Bike Fest 2012 Includes Almost 20 Bike-Friendly Events

March 16, 2012

Bike Fest 2012 returns to Tucson for six weeks beginning the weekend of March 17 with Cyclovia and the criterium bike race.

Many local groups will be hosting bicycle events to inspire riders of all ages and skill levels.

Bike Fest serves as an umbrella network for nearly 20 bike-friendly events such as the third annual Cyclovia Tucson on March 18, Bike to Work Week, Tucson’s Inaugural Kidical Mass, The Old Pueblo Grand Prix, Bike to the Zoo Day and more.

Bike Fest 2012 is expected to attract more than 50,000 participants across all scheduled events.

Bike Fest showcases bicycling as a safe and convenient alternative means of navigating through our community.  It is a regional event designed to educate and encourage riders to participate in community bike activities.

So mount your saddle, bring that bike bell and pedal down to celebrate healthy living, open streets, fresh air and Tucson sunshine this spring. Keep up with all the events by following the “Bike Fest 2012” Facebook page and the website.

Bike Fest is hosted by the local non-profit advocacy organization, Living Streets Alliance (LSA), in partnership with the City of Tucson, Pima County and Pima Association of Governments.

The mission of LSA is to “promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play.” LSA is improving access to alternative modes of transportation in the region through outreach, education, advocacy and research.  For more information, click here.