Join us for our 15th 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!
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May 22 – 27, 2016
New this year! 5 Days of Biking Challenge.Log your Commute/Ride!
Log your commutes between Monday, May 23rd and Friday, May 27th.
Win prizes for everyday you commute or ride. Ride all five days to be eligible for BIG prizes!
Huge thanks to our BIG prize sponsors!
- The Alpine Pedaler for donating a certificate for a trolley rental, (up to 15 people, $375 value!)
- Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course for donating 5 pack of passes ($275 value!).
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.
Log your commutes between Monday, May 23rd and Friday, May 27th.
May 22 – Sunday
Bike Bazaar – Heritage Square Downtown Flagstaff
8am – noon
- 14th Annual Human-Powered Parade (20 CASH Prizes will be awarded).
Parade route map (1.5 miles).
- Bike & Gear Swap
Buy your table online. Sell your bikes and bike gear. 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.
- $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! “Fender Blender” 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 11am, 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!
Meet at Pay ‘n Take for a beer at 1pm following the Bike Swap. The cruiser ride will at take off at 1:30pm for an easy-style ride, approximately 30-40 minutes. Everyone welcome! We will ride back to Pay ‘n Take, where we’ll be showing the final Stage of Tour of California, from 2-3pm. We will have a keg of New Belgium Citradelic IPA on tap, $2.50 pints to all cruiser participants.
May 23 – 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 before the ride.
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 24 – Tuesday – Bike to School & Family Fun Day!
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. Individual students can log in every day to win prizes – all week long!Log your Commute/Ride!
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. Route to be determined. All kids under 18 must wear a helmet. All riders are welcome!
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! The Gringo Dillas Food Truck will be on-site to provide dinner options.
Enjoy ice cream, toppings and a variety of sweet treats. Come participate in assorted bike games. Challenge your bike skills! Event sponsored by Safe Kids – Coconino County and Joy Cone.
Savvy Cyclist Bike Safety Class – 5:00 – 6:00pm
at the East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 North Fourth Street. Adult-focused.
Taught by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor Martin Ince
May 25 – 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.
Avenza Breakfast Stop map, The map is powered by Avenza’s PDF-maps app, a free download.
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. Lowell Observatory is sponsoring the “Mars Hill Challenge Ride” again this year as a featured event.
Ride anytime between 10:00am and 5:00pm, 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, phone: 928-233-3260
May 26th – Thursday
Jack & Martin’s Excellent Adventure Cruiser Ride — starting at 5:00pm
Meet at the Flagstaff Visitor Center, 1 East Route 66, for a leisurely loop on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. A 9.4 mile route to McMillan Mesa and Buffalo Park, with a optional 7 mile route. View cruiser ride map or download the Avenza cruizer ride map. The map is powered by Avenza’s PDF-maps app, a free download.
New Belgium Beer Night at Historic Brewing & Bottle Shop
Join us at 110 S. San Francisco St. between 5 – 7pm. Stop by after the Cruiser Ride for New Belgium beer specials.
May 27 – 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, games 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!
Win the 25th Anniversary Bike from New Belgium Brewing