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Apr 5, 2014 7:28 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Two weekend events celebrate bike-friendly city and community

TUCSON - Two events in downtown held this weekend look to promote a bicycle-friendly atmosphere within the community.

This is the first year Hullabaloo is held in Tucson. It has a rich history in Flagstaff but local organizers are hopeful that through piggybacking off the success of Cyclovia that it will bode well for the festival.

"The reason behind the hullabaloo is to kind of celebrate the community and also give a platform to local businesses, local non-profits and local artists," said Rand Jenkins, an event organizer.

Cyclovia Tucson will close off downtown streets on Sunday to open them up for people to walk and bike while enjoying a variety of vendors. However, this event has a serious undertone - a message about the importance of sharing the road.

"Even though Tucson is a fairly bike-friendly city with a lot of bike lanes, it's not necessarily perceived as a safe place to ride your bike for people of all ages and all abilities," said Kylie Walzak of Cyclovia Tucson.

You can find out more about the celebrations through the following links:


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