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  • Bike Ambassador events set for May, June 2017

    May 02, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Bike Ambassadors will hand out bike bells, regional bike maps, 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 June 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. 
    Bike safety
    In addition to the events at set locations along The Loop, other Ambassadors plan to “roam The Loop” 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 that Ambassadors will pass out are bike and pedestrian safety bookmarks to help people understand how to safely share the path.

    Dates and locations of May outreach events are:
    • Friday, May 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Tree Dedication Ceremony, Pantano River Park, Garden of the Winter Solstice, ¼ mile south of 22nd Street on Pantano Pkwy.;
    • Saturday, May 6, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Thomas Jay Regional Park, 6465 S. Craycroft Road;
    • Sunday, May 14, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Heirloom Farmers Market, Rillito River Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.;
    • Saturday, May 20, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails Park, Harrison and Irvington;
    • Sunday, May 28, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Santa Cruz River Park, west bank south of Speedway Boulevard – Huron Street and Riverside Drive (800 N. Riverside Drive).
    Dates and locations of June outreach events are:
    • Saturday, June 3, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Rillito Park, north bank west of La Cañada Drive – N. River Fringe Drive and River Road (1500 W. River Road);
    • Sunday, June 11, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Cañada del Oro River Park at Christina-Taylor Green Memorial River Park, west side of Shannon Road south of Magee Road;
    • Saturday, June 17, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: Julian Wash Greenway, Augie Acuña Los Ninos Park, 5432 S. Bryant Ave.;
    • Sunday, June 25, 6:30-9:30 a.m.: 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 or call 520-724-BIKE.

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