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April 2018 Bike Fest Tucson

“What is Bike Fest?

Tucson is known for being a bicyclists paradise. The Old Pueblo has a bustling bicycle community, numerous mixed-use trails, and plenty of on-street facilities for people on bikes of all ages.

So, why not celebrate?!

Every year, Bike Fest brings out the best of bicycling by rounding up a whole slew of events to celebrate “life on two wheels”.

In 2017, we loved seeing our community create and share their favorite bike events, including rides to ice cream shops, breweries, and farmers markets, a BMX show, bike maintenance classes, karaoke rides, a scavenger hunt, a bike-in movie, campouts, a ride to work with the Mayor, and of course – Cyclovia!

In 2017, YOU helped organize 74 Bike Fest events attended by 37,350 participants!”


Check out the Calendar of Events, including Spring Cyclovia on April 8,  Tour de Cookie on April 14, and Bike In Breakfast ride with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on April 19. Get on your bikes and ride all the month of April (and beyond).

22nd Annual BICAS Art Auction

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:

New Tugo Bike Share program launches on Nov. 17

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.”

Map of where these bike stations will be located: https://tugobikeshare.com/system-map/
Photo of  Tugo yellow bike below.

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Help donate to 7th Annual Bike in a Box on John C. Scott radio show

Santa and Mrs. Claus, with John C. Scott and Jesse Lugo (courtesy of Lugo Charities Inc.)

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.
Once you log in to http://powertalk1210.com/about-us-2/ just click on the Power Talk 1210 logo as it will then open the “Listen Live” button.
Thursday: November 19th
Time: 3-5 pm
Call: 520-750-7456
Friday: November 20th
Time: 3-5 pm
Call: 520-750-7456
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.”
Merry Christmas,

Jesse Lugo

Lugo Charities Inc.

Bike In A Box Website: www.LugoCharities.com
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.

Ride your bike during April for Bike Fest Tucson


“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.

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