Ride you bike to work next week and you will be rewarded.

The 2012 Bike to Work Week begins on Monday and lasts through Friday’s bike commuter celebration at Maynard’s Market in downtown Tucson from 7-9 a.m.

This year there are over 20 locations offering freebies and discounts to bike commuters.

Check out the map I created below to to map your routes and visit as many spots as you can.

View 2012 Bike to work stations in a larger map

Here’s a list of the events as well.

Bike to Work Week is organized by Living Streets Alliance.


Ajo Bikes                                                 

1301 East Ajo Way

Monday -Friday

April 9-13, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ajo Bikes would like to thank you for riding your bike with a free water bottle.  Stop in and say hello!


Antigone Books                                                                                 

411 North 4th Avenue


April 912, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


April 13, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Ride your bike to Antigone Books, show your helmet and say, “Bike Fest,” for a free bike sticker.


Beyond Bread

Central           3026 North Campbell Avenue     Between Glenn & Ft. Lowell
Northwest     421 West Ina Road                         SE Corner of Ina & Oracle
East                 6260 East Speedway Blvd.           Monterey Village at Wilmot
April 9-13, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Ride your bike to any Beyond Bread location wearing your bike gear and receive a free fountain beverage, regular coffee, or tea with any purchase.


Brooklyn Pizza Company                                          

534 N. 4th Avenue


April 9-13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mention Bike Fest and receive two free scoops of Italian ice (one per person per day). Feel free to fill your water bottles and don’t forget to show your helmet.


Building Health: Energy Medicine and the Arts                               

1720 N. Dodge Blvd. (just north of Pima)


April 11, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

In honor of Bike to Work Week, Building Health is supporting local commuters by offering up treats for the body and soul.  Stop in on Wednesday April 11th between 7am and 9am for the following:

  • Free bottle of water that you may choose to energize with a local desert flower essence
  • Sore muscles? Free packet of The Desert Heals bath salts
  • Clean Air Discount coupon for a healing session

Cartel Coffee Lab

Campbell Ave:  Tucson
April 9-13
Stop by the Cartel Coffee Lab on your bike and get a free large iced toddy with the purchase of a meal. We hear they are super bike friendly in their new location just a few doors from their original.


Christy’s Corner Cafe and Defenders of Wildlife

La Placita Village


April 9-13

Stop by Christy’s Corner Cafe during Bike to Work Week and enjoy a free cup of Arbuckles local, Fair Trade, Organic Coffee with the purchase of a bagel.  Defenders of Wildlife will be giving away 5 reusable bags each day at the cafe to the first 5 bicyclists who stop in.  They will also have their calendars and stuffed animals for the kiddies!  Christy’s Corner Cafe is located in La Placita Village just south of the footbridge and next to the Arizona Hotel.  Learn more about Christy’s Corner Cafe on her Facebook Page, and check out Defenders for Wildlife on their website at www.defenders.org.


Law Office of Eric Post, P.L.L.C.  

FOOD STATION                 

3256 East Speedway Boulevard


April 12, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

On Thursday morning stop by the Law Office of Eric Post for some refreshments and food on your commute to work.  Turn North on N. Camino Miramonte off of the 3rd Street Bike Blvd. and look West for his refreshment station on the corner of Speedway and N. Camino Miramonte in the parking lot.


Food Conspiracy Co-op

412 North 4th Avenue


April 9-13

Anyone who rides their bike to the Food Conspiracy CO-op during Bike to Work Week will receive a free 12-oz dark roast Conspiracy Coffee.  Don’t forget to mention Bike to Work Week!



266 East Congress Street


April 9-13

Saddle up and bike on over to the Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery for a buy one get one HUB Scoopon when you mention Bike To Work Week and show your helmet.


Keeling On The Move 


Fontana Avenue/Blacklidge Street


April 11, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Ride your bike along the new 4th Avenue/Fontana Bicycle Boulevard and stop by the Food Station just south of Blacklidge for food, drinks, and free water bottles to the first 25 people who arrive.  Pima Association of Governments + Tucson Department of Transportation are to thank for this special Bike To Work Week Treat!



400 North Toole Avenue


April 13, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

Maynards supports Bike to Work Week by hosting Bike to Work’s grand finale event – the Downtown Celebration. Enjoy live music, free food, awards, and more. Sponsored by the City of Tucson and Living Streets Alliance.


