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Tempe Rio Salado Town Lake, Downtown Mill Avenue, Arizona State University


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Half Day - Tuesday April 16


Tempe Rio Salado Town Lake, Downtown Mill Avenue, Arizona State University
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Mill Avenue & Rio Salado in Tempe, AZ
Cost: $57

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On the Trail at Rio Salado Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona


Join City of Tempe planners on a bike ride through the historic Downtown Tempe and surrounding Town Lake districts for a fun and informative adventure. Starting at Tempe’s LEED Certified Transportation Center, where multiple forms of transportation bring residents from all over the valley, travel south down College Avenue and cross through Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.  See what a world class university offers, as you experience a mix of building styles and ASU’s Arboretum. 

Reach the junction of Apache Blvd and Mill Avenue and learn the surprising history behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gammage Auditorium.  Continue along Mill Avenue for a glimpse at Tempe’s walkable urban environment.  Learn the significance of the historic Mill District as you ride under the cool shade trees.  Enter Tempe Beach Park and see firsthand Arizona’s number one visitor destination.  Ride along the lake, watch for the rail or cars as they pass overhead, and stop at the award winning Tempe Center for the Arts. Finish back at the Transportation Center with a new look on Tempe’s historic and modern mix of urban lifestyles.

Length and Difficulty Level

The ride is 5 miles of flat terrain – moderate fitness level is required.

Bikes provided by

Arizona Outback Adventures


Eric Iwersen, City of Tempe


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