The Tempe Bicycle Action Group, a.k.a. TBAG, is taking their monthly Third Friday Ride to the rails with a Light Rail Ride to CenPho this Friday. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. from Tempe Beach Park.
The ride will migrate over to the light rail station at Third Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe before heading west to three locations along Central Avenue in Phoenix. TBAG adamantly recommends riders bring bike lights and locks to keep things safe and sound through the evening.
Valley Metro light rail cars can accommodate four bikes in the center section, but cyclists have been allowed to stand with their bikes as long as space permits. TBAG will have a ride leader hanging with the very last rider in Tempe to make sure the group stays together as much as possible.
Riders will get off at the Central and Roosevelt Street station and ride to the first scheduled stop at The FilmBar on Second Street. Next, cyclists will head to Cycle at the Lexington Hotel and hook their rides up to the state's biggest bike rack. The evening will conclude further north at the George and Dragon.
The last organized ride back east to Tempe will depart at 1 a.m. If riders are late to the start or get lost or separated along the way, TBAG will be making updates on their Facebook page.
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