Then on April 28th, for the first time ever, the brand new route will connect the University of Arizona north campus to neighborhoods and business districtsMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 4View Source
Then on April 28th, for the first time ever, the brand new route will connect the University of Arizona north campus to neighborhoods and business districts including Keeling, Hedrick Acres, Samos, the Campbell Avenue Business District, La Madera, Cabrini and more before delivering participants to the Pima County Loop multi-use path at Dodge Boulevard and Brandi Fenton Park. This new route will feature a wide variety of planned and spontaneous activities for people of all interests and ages including dodgeball games on Dodge Boulevard, sweet treat food trucks on Treat Avenue, an interactive "Art Walk" featuring local artists and solar powered soundscapes provided by local DJ's Herm, Alias and Matt McCoy.
With a rained out event in 2012 and increasing public demand for car-free opportunities to explore the city, Cyclovia Tucson expects to attract nearly 20,000 participants per event, doubling its attendance from 10,000 in the spring of 2011.
Each event begins with a grand launch emceed by local celebrities, like Ernesto Portillo Junior from the Arizona Daily Star, and features kick off activities by local officials and major sponsors from 10-10:30am.
Support for Cyclovia Tucson
Cyclovia Tucson, a project of Living Streets Alliance, is made possible through the generosity of its supporting partners, including the City of Tucson, South Tucson, Pima Association of Governments, and Pima County and over 50 community groups from throughout the region.
United Healthcare, Cigna, Bookman's Tucson, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA), and Ordinary Bike Shop also provide generous support for Cyclovia Tucson.
About Cyclovia Tucson
Cyclovia Tucson is Tucson's adaptation of an event that began in Bogota, Colombia 35 years ago where every Sunday 80 miles of streets are closed to traffic and opened to people to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce traffic pollution. These "open streets" events have gained traction all over the world, including many cities throughout the U.S. such as Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and New York. Open streets events are a great way to encourage people to adopt healthier, "active" transportation habits.
Cyclovia Tucson is a project of Living Streets Alliance, a local non-profit education and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play.
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