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January 2018 Newsletter

The holidays are over and the year's best riding weather is upon us. Here's what's new in our little corner of Bicycle Heaven.

January 20, 10 a.m. PSP meeting 
Bike-friendly streets and successful events don’t happen by accident - there are threats and opportunities all around. Hear the latest news and get involved. Members and non-members welcome.
Little Canyon Trail - The saga continues 
Grand Canyon University, the City of Phoenix and the community have been negotiating for months over the fate of this important connector. With another meeting January 22, find out more!
Distracted Driving Summit
The January 24 Arizona Distracted Driving Summit brings together diverse groups to tackle distracted driving through education, engagement, and enforcement. Flex your bike muscles and ride to the meeting.
Take this survey! 
The City of Phoenix is conducting a survey to gauge residents' knowledge and attitudes about driving cars and riding bicycles. Speak up! Closes March 31.
Also this survey
Downtown Phoenix, Inc. is also conducting a survey. This one's about the need for a bicycle commuter center. Take a look and share your thoughts!
PSP an Amazon Smile Charity 
Shopping in your PJs and supporting Phoenix Spokes People? Yes, please! Get the same products at the same prices, but Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases. Start shopping!
Bike Sharing Comes to Scottsdale 
With both Grid Bike Share and dockless Lime Bikes now up and running, getting around Scottsdale has never been easier. Here's an article with more info. 
Coronado Home Tour
Come visit with Phoenix Spokes People at the Coronado Home Tour on Sunday, February 25. Friendly people, beautiful neighborhood. We hope to see you there!
Stayin' Alive Ride a Success
On Christmas night, our friends at Phoenix Downtempo Ride spread love and light - literally - when they gave free light kits, donated by PSP, to cyclists riding without. Bravo, Downtempo!

Bike Fun!

Rise & Grind 
Bike buddies old and new meet on Friday mornings for a smile and cup 'o Joe. Location changes weekly.
Second Saturday Ride
The January 13 Second Saturday ride is just around the corner. Meet at Bicycle Nomad Cafe at 8 a.m. for coffee and snacks. We roll at 9-ish for a leisurely 15-18 miles.
Downtown Pedal Around
Put your thinking cap (helmet?) on! The Sunday, January 28 Downtown Pedal Around ends at Crescent Ballroom's trivia night. Leaves Civic Space Park at 4 p.m. and explores lovely historic neighborhoods on the way.
January 29 FilmBar Bike-In Movie
Worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team prepare for the Olympic games. Exciting and inspirational. Join us!

Leisure Reading

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