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  • Bike ambassador events set for January, February 2017

    Dec 20, 2016 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Bike Ambassadors will hand out bike bells and newly-updated maps of The Loop, Pima County’s 110-plus-mile shared use path, as well as other safety items as part of outreach events held through Feb. 25, 2017. 

    Bike Ambassadors working with Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program will give out the bells on a first-come, first-served basis. They are adjustable and fit any diameter handlebars on all bikes. They also will have November 2016 Loop maps that fold down to business-card size. 

    In addition to the events at set locations along The Loop, other Ambassadors plan to “roam,” meaning they will take supplies on their bikes, then ride in either direction from the Ambassadors’ station to go visit other trailheads and rest stops and provide items to users. Among the additional items Ambassadors will pass out are bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.

    All events are from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Bike bell giveaway
    Dates and locations of outreach events in January are:
    • Sunday, Jan. 8, Rillito Park, north bank west of La Cañada Drive – N. River Fringe Drive and River Road (1500 W. River Road);
    • Saturday, Jan. 14, Santa Cruz River Park, west bank south of Speedway Boulevard – Huron Street and Riverside Drive (800 N. Riverside Drive);
    • Sunday, Jan. 22, Cañada del Oro River Park at Christina Taylor Green Memorial River Park, west side of Shannon Road south of Magee Road;
    • Saturday, Jan. 28 - Julian Wash Greenway, Augie Acuña Los Ninos Park, 5432 S. Bryant Ave.

    Dates and locations of outreach events in February are:
    • Sunday, Feb. 5 - Pantano River Park at Michael Perry Park (east bank);
    • Saturday, Feb. 11 - Julian Wash Greenway at Roy Schoonover Trailhead, 7500 S. Kolb Road (Kolb and I-10);
    • Sunday, Feb. 19, Heirloom Farmers Market, Rillito River Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.;
    • Saturday, Feb. 25 - Santa Cruz River Park at The Loop Bike Shop, one-quarter mile north of El Camino del Cerro on the east side of the Santa Cruz.

    For more information, visit Pima County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at www.bikeped.pima.gov or call 520-724-BIKE.