Bike Fest 2014 – A HUGE Success!

Thanks to YOU, Bike Fest 2014 was bigger, more diverse and more engaging than ever before! We hope you had a chance to participate in some of the memorable rides like the Bike-In movie series or the Full Moon Stevie Nicks Bike Ride that turned in to an impromptu dance party!

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Above: the very first Bike-In Movie, The Goonies, shown at Alvernon Park.

Below: Full Moon Stevie Nicks Bike Ride turns the Ronstadt Center into a dance stop on the fun bike ride attended by more than 40 people all dressed in some way to honor Ms. Nicks, an Arizona native.

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With over 50 events during the month of April and the participation of more than 36 local businesses – there were literally too many events to even try to attend them all! What made this year so special was the participation of bike-loving individuals like you getting creative, celebrating the freedom and fun that comes with riding a bike, and SHARING that joy with people who are interested in riding more, but need that extra little push to give it a try.

We are pleased to announce that some of the rides you created – like the Bike-In Movie series – will continue all year long! This is what it’s all about folks, creating and sustaining a bicycle culture that is fun and accessible to everyone. Right now, we are working on a platform for people to stay up to date on where and when some of these group rides and movies will happen, but for now if you’re a social media user, just follow #tucsonbikein on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date or to make suggestions for future Bike-In Movies.

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More than 300 people attended our Bike Fest 2014 Pedal the Pueblo Grand Finale celebration at MOCA and enjoyed great food provided by Whole Foods Market, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, and music by DJ Herm. The Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee presented awards for commuter, advocate, bicycle-friendly business and regional staff member of the year. LSA also announced the winners of the Bicycle Makeover contest. TucsonVelo.com has a great summary of the award recipients here. If you couldn’t attend, here’s some great photos of the event courtesy of outstanding LSA volunteer Patrick Cobb.

Many thanks to our sponsors of Bike Fest Tucson: Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Pima Association of Government, City of Tucson and, YOU, for making April so – much – FUN!!

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