Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona
More than 60 cyclists showed up last night for the regular Tuesday night Community Bike Ride, and they were joined by 10 of us who were cycling to promote Terry Goddard’s campaign for governor.
Riding bicycles decorated with campaign signs, holiday lights, LED lights, and glow strips and sporting Goddard for Governor t-shirts, we were a small but enthusiastic band of cyclists.
The Cyclists for Goddard gathered near the Geronimo Square, just outside of the University of Arizona Main Gate at 7:30 p.m. to finish decorating our rigs and met up with the weekly Tucson Community Bike Ride cyclists by Old Main at 8:30 p.m.
I had talked with friends about doing the community ride for months, but this was the first time I had done it. The ride went down University Blvd., down 4th Ave. (of course), under Tucson’s most famous underpass, down Congress Street, and wound around downtown, Barrio Viejo, Armory Park, up the Euclid underpass and eventually through the UA and the Arizona Health Sciences Center, and then who knows. After about an hour of cycling with the crowd, my friend and I bailed near University Medical Center and decided to stop off at the Trident about 9:45 p.m. It was a lot of fun. Come join us on October 19 and 26 for Cycling for Goddard– or any Tuesday for the Tucson Community Bike Ride.
BTW, I think I saw Connie Sanchez of Blondes for Brewer lurking in the shadows of the Starbucks, sipping a latte, and spying on us as we prepared our bikes for the ride. How could I miss her with that striking blonde hair, sharp white blazer and glam sunglasses. Is she cooking up something for next week’s ride?