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  • The Loop Archived News


     
    May 15, 2018 - Huckelberry instrumental in development of shared-use path. 
     
    Mar 15, 2018 - The Loop Completion Celebration is garnering attention across the Web. 
     
    Mar 08, 2018 - Free events taking place at Brandi Fenton, Kino North Complex and Steam Pump Ranch. 
     
    Jan 23, 2018 - Event marks finish of 131-mile multi-use path. 
     
    Dec 28, 2017 - Get free bike bells and other safety items. 
     
    Oct 26, 2017 - Outreach at three special events also on tap. 
     
    Sep 06, 2017 - Pima County will partner with Perimeter Bicycling Association of America and the Easterseals Blake Foundation for the free celebration. 
     
    Aug 31, 2017 - Will hand out bike bells, maps and other items. 
     
    Jun 27, 2017 - Outreach held through Aug. 19, 2017.  
     
    May 02, 2017 - Public invited to get free bike bells, maps and other safety items. 
     
    Mar 01, 2017 - Loop users can pick up free maps, bells and bookmarks. 
     
    Dec 21, 2016 - Work off those holiday calories and hit The Loop. 
    Bike bell giveaways 
    Dec 20, 2016 - Free bike bells and new maps of The Loop will be available. 
    Pantano Loop Brdige image 
    Dec 16, 2016 - This project is located on the Rillito River Path portion of The Loop. Read More... 
     
    Oct 31, 2016 - Bike bells, new Loop maps will be available. 
    Man biking on The Loop 
    Sep 09, 2016 - Flood Control project adds two more miles of paved paths along The Loop. Read More... 
     
    Sep 09, 2016 - County to partner with Perimeter Cycling, nonprofits on activity. 
     
    Sep 01, 2016 - Users can track down everything from the nearest restroom to trailhead access points. 
     
    Aug 30, 2016 - Pima County’s Bike Ambassadors will hand out bike bells and maps of The Loop as part of outreach events held through Oct. 29.  
    Bike outreach event 
    Jun 21, 2016 - Get free maps, safety bookmarks and more. 
    RFCD Logo 
    Jun 17, 2016 - Pima County Flood Control District is restoring the capacity of the Rillito River by removing and relocating built-up sediment from the channel. Restoration efforts will follow the completion of the project. Read more... 
    Pantano rider 
    May 10, 2016 - Event to take place at 8:30 a.m. along the Pantano River north of Broadway Boulevard. 
    Biker on Loop 
    May 06, 2016 - Bike Ambassadors will hand out bike bells and maps of The Loop. 
    Loop construction 
    May 05, 2016 - Crack sealing taking place on Rillito, Santa Cruz. 
    Nature of Movement artwork 
    Dec 07, 2015 - Compliments bond-funded park renovation. 
     
    Dec 02, 2015 - Events being held at several locations through Dec. 20. 
    Batty biker sculpture 
    Nov 06, 2015 - This bat is perched atop a pole and riding a bicycle. 
     
    Oct 29, 2015 - Path will be open over weekend. 
    Bike riders 
    Oct 20, 2015 - Event is Nov. 1 at Heirloom Farmer's Market. 
    The Loop logo 
    Sep 21, 2015 - Loop project managers keep you informed. 
     
    Aug 24, 2015 - Will pick up award at APWA ceremony in Phoenix. 
    Julian Wash 
    Aug 20, 2015 - Repairs being made to concrete top coating. 
     
    Aug 18, 2015 - Bells offered at Michael Perry Park, The Loop Bike Shop. 
     
    Aug 04, 2015 - The bells, which are given on a first come, first served basis, are adjustable and fit any bike. 
    Bike volunteers patrol The Loop 
    Aug 03, 2015 - They encourage those who traverse the shared-use path to have fun while staying safe. 
    Construction on Loop 
    Jul 17, 2015 - Construction will begin the week of July 20 to add 3.2 miles of new asphalt pathway. 
     
    Jul 09, 2015 - The adjustable bells are given on a first come-first served basis.  
     
    Jun 11, 2015 - Bikers, walkers and others share stories on their love of The Loop. 
     
