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  • The Loop is for everyone, so join us for March 17 celebration

    Mar 15, 2018 | Read More News
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    Media outlets are interviewing county department directors. Announcements are appearing on radio and TV stations across Pima County. The Sunday Arizona Daily Star ran a 32-page insert about it. And social media is abuzz with talk of the event.

    The Loop Completion Celebration March 17 is what’s garnering all of this attention. On that day, Pima County will celebrate the completion of the 131-mile multi-use trail that spans the metropolitan area, enabling cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians to navigate on paved, vehicle-free pathways.
    Loop users
    The Loop Completion Celebration takes place at three venues:
    • Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 
    • Kino Stadium North Complex, 2817 E. Ajo Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and 
    • Steam Pump Ranch, Oro Valley, 10901 N. Oracle Road, 9-11 a.m.
    "Connecting Communities" is the theme of the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park celebration. Attendees can enjoy an equestrian demonstration and St. Paddy’s Day-themed pet costume contest, listen in on presentations about the communities, vegetation and wildlife they will find along The Loop, and visit with historians, National Park representatives and the many groups who use The Loop every day.

    The Brandi Fenton event will begin with a procession into the park from The Loop, and will include food, music, Pima Animal Care Center with pets up for adoption and warm-up exercises led by Tucson Cancer Conquerors, who will open their resource center at the park’s Visitors Center. 

    Fun and fitness is the theme of the Kino Sports Complex event, which celebrates The Loop’s role in fostering healthy and sustainable living in Pima County. A health walk, music, food, exercise demonstrations, free bike helmets and bike rides along The Loop provided by Velo\Vets are on tap.

    At the Kino event, members of the public can win prizes for completing a health walk, where they will learn useful tips on how to keep their health and exercise regimen in check. Prizes include an iPad, youth bike, free gym memberships and more. In addition, health professionals will be onsite offering free health screenings, including blood pressure and mammography screenings.

    The Steam Pump Ranch Celebration will feature green ice cream and green cookie decorating, a bike decorating zone (decorations provided), kids crafts and a free bike valet. The Heirloom Farmers Market also will be taking place.

    The free, family-friendly events are open to all. More details are available at www.pima.gov/loopcelebration.

    In Case You Missed It

    A number of media outlets have been talking about The Loop Completion Celebration. (Click on the image, above, to view a Pima County-produced video on The Loop.)

    Regional Flood Control Director Suzanne Shields on KGUN9's Morning Blend talking about the history, construction and future of The Loop

    Arizona Daily Star insert: The Loop is for Everyone

    Two women to make trek around The Loop

    The Loop trail around Tucson is complete and celebrations are planned