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Whimsical Bike Count #3 – Calling All Skirts, Dresses, Tutus, and Kilts!
June 25, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Do you get on your two wheels as part of your daily routine to get to work, pick up kids, buy groceries, etc. — in other words, as a means of transportation in your normal, everyday clothes? Then you’re a part of Tucson’s “everyday biking” scene! The national advocacy organization People for Bikes is on a quest to name the everyday biking capital of the United States through a nationwide competition that involves a series of monthly themed bike counts. Unlike the “serious” and “scientific” bike counts, these are all about “fun” and “whimsy.” (You can read more here.)
Each month’s count has a separate theme and June is the month of people riding in skirts and dresses, perfectly suited for our hot summer afternoons. We’ll also be counting tutus, saris, other wrapped gowns… and of course kilts. (So gentlemen, no excuses for ditching this count!)
Skirt on by or ride leisurely past the intersection of 4th Avenue & University Boulevard between 4:30pm – 5:30 pm. We’ll be counting bikes in front of Epic Cafe. Give us a holler, ding your bell or kick your legs in the air! Running up the score is highly encouraged, so bring your friends along and help us declare Tucson the “everyday biking capital” of the U.S.
Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming months:
- July 30: Lycra or other spandex kits
- August 27: Kids on bikes (passengers included)
- September 24: Business attire (jackets, blouses, ties, office-friendly skirts and dresses)
- October 29: Costumes (Happy Halloween!)
- November 19: Beards