Mill On Wheels

Bay Area rappers Trunk Boiz hit YouTube platinum with their ode to the swagged out bicycles of Oakland, “Scraper Bike.” The Mill Avenue Bike Parade has just as much love for decorated bicycles (scraper-style or otherwise), folks riding in costumes, and even plain ol’ cruisers. That's why the parade's organizers invite them all to ride down Tempe’s main drag Thursday, January 17.

The Mill Avenue District has teamed up with the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, bike illumination masters CycleLights, and triathlon-themed store TriSports to welcome all of the folks who are passionate about pushing pedals. With rides taking place throughout the evening, nearby food and drink, and laidback Tucson rockers Race You There playing the Hayden Amphitheater, Valley velo fans can make a whole night of the two-wheeled affair.

Thu., Jan. 17, 5-9 p.m., 2013
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Jose Gonzalez