More info: http://bicas.org/
This art auction will be at the Art Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave. (NE corner of Stone Ave. and E. Speedway Blvd.) See press release below:
Where do you want Tugo?
“Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share system will launch on Friday, November 17, with an event that formally kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Event will be at Catalina Park, 941 N. 4th Avenue (south of Speedway Blvd.)
The launch event will be emceed by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.
Immediately after the speakers’ remarks, dozens of cyclists, including Mayor Rothschild, will ride Tugo bikes from Catalina Park to various docking stations, and the system will be open to the public.”
Photo of Tugo yellow bike below.
Santa and Mrs.Claus, with John C. Scott and Jesse Lugo (courtesy of Lugo Charities Inc.)
From Jesse Lugo of Lugo Charities Inc. (press release)
“Christmas is just a few weeks away, and with today’s economy struggles and increase in family needs for the less privileged, your financial help is being requested.
Lugo Charities Inc. is please to announce of the 7th Annual Bike In A Box event to benefit 500 under-privileged children with a new bicycle and a safety helmet. The Bike In A Box event will occur at the Elks Lodge 385 on Saturday, December 12, 2015. However, in order to purchase the 500 bicycles, we need to raise the $25,000.00. Your contributions are tax deductible so please consider in sponsoring bicycles for this worth cause.
We will be live on The John C. Scott radio show this Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th on Power Talk 1210 am radio studio for a two-day event. You can call in your pledges during the show times listed below at 750-7456, or you can stream and listen to the program and mail in your pledge with the attached contribution form.
Thursday: November 19th
Time: 3-5 pm
Friday: November 20th
Time: 3-5 pm
For more information visit our website at www.LugoCharities.com
and please click on the Amazon Smile link on the upper right hand corner as we are excited about this new program to benefit Bike In A Box event year round.
Thank you for your consideration as it will be a challenge to secure the funds this year, but with your help, I am confident that we will again meet our goal of raising the necessary funds to purchase the bicycles.”
Lugo Charities Inc.
Carolyn’s note: I’ve been helping publicize this worthy event for several years now, starting when I was with the Tucsoncitizen.com. Please call in to the radio show this Thursday and Friday to help donate $ to purchase these bikes. I was there last year to witness the give-away on a very wet day in December, but kids and their families stood patiently in line for a long time in the rain to get their valuable bikes.
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged 500 under-privileged children, 7th Annual Bike in a Box, bicycles, Elks Lodge 385, Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott, John C. Scott radio show, Lugo Charities Inc., Power Talk 1210
“Bike Fest Tucson is an annual celebration of the most incredible form of human-powered transportation in the world – the bicycle!
Clean and green, so simple, elegant, affordable and fun – the bicycle deserves an entire month dedicated to celebrating its beauty and practicality. Get ready to spend the glorious, warm, sun-drenched days and cool nights of April riding your bicycle!” From www.bikefesttucson.com.
Lots to do, here’s the calendar of events: http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2015-04/
Flyer below of some of the bike fest events.