Cycle: The San Tan Wheelie Jam Returning for Another Spin
Presented by local beer crafters San Tan Brewing Company and the Tempe Bicycle Action Group (a.k.a. TBAG), the event will once again provide a day of local bands, food, competitions, and other bike-awareness activities in an effort to promote and benefit "all non-profit cycling groups in the Phoenix metro area."
The 2012 edition will return to Steele Park on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 6 p.m.. Tickets are $5 per person, and pre-sales include a raffle ticket. The first 500 ticket-holders will also get a free t-shirt to sweat it out during the quickly approaching summer months.
The Jam will kick off with a parade around the park at 11 a.m. The event's showdowns include a return of the wheelie competition, bike polo matches, tall and small bike races and a bike build-off. If the late spring, throats get parched, but San Tan will bring their array of beers, and bike powered blenders will churn smoothies using local farm produce.
The new add-on for this year is the addition of a "Super Picnic" that will feature a sampling of the best sandwiches from various Valley bread-wrapped epicurean creators.
Some of the local organizations directly benefitting from the Wheelie Jam include downtown Phoenix's bike co-op The Rusty Spoke, WE-CYCLE USA, and Tempe-based bike station Bicycle Cellar.
|photo courtesy of Tempe Bicycle Action Group|
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