raisers with proceeds benefitting Mt Graham Regional Medical Center, will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010, three weeks prior to the 28th El Tour which is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th.

Friday, October 15, 2010

CAzBike Membership Meeting: Monday Oct 18

next meeting: Monday Oct 18th, 2010. 6:00PM.
Location:  Boulders on Broadway Bar and Grill (map)
530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Trek factoryDemo coming to AZ in November

The Trek Factory Demo was designed to make the best bicycles from Trek and Gary Fisher available to experience firsthand... And they're coming to Arizona in November, visit for more info.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cyclists given first access to hoover dam bridge

As the amazing Hoover Dam Bypass project nears its opening to the public, cyclists were given first access... Our own Gene Holmerud, Coalition VP of Education, was interviewed by Channel 8 news at the event, in conjunction with the Viva Bike Vegas ride, click here to view.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Behind the Scenes and in the Trenches...

... Arizona Organization Works on Behalf of All Cyclists
by Sheila Foraker, Southern Arizona Rep to the CAzBike.
this article originally appeared in the Tailwind Times, Sept-Oct 2010.

September, 1973. A teenage cyclist is on the way to school. Approaching an intersection, she is forced by traffic into the gutter

Friday, October 1, 2010

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.