Paul Birmingham pic of Arizona Outdoors.
Have you ever wanted to learn the fun and excitement of clay target shooting but didn’t know where to start? Clay target shooting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing recreational sports.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering free introductory women’s programs on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, March 2 at the Three Points Public Shooting Range, located on U.S. Route 86 just west of Robles Junction (about 25 miles southwest of Tucson). The program starts at 10 a.m. and will last about two hours.
The program will provide everything you need, including a loaner shotgun during the event, ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection, and expert instruction in a safe, friendly, non-intimidating environment. The program is based on the tremendously successful Desert Roses women’s shotgun shooting program held at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center in Phoenix.
Best of all, there is no charge. However, pre-registration is required, as class size is limited.
To register, contact Mike Rogers at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center at email@example.com or (602) 909-7817. Bring a friend!
These events are being conducted in partnership with the Tucson Rifle Club, Pinnacle Shooting Sports, and Confident Shotgunning.
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation staff are installing 124 new signs on the Rillito River Park portion of The Loop this month. Signs provide directions at intersections and also show distances to points of interest along The Loop.
With the new signs, Loop users can discover ways to reach new destinations via The Loop. “The Loop is the hub of the metropolitan area, it links to almost every one of the jurisdictions,” says County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. “So The Loop becomes the main corridor—for pedestrians, bikes, other alternative transportation modes. It’s a great way to reach any destination, whether you’re going to work, school, restaurants, or shopping.”
Where The Loop crosses major streets, new signs show how to access the street or continue on The Loop beneath underpasses. The Santa Cruz River Park and Julian Wash Greenway will be the next sections of The Loop to receive signs.
The Loop path encompasses both banks of four major river systems or waterways. Pima County residents and visitors can enjoy biking, walking, or running along the Rillito River, the Santa Cruz River, the Pantano Wash, the Julian Wash and the Harrison Greenway. The Loop also has path extensions along tributary washes or extensions. These include the Tanque Verde Wash, the Canada del Oro Wash, and north and south of the Santa Cruz River.
More than one third of the metropolitan population lives within a half mile of the Loop or Loop extended paths.
Pima County’s partners in The Loop are: City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley, City of South Tucson, Regional Transportation Authority, and the Arizona Department of Transportation.
For more information about The Loop, visit: www.pima.gov/TheLoop.
Come to a Bicycle Party in downtown Tucson hosted by Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, pro cyclist Tom Danielson, and Bicycling Magazine editor-in-chief Peter Flax. "Ride on Tucson" will take place on Sunday, January 20, 1-4 p.m., in the Armory Park neighborhood.
Dempsey and Danielson hatched the idea to celebrate the great bicycling community in Tucson and Pima County. The routewill be closed to vehicle traffic so people of all ages and abilities can ride around one of Tucson's oldest neighborhoods. Armory Park will host music, including Jovert, Tucson High Magnet School's steel drum band, and the Determined Luddites. Other festivities will take place throughout the afternoon.
Ride the 2.2-mile route as many times as you want, meet some new bicycling friends, and pick up event posters signed by Dempsey and Danielson. If your bike isn't ready to ride, mechanics will be on hand to fix flat tires and do other minor repairs. Helmets are required. Bikes are waterproof, so "Ride on Tucson" will happen rain or shine! If you ride, you might be featured in upcoming Bicycling Magazine videos and articles.
Visit http://www.20-20cycling.com/ride-on-tucson/ for more information.