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1. Pedals and Pumps Gala May 16th – Back to the Future!
2. Nominate Your Favorite Bike/Ped Advocate
3. Bike Month Kickoff and Sendoff for Bob McCarty April 17
4. Apply to Be Our Next Operations Manager
5. Pi Day Ride March 14
6. Prescott Bike/Ped Committee
7. End Notes

Pedals and Pumps Gala May 16th – Back to the Future!

Join us on Saturday evening, May 16 for our annual Pedals and Pumps Gala fundraiser, one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to contribute to Prescott Alternative Transportation’s (PAT) work. Our theme this year is "Back to the Future" because the streetscape from the mid-1950s was a lot more amenable to biking and walking back then. We may not have jet packs, but we can still change this area back to a walkable, bikeable community. But we need your help to get there!

The fun will begin at 6:00pm upstairs above the 'TIS gallery on Cortez Street. Join us for an evening of good food, drink, music, conversation, and silent and live auctions. Food will be courtesy of El Gato Azul, beer on tap from Granite Mountain Brewing, live music by Doc Garvey's Remedy.

Tickets are $35 for PAT members, $45 for non-members, and can be purchased online at www.prescottbikeped.org. We are also offering a special membership/gala ticket combo for $55. Click the Donate button on any page, pay either $35, $45, or $55, then note your ticket purchase in the notes section. You can also buy a ticket at the door.

Load up your Mr. Fusion home energy reactor, reset your time circuits, and fire up your flux capacitor. It is 2015, and with your help, we will be arriving at the bikeable, walkable future from which Emmett Brown returned thirty years ago.

Nominate Your Favorite Bike/Ped Advocate

Nominations are still open for the Central Yavapai Community Leadership Excellence (CYCLE) award, which we will announce at our Pedals and Pumps Gala just before the live auction starts.

The CYCLE award recognizes an individual, business, or organization that has shown commitment to improving the quality of life around here by supporting bicycling and walking.

Last year we honored Sue Knaup for her tireless efforts that led to significant bike/ped improvements in the rebuilding of White Spar south of Copper Basin.

Send your nominations to pat{at}prescottbikeped.org.

Bike Month Kickoff and Sendoff for Bob McCarty April 17

April 17th is fast approaching, which means so is the start of Bike Month! Join us that Friday evening starting at 6:00pm for our kickoff event at Granite Mountain Brewing on Cortez St. Enjoy live music and try for some unique raffle prizes. A dollar from each pint will go to support PAT.

The evening will include a bittersweet sendoff for our long-time Operations Manager, Bob McCarty. Bob has been our rock since 2006, keeping track of all the details and welcoming people to get involved with PAT at events and gatherings. Bob is planning to spend more time in Phoenix with his family, which has prompted his need to resign. Please drop by on April 17th to thank Bob for his tremendous contribution to PAT’s work over the past nine years!

As we prepare for the start of Bike Month, we will once again be printing and distributing a calendar of Bike Month events, and we want to hear from you to fill in those dates. Long, hard rides. Short, easy rides. Walks and hikes. Trail building and repair. Send your events to pat{at}prescottbikeped.org to be included in the Bike Month calendar. Once the calendar is filled out, we’ll post it to our events page at: http://prescottbikeped.org/events

Apply to Be Our Next Operations Manager

Of course, no one will ever fill Bob's shoes. But you might just be the fresh new face that will help us take PAT to its next level. Are you passionate about bicycle and pedestrian advocacy? Do you like keeping things organized? Are you competent with common software programs? Do you enjoy inspiring people to bike and walk? If so, this might be the job for you!

We have posted the ad on craigslist for this part-time position. The link is: http://prescott.craigslist.org/npo/4917213938.html . We have also posted it to our Facebook pages. Please copy and paste and pass along.

Pi Day Ride March 14

The math nerds among you need hardly be reminded March 14 is "Pi Day." And actually, since the next two digits of pi after 3.14 are 15, this is a once in a century opportunity to do homage to that transcendental number.

PAT is teaming up with the Bike Prescott club to launch a series of social rides around town. Moderate speeds on city streets, safety in numbers, and a relaxed sense of bike fun.

The first of these rides will be March 14. We will meet up at the courthouse square and ride out at 10:00 a.m., stopping for pie first at Berry's on Sheldon at Virginia and then at Rustic on Valley at Fair, returning downtown to Pangaea by way of Miller Creek, Grove, Gurley, Granite. About four miles, with a bit of a climb on the way up to Rustic.

Your suggestions for future social rides are welcome.

Prescott Bike/Ped Committee

We are making tangible progress toward reinstating a standing committee to advise the Prescott Public Works Department and the City Council on matters of concern to pedestrians and cyclists.

A working group met Friday, February 27 to begin to define the scope and objectives of an ad hoc committee, which we expect will be in place within the next few weeks. Russ Willis, president of PAT, is chairing the working group. The next meeting is 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Public Works offices, 433 North Virginia.

We expect the ad hoc committee, once it is up and running, to recommend that the council reinstate the standing committee, which was disbanded five years ago, and that the city adopt revisions to its 2003 Bike/Ped Master Plan already drafted by another working group, which included several representatives from PAT.

Those revisions call upon the City to adopt a comprehensive complete streets policy, which would guide the design, operation, and maintenance of streets and sidewalks to promote safe and convenient access for all road users.

These meetings are open to the public, and agendas are posted to the City's website.

End Notes

It’s springtime and that means that bicycle and pedestrian advocacy is springing to life right along with the plants and animals. We hope to see you at our upcoming events. But don’t wait for an event to connect with us and get involved. Drop us a line at pat{at}prescottbikeped.org, give us a call at 928-708-0911, or drop by our office any weekday morning at 309 E. Gurley St. Also, you can always find the latest info on our website at www.prescottbikeped.org.


Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
928-830-0723

Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.

Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
 928-708-0911   pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.


Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
928-830-0723

Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.

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