Valley Metro has some pretty kewl events lined up through out the valley to celebrate Bike Month in April. Here's an informational link to the planned events.


Valley Bike Month Contest, April 1 Ė April 30

Ride your bike to work, for recreation or participate in a bike-related activity and you can win great prizes. Prizes include a one-night stay at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs and gift certificates to local bike shops and restaurants.
ENTER APRIL 1



Avondale Spring Fling

Saturday, March 22
10:00 a.m. Ė 1:00 p.m.
Avondale Civic Center Amphitheater, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale
Celebrate the arrival of spring and learn ways to keep your family healthy. Health screenings, bike parade, bike decorating contest, bike safety and helmet booth, youth bike raffle (two youth bicycles raffled), rides and games for all ages. Plus, a special visit by the Easter Bunny.
Admission: Free; Cost for refreshments, rides and some activities
Information: (623) 333-2400
VISIT AVONDALE SPRING FLING



Tempe Bike-A-Palooza

Saturday, April 5
7:00 a.m. Ė 12:00 p.m.
Kiwanis Park, Guadalupe Road and All American Parkway, Tempe
Itís everything under the sun about biking. A bike swap meet with great deals on new and used bike goods, bike rodeo for kids, helmet fittings and giveaways, community bike ride, bike tune-ups, safety information, bike-on-bus demonstrations and more. Special kidsí zone features a live Radio Disney remote and middle-school bike decorating show.
Admission: Free
Information: (602) 262-7433
VISIT TEMPE BILA-A-PALOOZA


Peoria Pioneer Days Family Bike Ride

Saturday, April 5
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Ride: 8:30 a.m.
83rd Avenue and Washington Street, Peoria
The fun begins in Oldtown Peoria with a six-mile, police-escorted family bike ride, live entertainment, craft vendors, historical tours, games, make-n-take crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Bike helmets required for all riders. Stay for the Pioneer Days Parade at 10 a.m.!
Admission: Free
Information: (623) 773-7201
VISIT PEORIA PIONEER DAYS FAMILY BIKE RIDE


RideClean Arizona Championship Criterium

Saturday, April 12
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m Ė 4 p.m.
3rd Ave and Washington, Phoenix
Closed road bicycle racing comes to Phoenix. Spectators will enjoy fast paced action, a kidsí fun ride and race and bicycle safety demonstrations. Open to the public. Pre-registration required.
Admission: Varies by category; Kids free
Information: (602) 318-0301


Glendale Family Bike Ride

Sunday, April 13
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Ride: 8:00 a.m.
Sahuaro Ranch Park, 59th Avenue and Mountain View Road, Glendale
Do your part to GET GREEN with this 6- and 12-mile family bike ride. Bring used, plastic grocery bags to exchange for ride T-shirts! Enjoy kidsí activities and information on ways to improve the environment. Online registration available.
Admission: Free
Information: (623) 930-2940
VISIT GLENDALE FAMILY BIKE RIDE


Scottsdale Cycle the Arts

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Ride: 8:00 a.m.
Eldorado Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale
Enjoy this family friendly 8-mile bike course that offers an up-close and personal look at Scottsdale public art. The first 75 kids will receive a free bicycle helmet. Receive free admission to the public art museum and enjoy kidsí bicycle art activities after the ride. Helmets required.
Admission: Free (Non-perishable food donations encouraged).
Information: (480) 312-7603


Great Bike Chase Family Bike Ride

Sunday, April 20
Registration & Pre-game activities: 9:00 a.m.
Ride: 11:00 a.m.
Game: 1:10 p.m.
Margaret T. Hance Park & Chase Field, Downtown Phoenix
Itís a grand slam when you combine baseball and biking. Bring your family and your bikes to Margaret T. Hance Park for fun and games, then take a refreshing 3.5 mile, police-escorted ride to Chase Field to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, giveaways and prize drawings.
Admission: $16
Information: (602) 262-7433
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Peace y'all!