by Linda Ray
Cyclovia clears traffic off five miles of city streets so people can ride their bikes, then offers 120 reasons to dismount and do something else. Here's a map that shows the route, and what's happening where along its path.
It's all in the name of fun and community in the season's second Cyclovia event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday April 28. Sunday's iteration covers different ground, incorporating nine neighborhoods, from Keeling Neighborhood in the west to Brandi Fenton Park on the east.
And everyone will find something to do. From the press release:
Sunday’s route will feature more than 120 different activities including:
• 400 free youth helmets to give away
• FC Tucson to play street soccer games at E Glenn St and N Mountain Ave
• Rocks and Ropes rock climbing wall
• Cox Communication Kids Fun Zone jumping castles and bounce houses
• Live music by Aztral Folk Trio and Triple Double at the La Madera Park Main Stage
• Free bicycle tune-ups and repairs from area bike shops
• Food trucks
• Pick-up dodgeball tournaments on Dodge Boulevard
• Solar powered DJ’s spinning tunes at seven activity hubs
• Poets Name Your Bike Booth, Bike Decorating Station, and Reflective Sticker Booths to decorate your helmet and bike and increase visibility
• More than 20 individually carved rubber stamps are hidden along the route as part of Cyclovia Street Life, an interactive scavenger hunt inspired by the pastime know an Letterboxing
• Check out the newest portion of the Pima County Rillito Loop path on the south bank at N Dodge Boulevard, plus check out the Pima County Expo just north of the Dodge Bridge near Brandi Fenton Park.