Friday, June 29, 2012

Bicyclist Education Scheduled in Flagstaff: July 13-14

Martin Ince of Flagstaff will be hosting a TS101 class July 13 and 14
The location will be the Joe Montoya Community & Senior Center, 245 N Thrope Rd , Flagstaff, 86001. For more info or to register contact:

Kara Kumon ( or
Martin Ince (, 928-213-2685)

More info from City of Flag website (includes times; THE CLASS IF FREE!)
Listing on LAB website.

This is great for cyclists in Flag and in Arizona.

Traffic Skills 101 is our nation's premiere street bicycling program taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn the basics of bicycle and helmet fit. Learn state bicycle laws. Learn how to predict and prevent crashes, and how to bail out as a last resort! Learn how to operate your bicycle in a skillful and confident manner, in any traffic -- any time!

Also, there will be an LCI instructor course (to become LAB certified to instruct) September 7, 8 and 9. (completion of TS101 is a pre-requisite). Registration is through LAB.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CAzBike Logo

Regular Logo

very small - 79x100, 2KBytes
normal - 317x400, 17KBytes
large - 951x1199, 50KBytes
medium large variation - 632x744, 30KBytes (no subtext)

Sidetext Logo

Hi-res - 1600x1200, 30KBytes

Banner Logo
Lo-res - 750x90, 8KBytes

The .eps File

Here is the .eps file, CAzB_logo_Final.eps, useful for printing. Upon opening the .eps file in Adobe Illustrator, it seems as though the main color is "Pantone 542 CVU" (CVU apparently means Computer, Video, Uncoated), though it appears as though the color looks "too blue" (e.g. RGB = 4, 140, 199 versus the above ones we use on the web that render as 93, 140, 186 and "look right"... in hex this is 5D8CBA, by the way).
I opened the .eps and the .jpg we use on the web in: AI, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop 2.0, Paint, and got all sorts of results; even the black varied.


Here is a .doc letterhead. It uses a version of the website header graphic in the header, and just some simple text in the footer. The text color is set to 70% grey, while the header is in color. This comes out best if printed in color -- but also looks pretty good when printed on a b/w laser printer.

Website Header

Used on our website...

CazbikeHeader.gif : 17Kbytes. 780x190 .gif file
CazbikeHeaderHi.gif : 125Kbytes. upsampled CazbikeHeader.gif file
CazbikeHeader.png :  This is the SOURCE file in Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks png format


In order to get images/logo to display on paypal's payment/checkout pages for example when you renew your dues, you need to load them onto an ssl server,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Green Valley and Scottsdale: 10 Best Burbs for Biking

I don’t normally expect to find articles regarding bicycling in Sunset Magazine, let alone rankings of communities where bicycling is involved…but I did, in the June 2012 issue.
Green Valley and Scottsdale were both named “Gold” communities (their highest ranking), the only two Gold-level award recipients in the whole western US, in an article titled “Ten Best Burbs for Biking”. 

The premise was to identify the Top Ten communities in the West that were other than “urban” (as in NYC urban, I guess) or “college-centric” communities with a readily expected bicycling population. I was thrilled to read this and to see your personal efforts, along with key allies, supporters and co-workers, get recognized in a “lifestyle” magazine that is not bicycling-focused. It is encouraging to see this type of publicity within what is a broader and hopefully growing audience.

Congratulations to all involved!
Bob Beane, President, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists

Excerpt from the article (June edition of Sunset Magazine):
10 Best Burbs for Biking 
We developed this list from the nonprofit League of American Bicyclists’ award program. It’s easy to sing the praises of the West’s bike-centric college towns (Boulder, Davis), so we chose instead to focus on communities without an obvious bikeready population that are making it easy for people to ride to shops, restaurants, work, and more. Each of these towns recently received a gold, silver, or bronze award from the League based on bike-friendly infrastructure, education, and progressive city planning...

» GREEN VALLEY, AZ 25 miles from Tucson. Part of bike haven Pima County, where the local police actively advocate motorist and cyclist equality, Green Valley is the latest community in the county to double its bike lane miles (from 30 to 60) in the last five years.
 » SCOTTSDALE, AZ 12 miles from Phoenix. Talk about door-to-door service: A whopping 75 percent of homes here are within a halfmile of a bike path or lane.

The full article is currently here.