The first ever fall Cyclovia was a huge success!
On November 2nd some 30,000 smiling Tucsonans turned out onto car-free streets exploring neighborhoods in north central Tucson and south to the 6th Avenue and 7th Street business district, primarily along the 4th Avenue / Fontana Bike Boulevard.
Neighborhood associations adopted intersections along the route, showcasing local talent with live music and pop-up, temporary art installations to delight passersby. The Amphi High School Marching Band made a special appearance in the Keeling Neighborhood north of Glenn Street where Pima Association of Governments and Pima County hosted dozens of free activities alongside food trucks and local businesses such as Beyond Bread.
In the middle of the route the University of Arizona Cycling Club hosted a cyclocross race drawing semi-professional athletes from Tucson and Phoenix. And dozens of organizations turned out at the Historic Y, along University Boulevard, and N. 6th Ave. to provide climbing walls, dancing, live jazz, djs, demonstrations and more.
Greater Arizona Bicycling Association’s fall bike swap meet was held in conjunction with Cyclovia Tucson and the corner of 6th Ave. and 7th St. was packed with people shoulder to shoulder all day.
The event marked a 50% increase in attendance since the April 6th, 2014 event. Since Cyclovia began in 2010, the event has seen a 6 fold increase in the number of people who take to the bicycle or their own two feet to explore their city.
The next event is April 19th, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm and will return to Downtown and South Tucson.