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Join Scottsdale Public Art and the city of Scottsdale for our annual Cycle the Arts! This free public art tour via bicycle offers participants the chance to see multiple sculptures and other public artworks around south Scottsdale, all while enjoying a leisurely, nine-mile bike ride. Check in at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to begin the family-friendly ride. 

This is the first guided Cycle the Arts since 2019 due to COVID-19 cancellations. And where recent rides took participants to the southernmost sections of the city, this year’s event travels northward to include artworks like Water Mark by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, Industrial Pipe Wave by Christopher Fennell, Terraced Cascade by Lorna Jordan, and Michael’s Dream by Jasper D’Ambrosi. 

The route will also include stops at numerous artworks in Old Town Scottsdale. Each stop will feature information about the artworks presented by Scottsdale Public Art staff and board members. If feasible, some of the artists may be present to talk about their pieces. 

The 9-mile ride should be finished before noon. Helmets are required, and remember to bring water. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP at the link above. 

Bicycle Safety Tips: 

  • Make sure all equipment on the bicycle is in working order (brakes, gears, tires, etc.). 
  • Always wear a properly fitted helmet and securely fasten the strap. 
  • Wear appropriate shoes (such as sneakers). Avoid wearing flip-flops or riding barefoot. 
  • Wear neon or fluorescent or bright colors when riding (day or night) and wear something that reflects light (reflective shoes, reflective tape, etc.). 
  • Do not wear headphones so you can hear the traffic and pedestrians around you. Never text and ride. 
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic and stay as far to the right as possible. Use bike lanes whenever you can. 
  • Obey all traffic laws—including signs, signals, and lane markings—when riding on the roadway. 
  • If crossing a roadway, it is safest to walk your bicycle in the crosswalk. Look left, right, left before entering, and continue to look all around. 
  • If riding between the hours of sunset and sunrise, the front of the bike should be equipped with a headlight lamp and the rear of the bike should be equipped with a tail light lamp and reflector. 
  • Cross at intersections and never pull out into the roadway from between parked cars. 
  • If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, yield to pedestrians and give them an audible signal (such as, “passing on your left”) before overtaking and passing them. 

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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