Category: Tempe

“The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation…”

The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation, represent a viable commuting alternative to many people, offer mobility at speeds as fast as that of cars in urban areas, provide health benefits through daily exercise, reduce noise and air pollution, are relatively inexpensive, and deserve consideration in a comprehensive national energy plan. Yes, that’s right, our nation’s […]

ASU about to shaft College Avenue bicyclists?

Word on the street is that redevelopment of the large ASU owned parcel on College Avenue between 5th Street and University Drive, includes elevation plans that show complete REMOVAL of bike lanes from College Avenue running the entire stretch between 5th Street and University (the north end campus entrance). Approval of these plans by Tempe […]

City of Tempe shafts employees who bike commute

Tempe had a nice program going for their employees that commuted to work by bicycle. It offered them $100 per calendar year spendable on bicycle related services/merchandise. Word is this program is being eliminated and the funds set aside for the program are being re-directed to the annual Bike to Work Day event. Great job […]

Thursday April 21st, 2011 in Commuting, Tempe | No Comments »

Hello again bike lovers!

I’ve not posted in awhile, but I have motivations to get it going regularly again, starting with a short bike related news update. A month or so ago I started working for The Bicycle Cellar. They’re a great full service bike shop and commuter facility (secure parking, showers, etc) located on the ground floor of […]

A Bike filled Day

Started out this morning teaching 3 hours of the LAB TS101 bike education course. Due to rain and other issues we postponed the parking lot drills & road test until next month. I’m holding the class again on Saturday March 20th, 10am – 3pm, mark your calendars! After class I had the opportunity to ride […]

Bike Education in Tempe

Since I’ve become an LCI back in March 2009, I’ve been attempting to get bike education off the ground in Tempe. It’s been almost a year in the making but I’ve finally scheduled a class. Feb 20th, 2010, 10am-3pm at The Bicycle Cellar. You can find more details here. You may be asking yourself, I […]

Friday January 15th, 2010 in Education, Tempe | No Comments »

Bike Saviours Bicycle Maintenance Course

If you’re into bikes and you’re not familiar with Bike Saviours, you should be. They’re a non profit bike co-op in Tempe doing great work for the community. Going on a year now they’ve been holding 8 week bicycle maintenance courses that are free and open to the public. The course is pretty comprehensive and […]

How I became 802-BIKEGUY, Part 2

Shortly before I was elected to the board of Tempe Bicycle Action Group (aka TBAG) I began working on Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe after a 3 year absence. I started to commute to work 3 days per week at 6.7 miles each way. The building I was working in had showers so it was […]

How I became 802-BIKEGUY, Part 1

My interest with biking as an adult was rekindled in the late 90′s when I purchased a 6 Speed Huffy Causeway beach cruiser from Walmart. I spent many hours on that bike riding around the greenbelt paths of NW Chandler, AZ. Mileage racked up on that bike was just under 3,000 miles. It was purely […]