    May 12, 2015 - Begins at 8 a.m. Saturday 
     
    May 11, 2015 - Grant road to Prince road affected 
     
    May 07, 2015 - Major champion for creation of The Loop 
    People on the Loop 
    May 04, 2015 - Paseo de las Iglesias is the newest section of The Loop 
     
    Apr 27, 2015 - Linear park project places first in APWA competition 
     
    Apr 21, 2015 - Grand opening celebrates adding seven miles to The Loop 
    paseo invite 
    Apr 17, 2015 - May 2 event celebrates latest section of The Loop 
     
    Apr 16, 2015 - Affects Craycroft bridge section of The Loop 
    bike bell 
    Mar 11, 2015 - Celebrate opening of east bank of Pantano 
    map of section 
    Feb 17, 2015 - Section open by end of month 
     
    Dec 31, 2014 - Annual Loop ride has two starting locations 
     
    Dec 16, 2014 - Bike Ambassadors along The Loop at Brandi Fenton Park west of Dodge 
     
    Dec 11, 2014 - West bank under Grant Road closed for four hours. 
    Julian Wash Greenway 
    Dec 03, 2014 - Repairs will be made between Wilmot Road and Kolb Road. 
    Bicycle bell 
    Dec 03, 2014 - Head to a small park on the Santa Cruz River west bank south of Speedway. 
    Santa Cruz River west bank path 
    Nov 14, 2014 - Most of this pavement work is expected to be completed by Nov. 21. 
    Bike bell 
    Nov 12, 2014 - Head to the Santa Cruz River east bank, north of Camino del Cerro, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
     
    Nov 05, 2014 - Give them as holiday gifts, but don't forget one for yourself. They're only $10. 
    Rillito north bank closure 
    Nov 03, 2014 - The farmers market site at the park is expected to be completed this month. 
    Santa Cruz River west bank path 
    Oct 30, 2014 - The east bank path runs from Ina Road to 29th Street; thanks for your patience. 
    Loop vendor locations 
    Oct 29, 2014 - Eight vendor sites are designated on the Rillito River path; others would be considered. 
    Julian Wash construction 
    Oct 28, 2014 - Save your enthusiasm for Saturday, Nov. 1, and join us at the Julian Wash Greenway celebration. 
    Julian Wash Greenway 
    Oct 27, 2014 - Head to Mulcahy YMCA at 10 a.m. for free water bottles, backpacks, kids' bike helmets, bike bells. 
    Santa Cruz River path 
    Oct 20, 2014 - The work will be done over the next three weeks; thanks for your patience. 
    Loop safety signs 
    Oct 16, 2014 - The Bike Ambassadors will be on the south bank of the Rillito, east of Alvernon Way. 
    Julian Wash Greenway 
    Oct 15, 2014 - The 14-mile greenway runs from the Santa Cruz River path to Rita Road. 
    The Loop 
    Oct 13, 2014 - The project will reduce the gap between Craycroft Road and Tanque Verde Road. 
    Loop access detour 
    Oct 02, 2014 - Loop users can use Riverhaven Drive and Sapphire Falls Drive instead. 
    The Loop 
    Sep 30, 2014 - Bike Ambassadors will be giving away 100 bike bells at Children's Memorial Park. 
    The Loop 
    Sep 24, 2014 - Pima County is rehabilitating the west bank path between Grant Road and Camino del Cerro.  
    The Loop 
    Sep 23, 2014 - Pima County is making improvements to the park for a farmers market. 
    Bridge over Tucson Diversion Channel 
    Sep 19, 2014 - The bridge will help complete the 14-mile Julian Wash Greenway by November.  
    The Loop 
    Sep 18, 2014 - Ride the roads/if you gotta fly fast./The Loop is for cruising,/not hitting the gas!/Ease the speed! 
    The Rillito at Campbell Avenue 
    Sep 08, 2014 - Segments of The Loop may not reopen or be passable for a day or more. 
    Pantano River segment 
    Sep 03, 2014 - Once complete, Loop users will be able to travel between Fifth Street and Irvington Road. 
    Harrison Greenway 
    Aug 27, 2014 - Repairs are expected to be complete by 6 p.m. Aug. 28. 
    The Loop 
    Aug 26, 2014 - A restroom is being installed in the southeast corner of Rillito Regional Park. 
    The Loop 
    Aug 19, 2014 - Work includes rain-eroded areas and is expected to conclude Aug. 26. 
    Marketplace under construction 
    Aug 18, 2014 - Farmers market is already operating on Sundays at the park. 
    The Loop 
    Aug 06, 2014 - Significant disruptions or closures will be posted on The Loop website and Facebook page. 
    Harrison Road 
    Aug 01, 2014 - Please visit The Loop online or check out – and “like” – The Loop on Facebook.  
    The Loop 
    Jul 31, 2014 - Updates will be posted when The Loop segment is reopened. 
    Sinkholes along The Loop 
    Jul 22, 2014 - Repairs are expected to begin Monday. 
    The Loop 
    Jul 09, 2014 - It will connect the CDO Wash path to the Santa Cruz River path in 2015. 
    The Loop 
    Jul 02, 2014 - Please be courteous by controlling your speed, particularly in congested areas. 
    Julian Wash segment 
    May 29, 2014 - The project will complete the Julian Wash Greenway, a shared-use path more than 14 miles long. 
    The Loop 
    May 02, 2014 - Pedestrians and bicyclists will need to be aware of concrete truck traffic on the path. 
    The Loop 
    Apr 29, 2014 - Sewer work has been completed and will not impact The Loop. 
    The Loop 
    Apr 28, 2014 - Online registration forms are available on The Loop web page. 
    The Loop 
    Apr 28, 2014 - The Loop will remain open until a half-day concrete pour and closure notice. 
    Lauffer Middle School on The Loop 
    Apr 18, 2014 - Pedaling against 24 mph winds, they learned the value of perseverance. 
    PimaMaps - The Loop 
    Apr 15, 2014 - There are lots of bells and whistles, so take your time and explore. 
    Rillito south bank 
    Apr 04, 2014 - Closures may begin April 14 and occur through August. 
     
