Pima County, Ariz. – Join the celebration to connect the pedestrian and bike paths through the Santa Cruz and Rillito river parks on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The 23-mile path from West Silverlake Road to North Craycroft Road is the longest completed, continuous segment of “The Loop” – 55 miles of car-free  paths being developed around Tucson (with links to Marana and Oro Valley) for Pima County residents and visitors to enjoy on foot, bikes, skates, and  horses.

Walk, ride, run or skate to the dedication site on West Sunset Road, west of Interstate 10, for a ceremony/celebration at 10 a.m.

To get free T-shirts, water bottles, backpacks and safety gear while supplies last, register between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. at one of the locations below before heading to the dedication site:

*        Flowing Wells District Park, 5510 N. Shannon Road.

*        Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 N. Silverbell Road.

*        Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive in Marana.

The Northwest YWCA at 7770 N. Shannon Road is planning a pre-Launch the
Loop bike safety rodeo on Oct. 8.

Check  for updates.

Event partners include Pima County, the City of Tucson, the Town of Marana, the Town of Oro Valley and the Northwest YMCA.