An estimated 120,000 people showed up the the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, most of them arriving in automobiles.
Events like the Tucson Festival of Books are great reminders that riding bikes for transportation is awesome. Unlike the thousands of people who hunted for open parking spaces and had to walk as much as a mile to the event, cyclists were able to park a few yards away from the venue and didn’t have to spend time looking for an open spot.
Of course big events mean more drivers on the road, which requires cyclists to pay extra attention, but the convenience of cycling is certainly magnified at events like Tucson Festival of Books.
The folks at Cyclovia Tucson seemed to agree: