10 REASONS TO ATTEND

The Cyclovia Ten

2014-04-03T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T10:03:35Z The Cyclovia TenBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

You’d be hard pressed to take part in all of the activities Sunday’s Cyclovia Tucson event has to offer. • The daylong celebration of cycling and city streets has entertainment options on every block, from live music and dodgeball, to pick-up basketball games and capoeira demonstrations.

Good exercise

Cyclovia runs in a 5-mile circuit from Armory Park at its northern most point to East 36th Street in South Tucson. That’s plenty of ground to cover whether you are riding your bike or hoofing it.

Festival bookends

Cyclovia this year will be bookended by two more community events. Tucson Hullabaloo ($5), a two-day fest with live music, arts and more, will be set up at Armory Park. The city of South Tucson will be holding its own event, Feria de Sur, from noon until 7:30 with stages of free entertainment along South Fourth Avenue.

A solid chance you’ll

see someone you know

The Living Streets Alliance’s downtown event consistently brings in 10,000 people annually. The neighboring Hullabaloo Tucson festival is expecting at least 5,000 visitors in its first year. Feria de Sur is planning on 20,000.

Valet bike parking

Valet parking for cyclists will be available at many of the stops along the Cyclovia route, including at Hulaballoo. Just drop your bike off and enjoy the fun.

A glimpse into the future

Cyclovia will showcase examples of

two city projects coming to a neighborhood

near you. A protected bike lane, like the one that will be installed along a stretch of St. Mary’s Road by the end of April, will be on display alongside the Children’s Museum Tucson on South Sixth Avenue. A park-let installation, representing the type of miniature parks that are being proposed for parts of the city, will be on South Scott Avenue near the

Temple of Music & Art.

DJs

Several prominent names from Tucson’s DJ community will be on hand to bring the noise, including DJ Matt McCoy, DJ Alias and Andy DePew.

Accordions and ukuleles

Prefer live musical accompaniment to your bike ride? Check out the Tucson Ukulele meet-up group, performing at West 18th Street and South Convent Avenue or the Tucson Accordion Club at East 16th Street and South Fourth Avenue.

A chance to get creative

Cyclovians will have the opportunity to hop off their bikes and help paint a wall mural with artist Mel Dominguez at the House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33rd St.

Plenty of food

Food trucks will be stationed up and down the route and South Tucson’s Restaurant Row is brimming with notable Mexican restaurants, including Rigo’s, Micha’s and The Crossroads. Eating on the cheap? The Food Conspiracy Co-op will provide

free samples of its Fourth

Avenue fare.

Preparation for

the next Cyclovia

Sunday’s event will prepare you for the second Cyclovia, being held Nov. 2 at a midtown spot that has yet to be determined. Follow the updates at cycloviatucson.org or facebook.com/cycloviatucson online.

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