Welcome to Bike Fest Tucson!

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DSC_0006Bike Fest Tucson is an annual celebration of the most incredible form of human-powered transportation in the world – the bicycle! Clean and green, so simple, elegant, affordable and fun – the bicycle deserves an entire month dedicated to celebrating its beauty and practicality. This year Bike Fest is designed to encourage everyone in Tucson to take a new look at the bicycle in your garage, hanging on your wall, or waiting for you in a local bike shop to purchase and make your own. How do you want to spend the glorious, warm, sun-drenched days or cool nights of April riding your bicycle?

Bike Fest 2014 just wrapped up and it was a blast!  We had over 50 events in 30 days and it was awesome.

Mark your calendars for April 2015 – it’ll be here before you know it!

In the meantime, here’s 4 to stay involved:

  1. Get tuned in. Make sure that you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up to receive Bike Fest e-blasts (the form is at the top of this page).  Even though Bike Fest 2014 is over, we share lots of cool bicycle related stuff year-round.
  2. Keep the bicycle momentum building.  We heard loud and clear that having a calendar to post events on is something that is useful throughout the year.  So, we’re leaving our event page up and you can post your bicycle-related events anytime of the year.  It’s a great way to get the word out!
  3. Start scheming: figure out your dream event! The best thing about Bike Fest is that anyone and everyone is invited to host an event.  The sky is the limit.  As long as it has something to do with the bicycle, it works, whether it’s a progressive dinner by bicycle, a bicycle art crafting circle, or even a bicycle parade.  Yes, April 2015 is a still a ways away, but if you start planning now, just think how stellar your event will be.  Need some ideas or some how-to advise?  Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Visit this page for a complete “how-to”.
  4. Get on board as a sponsor. Bike Fest reaches far and wide throughout the Tucson region.  50,000+ people participate in Bike Fest events and hundreds of thousands more hear about it through Bike Fest marketing and outreach.  It’s a great way to promote your business.  How?  We’re glad you asked.  You can become an official sponsor of Bike Fest, underwrite an event, or provide in-kind support (we will gladly accept gift-cards and other donated goods to be used as prizes for the 2-Mile Commuter Challenge). If you’re a business, you can also offer a discount or promo to bicyclists as part of Pedal the Pueblo.

Note: As a reminder, it’s a mandatory law in the City of Tucson and Pima County that youth under 18 years of age wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet.  And, for all of you over 18: we think your brain is sexy!  Consider wearing a helmet too ;)