Posted: October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
Like a cold beer on Friday pm, registration has cracked wide open. Only 2 events (the Team Event and the Super D) are not yet open. All others, have at it. Heck, in the spirit of Tour de Fat, Oktoberfest and the temps dropping we are even offering up a special October discount - “October10” will get you 10% off any entry. Take advantage of that little extra cash and use it at your LBS to pick up some goodies for the fall rides. ALSO NOTE – you will NOT need to have a MBAA membership in 2014 (although highly encouraged) we are simplifying things. USAC membership required for Pro/Cat1 riders as always. USAC 1 day license available for all others, you MUST be a USAC annual member to win the series – stay tuned for more info as we clean up the rules for 2014.
Last, but NOT least – TRAILWORK -October 26 – McDowell Mountain Park – 7:30a til 12:00p -
Hours will count towards 2014.
Free park entrance, but you HAVE to move dirt with a shovel, not just your tires!
FREE lunch – provided by GLOBAL BIKES!
Posted: October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
This SATURDAY (TOMORROW)- OCTOBER 5th – grab your cruiser, get your funk on, and get ready to party with New Belgium Brewing as the Tour de Fat takes over Tempe. That’s right, rad cruisers, stellar cosutmes and pheonmenal bands INCLUDING Los Amigos Invisbiles! All proceeds benefit the local non-profits in the community – Tempe Bicycle Action Group (aka TBAG), Bike Saviours and the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA). Ride, drink, help the local cycling community….easy peasy…get on it!
REGISTER FOR THE PARADE EARLY!
2014 RACE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOUR DE FAT!
Promo deal – the code “TdF” will get you 10% off any entry for any race until Sunday, October 6 in the pm. Commit early and save. No MBAA membership necessary this year, although highly encouraged to help raise funds for the trails.
Posted: October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
The latest from the newest addition (marketing director Byron McClurg) can be seen in the October update. Note that we are inching ever closer to opening up the 2014 registration, we are heading to Havasu (yea to RIDE BIKES!) and Vassago is gonna hook someone up with a sweet single speed this season. Lastly, and perhaps MOST IMPORTANTLY – support Tour de Fat, this Saturday, October 5 at Tempe Beach park. Drink beer, ride bikes and support the MBAA, Bike Saviours and Tempe Bicycle Action group!
Posted: September 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
Here is a link to the September newsletter for those of you that may have missed it. In case you DID miss it, or you just want your shot at a free entry to Lake Havasu (yes, that’s right, a new venue for 2014)…we are having a little contest until SEPTEMBER 15.
HAVASU – NAME IT, RIDE IT FREE!
As we head to a new venue we will need a new name for it. The event takes place on the Sara Trail network and is (obviously) in the city of Lake Havasu. Name this event, and you get to ride it free in 2014. Entries taken through Sept 15th.
Posted: August 23, 2013 in Sponsors
FRAME / SCHWAG / RADNESS
Most of us know Tom Ament as an avid single speeder, fast guy. Did you know he brought Vassago Cycles back to life? The guy has passion, and is driven to succeed. Similarly he wants to help grow the sport of mountain biking. To that end, Vassago Cycles will be the official sponsor of the Single Speed category (men and women) for the 2014 (and hopefully beyond) season. Expect rad schwag and…get this….if you race in 4 or more events, you qualify to win a free frame from Vassago! Yep. One lucky rider will get a FREE Vassago frame, randomly selected from among all the single speed riders that competed in 4 or more single speed races in the series. Time to drop the gears, or better yet, pick up a new steed from Vassago!
ADDED BONUS - MBAA members will be able to get a 10% discount on frames at local Vassago dealers and online!