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  • Join Pima DEQ Clean Air Program at Cyclovia on October 30th

    Oct 26, 2016 | Read More News
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    Tens of thousands of fun-loving folks will be taking to the car-free streets to enjoy nearly 100 free activities, music, games, food, dancing and more at Cyclovia Tucson on Sunday, October 30th from 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

    CycloviaThis fall’s closed-street route will connect Miramonte, Palo Verde and The Garden District neighborhoods with one terminus at the Tucson Botanical Gardens on Alvernon Way and the other at Whole Foods on Speedway.

    The only places on the 2.25 mile route where participants will interact with motor vehicles will be at the Pima Street and Speedway crossings. Walk, skate, bike, dance, skip, meet your neighbors, make new friends and most of all, smile and enjoy the fantastic opportunity this event provides for all ages to have a great time.
     
    At the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s booth you can toot your own earth-friendly actions horn, test your environmental acumen for a fun prize, or take a “drive-less” pledge for a chance to win $100 gift card.

    Other Pima County Departments presenting fun activities include: Department of Transportation Graffiti Abatement and a “mini-HAWK” street crossing beacon; Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Living with Urban Wildlife and The Loop Bike Jersey sales; Health Department; Office of Emergency Management; the Library BookBike and Bookmobile; Pima Animal Care Center; Kino Sports Complex; Housing Center; and the Regional Flood Control District. These booths will be at or near the Pima Association of Governments’ tent at Catalina High School on Dodge Blvd. between Pima Street and Seneca.

    PAG’s Activity Hub entertainment includes:
     
    10 a.m. - Aces Dance Group
    10:30 a.m. - Jovert, steel drum band from Tucson High School
    11:30 a.m. - Cirque Roots (they will be on the street)
    12 p.m. - Mr. Nature’s Music Garden
    1 p.m. - Mojo Grass and the Saguaro Stompers
    2 p.m. - Mariachi Milagro
     
    Living Streets Alliance has been presenting Cyclovia Tucson to the Tucson community for seven years and it has grown to one of the region’s largest events, drawing over 20,000 people celebrating car-free streets.

    “It is a great way to get back on a bike, if it has been collecting dust in the carport, and take a step towards including healthier transportation options into your daily life,” said Beth Gorman, PDEQ Clean Air Program Manager. “My favorite part of Cyclovia Tucson is seeing tiny humans gaining self-confidence by learning to ride their tricycles and bicycles along with family and friends. Their joy is utterly contagious!”

    More information about Living Streets Alliance’s Cyclovia Tucson is at www.cycloviatucson.org.