“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)
Get our your bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers, skates, skateboards, hiking boots, etc. to enjoy the springtime at the Spring Cyclovia (care free, car free) event on April 10. Starting off at Himmel Park, you can ride/walk your way through lovely Sam Hughes Neighborhood, across Campbell to Rincon Heights Neighborhood, then south to the Miles Neighborhood, and Barrio San Antonio.
Don’t miss the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden tour, at their Activity Hub. Info at www.samhughes.org.
Final stop (don’t get lost) will be the shopping district in the Lost Barrio. Enjoy the Spring without your car or truck. Stop at the various activity hubs and enjoy what fun is being planned for you & your family/friends.
Lots of bicycle friendly events to participate in during entire month of April. Go to events calendar: http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2016-04/
Last year we participated in the morning “Roll with the Mayor” breakfast & ride, and His Honor Mayor Jonathan Rothschild set a very fast pace on the E. 3rd Street bike route. It’s on April 26 this year.
Other bike events of note: Bike in movie on April 15 “Wadjda” about girls trying to have the freedom to bicycle in Saudi Arabia, and the popular GABA Bike Swap Meet on April 17.
Enjoy bicycling in the springtime.
More info at www.cycloviatucson.org. Get out there on November 1st on your bikes, trikes, unicycles, tandems, scooters, wagons, strollers, skates, skateboards, wheelchairs, and feet. Enjoy another Cyclovia on the car free streets of Tucson.
I biked this route a few years ago and it was loads of fun stopping at the various hubs for info and activities.
It’s that time again to head downtown for Cyclovia’s downtown route to South Tucson. See latest map above. So leave that car or truck behind, and get on your bike, trike, scooter, skates, skateboard, unicycle or just walk/hike/push or pull your wheeled wagon or stroller through the Cyclovia route.