- Tour de Tempe community bike ride: April 7
- Bike to Work Day: April 17
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.
2018 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 12-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. Pre-registration is closed.
Free t-shirts will be available for the first 850 riders and helmets are required. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided by Back East Bagels, Starbucks, Boulders on Broadway, Outback Steakhouse,Wildflower Bread Company, and Shortleash Hotdogs/Rollover Donuts . The event will include access to a wide variety of bicycle shop vendors including Bicycle Cellar, Global Bikes, Landis Cyclery, Tempe Bicycle Action Group and GRID Bikes. Other vendors include Breyer Law Group, Tempe Community Services Department, Tempe Police Department, Tempe’s Education Recycling Information Center and 3 Feet Please.
2018 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 Third Street)
- Breyer Law Group (Daley Park, northeast corner of College and Encanto)
- Wildflower Bread Company (southwest corner of McClintock Drive and Guadalupe Road)
- Whole Foods Market (northwest corner of Rural and Baseline roads)
- Steve’s Espresso (southeast corner of McClintock Drive and Baseline Road)
- Boulders on Broadway (northeast corner of Roosevelt Street and Broadway Road)
- Kiwanis Rec Center (on All America Way north of Guadalupe)
Also as part of Bike Month, visit www.gridbikes.com and use promo code GRID2WORK2018 to get a free 7-day bike share pass courtesy of GRID, Tempe’s bike share provider. Tempe has 32 bike share stations and 300 bikes located near high activity destinations to make it easy to participate in bike month.
Tempe Bike Month sponsors include Breyer Law Group, 3 Feet Please, Tempe Bicycle Action Group, The Bicycle Cellar, IKEA, Back East Bagels, Wildflower Bread Company, Shortleash Hotdogs/Rollover Donuts Steve’s Espresso, Ncounter, Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, Boulders on Broadway, Spokes on Southern, Quartiere, and Whole Foods Market.
For more information about Bike Month call Sue Taaffe at 480-350-8663.