Launch The Loop Oct. 22: Get free kids helmets, buy Loop jerseys only at Flowing Wells Parkby Pima County News on Oct. 19, 2011, under Parks & Recreation, Pima County, Regional Flood Control District, The Loop, Transportation
Pima County, Ariz. – Launch The Loop on Saturday, Oct. 22, and get a free T-shirt, water bottle and backpack, while supplies last, when you register from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at:
- Flowing Wells District Park, 5510 N. Shannon Road.
- Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 N. Silverbell Road.
- Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.
Free bike helmets for kids will be available only at Flowing Wells District Park.
The Loop bike jerseys will be available for sale only at the Flowing Wells park. They come in three styles: one long-sleeved and two short-sleeved. The long-sleeved jersey is $40; short-sleeved is $35.
Fruit, granola bars, and water will be available at the registration sites, while supplies last.
The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson, with links to Marana and Oro Valley, for Pima County residents and visitors to enjoy on foot, bikes, skates, and horses.
If it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go on The Loop.
Launch The Loop celebrates the connection of 23 miles of pedestrian and bike paths through the Santa Cruz and Rillito river parks.
Walk, ride, run or skate from the registration sites directly to the 10 a.m. Dedication Celebration on West Sunset Road, west of Interstate 10. (The dedication site is 1.3 miles from the Flowing Wells park, 1.5 miles from Columbus Park and 4.5 miles from the Marana park.) Or register early at Flowing Wells park and participate in a 22-mile bike ride to the University of Arizona campus and back before the Dedication Celebration.
Hundreds of Pima County residents and visitors are expected to enjoy the weather and the scenery and get their muscles moving on the Rillito and Santa Cruz river park segments of The Loop on Saturday.
Go to www.pima.gov/TheLoop for more information and the latest Loop news, maps and events.
Event partners include Pima County, Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, the Northwest YMCA, the Regional Transportation Authority and the Pima County Health Department’s Healthy Pima program.