Celebrate Bike Fest in month of April

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bikefest2014April 1 to 30:

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. This year Bike Fest is designed to encourage everyone in Tucson to take a new look at the bicycle in your garage, hanging on your wall, or waiting for you in a local bike shop to purchase and make your own. How do you want to spend the glorious, warm, sun-drenched days or cool nights of April riding your bicycle?

You can enter to win a bike makeover — who doesn’t need that?  Or enter a 2 mile commuter challenge,  but definitely go to the Pedal the Pueblo link on the Bike Fest website to see all the great deals/discounts for April 21 to 25. This entire Bike Fest month is sponsored by Living Streets Alliance. Here’s one of the fun bike events for April 23:

Breakfast at Watershed Management Group’s Watering Hole

Visit us on your morning commute on April 23rd to fuel up on coffee and breakfast snacks, and take a quick tour of the water harvesting features at our Living Lab and Learning Center before you pedal on your way!

* Raffle for showing up in a creative costume or having a beautifully decorated bike *

Contact Name: Karilyn Roach

Contact Email: co-op@watershedmg.org

Location: Watershed Managment Group Living Lab and Learning Center 1137 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson 85716 (north of Speedway Blvd.)

And speaking of bikes, don’t forget the free GABA (Greater Arizona Bicycle Assn.) annual swap meet on April 13, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on E. 7th St. between N. 4th Avenue and 6th Ave. This is the 2nd largest bicycle swap meet in the U.S. where you can find almost everything you need for a bicycle,  plus more.  Info: www.fourthavenue.org.

 

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).