CycloMesa Bike Festival Returns to Mesa on April 6
Dust off your helmet, pump up the bike tires and ride to downtown Mesa for a month-long celebration of everything two-wheeled. Valley Bike Month has continued to grow in Mesa where the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program ensures there’s something for everyone to do to join the celebration.
On Saturday April 6, 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 ninth 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, free historic downtown Mesa bike tours, BMX Freestyle show, bicycle giveaways every hour, 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 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 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 6 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.
New this year, CycloMesa will also offer free historic downtown Mesa bicycle tours by AZ ING Tours. Tours last 90 minutes and will highlight Mesa Indulge in Mesa’s mix of award winning architecture, vibrant murals, 20+ bronze statues, art-filled coffee shops, storied alleys & more with a spin through historic neighborhoods and charming Main Street. Two tours will be offered at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.