Flummoxed by our own success! The turn-out for Bike to Work Week 2008 has been Phenomenal! Flag Rocks! We’ve had so many participants we have to upgrade our server! Most of the contests were too close to call but we have these: Sinagua High School won the Golden Sprocket Trophy for highest bike-commuting rate. Flagstaff High placed second. Good Going Yall! Ansel Andrews, Flag High School, won the Student Film
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Turnout for Bike to Work Week has been FANTASTIC so far. Most people have had no problem logging in their miles. We have heard from a few who forgot to enter past day’s commutes, and it with regret that FBO cannot enter those commutes after the fact. But remember! When more of us bike commute… we are ALL winners. Even if we don’t win a great Breezer bike (this year).
Handy Links You might need: Places to LOG YOUR DATA: Your Daily Commute; or The WS Coordinator’s Daily Totals; or New Worksite Registrations To VIEW REPORTS: For Daily Commutes; The WS Coordinator’s Daily Totals; New Worksite Registrations Some highlights from the week so far: Monday: Logins= 650, Total Participants= 650, Total Miles= 5,280, Average commute= 8.1 miles Tuesday Logins= 283, New Participants= 77, Total Miles= 1,731 , Average commute= 6.1 miles
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 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:
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
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
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
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.
Weather permitting, the next YMBP ride will be on Sunday, February 24. We will carpool from Flagstaff and start our ride at the Absolute Bikes shop in the Village of Oak Creek. If you’d like to join us as a participant or adult ride leader, please contact Neil Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 814-9792.