You are invited to the launch of Tucson’s tugo bike share program! Tugo Bike Share is a network of bicycles and stations designed for short, one-way bicycle trips and the City of Tucson’s newest commuter transportation option.
Friday, November, 17, 2017
Catalina Park (941 N. 4th Avenue)
Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share program launches Friday, November 17, with 35 stations and over 300 bicycles. The event runs from noon until 2pm, with an official kick off at 12:30 p.m. at Catalina Park, 900 North 4th Avenue, with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild as emcee, and concluding with the first group of tugo bike share riders heading off to one of the self-service, solar powered stations in the downtown and university areas. Local radio station KRQ/93.7 will provide music. Light refreshments will be provided during the event.
Seeking volunteer cyclists!
Tugo Bike Share is seeking volunteer cyclists to pedal the bikes from Catalina Park to various docking stations in the Downtown and University areas. The launch will include a ride-out at approximately 1pm. All volunteer riders are encouraged to bring their own helmets to the ride-out. Helmets will not be provided at the November 17 launch event.
How to join the ride-out
Register as a volunteer rider at TugoBikeShare.com.
Can’t make it to the ride-out?
You can still try out the bikes and ride free! To increase awareness, Tugo Bike Share will, with the generous support of Caterpillar, provide Free Ride Tuesdays for the entire month of December. This means that every Tuesday, people can take a bike for 30-minute ride segments for $0.
We anticipate increased traffic throughout the duration of the event. Parking without a permit will be allowed around the perimeter of the park that day, though we will be mindful of homeowners in the blocks immediately surrounding the park and attempt to minimize the disruption as little as possible.
More info: email General Manager Priscilla Teran
Tugo bike share is made possible, in part, by the support of our sponsors: Premium Sponsors Banner Health, the Tohono O’odham Nation, Tucson Electric Power and Tucson Medical Center; Program Sponsors Rio Nuevo and Visit Tucson; and Supporting Sponsors Caterpillar, El Rio Health, The Gadsden Company, HealthOn Broadway and Tucson Roadrunners, and by federal funds through the Pima Association of Governments.
The only chains that give you freedom are the ones of a bicycle.