To celebrate Tempe's 2018 Bike Month, the city of Tempe will hold its 22nd annual Tour de Tempe community bike ride on April 8 and 26th annual Bike to Work Day on April 18. The purpose of Bike Month is to celebrate biking in Tempe and encourage people to use bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation.
Tour de Tempe
April 8 - 7:30 to 11 a.m.
More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the Tour de Tempe community bike ride, which starts and ends at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All America Way, in the west parking lot north of Guadalupe Road across from the batting cages. This free roughly 10-mile bike ride is led by Mayor Mark Mitchell and members of the Tempe City Council. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the ride starting at 9 a.m. Registration will be open from February 1 to April 5.
Free t-shirts will be available for the first 1,000 riders and helmets are required. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own water.
Bike to Work Day
April 18 - 6:30 to 8 a.m.
Bicycle riders who stop by one of the participating Bike to Work Day locations in Tempe will receive a free breakfast, and the first 350 riders will receive free T-shirts. At 7 a.m., join Mayor Mark Mitchell along with members of the Tempe City Council on a bike ride from Whole Foods Market to Ncounter in downtown Tempe. Breakfast site locations include:
- Back East Bagels (northwest corner of Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive)
- IKEA (northwest corner of Warner Road and Priest Drive)
- Ncounter (southwest corner of Mill Avenue and 3rd Street) with Hubert's Lemonade
- Steve's Espresso (southeast corner of McClintock Drive and Baseline Road)
- Wildflower Bread Company (southwest corner of McClintock Drive and Guadalupe Road)
- Whole Foods Market (northwest corner of Rural and Baseline roads)
- Boulders on Broadway (northeast corner of Roosevelt Street and Broadway Road)
- Kiwanis Rec Center (on All America Way north of Guadalupe)
Bike Month sponsors include Back East Bagels, IKEA, Ncounter, Steve's Espresso, Wildflower Bread Company, Whole Foods Market, Boulders on Broadway, Starbucks, Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bicycle Cellar, Spokes on Southern, Quartiere, Breyer Law Group, and 3 Feet Please.
For more information about Bike Month call Dana Janofsky at 480-858-2269.
2018 Tempe Bike Month artwork by Barb Samanich.