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Flagstaff Bike to School Day! Tuesday, May 24th!

Hey kids! Ride your bikes to school on Flagstaff Bike to School Day, Tuesday, May 24th! (Teachers, click here to learn how you can win fabulous prizes for encouraging your students to ride! Click here to register your classroom!) After school, (at 4:00 pm), we’ll be meeting up at Sechrist Elementary for fun bike games, a Kidical Mass Ride, (fun ride with your friends and families), followed by an Ice

ACT NOW TO HELP SAVE FUNDING FOR CYCLING!

It is imperative that everyone go here and use the form to contact his or her Representative in the House to urge him or her to oppose this legislation! Basically this bill would do much harm to programs that benefit cycling like: -Make Transportation Enhancement optional (much of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System has been built with this funding). -Repeal the Safe Routes to School program (our partnership with Coconino

IMPORTANT!!! Please help keep the Recreational Trails, Safe Route to School and Transportation Enhancement Programs funded!!

The Congress and Senate are drafting a transportation bill right now that would potentially cut the Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancement Programs. These programs fund things right here in Flagstaff like the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, the Safe Kids Bicycle Rodeo Program and various other recreational trails projects on the Coconino National Forest. Please click here and submit the form letter that is provided, courtesy of

Bike to School Day Rocks!

Check out this photo of the bike rack at Marshall Elementary! 619 kids rode their bikes to school today throughout Flagstaff!!! Final Golden Sprocket tallies are still pending: stay tuned. Bike-to-Potluck and Student Film Showing tonight! Bike to Potluck at Thorpe Park’s Ramada starting around 5pm And immediately to follow… Student Film Fest and Awards! 7pm We will move to the Adult Center at Thorpe Park for dessert and to

Sechrist Rides! Cycle train

DATE: every Thursday, starting April 1st (yes April Fool’s Day!) through May 20th TIME: meet @ 7:30, leave 7:40am…return trip meet @ 3:15pm, leave 3:25pm WHERE: meet @ Cheshire Park am…meet @ Sechrist School pm DETAILS: Cycle train will leave from Cheshire Park and ride with kids to Sechrist School.  We will follow the FUTS trail behind the museum into Coconino Estates and cross Ft. Valley @ Sechrist crosswalk.  We

Helmet Ordinance passed 4 to 3 on Tuesday, Sept 15th.

On September 15th, the Flagstaff City Council passed the Helmet ordinance for minors 4:3, with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White, Councilmembers Brewster and Swanson supporting, and Councilmembers Haughey, Overton and Evans opposing. The ordinance will go into effect January 2010. There was a sizeable crowd of helmet-wearing public attending the final reading and vote on the law. FBO, in conjunction with SafeKids Coalition, will continue its efforts to educate grade

Supporters for Flagstaff's Helmet law needed at the City Council TONIGHT!

The final vote on a Helmet Law for minors (kids under 18 years) will get it’s last reading and vote tonight. The vote on the initial reading was close: 4:3. We would like to see Flag’s dedicated cyclists show up (with helmets in hand) in the Council Chambers at City Hall (211 W. Aspen) tonight at 5:30 pm– the council can’t ignore the need to protect kids, and kids in

FBO-supported Helmet Ordinance passes 4-3

Aug 19th, 2010 UPDATE: the City Council meeting of Aug 18th passed the FBO/SafeKids-supported Helmet law for Minors 4 to 3. This law will go into effect January 10th, 2010, and will be preceded by FBO’s ongoing education campaign and the effort to provide low or no-cost helmets to kids will be sustained and enhanced with a possible grant supporting that effort. August 13th: Join FBO at the City Council

Check out Flagstaff's Proposed Helmet Law

The City of Flagstaff is considering a proposed ordinance that would require all children under the age of 18 to wear a protective helmet while riding a bicycle on any street, road, sidewalk, bikeway, or trail. The City wishes to promote public involvement and invite public comment. FBO supports this effort. There will be a series of public meetings to consider the ordinance, the first before the City’s Bicycle Advisory

Bike to School, Kids & Family's Thursday

Northern Arizona rocks! 1100 people logged 17,500 miles as of Wednesday. Another BeaUUTimous Day! It’s excuse-free! Go HERE to see current Challenge results. School Representatives! Report your Bike to School Day numbers HERE! Coming up….TONIGHT! Family & Fun at Thorpe Park! Bike to Potluck at the Thorpe Park Ramada, 5:30 – 7pm. Bring a Side-dish to share (yum!-salads-n-sides!), via bike if possible, and join us for the 2nd Annual Bike