Our next Youth Mountain Biking Program ride will be Sunday, April 13 at Fort Tuthill Park, at the south end of Flagstaff off Rt. 89A. We will ride at 10:30 from the parking/picnic area closest to the park entrance across from the I-17 overpass. Please arrive by 10:15 so we can get started on time. YMBP trips are supervised, instructional rides designed for kids 10-14 of all levels of mountain
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The FBO Youth Mountain Biking Program ride in Sedona on Sunday, March 9, was our biggest group ever! We had a great group of veterans and new riders. See photos in the Images gallery (as before, be patient as the albums load on the screen). Watch the YMBP page for information about our next ride.
Weather permitting, the next YMBP ride will be on Sunday, February 24. We will carpool from Flagstaff and start our ride at the Absolute Bikes shop in the Village of Oak Creek. If you’d like to join us as a participant or adult ride leader, please contact Neil Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 814-9792.
Our third Youth Mountain Biking Program ride of the winter was in beautiful Sedona on Saturday, January 12. We had a great group of kids and adults for a long, fun loop. There were no major crashes and five flat tires didn’t slow us down too much. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for the use of their van to carry kids and bikes. Check out pictures from the ride on our
After 30 rides in Flagstaff this year, we’re heading south for the “winter.” Our first Sedona ride was a great success, with nine kids and three adults besides the program director… and with no significant crashes and only two flats. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for letting us use the big white van (and for last-minute bike repairs) and to Bill Gallen and Ken VonSchulze for driving down with kids and
Some of us have always known it pays to commute by bike– but it could soon pay in cool hard cash– with some luck, a greener Congress, and encouragement from the public (yes, that would be YOU!). Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Earl Blumenauer (both Democrats from Oregon) have introduced federal legislation to give tax breaks to bicycle commuters. Tax incentives for environmental conservation began in the 1970’s with solar
Bashas’ Thanks A Million Program Flagstaff Biking Organization is enrolled in the 2007-2008 Thanks A Million program that runs from Sept. 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. You can support Flagstaff Biking Organization when you shop at Bashas’ by linking FBO to your Bashas’ Thank You Card and turning 1% of your shopping dollars into a donation. How it works: Flagstaff Biking Organization’s 5-digit group identification number is 24120. Take
Saturday, October 6 is IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Because Tour de Fat will be here in Flagstaff on October 6, FBO will lead a kids’ (and parents’) ride on the following day, Sunday October 7. Join us at Fort Tuthill Park for a guided group ride on Soldier’s Trail and other trails in the area. We will split into as many groups as necessary so kids
Biking, hiking and equestrian season is in full swing and the trails are getting more crowded, especially popular areas like Schultz Creek. Here in the Flagstaff area, we are very fortunate to have such an extensive network of trails open to bicycles. Along with that privilege comes the responsibility to behave appropriately and avoid hurting or offending others we meet on the trail. A bit of trail etiquette and good
Our next pancake ride of the season is July 15th! Meet FBO at the Shultz Creek Trailhead (off Shultz Pass Rd. about 1/4 mile past the Y with Elden Lookout Rd.) from 8:30am to 10am for pancakes! We’ll lead rides for various ages and levels after the feast.