Perimeter Bicycling Supports Bond Proposition to Build Arizona Bicycle Center – Velodrome

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

VelodromeMelhado300x200pxPerimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc, the producer of the upcoming 33rd El Tour de Tucson, strongly supports the passing of all seven bond propositions on the 2015 ballot.  We believe the passing of these propositions will create jobs, build critical public infrastructure, improve economic recovery, increase home values, attract tourism and improve the quality of life for everyone in Pima County.

Our community is recognized as a leading bicycle capital, attracting people from around the world.  This bond will improve road conditions and widen and increase the number of bicycle paths making our county “the gateway to southern Arizona and Mexico.” Additionally, the passage of the bond will make our roads safer for bicyclists and motorists.

When out of town bicyclists experience one of our cycling events – like El Tour de Tucson – they often come back again and again with their families, friends and business colleagues to enjoy the many different attractions of Pima County, including resorts, museums, zoo, national and local parks, and The Loop, a 55-mile bicycle and pedestrian, shared-use path around Tucson.

Proposition #428, together with private donations, would fund a new Arizona Bicycle Center-Velodrome (ABC) that will help elevate Tucson/Pima County from a “Gold” to a “Platinum” bicycle-friendly community, as ranked by The League of American Bicyclists.

ABC will provide an opportunity to attract an international field of racers to compete in a “World Cup” event creating funding that will support the Center’s mission as an educational institute where our youth of Pima County will learn about health, nutrition and safety that will supplement the physical education programs of our local schools. ABC will be a nexus of health and wellness in our county.

Your “yes” vote on Proposition #428 and the other six propositions will enhance the health and well-being of our county.

Richard J. DeBernardis
Founder, President & CEO
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.

 Paid for by YES on the Pima County Bonds

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