Platinum Status Starts with You!|
"You've got great infrastructure, you've got great education programs, we need to just see more people out there riding." League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke describes the steps Tucson needs to take to move from Gold to Platinum bicycle friendly status. Bike commuter ridership in Tucson rose 58% over the last year and we'd like to see that number increase. See what the City is doing to support becoming a "Platinum" level bicycle friendly community.
Ride the Scenic Loop|
The Loop is a regionally planned 55-mile loop of low-stress riverways and greenways around the periphery of Tucson. Currently the Loop is just over half complete with 23 miles of continuous path from downtown on the Santa Cruz River up to the Rillito River, which extends as far east as Craycroft Road. Connections to the Pantano Wash, the Harrison Greenway, Julian Wash and back to the Santa Cruz are in the works. Visitors on foot, bikes, skates and horses are all welcome. If it doesn't have a motor, it's good to go on The Loop!
|Cruise a Bicycle Boulevard to Get to the Store, Work or School Bicycle Boulevards provide a healthy and safe way for non-motorized traffic to get around Tucson's urban core. The City just completed work on three miles of the Fourth Avenue/Fontana project and is now in the process of upgrading seven miles of 3rd Street/University. A network of bicycle boulevards connecting to each other and the river paths is planned and will help give Tucsonans another option to driving for many trips. Visit the main Bicycle Page for the latest!|
Bike Routes, Maps and Events|
Looking to create your own bike route? Click here to find a Metro Tucson bike map, University of Arizona and neighborhood maps. Don't forget, your entire family can enjoy car-free streets at the third annual Cyclovia Tucson event. Last year 10,000 Tucsonans enjoyed walking and biking from downtown to South Tucson in a new light. Join us next year on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Interested in Tucson's Bike News? Want to Know What Your Resources Are? |
Tucson Velo is a comprehensive source of bicycling news, including links to bike shops and other services.
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