Brand new route this year for the very popular Cyclovia Tucson, a fun family activity w/o cars. People of all ages bike, walk, stroll, skate the route, which is closed to vehicular traffic.
“Living Streets Alliance is pleased to announce that on Sunday, October 29th from 10am to 3pm, Cyclovia Tucson will take place on a new route along South 12th Avenue from West 39th Street to Mission Manor Park. This 3.75-mile long route is home to dozens of locally owned small businesses featuring some of Tucson’s best Mexican food, plus scores of schools, community centers, places of worship, parks and neighborhoods. Dozens of free activities will line the route, concentrated around 5 activity hubs, and local restaurants will welcome guests with expanded outdoor seating for the day.
Community members, business owners, and representatives from South 12th Avenue’s many schools and organizations have been hard at work for months planning an event that will showcase the unique aspects of the area. A youth Mariachi showcase will take place outside Pueblo High School, there are all-class reunions for Sunnyside High School and Pueblo High alumni taking place at different locations along the route, live music by Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments , Santa Pachita and Escuelita Musical will be featured outside of El Guero Canelo Restaurante Mexicano, and BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs will host the high-flying zip line and rock climbing wall. The South 12th Avenue route will more than ever have something to offer everyone. “More info at: https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Next Spring Cyclovia set for April 8, 2018, route tba.
Info from LSA:
“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, YWCA of Southern Arizona, Living Streets Alliance, the Southwest Fair Housing Council, and L.U.P.E.Tucson (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) invite you to meet the Ward 3 Democratic primary candidates on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Donna R. Liggins Center,2160 N. 6th Avenue, for the first-ever candidate forum to focus specifically on equity.
All the primary candidates are confirmed to attend: Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal. (There is no primary on the Republican ticket, as there is no candidate running.)
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Donna R. Liggins Center, Felicia Chew, L.U.P.E. Tucson, Living Streets Alliance, Paul Durham, Southwest Fair Housing Council, Tom Tronsdal, Ward 3 Council, YWCA of Southern Arizona
June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
“It’s the longest day of the year, so let’s celebrate the midway point of summer! Join Living Streets Alliance and Technicians For Sustainability on a casual, friendly bike ride along mostly car-free paths to Dragoon Brewing Co. where we will enjoy cold brews, a food truck or two, some prize giveaways (including a solar battery charger from TFS!) and more. Come thirsty, and drink up! Dragoon will donate one dollar for every pint sold to LSA, this night only!
We will depart from TFS, 612 N 7th Ave., at 6 pm, and return to the same location at about 8:30pm if there is a group wanting to ride together back to the same spot.”
Carolyn’s note: I know this is the summer solstice, but since excessive heat and a high temperature of 112 is predicted for tomorrow, please wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring lots of water with you on this ride.
Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017
10am – 3pm
Downtown to South Tucson
Time to get our your bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, skates and walking shoes and enjoy the streets of Tucson sans motor vehicles. Enjoy Springtime outdoors.
Also NEW this year (besides the expanded route) — an online interactive map (click on it to view specific activity hubs and even location of food trucks: https://www.cycloviatucson.org/interactive-route-map/
Save the date for fall Cyclovia 2017:
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All New route – S. 12th Avenue in Tucson.
“Coming this Saturday Tucson’s historic RillitoBend Neighborhood Association is holding its first ever walking/biking neighborhood tour to raise money to support Valley of the Moon.
This event will take explorers on a journey through the century old neighborhood surrounding Valley of the Moon: RillitoBend. Tour goers will visit homes, gardens, a hidden labyrinth, horse properties, art exhibits and, of course, Valley of the Moon.
Way back when Valley of the Moon’s story started in 1923 the nearest paved road was miles away and there were only a handful of ranches in the area. Today the neighborhood is a delightful mix of historic and modern with a totally unique character. Community is one of Valley of the Moon’s core values and this neighborhood is a great example of community done right.
“This spring, Living Streets Alliance (LSA) turned five and we’re finally getting around to celebrating. Because parties are way more fun when they’re with our friends, we’re teaming up with Tap & Bottle and Exo Roast Co. to throw a mid-summer fiesta in celebration of birthdays, beer, brew, and bikes. On Saturday, June 25th, a whole slew of events, activities, live music and more will take place at these two lovely establishments down the street from our office. Even better: a portion of all proceeds will go to support the work of LSA!
And, because we LOVE our members, we’re throwing in some extra fun just for you. Stop by any time between Noon and 6pm and we’ll have a coupon for a complimentary beer at Tap & Bottle, plus you’ll be entered to win one of our Tucson Summer Stay-cation packages. If you come between Noon and 4pm, you can also grab a free scoop of Isabella’s Ice Cream. And feel free to join in toasts and cake at 5pm to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together over the past five years. It’s gonna be a blast!” (from FB page)