White Spar Rd Improvements
A public meeting about proposed Highway 89 / White Spar Road
improvements is scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 3rd from 5 to 7:00PM at
the Prescott Landmark Church 1206 White Spar Rd.
This action is a result of a Federal Highway
Transportation Enhancements Grant submitted by our friends at Prescott
Alternative Transportation (PAT). The project will run from Copper
Basin Rd. To Peterson Lane (not quite to Haisley), and the improvements
• Widen and repave road between Copper Basin and
install bike lanes and sidewalks that will improve movement for
cyclists and pedestrians
• Add continuous left turn lane and bike lanes
between Cheery St. And Copper Basin.
• Install curb and gutter, which defines the roadway,
makes driveways safer and more visible, and improves drainage.
• Add retaining walls to stabilize the road from the
• Install new commercial and residential driveways,
and other drainage improvements
Representatives of ADOT will be on hand to answer questions and
discuss the project with the community. The project is expected to take
four months and start in early 2011.
Please consider coming out
to learn about this project that will beautify the South entrance to
our town, as well as make the area safer and more convenient for all
users of our transportation system... And let them know you support
projects that help make this a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly
This is another example of the good work done by the folks at PAT http://www.prescottbikeped.org
Let them know you appreciate their efforts too.
Comes to Prescott
many of us know the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)
stopped though Prescott last week in order to explain their concepts of
"Ride Centers," and to clarify what they can do in the aspects of
advocacy and trail building. Considering that, since then,
Raven Singletrack has taken initiative to spearhead movements in order
to further progress toward IMBA goals, it is in your interest to read
what Raven Singletrack has to say about this event and their future
goals. Check out Raven Singletrack's release at http://www.ravensingletrack.com/IMBA_-_PRESCOTT.html
May Be Cold in Prescott, But...
... Mountain Bike races and events are in full swing. The Mountain Bike
Association of Arizona (MBAA) has organized the Arizona State
Championship Point Series. With 7 races between January and May,
events for kids, potluck dinners, and race locations varying between
Phoenix, Prescott, and Flagstaff, I can't imagine why your calendar
would not fill up with these events. For more information
check out their web site at www.mbaa.net.
Lets not forget about the infamous 24 Hour in The Old Pueblo hosted by
Epic Rides and Kona. This is one of the largest 24 Hour events in
the world with over three thousand participants and loads more of
spectators. The race is February 13, in Tucson. More information
can be found at www.epicrides.com.
Need to be a part of a movement? On March 27th and 28th you can
help with the fight against MS. The Bike MS Round Up Ride 2010
will be held in Florence, Arizona. If you don't want to ride in
the event, you can always donate funds or volunteer your time. For more
information go to www.bikemsarzona.org.
And finally, a local Duathlon put on by Go Adventure Recreation
LLC. Think you can run 1.5 miles, bike 8.2, and then run 2.2
more? If so, this may be the event for you. It is happening
March 20th at Pioneer Park. For more information visit www.go-ar.com and click on "Events."
a buck or 900 of 'em
This maybe the Bike of The Week sale that many of you have been waiting
for. We have drastically reduced the price on our NIner -
M.R.C.9. As Niner would say, "this bike is nothing short of a
Magic Carpet Ride." Built from light weight Reynolds 853 steel,
and top of the line components to match, this 29er is sure to be a
sweet ride. Come into the shop to drool, or do it from home at www.ironcladbicycles.com
or www.ninerbikes.com. More
information about the sale on our website.
Sunday: Get to Know your Bike
This is our free Bicycle Basics 101 class, it is offered the last
Sunday of each month at 2:00. The more you know about your bike and how
to care for it, the better you will bond with it, and you will ride it
more. Chores like cleaning and lubing the chain, or patching a tube
should not be intimidating... come learn some tricks from our techs.