The Cyclovia Tucson Planning Committee is organizing Tucson’s second Cyclovia event on March 27, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cyclovia will give Tucson folks the chance to enjoy our great weather, see neighbors, friends and people from throughout the Tucson Metro Region, and get a little exercise – all on city streets that will be closed to car traffic and open to walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and all other forms of natural movement.
Motor vehicles will be detoured from the route allowing everyone the freedom to enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably. Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade or competition. Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car). Walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles. Have fun because during Cyclovia, the world stops for you.
I believe the entire route is a 5 mile loop, from downtown’s Armory Park at S. 6th Avenue and E. 13th Street, into South Tucson.
To coincide this year with Solar Rock (www.solarrock.com) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Armory Park, see map of the Cyclovia Tucson route/events below. Lots more info at www.cycloviatucson.org. Also, Tucson Synergistic Water Festival from 10 to 4 p.m. simultaneously at Armory Park. Three environmentally-friendly events in one!
“Cyc˙lo˙via (siI kle‘ via) n.
A Spanish word meaning the temporary closure of a network of streets to cars, and open the streets to the people who bike, walk, skate and participate in fun, free activities. One of the first and largest cyclovias in the world was held in Bogotá, Colombia” (and held weekly since 1976).
My husband and I participated on our bikes last year, and enjoyed the activities and especially seeing hundreds of people biking, walking, skating, rollerblading, jogging, etc. in Tucson, without their vehicles. Read my blog from 2010, click here.