Bike Fest starts today and goes all month.

You know what that means? Free breakfast. Free ice cream. Free stuff, all as a reward for your pedal power.

Fill out your calendar with these fun things to do:

• Bike, scoot, skate or walk on five miles of car-free streets at Cyclovia Tucson, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave. A second Cyclovia event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the University of Arizona.

• Get discounts at restaurants next week by riding your bike.

The deals are part of the Pedal the Pueblo events, and the kickoff is a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. April 8 at Whole Foods, 3360 E. Speedway.

Go to for a list of discounts.

• Bike to Work and School Day is April 10, and there are more freebies and deals around town.

• Get deals on bikes, parts and other gear at the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association's Bike Swap Meet, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street downtown.

• Bike to the Zoo Day is April 21 at the Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way. Get free entry and free ice cream when you ride your bike.

• A Bicycle Scavenger Hunt at 9 a.m. April 21 at Armory Park is a family-friendly event that raises money for El Grupo, a youth bicycling club. Register at


• The Tucson Bus Riders Union will host a community hearing on the future of the Ronstadt Transit Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

• Granada Avenue will be closed at St. Mary's Road on Thursday and stay closed for four days while crews work on a drainage culvert. Use Main Avenue or Stone Avenue as an alternative southbound route into the downtown area.

• The city is repaving Craycroft Road between the Rillito River Bridge and Grant Road and also Golf Links Road between Wilmot and Kolb roads.

The work will take a few weeks, but it will be done at night so it won't mess up your commute.


Martin Brownstein often finds himself sitting at a red light on Oracle Road at Suffolk Drive at 4 a.m. when there's no cross-traffic.

"Is that signal supposed to be on a sensor to detect traffic attempting to enter Oracle Road?" he asked. "Can the timing of the signal be checked?"

A: The Arizona Department of Transportation sent a crew to check it out, found a malfunctioning vehicle-detection camera and replaced it, said spokesman Dustin Krugel.

ADOT inspects traffic signals on state highways at least twice a year, he said, but the public can report possible malfunctions (for signals on state highways only) by calling 1-800-379-3701.

On a related note, be extra careful at the Oracle-Suffolk intersection. Last year the Oro Valley Police Department identified it as one of the most dangerous in town, and officers keep a close eye on drivers there.

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