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Hotel Congress Born & Brewed: Bikes, Brew & BBQ
September 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Living Streets Alliance and Bookmans Sports Exchange are teaming up to provide complimentary bike valet parking this Saturday, September 19th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for day two of the Hotel Congress Born & Brewed: Bikes, Brew & BBQ event.
The inaugural Bikes, Brew & BBQ hosted at The Hotel Congress is an exciting event featuring bicycle tours, local craft breweries and barbeque. Bikes, Brew & BBQ celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist as well as checking out all local breweries and gaining knowledge about beer brewed downtown. Biking and walking tours are self-guided. Purchase tickets by visiting http://www.ticketfly.com/event/919903 or visiting the front desk of Hotel Congress. Bicycle riders can securely store their bike at the complimentary valet which will be located on the west side of N. 5th Ave. on the downtown “Beach” area directly in front of the MLK Apartments between E. Toole Ave. and E. Congress Ave.
The Living Streets Alliance Bike Valet service provides secure bike parking for festivals, fairs, concerts, sporting events, neighborhood events, and more. The service includes on-duty valet attendants to park and monitor bikes during the event, and lightweight, mobile, event racks that can park more than 100 bikes reducing the carbon footprint of an event and negative traffic impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Living Streets Alliance’s Bike Valet program is underwritten by Pima County’s Clean Air Program, the City of Tucson’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, Visit Tucson, and is sustained by event organizers or sponsors who in turn make the service free to attendees. The sponsor of this Saturday’s bike valet service is Bookmans Sports Exchange retail store located at 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.
“The opportunity to skip vehicle trips and choose active modes of transportation, like biking to an event, will improve overall community health and air quality,” said Beth Gorman, Senior Program Manager at Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.
The Living Streets Alliance Bike Valet program is available to all festival and event organizers interested in “greening” their events. Quotes for event organizers are available by contacting Living Streets Alliance at 520-261-8777 or email [email protected]
The mission of Living Streets Alliance is to “promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play.” LSA is improving access for active modes of transportation in the region through outreach, education, advocacy and research. Visit http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/ for more info.