Join us for our 16th year promoting Flagstaff Bike to Work & School Week!
We have tons of fun events and activities throughout the week! Log your rides each day and you could win fabulous prizes. Ride all of our 5 Days of Biking Challenge or participate in the Worksite Challenge and you could win even fabulouser prizes!
5 Days of Biking Challenge.
Win prizes for everyday you commute or ride. Ride all five days to be eligible for BIG prizes!
OR participate in The Worksite Challenge
Are you “the bike commuter” where you work? If so we need your help! We need you to help inspire your co-workers to try bike commuting, if just for this one week. Bike to Work Week is an awesome opportunity to let your co-workers see how rewarding bike commuting can be and we want to reward you for setting a great example.
More pedalers = More success!
To encourage greater participation and to help biking become a habit, we are counting 5 days, Monday-Friday.
Now get rolling! View the list of daily prizes here.
May 21 – Sunday
Bike Bazaar – Heritage Square Downtown Flagstaff
New TIMES! 10am – 2pm
- 15th Annual Human-Powered Parade (20 CASH Prizes will be awarded). 11:30am start!
Parade route map (1.5 miles).
- Bike & Gear Swap. Reserve your Table!
Tables are available for a $20 donation to set up your bike wares for sale. (You can split tables with friends.) Table are 6 feet in length. We will have a limited amount of tables. The day of, please bring your own table. We will request a $20 donation for your table space to cover permit costs. Thank you!
- $10 Helmets for kids and adults Many sizes and colors to choose from for the whole family.
- Mountain Line – Bike / Bus Demonstration Learn out to load your bike when traveling by bus.
- YUM! “Bicycle powered” Smoothies
- Iron-on Transfer Station! Bring your favorite garment to get FBO tagged. We will have FREE t-shirts for kids. Adult t-shirts for a $5 donation.
- Kids Games – bring your bike and helmet.
- Exhibits on commuting safely, local bike events and programs, and bike art
- Parade starts at 11:30am, staging at Heritage Square near the alleyway.
We highly encourage bike floats, bike trains, bikes of all shapes & sizes and costumes. C’mon Flagstaff you love to dress up!
May 22 – Monday
Kick-off Commuter Ride from City Hall through town back to City Hall — starting at 7am. Ride will start at 7:15. Plus a FREE hot breakfast & coffee before the ride provided by Bigfoot BBQ.
Come join local elected leaders, officials, your friends and neighbors for a short “commuter” ride through downtown to finish at City Hall for a free breakfast. A group of cyclists sharing the roads make a statement. A brick for display in Heritage Square will be given to community members that has gone above and beyond the call of duty for cycling in Flagstaff.
May 23 – Tuesday
at Jan Romero Steven Community Room, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 West Aspen Avenue
May 24 – Wednesday
Bike to Breakfast Day! — 6:30am -9am
Bike-friendly businesses around Flagstaff are once again sponsoring Bicycle Breakfast stops this year. Check to see which stop is along your route, hit one or hit them all! Coffee, juice, muffins, bagels, DONUTS and other breakfast treats will fuel your commute.
Bike to School Day!
Ride with your school and classmates. 6:30 – 9am
Classroom Challenge Competition
This year, individual classrooms, rather than entire schools, are encouraged to participate. Prizes for the top 3 classrooms. Classes need to be pre-registered by Friday, May 20th. Sign up your classroom!
Individual students can log in every day to win prizes – all week long!
Kidical Mass Bike Ride at 4pm, Ride leaves at 4:15pm – starting at the parking lot of Sechrist Elementary School – 2230 N Fort Valley Rd. All kids under 18 must wear a helmet. All riders are welcome! View route map.
Ice Cream Social, Kid Bike Games, Iron-on Transfer Station & Crafts starting at 5:00 – 7:00pm – will be in the parking lot of Sechrist Elementary School – 2230 N Fort Valley Rd.
Make it a Family Fun Night! Fratellis’ Pizza Food Truck will be on-site to provide dinner options.
May 25 – Thursday
Lowell Observatory “Mars Hill Challenge Ride”
Mars Hill Road …. yep, you probably know it, the paved ½-mile winding climb from Thorpe Park to the scenic overlook and then up to Lowell Observatory that beckons cyclists to pit their aerobic prowess against its steep 10-12% grade.
As a regular BTWW work site participant, Lowell Observatory is sponsoring the “Mars Hill Challenge Ride” again this year as a featured event. Ride anytime between 10 am and 5 pm, we challenge local cyclists to bike up Mars Hill to the Lowell Observatory Steele Visitor Center and experience first-hand what Lowell BTWW riders contend with all week long. The reward?
A FREE “2 for 1” guest pass to Lowell Observatory, and a refreshing bottle of water. Just show your bike helmet to the front desk greeter in the Visitor Center when you reach the top. For directions and questions, contact Kelsey Banister, firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-233-3206.
Flagstaff Bike to Night Out (and day)!
We are looking for local bars and restaurants who want to help us to promote cycling by offering a one-time deal for folks who ride to dinner or the bar during Flagstaff Bike to Night Out!
Sign up your business! The offer can be free desert, buy one get one, a percentage discount, whatever works best for you.
May 26 – Friday
Bike to Beer, New Belgium Cruiser Raffle at the Tinderbox Annex between 5 – 7pm
Winner will be picked at 6:30pm. Join us for drink specials, giveaways and more…
A free beer and raffle ticket to all new and current FBO members. We can sign you up that night. Memberships start at $20. Get 1 free raffle ticket when you sign up for a membership!