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Bike & Basket: a bike-powered picnic at the Tucson Folk Festival
April 30, 2011 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm| $5 suggested donation
Urban Living Ride: Bike & Basket:
This month, a slow ride from Whole Foods Market on East Speedway utilizing the 3rd Street bike boulevard en route to the Tucson Folk Festival in El Presidio Park. What better way to enjoy beautiful spring weather than with a leisurely bike ride and picnic, followed by local, live music?!? Here’s how it works…
We will meet at 11am in the south parking lot of Whole Foods on Speedway Boulevard on Saturday, April 30th to give everyone a chance to grab some goodies for their picnic. We will have trailers, saddle bags, and baskets available to hold your picnic items if you don’t have a way to carry them yourself. We’ll also provide plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery, but feel free to bring your own reusables so we can make this a waste-free event! (There will also be lots of food vendors at the Tucson Folk Festival- another option for picnicking in the park.)
We’ll depart from Whole Foods Market on Speedway at about 11:15 am and travel primarily on the 3rd Street Bike Boulevard. If you like, join us along the way. Here’s a link to the route.
After the short ride, we’ll end up at El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson for the Tucson Folk Festival. From 12-2pm we’ll spread out some blankets and have ourselves a good old fashioned picnic! Eat, nap, boogie — there will be plenty to do and see.
The ride will have a formal group head back to Whole Foods around 2pm , but you are welcome to stay at the Folk Festival as long as you like.
About the Tucson Folk Festival
The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association proudly invites all music lovers to enjoy two days of live music on four stages, Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2011. The 26th Annual Tucson Folk Festival will feature headliners Tony Furtado and the Kevin Pakulis Band, an encore performance by 2010 headliner John Coinman and over 100 local, regional and national acts. Through the generous support of numerous sponsors and the hard work of more than 100 volunteers, this family-friendly event remains completely free to the public, as it has been since it began in 1986.
Lastly, a brief disclaimer
Our monthly rides are informal gatherings of all ages and abilities of cyclists. We won’t be testing anyone’s proficiency or asking you to fill out any waivers. While the spirit of our rides is to be looking out for one another, you are ultimately responsible for deciding what’s safe and appropriate for you and yours. We have informal ride leaders and “sweepers”, travel slowly making sure no one is left behind, and obey traffic signs and laws. We don’t cork intersections, and are courteous to other traffic.