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Hundreds turn out for climate change ride

Connect 2 Tucson riders roll down the Santa Cruz River Path. Photo by: Michael McCambridge

A rider and his dog enjoy the Connect 2 Tucson ride. Photo by Kathleen Dreier Esens Photography.

Hundreds of cyclists participated in a bike ride along the newly connected Santa Cruz and Rillito paths, which was designed to highlight climate change and how bikes can help lower emissions.

Connect 2 Tucson officials said 210 cyclists signed up for the ride Saturday morning. The ride was designed to highlight how a bicycle used for transportation can help lower emissions.

The route took riders though downtown and north onto the Santa Cruz River Path. The Santa Cruz path connected to the Rillito River path toward the east. Eventually riders moved onto Mountain and returned to the University of Arizona campus.

Event officials organized entertainment, speakers and information booths when the riders returned.

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Frank Tellez
Frank Tellez

That was a dog? I thought it was a monkey. Lol!


It's always fun to ride in a big group.  I thought more folks would turn out tho.


That's what my wife thought when she saw it, Frank.  I thought it was a stuffed toy.