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Annual Bike-Ped Events

The Annual Bike-Ped Count is conducted in October with volunteers at more than 100 count locations, where volunteers count the number of people walking or riding their bike and other information such as if people are wearing helmets or riding their bicycles correctly.

Cyclovia Tucson is an annual car-free event covering approximately 5 square miles where people can walk, ride their bike, push strollers or rollerblade in select streets to socialize with their neighbors and the community. The next Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Known as one of the premier organized rides in the United States, El Tour de Tucson attracts more than 9,000 riders from around the country and beyond, who may choose to ride 111, 85, 60 or 42 miles. The El Tour Fun Run, open to anyone, has 6, 3 and 1/4-mile routes. El Tour is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

The Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA) of Tucson organizes this event for people to swap bikes on 4th Avenue between 6th and 9th streets. The 2012 Fall Bike Swap is Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

El Grupo youth cycling team organizes an annual scavenger hunt which is a family-friendly event where teams hunt down objects on a fun bicycle route.

A unique ride travels to 10 cookie stands that are hosted by local clubs and organizations.

GABA hosts this annual event, where bicyclists ride together with toys in tow and end up at Reid Park Zoo to deliver the toys.

The Tour de Cure is marking its 21st year. The local fund-raising ride will take place in Oro Valley.

Bike Fest is Tucson's annual celebration of bicycling and features dozens of events that Tucsonan's can enjoy.  Bike Fest  is presented by the Living Streets Alliance with help from the City of Tucson, Pima County and Pima Association of Governments. The Bike Fest highlights Bike 2 Work Week, Cyclovia Tucson and a Bike Commuter Challenge available through PAG's Sun Rideshare program at

Bike 2 Work Week is a celebration for regular bike commuters and an opportunity for people to give bike commuting a try. Businesses join in the festivities by offering specials throughout the week. The event is typically held in April.

This bicycle race is open to all ages and abilities. Courses around the perimeter of the Tucson mountains are 73, 27, 4 and 1/4 mile courses.

This is an event that encourages students to walk or bike to school in order to raise awareness for important issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections among families, schools and the broader community. This event takes place in October each year.

This is an annual spring time event that builds off the October International Walk to School Day event and also encourages students to walk or bicycle to school.  This event takes place in April. 


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