    Apr 01, 2014 - More than 40 opportunities to dust off that bike and get rolling! 
     
    Mar 28, 2014 - The traveling public should expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in this work area.  
    Saguaro National Park East 
    Mar 20, 2014 - Pima County is working to establish an on-street signed connection from The Loop to the park. 
    Sweetwater Preserve 
    Mar 20, 2014 - Vote once a day every day until April 14; share your love for The Loop. 
    Sewer improvement project 
    Mar 20, 2014 - Please use suggested or other alternate routes to the path south of the Rillito. 
    The Loop 
    Mar 11, 2014 - Project will improve the visibility at the existing right-angle turn. 
    The Loop 
    Mar 10, 2014 - Project is expected to be substantially complete by the weekend. 
    Loop maps 
    Mar 07, 2014 - You can see the new map online on The Loop web page or The Loop on Facebook. 
    Canada del Oro  
    Mar 06, 2014 - Cyclists and pedestrians to travel five miles between La Cañada Drive and Tangerine Road. 
    Cyclovia Tucson 
    Mar 06, 2014 - See attached map for bike routes to Cyclovia from The Loop. 
    The Loop 
    Mar 04, 2014 - 6-7:30 p.m. at the City of Tucson Ward 2 Office, 7575 E. Speedway, with brief presentation at 6:15.  
    Wheels for Kids 
    Feb 27, 2014 - The Roy Drachman Clubhouse is the first Boys & Girls Club of Tucson to have a bike club. 
    Bicycle safety classes 
    Feb 25, 2014 - Most class sizes are limited and registration in advance is required. 
    The Loop 
    Feb 24, 2014 - Paving begins today and will last through the week; your patience is appreciated. 
    Sewer project 
    Feb 21, 2014 - Users of The Loop are encouraged to avoid using Columbus Boulevard north of Fort Lowell Road. 
    The Loop 
    Feb 18, 2014 - Path will be closed until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. 
    The Loop 
    Jan 21, 2014 - Work is under way between La Cholla and Campbell; your patience is very much appreciated. 
    Bike classes 
    Jan 16, 2014 - Complete a class and you could get a free bike light set or U-lock or even a helmet!  
    The Loop 
    Jan 08, 2014 - The result will be a more standardized level of development and maintenance of the shared-use paths. 
    The Loop 
    Jan 06, 2014 - Ride north from the Rillito River along Camino de la Tierra to Ina Road.. 
    The Loop 
    Jan 06, 2014 - Ride north from the Rillito River along Camino de la Tierra to Ina Road.. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 23, 2013 - Kids will be able to ride their bikes all the way to the BMX and go-cart tracks. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 23, 2013 - Kids will be able to ride their bikes all the way to the BMX and go-cart tracks. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 23, 2013 - Ride, run or walk along the south side of the Rillito River Park east of Alvernon Way. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 23, 2013 - Ride, run or walk along the south side of the Rillito River Park east of Alvernon Way. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 06, 2013 - Bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel 13 miles between Ina and Silverlake roads. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 06, 2013 - Bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel 13 miles between Ina and Silverlake roads. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 04, 2013 - The project will rehabilitate a major sewer line starting in January 2014. 
    The Loop 
    Dec 04, 2013 - The project will rehabilitate a major sewer line starting in January 2014. 
     
    Dec 04, 2013 - The project will allow cyclists to ride on bike lanes between the Rillito and Ina Road.  
     
