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  • Free bicycle bell giveaway on The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 15

    Nov 12, 2014 | Read More News
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    Bicycle bellPima County’s Bike Ambassadors will be giving away 50 free bicycle bells on the Santa Cruz River east bank segment of The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 15. The bells are adjustable and can fit handlebars of any standard diameter.

    The Bike Ambassadors will be near The Loop Bike Shop, north of Camino del Cerro, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. to put up safety signs and give away bells.

    With more people using The Loop to run, bike, walk, rollerblade, and ride horses, there’s greater need to share the path. So Pima County is providing bells so that bicyclists can alert pedestrians and other bicyclists of their presence when passing from behind. The Ambassadors will also put up safety signs that encourage path users to understand each other’s needs and promote sharing of the path.

    The signs have humorous safety messages and are inspired by the “Burma Shave” signs along U.S. roadways from the 1920s through the early 1960s that encouraged safe driving and promoted the company’s shaving products.

    Look for these messages and others on signs about 30 feet apart:
    • Don’t blast the tunes / when out for a run. / Causing a spill / could ruin your fun! / Be Alert!
    • Ride the roads / if you gotta fly fast. / The Loop is for crusin’ / not hitting the gas! / Ease the speed! 
    Loop safety signsThe Bike Ambassadors will also be providing free bike maps and safety guides and will discuss issues and pathway improvements with Loop users.

    The County welcomes sign suggestions. Sign messages can be sent to Matthew Zoll via email. And remember: A venomous bite / can ruin your day! / Give those snakes / the right of way! / Stay alert!

    Please visit The Loop online for the latest maps and updates on access, improvements and other news about The Loop. Or check out – and “like” – The Loop on Facebook.