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Bike to Work Week Update

Monday morning’s Kick-Off Commuter Ride was a huge success with over 200 cyclists showing up to support cycling in Flagstaff. Mayor Joe Donaldson led the parade with Kevin Burke, Flagstaff City Manager, and Martin Ince, Flagstaff’s Multi-Modal Planner. After the parade Jack Welch was awarded the FBO 2008 Bicycle Advocacy Award and was also presented a bicycle as a token of his SuperHero Powers of Cycling Goodness! Way to go

The WORKSITE CHALLENGE is ON!

The moment so many have awaited! You can Log Your Commute NOW! CLICK HERE! A Great time was had by all at yesterday’s Bike Bazaar and Swap, and the Human Powered Parade. We had perfect weather and a fine crowd of bike enthusiasts, bike merchants, bikes, families on bikes, and bike gear. Bikes had one wheel, 2 wheels, and up to 4 wheels. (Below) The Parade in the home stretch:

FBO teams with IMBA for two great events

Did you see an IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Subaru in town this weekend? Anna and Jason, one of the traveling Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews, came to Flagstaff to meet with local trail builders and managers and to lead a workshop on sustainable trail design and building. On Saturday, they gave an interesting and informative presentation to a full room at the Forest Service office near the Flagstaff Mall, then

BTWW information packet pickups at local pubs this week…

Worksite Coordinators for Bike to Work Week can pick up their worksite challenge information packages this week at 2 convenient locations in downtown Flagstaff: Tuesday, April 29th, 5:30-7 pm at Pay-N-Take, 12 W Aspen Ave Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Flagstaff Brewing Company, 16 E Rt 66. Worksites must be registered online prior to pickup. If worksite coordinators are unable to pick up their packages, or have

Youth Mountain Biking Program's first Flagstaff ride of 2008!

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

Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

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.

FBO Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

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

Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

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

Upcoming Legislation Could be a Tax Break for Bikes

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