Archive for June, 2013

2014 MBAA SCHEDULE

Posted: June 28, 2013 in News/Updates, Racing

drum roll please….here is the lineup for 2014.  We added a new venue and took away Prescott for the 2014 season.  Rest assured we will ride in Prescott – this is a great location for riding – we just simply need to start to bring in some new/different venues.

2014 SCHEDULE:

Jan 18 – McDowell Meltdown – McDowell
Feb 8 – White Tanks Whirlwind – White Tanks
Feb 22 – Sara Park – Lake Havasu -
Mar 8 – Hedgehog Hustle – Estrella
Mar 29 – MARC in the Park – McDowell team event (2x team points)
Apr 19 – Foray at the Fort – Sierra Vista (1.5x points)
May 17 – Flagstaff Frenzy (Finals) – Flagstaff
*May 18 – Super D – Flagstaff

*not part of points series

actionFolks if you ride in the Tukee’ take a minute today to give your feedback on this, it WILL impact (not so positively) our riding on Pecos. We need feedback by FRIDAY JUNE 28 – TAKE ACTION!

SEND YOUR COMMENTS NOW!
Send comments via ADOTs public link:  http://azdot.gov/SouthMountainFreeway/

As many of you know ADOT has proposed the extension of the Loop 202 South Mountain freeway for sometime. The draft Environmental Impact Statement was released in April and is open for a comment period until July 24th.

A group called Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) http://protectazchildren.org/action-plan is working to oppose this by-pass alignment which will run along the Pecos road alignment. Many of you on this email chain know how important Pecos and this area has been to many recreational athletes and cyclists in the Ahwatukee / Tempe / Chandler area.  This freeway will decimate the cycling and recreation along this corridor as well as bring increased truck traffic impacting our safety and our health. (more…)

 Clips Beer and Film Tour is coming to town on June 27th as a FUNdraiser for Flagstaff Biking Organization!  The event will start at 7pm at Thorpe Park Multi Use Field.  Check out the Facebook event and share with your friends too! This is a fundraiser for Flagstaff Biking Organization and we’re looking for some good folks to volunteer for the evening!  Some of the positions need to be TIPS trained, but we’ll reimburse you if you get the online certification!    If you’d like to help us, please check out the different positions we need below and email melissa@flagstaffbiking.org to sign up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Set Up: 10am to 4pm (must be a heavy lifter)
Beer Servers: 6pm to 11pm (must be 21 years of age)
Beer Games:  6pm to 11pm  Various fun and beer related games from the folks of New Belgium Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age) Beer Gypsies: 6pm to 11pm  Beer Gypsies are given trays that have a shoulder strap (think 40s cigar girls) around their shoulders and hold approximately a dozen of 3oz samples.  They will roam the event with a specific flavor of beer checking for wristbands and taking tokens.  Must be 21 years of age.
Wristbands and Tokens: You’ll take give out wristbands, take money and distribute tokens to the attendees!
Tear Down: 9:30pm – Midnight (must be a heavy lifter)
What if I can’t volunteer? If you can’t volunteer, we’d love for you to attend the event as a guest or purchase a raffle ticket for the New Belgium Crusier Bike we’ll be giving away that evening!
100% of the profits from beer sales and raffle tickets go back to Flagstaff Biking Organization so even by attending you’re helping FBO! Thank you!

HAVASU – SARA PARK

Posted: June 16, 2013 in Racing

Yep the rumor is true.  The board (ok just 2 of us) headed out to Havasu to do some research on venues for 2014.  We were greeted with open arms from Larry (AZ Built Sports) and Elaine from Lake Havasu City events.  Larry treated to a tour of the trails at Sara Park, and let us tell ya, Larry is strong.  We took a few pics (aka caught our breath, pics on instagram on the left) and took in about as much as we could before the temps hit triple digits.  The trails are great – in large part due to the support of the local community (River Cyclery & SportHavasu Bike) .  Havasu is on our short list of venues to throw in the lineup for 2014, so keep your tires to the ground as we fine tune the 2014 lineup.

GLOBAL BIKES BACK FOR 2014

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Sponsors

global bikes1Al, Brandee, Mark and the whole crew at Global Bikes helped take the races this season to a different level.  They chopped up fruit, gave out salty snacks of goodness, refilled jugs, and made sure everything stayed topped off and nothing walked off that shouldn’t have.  In the process, they lost a few tents at MARC in the park and made our lives easier.  Hopefully you all gave them some extra love as a LBS that is active in the cycling community.  If not, take a second and give them an extra like or 2 for their facebook page or better yet, drop in and say thanks in person.

It means a lot to us – as cyclists and as a local event series to say that Global will be back on board for 2014 – not only keeping us stocked up, but as the presenting sponsor for the McDowell Meltdown, as well as the MARC in the Park events!  Thank you for your support!