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  • Free bicycle bells on The Loop, Sat., Dec. 20

    Dec 16, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Bike Ambassadors will be giving away 100 bicycle bells on the Rillito River Park segment of The Loop on Saturday, Dec. 20. The bells are adjustable and can fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes.

    Bike Ambassadors will be located out along The Loop at Brandi Fenton Park west of Dodge Boulevard from 9 – 11a.m. to provide safety information to the public and give away bike bells.

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

    •    Don’t blast the tunes / when out for a run / Causing a spill / could ruin your fun! / Be Alert!
    •    A guy who rides / a bike wide open / is not thinkin' / he's just hopin' / Ease the Speed!

    The Bike Ambassadors also will be providing free bike maps and safety guides and will discuss pathway improvements and other items with Loop users.

    The County welcomes suggestions. Messages regarding signs can be sent to Matthew.Zoll@pima.gov. 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 “like” The Loop on Facebook.