    Dec 04, 2013 - The project will allow cyclists to ride on bike lanes between the Rillito and Ina Road.  
    Bat jersey 
    Dec 03, 2013 - Gila Monster jerseys are still available, too, from Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. 
    Bat jersey 
    Dec 03, 2013 - Gila Monster jerseys are still available, too, from Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. 
    Pima County News 
    Nov 25, 2013 - Tucson Water is working on La Cañada/Flowing Wells and First Avenue bridges. 
    Pima County News 
    Nov 25, 2013 - Tucson Water is working on La Cañada/Flowing Wells and First Avenue bridges. 
    Roy Schoonover Trailhead 
    Nov 22, 2013 - As a result of his work, 'this whole area is a bicycling paradise,' one friend said. 
    Roy Schoonover Trailhead 
    Nov 22, 2013 - As a result of his work, 'this whole area is a bicycling paradise,' one friend said. 
    Augie Acuna park path 
    Nov 18, 2013 - Julian Wash Greenway stretches about eight miles from Rita Road to Alvernon Way. 
    Augie Acuna park path 
    Nov 18, 2013 - Julian Wash Greenway stretches about eight miles from Rita Road to Alvernon Way. 
    Paseo de las Iglesias 
    Nov 14, 2013 - Water harvesting and 10,000 trees, shrubs and cactus will restore riparian habitat. 
    Paseo de las Iglesias 
    Nov 14, 2013 - Water harvesting and 10,000 trees, shrubs and cactus will restore riparian habitat. 
    Santa Cruz River Park 
    Nov 12, 2013 - The segment between El Camino del Cerro and Sunset Road has been repaired. 
    Santa Cruz River Park 
    Nov 12, 2013 - The segment between El Camino del Cerro and Sunset Road has been repaired. 
    Roy Schoonover 
    Nov 07, 2013 - Trailhead is along the Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop, on the east side of Kolb Road and north of Interstate 10. 
    Roy Schoonover 
    Nov 07, 2013 - Trailhead is along the Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop, on the east side of Kolb Road and north of Interstate 10. 
     
    Nov 05, 2013 - The event, which lost its sponsor this year, attracts 8,000-9,000 cyclists and 30,000 spectators. 
     
    Nov 05, 2013 - The event, which lost its sponsor this year, attracts 8,000-9,000 cyclists and 30,000 spectators. 
    Bike 
    Nov 04, 2013 - Repairs and improvements are expected to take 7-8 working days. 
    Harrison Greenway 
    Nov 01, 2013 - Nearby construction work is expected to be completed by Dec. 21 or sooner. 
    Harrison Greenway 
    Nov 01, 2013 - Nearby construction work is expected to be completed by Dec. 21 or sooner. 
    Bicycle Safety Class 
    Oct 18, 2013 - Complete a class and you will get your choice of a free bike light set, U-lock or helmet!  
    Bicycle Safety Class 
    Oct 18, 2013 - Complete a class and you will get your choice of a free bike light set, U-lock or helmet!  
    Santa Cruz River Park 
    Oct 18, 2013 - Community service project to run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    Santa Cruz River Park 
    Oct 18, 2013 - Community service project to run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    The Loop 
    Oct 15, 2013 - The first is to begin in January 2014 with the final project concluding in late 2017 or early 2018. 
    The Loop 
    Oct 15, 2013 - The first is to begin in January 2014 with the final project concluding in late 2017 or early 2018. 
    CDO shared use path 
    Oct 01, 2013 - The path is expected to be closed until December. 
    CDO shared use path 
    Oct 01, 2013 - The path is expected to be closed until December. 
    Bike 
    Sep 26, 2013 - Tucson Weekly polled readers, calls it 'a truly enchanting experience'  
    Bike 
    Sep 26, 2013 - Tucson Weekly polled readers, calls it 'a truly enchanting experience'  
    The Loop 
    Aug 16, 2013 - The work is expected to run througRepairs are expected to be completed by the end of Friday, Aug. 16.h Thursday or perhaps Friday. 
    Xtreme Fun Spot 
    Aug 13, 2013 - BMX event is a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
    The Loop 
    Aug 13, 2013 - The crosswalk at Park Avenue and Ajo Way is part of a segment between South Sixth Avenue and Kino Sports Complex 
    Pantano Wash Bank Protection and River Park Project 
    Aug 08, 2013 - The stretch to be constructed runs from Craycroft Road to Tanque Verde Road. 
    Bicycle Safety Classes 
    Aug 02, 2013 - Complete a class and you could get a free bike light set or U-lock or even a helmet!  
    The Loop 
    Jul 12, 2013 - League of American Bicyclists: "The Loop is a must ride for visitors and residents alike" 
     
    Jul 03, 2013 - Cyclists are encouraged to seek alternate routes over the Rillito River. 
    Bike 
    Jun 20, 2013 - Four-month project is scheduled to begin in mid-August 2013. 
     
    Jun 01, 2013 - Paseo de las Iglesias erosion control and ecosystem restoration project will construct a permanent connection.. 
    self-service repair stand 
    May 29, 2013 - Add air to your bike tires or fix that rattling noise using new “Fixit” stands. 
     
    May 28, 2013 - Work begins on June 1 and is expected to take four to six weeks.  
    BAC 
    May 06, 2013 - Advocate for all kinds of bicycle riders at the Tucson-Pima Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC).  
    Cyclovia 
    Apr 25, 2013 - Join thousands of walkers, strollers, dancers, skateboarders, and bicyclists at Cyclovia this Sunday, April 28, to celebrate car-free and care-free streets.