Bike Month

posted Mar 31, 2009, 12:26 PM by kristi moore
Mar 29 Sun

4th Annual Scottsdale Cycle the Arts

A family-friendly bicycle tour of public art in Scottsdale following a 5-mile route guided by city staff and local experts. Helmets required. Includes admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art after the ride and bicycle parking by the SMoCA bike valet.

Cost: Free!
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Ride: 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (departing every 15 minutes)

Apr 4 Sat

City of Chandler Family Bike Ride

A seven-mile, family-friendly ride on the city’s Paseo Trail.

Cost: Free
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Ride: 10 a.m. – Noon

Apr 4 Sat

Peoria’s Pioneer Days Bike Ride

The City of Peoria invites people of all ages to join a 6-mile bike ride in conjunction with the annual Peoria’s Pioneer Day celebration. Also features Radio Disney. Participants are encouraged to stay for Peoria’s Pioneer Days Parade at 10 a.m. All riders must wear a bike helmet. No training wheels allowed.

Cost: Free.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Ride: 9 a.m.

Apr 5 Sun

City of Tempe Bike-a-Palooza

The Valley’s most comprehensive bicycle festival featuring a 12-mile community ride, safety demonstrations, children’s bike rodeo with Radio Disney, kids’ activities and entertainment, helmet give-aways and fittings, and more.

Cost: Free
7 a.m. - Noon

Apr 5 Sun

Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Swap Meet

Independent and business vendors selling various types of bicycles, bicycle equipment, and bike accessories. No registration required, but businesses must secure a $30 City of Tempe sales permit. (In conjunction with 3rd Annual Tempe Bike-a-palooza)

6 a.m. – Noon

Apr 11 Sat

Avondale Spring Bikefest 2009

A community bicycle safety fair featuring helmet fittings, children’s bike rodeo, bike-on-bus demonstrations, prizes from the Easter Bunny, and a bike decorating contest. Entertainment by Radio Disney.

Cost: Free
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Apr 18 Sat

City of Mesa Bike4Life

A community fair featuring games, entertainment, activities, helmet fittings, safety information and vendor exhibits about bicycling for health; and a 6-mile roundtrip bicycle ride to the Mesa Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center along Mesa’s Adobe Road “bike freeway.”

Cost: Free
Registration: 8 a.m.
Ride and fair: 9 a.m. – Noon

Apr 18 Sat

RideClean State Championship Criterium

Closed road bicycle racing for adults with kids’ activities.

Cost: Varies by category, Free kids’ ride
6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Apr 19 Sun

Glendale Green Family Bike Ride

A 12-mile or 6-mile bike ride, D.J., and Green Living Fair. Bring plastic grocery bags to recycle in exchange for a free T-shirt. All riders must wear a bike helmet.

Cost: Free
Registration: 7 a.m.
Ride and fair: 8 a.m. – Noon

Apr 26 Sun

Valley Metro’s Great Bike Chase

Take friends and family on a 4.3 mile “fun ride” through downtown Phoenix to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play at Chase Field—featuring pre-ride activities at the park, entertainment by Radio Disney, bike-on-bus demonstrations, a children’s bike rodeo, and secure bicycle parking at the Jefferson Street garage. Sponsored by Valley Metro/RPTA.

Cost: $10 - $30
Registration: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ride: 11 a.m.
Ball game: 1:10 p.m.