This April, the Living Streets Alliance partnered with the City of Tucson to host their annual bike-centric event, The Bike Fest. This year marked the largest Fest yet, with 75 events taking place all April and 20 plus businesses showing support in the form of discounts and special deals for cyclists.
A new challenge debuted this year which urged local businesses to scale down from 4-wheeled cars to two-wheeled bicycles. Participants in the 2-Mile Commuter Challenge were asked to commute to work by bike and log their travel hours on the Bike Fest’s website for the month of April.
A total of 57 local businesses, nonprofits and organizations participated, including Raytheon, Himmel Park Library and Pima Community College. Close to 200 cyclists competed in the friendly cycling challenge for prizes and the glory of holding the title of the most bike friendly organization in Tucson.
This year, the honor goes to the Watershed Management Group, a local nonprofit working to think up creative, viable solutions for water sustainability in the Southwest. Twelve employees out of a staff of 16 collectively logged 448 bike trips to work.
Watershed Management Group Takes the Prize for Bike Commutes