To celebrate Tempe's 2017 Bike Month, the city of Tempe will hold its 21st annual Tour de Tempe community bike ride on April 2, Bike to Art on April 8, 25th annual Bike to Work Day on April 19 and our newest event Bikes & Beer on April 20. 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 2 - 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 now open through Monday, March 27.
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.
Check out 2017's route here.
Bike to Art
April 8 - 9 a.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts will serve as a meet-up point for the first Bike to Art event on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. In small groups, riders will take a leisurely path along different touchpoints around downtown showcasing public art in the Town Lake and Mitchell Park neighborhoods, and end near the Starbucks at Marina Heights.
Bike to Work Day
April 19 - 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)
- Breyer Law Group (Daley Park on the northwest corner of College Avenue and Encanto 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)
Bikes & Beer: an Evening with Tempe in Motion, Tempe Bicycle Action Group & Pedal Haus Brewery
April 20 - 7 p.m.
As part of the Tempe History Museum’s Third Thursday series, this cool new Bike Month event will include a panel discussion, beer tasting courtesy of Pedal Haus Brewery and fun bicycling related activities. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. Following Bikes & Beer, Tempe Bicycle Action Group will lead a group ride from the museum to Pedal Haus Brewery in downtown Tempe. (Must be 21 or older to participate in beer tasting.)
For more information about Bike Month call Mackenzie Keller at 480-858-7989.
2017 Tempe Bike Month artwork by Barb Samanich.