Daily Archives: March 8, 2011

New Bike and Beer Festival near Downtown Phoenix

[Source: Tempe Bicycle Action Group]

New Bike and Beer Festival – SanTan Wheelie Jam – 4/23

Get ready for a new bike and beer festival on April 23rd at Steele Indian School Park [near] downtown Phoenix, the SanTan Wheelie Jam. EVERYONE should be there, and bring all your friends too (oh and make sure everyone buys a few beers).

This is an all local festival, local bike groups, local beer (SanTan brewing), local food, local bands, local bike shops. TBAG is getting it going, and all beer sales proceeds will go to Phoenix groups like Rusty Spoke, AZ Bike Polo etc.

Right now we need to line up sponsors and bike activities. We can do roller wars, mini/tall bike rides and races, riding contests, fixie trick demos, bike build offs, giveaways etc. Contact ryan@biketempe.org if you know someone who wants to sponsor the event, or can help provide some kind of bike related fun. Also let me know if you can help plan the event or would like to volunteer at the event.

Any non-profit or club that wants to get the word out about their group is welcome at the event. There will be table space, you can do fliers, stickers, or sell merch.

This festival is for and by the local bike community. It’s all new so it’s a great place to try new ideas and get people excited about riding bikes and being involved in their local community.

Phoenix Sister Cities to Host Sixth Annual Worldfest 2011

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Celebrate the diverse cultures of Phoenix’s nine sister cities at WorldFEST, a free event that offers music, the arts and food from around the world from March 18 to 20, at Heritage and Science Park, 115 N. Sixth St..  Event hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 18; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19; and noon to 5 p.m. March 20.

WorldFEST is hosted by Phoenix Sister Cities and presented by The Arizona Republic, in collaboration with Alliance Beverage Distributing Company.

“WorldFEST is a not-to-be-missed, family-fun experience,” said Paula West, executive director of Phoenix Sister Cities:

It’s a hands-on experience for kids of all ages to learn about diverse cultures in the world and enjoy ongoing entertainment and great food and beverages.

At the Sister Cities Village, kids 12 and under will receive a Passport to the World.  They will visit each sister cities booth, learning how to write their name in Chinese characters, make fairy wreaths in Irish colors, create carnival masks from Italy and compete in a Japanese chopstick challenge.  Live entertainment will be offered on two stages and Tastes of the World will showcase palate-pleasing international dishes.

In partnership with the ASU Parks and Recreation Management School, an interactive educational playground, KidsWORLD, will invite children to travel to seven continents to explore a South American rain forest, see the pyramids, visit the Australian Great Barrier Reef, take a mini safari through an African jungle and more.  For adults, there is a World of Beers that offers an extensive variety of unique beers and micro-brews, all on tap as well as wine, sodas and cider.

For more information and event schedule, visit phoenixsistercities.org or call 602-534-3751.