I have a couple events to tell you about. If you are not in Arizona, feel free to stop reading now.
It looks like the lovely boys and girls over at T.B.A.G. are planning another bike party. This one involves a city park, local beer, local music, local food (I’m sensing a theme here), and BIKES! This is a pretty big event for our community, and really something new and progressive for the giant urban sprawl disaster that is the Phoenix valley. So mark your calendars for April 23rd, come on out to ride and smile in the sunshine.
Get ready for a new bike and beer festival on Saturday April 23rd at Steele Indian School Park in downtown Phoenix, the SanTan Wheelie Jam. EVERYONE should be there, and bring all your friends too (oh and make sure everyone buys a few beers).
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 area cycling non-profits, groups like Rusty Spoke, AZ Bike Polo etc.
Right now we need to line up sponsors, vendors, and bike activities. Sponsors can be for the whole event, or an activity or contest. We can do roller wars, mini/tall bike rides and races, riding contests, fixie trick demos, bike build offs, giveaways etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you know someone who wants to sponsor the event, or can help provide some kind of bike related fun. Also let me know if you can help plan the event or would like to volunteer at the event.
Any non-profit or club that wants to get the word out about their group is welcome at the event. There will be table space, you can do fliers, stickers, or sell merch.
This festival is for and by the local bike community. It’s all new so it’s a great place to try new ideas and get people excited about riding bikes and being involved in their local community
The other event is going down this Saturday morning at everybody’s favorite bike friendly pub, Boulders on Broadway. Come down to buy and sell some of you old stuff, have a kick ass breakfast, and drink a beer with me at 9am. It should be a good time.