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  • Free bicycle bells on The Loop March 14 and 15

    Mar 11, 2015 | Read More News
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     Pima County’s Bike Ambassadors will be giving away 150 bicycle bells this weekend to mark the opening of The Loop on the east bank of the Pantano River Park from Broadway Boulevard south to Kenyon Street. The new section of pathway creates a continuous six-mile segment of the Pantano River Park and Harrison Greenway paths from 5th Street to Irvington Road.

    The Bike Ambassadors will give away the bells from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday on the new Pantano River Park path connection on the south side of Broadway. The bells are adjustable and can fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. The Ambassadors will also provide free safety guides and bike maps and speak with Loop users about improvements to the path.

    The Ambassadors also will give away bike bells from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the Heirloom Farmer’s Market held at the Rillito Park racetrack grounds.

    With more people using The Loop to run, bike, walk, rollerblade and ride horses, there’s greater need to share the path and remember the traffic-flow rules. Pima County is providing bells so cyclists can alert pedestrians and other cyclists of their presence when passing.

    “We’re greatly pleased by the support for The Loop and active participation of the public on the County’s regional pathway system, and the reception and use of the bike bells is phenomenal,” said Matthew Zoll, Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian program manager. “In just the past six months we have given away more than 1,000 bicycle bells to Loop users and people appear to be sharing the pathway better than ever!”