CycloMesa Bicycle Festival

CycloMesa Bike Festival Returns to Mesa on April 7

Dust off your helmet, pump you the bike tires and ride to Downtown Mesa for a  celebration of everything two-wheeled.

On Saturday April 7, thousands of biking enthusiasts are expected in downtown Mesa as bike month kicks off with a free festival celebrating all things two-wheeled. CycloMesa, in its eighth year, draws bike lovers from all over the Valley.

Festival goers can spectate as cyclists race in the 62-mile El Tour de Mesa, as well a beer garden, roller derby races, BMX Freestyle show, a bicycle education seminar, vendors, food truck alley and more. Special kids programming, including a bike rodeo, will also be available and is free to the public.

The CycloMesa Bicycle Festival will be held at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more event information, including parking locations and street closures, visit www.cyclomesa.com.

Additional events hosted as part of the CycloMesa festivities on April 7 include the Mesa Adventure Challenge, Bike Edition. This wildly fun urban adventure on a bike is as much adventure race as it is scavenger hunt. Compare it to The Amazing Race, but on a local level. This incredible experience consists of teams of two to six people that will solve clues, travel to local points of interest, and complete fun challenges while discovering Mesa in a whole new way on bicycles. Pre-registration is recommended; use code MESA50 for half-off registration.

Programming celebrating Bike Month will continue, with additional events hosted by the City of Mesa Transportation Department’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program.

  • April 6: Arizona Bicycle Summit

Join local bike enthusiasts at the second annual Arizona Bicycle Summit at the Mesa Convention Center. The summit gathers leaders, educators, planners, public health professionals, event promoters and cyclists of all kinds to discuss current issues related to bicycling in Arizona.  Panel discussions will address topics including: regulations on electric bikes, distracted driving, bicycle programs for youths women, and low-income individuals, and more. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • April 18: Bike 2 Work Day, 7-9 a.m.

Join the City of Mesa staff as they bike to downtown Mesa to meet-up with residents for a pancake and smoothie breakfast where proceeds raised will benefit Roosevelt Elementary. Again, this year will also host an Earth Day Expo during the event to highlight ways residents and employees can go green with different City department offerings.

 

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