For months, community representatives, neighbors, and business owners have met to plan a VERY exciting, all-new route for Cyclovia on Sunday, October 29th. For the first time ever, the next Cyclovia will take place on S. 12th Ave., from W. 39th Street at the north to Mission Manor Park in the south, with a little jog over to check out the planned Liberty Bike Boulevard. Here’s a sneak-peek at our new route:
There will be five activity hubs, each showcasing different aspects of the neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations along the route. There will be a youth Mariachi Festival on stage in front of Pueblo High School, an all-class high school reunion for any graduate of Pueblo and Sunnyside high schools at El Gorrión (Pueblo) and Mission Manor Park (Sunnyside), a chalk art festival at Oasis Raspados, BK’s Tacos will host the zip line and rock climbing wall, and the El Tambó Tropical Block Party will post up at Mission Manor Park.
You can expect tons of smaller activities, free bike repair, free helmets for youth, and of course the Cinco for Cyclovia scavenger hunt game and map (with a new twist) at this event. GABA (Greater Arizona Bicycling Association) is helping folks from around the Tucson area arrive to the event car-free by leading a no-drop, social ride to the event with various pick up spots, entirely on the Loop. You can find out more about that ride here.
To help fund the event LSA, in partnership with artist Alex Jimenez (check out more of her work here), launched a fall fundraiser with a limited edition screen print of the brand new artwork created for Cyclovia by Alex. The first 50 donors who give $100 or more will receive a limited edition, signed print of this Otomí-inspired work.
Donate now and get your print before they run out! LSA has a goal of raising $12,000 for Cyclovia on S. 12th Ave. by October 20th. Stay tuned to find out more about the next event, including how you can get involved and help out as a volunteer.