We need your help!
We are busier than ever, and through sponsorship and donations, we are able to accomplish great things.
Some highlights of the past year are below:
This week-long celebration of bicycle commuting and advocacy saw over 1,160 people register their participation in 2008. This signature event for Flagstaff Biking brings veteran and newbie cyclists alike to the bike paths, trails and streets of Flagstaff. Events for everyone include worksite and school commuter challenges, group rides, movie night, a bike bazaar and a parade
Trail Day Program
In partnership with the Forest Service, Flagstaff Biking Organization successfully recruited hundreds of volunteers to assist in this trail building program. In 2006/2007 over 3,000 volunteer hours were been logged!
Volunteers of 2-5 people trained by the Forest Service and FBO maintained trails with minimal tools and vast knowledge of the existing trail systems in Flagstaff.
This 42-mile trail will eventually connect 18 miles of existing trails with 24 miles of created trails by trained volunteers to form a recreational corridor around Flagstaff that connects neighborhoods to numerous trail systems on the National Forest.
Youth Mountain Bike Program
This program is devoted to teaching kids (mostly ages 10-14) mountain biking skills and trail etiquette while building self-esteem and cooperation. Rides are run almost every weekend spring through fall, and roughly once a month during the winter (in Sedona).
In 2007, 800+ helmets were distributed below cost representing a 500% increase since 2004! One hundred free helmets were also given to children whose families could not afford the expense. Bicycle rodeos also exposed over 1,200 children to road rules and bicycle safety.
As a local chapter of the national Trips for Kids Program, children from diverse backgrounds and socio-economic situations were exposed to mountain biking through FBO’s Trips for Kids program.
The Flagstaff Biking Organization website received nearly 30,000 pageviews in May, and has over 2,700 registered users– the FBO website serves as an information tool for bicycle advocacy, trail and event information and a useful forum for citizens of Flagstaff to voice their opinion on cycling related issues.
FBO developed a series of television Public Service Announcements and newspaper advertisements that continue to educate the public about bicycle awareness and safely.
Our first annual Giro de la Luna offered a guided night ride on Flagstaff’s Urban Trail System on the night of a full moon and drew over 60 people. Pancake Rides during the summer offer guided advanced, intermediate, beginner and kids rides as well as free breakfast!
These programs are inherently valuable in promoting bicycle advocacy, but, they come at a financial cost. FBO counts on your support to maintain a financially stable organization to make all of these programs a reality.