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  • Pima County proudly sponsors Cyclovia Tucson on April 6

    Mar 06, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County is proud to be a sponsor of Cyclovia Tucson in its fifth year of opening five miles of streets to people so that they can walk, skate, run, bicycle, and socialize with their neighbors.

    Cyclovia TucsonThis spring’s event, on Sunday, April 6, will close to cars – and bring a variety of activities to – most of South Fourth and South Eighth avenues and connect downtown Tucson to the City of South Tucson.

    In 2012, Pima County committed $15,000 a year to Cyclovia Tucson from its Bicycle and Pedestrian Program for three years. It has also identified bike routes for cyclists to Cyclovia from The Loop, the shared-use bike and pedestrian paths the County and its partners are developing around metropolitan Tucson.

    Cyclists will be able to ride to Cyclovia via The Loop on the east side of the Santa Cruz River Park (please see attached map):
    • Via Cushing Street to South Eighth Avenue.
    • Through Verdugo Park at West 19th Street and onto West 18th Street to South Eighth Avenue.
    • Via West Silverlake Road to West 29th Street to South Eighth Avenue.

    Cyclists can also go north on 10th Avenue from The Loop path along the north side of the Tucson Diversion Channel, proceed under Interstate 10, and take 37th Street east to Eighth Avenue.

    Pima County strongly promotes the use of helmets for your safety at this event and anytime you ride. By law, youth under age 18 are required to wear helmets. The County will be providing free helmets for children and teens.

    Many County departments will be setting up fun, family-friendly activities at Santa Rita Park on Fourth Avenue just north of 22nd Street.
    • The Public Library’s Bookbike will offer free books.
    • The Health Department will be encouraging animal adoption and healthy activities for family participation, including a colorful parachute game.
    • Environmental Quality will provide information and entertaining, educational activities about healthy air, clean water and other eco issues.”
    • Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation will have its "Living with Urban Wildlife" exhibit.
    • The Department of Transportation will promote The Loop, have a bike rodeo for kids and give away free kids’ bike helmets, provide valet bike parking, exhibit a miniature working model of a pedestrian crossing signal, and raise awareness about problems associated with graffiti in our community.
    • The Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department will entertain all with the "Wheel of Wisdom."

    For more information about Cyclovia Tucson, visit www.cycloviatucson.org.