Oro Vally Bike to Work Day  


Rooney Ranch (NE corner of First Avenue and Oracle Road, commonly known as the Home Depot Plaza)


April 12 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

Stop by Rooney Ranch on your bicycle and you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee, bagels + snacks, and raffles for prizes from local bike shops!


O2 Modern Fitness                                          

186 E. Broadway Blvd.


April 9-13

Receive 10 percent off any lunch-time or 4:15 p.m. classes the entire week if you show up on your bike.


Pima Community College – Downtown Campus


Corner of Stone/Speedway


April 6, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

The Downtown Campus will be hosting a bike to work station.  Members of the student Sustainability Club will be offering water, homemade granola, and chatting with riders.  Information about Pima will be available for those who would like to learn about classes. We will be set up at the corner of Stone/Speedway under the Pima College marquis.

The Campus will also be hosting a Ride to Work contest through April to encourage the use of alternative means of transportation.  Bikes will be the focus of this event, but all transportation methods are included.   Participants should register with the Rideshare website to track their mileage.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners!


Sky Bar                                                  

536 N. 4th Avenue


April 913, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by Sky Bar for a free cup of coffee (one per person per day) to get your day rolling.

April  913, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

When you bike home from work, why not pop into Sky Bar for $1 off wells and drafts. Water refills available. Don’t forget your helmet.


Sparkroot • coffee bar + fare

245 E Congress St


April 9– 13, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

Ride to Sparkroot any morning during Bike To Work Week and get an Espresso + Homemade Granola Bar for $3.  Fuel up on a quick, tasty, and healthy treat to energize the rest of your morning commute!




439 N 6th Ave, #101


April 10, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

Spoke6 will be hosting a free commuter breakfast for all who ride their bikes to work on Tuesday Morning!  Enjoy a spread of bagels, coffee, and tea, and have breakfast with other Tucson commuters.  Stop by and check out Tucson’s professional co-working office space located on the SW corner of 6th Ave and 6th Street in heart of our local arts district.


Town of Marana Bike to Work Day Group Ride                                    

Marana Heritage River Park (west side of Tangerine Farms, 1/2 mile north of Lon Adams)


April 6, 6:30 a.m.

The Town of Marana in collaboration with the Marana Healthcare Center will kick off Bike to Work Week with a Group Ride on April 6.  Ride or Drive, just get your bike to the Heritage Park and everyone will bike 3 miles to the Marana Health Center to celebrate with friends and food.  When the day is over, meet at the Marana Parks & Recreation building for the return ride.  For more information visit www.marana.com .


Tucson Community Acupuncture 

2900 East Broadway Blvd Suite 170


April 9-13 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. – Don’t forget to make your appointment!

Bike and Relax!

Take a break from your commute and bike in for an affordable acupuncture treatment at Tucson Community Acupuncture.  New patients can get a relaxing treatment in our community space for $15, return patients for $10, when you show your helmet and mention Bike Fest.  Appointments are required and offer is available Monday-Friday 9am-7pm. Call 881-1887 or schedule online at http://www.tucsoncommunityacupuncture.org.  

Bike parking available outside, be sure to bring your lock!


Tucson Yoga                                               


150 South 4th Avenue


April 9-13 classes start at 7 a.m.

Rejuvenate your mind and body at Tucson Yoga.  All 7am classes are free to bike commuters who show their helmet and say, “Bike Fest”.


UA, Fairwheel Bike Shop, BICAS, UA Cycle Club  

UA Mall in front of the science library


April 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

We will have a lot going on for bicyclists – free bike registration with a free bike light kit and free bike bell (while supplies last), free minor bike repairs/tune-ups, free nutritional bars from Clif bar, and free maps, brochures, and giveaways.


Xoom Juice                                          

245 E. Congress


April 9-13, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.

All week at the Downtown Xoom Juice, show up on your bike and get a $2 Smashing Strawberry Smoothie with a protein boost, the perfect breakfast smoothie for a quick in and out morning blast of healthful energy on your ride to work!

One thought on “Get your Bike to Work perks next week”
  1. I went to Cartel this morning – the finished layout doesn’t have the interior bike parking as shown on their earlier floorplan, but there was enough space up front and they were cool with my wife and I bringing our bikes inside.

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