Artwork by Jake Early
2019 Tour de Tempe
April 7 - 7:30 to 11 a.m.
About 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. Free t-shirts will be available for the first 850 riders. Helmets are required.
Breakfast foods will be provided by Back East Bagels, Boulders on Broadway, Outback Steakhouse, ShortleashHotdogs/Rollover Donuts and Wildflower Bread Company.
Sponsors 3 Feet Please, Bicycle Cellar, Breyer Law Group, One Stop Nutrition, Pedal Haus Brewery and Tempe Bicycle Action Group will also have booths at the event.
Vendors include GRID bike share, Landis Cyclery, Tempe Community Services Department, Tempe Police Department, Tempe Public Works Department and Tempe’s Education Recycling Information Center.
2019 Bike to Work Day
April 17 - 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 Daily Jam (formerly Ncounter) in downtown Tempe. Breakfast site locations include:
- Back East Bagels (northwest corner of Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive)
- Boulders on Broadway (northeast corner of Roosevelt Street and Broadway Road)
- Breyer Law Group (Daley Park, northeast corner of College Avenue and Encanto Drive)
- Daily Jam, formerly Ncounter (southwest corner of Mill Avenue and Third Street)
- Kiwanis Recreation Center (on All America Way north of Guadalupe Road)
- Steve’s Espresso (southeast corner of McClintock Drive and Baseline Road)
- Whole Foods Market (northwest corner of Rural and Baseline roads)
Other sponsors of Bike Month include Arizona State University and Arizona Milk Producers/Milk n' More.
The City of Tempe is accepting nominations for its 2019 Tempe Bike Hero Award through April 30. Nominate a Bike Hero.
Bicycle Friendly Community survey
Tempe is renewing its Bicycle Friendly Community status. The League of American Bicyclists wants input from residents and bike advocates in order to gain a better understanding of bicyclists' experiences and perceptions of biking in Tempe. The survey is open until through March 24. Take the survey now.
GRID 7-day pass
Get a free seven-day GRID pass by visiting gridbikes.com and using promo code GRID2WORK2019.