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Public asked to help plan the Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs scenic road

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has invited the public to attend a public meeting and workshop on Thursday, Oct. 16, regarding the Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road corridor management plan (CMP). The Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road includes SR 89A from Bitter Springs (at the turnoff to Page) to Fredonia near the Utah border. Flagstaff Biking has submitted comments asking that the scenic corridor be developed with consideration for bicycle touring,

Join FBO for our First Loop Trail Crew Day Oct. 11th!

After 5 years of waiting, we have begun to build THE LOOP TRAIL! You might think the sketchy weather on Saturday would slow down the work we had planned. BUT NO! Our crack team of dedicated volunteers kicked some serious dirt, rocks and butt! Go check out the pictures on our images page or the article in the Arizona Daily Sun or Jack’s column. Thirty brave souls were not detered by the scary

More Marked Lanes For Cyclists On West Route 66

Through collaboration between ADOT and the City of Flagstaff, repaving of Route 66 now includes marked lanes for biking along Route 66 and Milton from Flagstaff Ranch Road (near Woody Mt) to Switzer Canyon. See details here. While these lanes are not specifically signed for cycling, and are a little narrower than standard bike lanes, they give cyclist a better margin of safety and more recognition on the road, reports

Urge Senator McCain to Support the National Bike Bill

News Flash! A bill to recognize the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation is up for vote in the Senate. Contact Senator McCain on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Take Action Now! It’s super quick! The “National Bike Bill”, passed by the House in May, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, this Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 10 am.

Trail Day, Saturday July 26th

8:30am to 2:00pm Project: The Arizona Trail Humphrey’s TH- Hart Prairie This is an Arizona Trail day in cooperation with NATRA (Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association) and ATA (AZ Trail Association). We will work to bridge the gap of the 16 miles of the AZ trail that happen to be here abouts. Go HERE for more details. All Trail Events start at 8:30am. We will work until 12:30-1pm. Lunch and

Giro de Luna 2008

We had a fantastic group and a beautiful night for this year’s Giro de Luna. Led by Jack Welch and Martin Ince, more than 25 riders of all ages rode the urban trail and through quiet neighborhoods by the light of the full moon and a handful of headlamps. Thanks to all who organized this event and those whose participation made it so much fun!

Join Giro de la Luna Excellent Moonlight Adventure: July 18th

Join Flagstaff Biking’s 4th Annual Giro de la Luna Moonlight Ride! Another Jack and Martin’s Excellent Adventure! Join FBO and our Favorite Fans of the FUTS, Jack Welch and Martin Ince, for moon-light adventures on Flagstaff’s primo Urban Trail System (FUTS). We’ll give the moon a head start… it rises at 8:12 that night, we will meet at the Adult Center at Thorpe Park (click here for map: 245 N

July 12ths Trail Day: Kachina Wetlands / Highlands Trail

We had a great turnout for this event to complete the singletrack bridging Pine Dells to Kachina Wetlands. (See the trails!). About 35 folks turned out and we completed the connection to the power-line trail. GREAT JOB PEOPLE! We had some intermittent cloud cover, the spicy smell of the night’s rain on grasses, lots of flowers, and the storm waited until after lunch to let loose… just in time to interrupt

Results of the Worksite Challenges… Whew!

Everyone did a bang up job. This has been a fantastic Bike to Work Week and we ALL have broken all our records in this 8th Annual Bike to Work Week. Results were incredibly close and difficult to call, so we used the whole week’s results and average miles commuted to call the winners. But here are the results. Complete results can be seen on the Worksite Challenge page. Large

Thursday BTWW Update

Flummoxed by our own success! The turn-out for Bike to Work Week 2008 has been Phenomenal! Flag Rocks! We’ve had so many participants we have to upgrade our server! Most of the contests were too close to call but we have these: Sinagua High School won the Golden Sprocket Trophy for highest bike-commuting rate. Flagstaff High placed second. Good Going Yall! Ansel Andrews, Flag High School, won the Student Film