bf2014website-graphic-01You’d have to be Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to participate in each of the 12 official Bike Fest events happening through this week.

For those of you unfamiliar with the reference, Granger had to use magic to be in two places at the same time. You’d have to do the same time to hit all the rides and events this week.

Below is a quick list of the events. More information can be found by clicking the title of each event.

Tuesday: Three events

1.  Red Moon Ride from Metal Arts Village (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)

Start and end a late afternoon social ride from The Metal Arts Village, home to 12 local artisans. Each Full Moon, the village people gather to enjoy food, festivities and spotlight the art work they create.

2. Full Moon Stevie Nicks Ride (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ladies and Gentlemen of all genders! Get dressed up in your best Stevie Nicks outfits and celebrate the full moon. You know Miss Nicks was born in Arizona?
No particular route, we’ll just ride around and feel all ethereal and witchy and beautiful.

3. Tuesday Night Bike Ride (8:30 p.m. start)

For over 6 years, every Tuesday night has been its own Bike Fest! Bring your big bikes, small bikes, fast bikes and slow bikes — everybody is welcome.

Wednesday: Two events

1. El RIo Neighborhood Park and Santa Cruz River Nature Ride (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

Join the Town of Marana staff and your fellow bicycle enthusiasts on April 16, 2014 for a short bicycle ride along the Santa Cruz River path through Continental Ranch.

2. Hump Day Ride on the Loop (5:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

The first of what is destined to be a monthly ride. Starting at Union Public House(UPH) and cruising on the Loop for an hour. Finishing at Union Public House for FREE Pretzels and 1/2 off all Whisky – Yes it is Whisky Wednesday. Hidden treasures on the route will earn you gift cards to UPH.

Thursday: One event

1. Broadway Village Progressive Dinner (6-8 p.m.)

There’s a lot of new, local businesses opening up at the Broadway Village, at the southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Country Club. Don’t you think it’s time you learned the easy, stress-free “back way” to Broadway Village from Downtown?? The route is so nice and practically car free. To check it out AND support locally owned businesses like FaloraSugar Sweet Bakery and Sushi Garden, meet up for a leisurely group bike ride.

Friday: One event

1. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Starts at 10:30 p.m.)

On Friday April 18, we’ll re-enact Paul Revere’s ride, galloping through the night on our bikes, hollering as loud as ever we can: “THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!” We’ll start with a tea party at 10:30PM, and ride at 11PM. There will probably be ale, the drink of Revolutionaries.

Saturday: Four events

1. Record swap + bike fest at Exo Roast Co. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Celebrate Bikes, Records and Coffee with us (in our opinion the ultimate trifecta of any good urban life) APRIL 19th at EXO ROAST CO. Bring down your used vinyl to sell or trade ON YOUR BIKE and get a buck off any drink! Listen to records, lean on your bikes, sip iced coffee, gossip. No brainer Saturday morning at Exo!

2. TreeHugger Ride (10 a.m. – noon)

This ride will visit some of Tucson’s oldest, biggest, most beautiful and most unusual trees. Some of them are famous, some of them are treasured secrets. Extra points for dressing like a tree (or at least wearing green).

3. Bike Fest Bike-In Movie Series – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (7-9 p.m.)

Who in Tucson HASN’T had a bike stolen?? Seriously, bike thieves suck! When you watch Pee Wee’s Big Adventure with us on the Franklin Docks, you can feel smug watching no-good bike thieves get their comeuppance!

4. Saturday Night Bike & Dance-A-Thon

Saturday Night April 19th is going to be one gigantic, bike, pachanga dance-a-thon! If you love bikes and you love dancing – then join us for a bike ride from the Franklin Docks, after the Bike-In Movie.

Sunday: One event

1. First Annual Transit Cycles & Mercado San Agustín Bicycle Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration! (10 a.m. – noon)

Every bunny loves an Easter Egg Hunt – especially one designed with bikes in mind! The good neighbors of Menlo Park – including the YWCA – will open up their yards and host a series of Easter Egg hunts all easily accessed from the starting point of the Mercado San Agustín.

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