Advocates lead Bicycling magazine editor on streets tour
Local advocates showed off some of Tucson’s best bicycling streets and amenities to Bicycling magazine editor, Peter Flax the day before Ride On, Tucson event last Sunday.
On Saturday morning, Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee chair Ian Johnson led a small group of cyclists including Flax through some of the city’s bicycle infrastructure. The ride started at University Boulevard and Fourth Avenue and toured the Fourth Avenue bicycle boulevard, Mountain Avenue, the University of Arizona, Aviation Bike Path, Basket and Snake bridges, the toucan crossing at University Boulevard and Stone Avenue. Check out the route below.
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After the ride through the city, Flax met Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry for a ride along the Loop. They started at Brandi Fenton park and rode along the Rillito River to Craycroft Road and back.
Flax said he was impressed with what he saw.
“The day before the event is all about connecting with Tucson’s cycling community,” Flax said. “I got to see the incredible infrastructure in Tucson. As someone who travels all around the country and rides I’m really impressed with what I saw. There is a really friendly and constructive vibe to what is happening in the cycling infrastructure and community here. It was really enlightening and fun for me to check it out.”