Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arizonas Red Rock Road

How Community and Bicycling Advocacy Achieved an Extreme Road Makeover…
By Bob Beane, Randy Victory and Daniel Paduchowski
Photos by Carla Riedel and Bob Beane
This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of American Bicyclist magazine.
A certain well-known television show begins with a deserving family in need of a new home. Designers get to know the family’s needs, wishes and desires, and then a village comes together to demolish their dysfunctional house and reconstruct a home that exceeds their expectations.
Apply that concept to a roadway project, and you have some idea of what has just been achieved on one of this country’s most scenic stretches of road: Arizona Highway 179 between the City of Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek. The end product is a well-designed multi-modal corridor that has been designated an All American Road. On August 21,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Advocacy Alert: $2.5B Funding Rescission Looms

Your state DOT may be getting ready to take away millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian funding.
In the latest budget deal between the Republicans and Democrats, the two parties agreed to rescind (read: take back) $2.5 billion in unspent federal transportation funds. Your state DOT has the power to decide which funds they send back. And based upon history we know what happens next.

Your state DOT may try to empty out the funds that pay for your sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, and education programs.

You can learn more and fill out a form that will send a message to Governor Brewer via the LAB's Time To Take Action page.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Our littlest riders

Checking for proper
helmet fit
Coalition of Arizona Bicyclist's Kathy Mills offered a class in bike safety to over 50 pre-school students of the Horizon Presbyterian Church, located in the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix, Arizona. The early basics were stressed -- stopping at stop signs, looking both ways, and helmet fit.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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CAzBike Membership Meeting: Monday April 18

next meeting: Monday Apr 18, 2011. 6:00PM.

530 W. Broadway in Tempe AZ 85282, 480.921.9431

Agenda: TBD

Friday, April 8, 2011

ABC member killed on organized ride in Florida

Sad, tragic news from ABC:
Bob King, a long-time member of ABC, was killed last Wednesday, March 30th, after being struck from behind by a fast-moving pick-up truck. Bob was on a week-long Bike Florida Spring Tour. The driver, a young man, was said to be distracted using his cell phone when his vehicle drifted into the marked shoulder where Bob had been cycling. We are all saddened and shocked by the passing of Bob! He had many friends in the club. He always seemed to be smiling!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April is Valley Bike Month

Remember, April is Valley Bike Month; visit Valley Metro's bike month homepage.
And, Tucson-area residents -- you can win a bike by participating in the 2011 Commuter Challenge at going on the month of April.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Safe Routes to School Project Approvals

Coalition representative Bill Lazenby reports that on March 24 the SRTS Review Committee met and the following projects were approved. For more info about SRTS, visit

SanTan Wheelie Jam : April 23

Get ready for a new bike festival on April 23rd at Steele Indian School Park in downtown Phoenix, the SanTan Wheelie Jam. EVERYONE should be there, and bring all your friends too.
This is an all local festival, local bike groups, local beer (SanTan brewing), local food, local bands, local bike shops. TBAG is getting it going, and all beer sales proceeds will go to Phoenix groups.
Event info on facebook.
More info at T.B.A.G.