Cyclovia Tucson Sets Attendance Record on New Route

Sunday, October 30th was an incredible day for more than 33,000 people who joined Living Streets Alliance for the 11th Cyclovia Tucson event in 7 years. The new 2.25 mile-long route connected the Rancho Center business district, home to Bookmans Sports Exchange, Performance Bicycle and Whole Foods Market, to the Miramonte, Palo Verde and Garden District neighborhoods, terminating on the eastern end at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. A portion of North Alvernon Way closed to cars and the sight of that road filled with people was breathtaking.

cyclovia-p40photo by Mamta Popat

 

Living Streets Alliance staff and board members would like to send our sincere and deep thanks to everyone who made the day a success including the residents of the host neighborhoods, staff of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, representatives from the many communities of faith who suspended worship service in order to participate in the event and to the more than 85 volunteers along the route who helped keep residents and participants safe and comfortable. We also want to thank everyone who hosted an activity hub including: Watershed Management Group, Technicians for Sustainability, the Miramonte and Palo Verde Neighborhood Associations, Pima Association of Governments and the Pima County Clean Air Program. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 and we will be working over the coming months to develop the route for that day., so mark your calendars and stay tuned!

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