You’re Invited: Connecting Tacoma Fundraiser

You’re invited to Downtown On the Go’s fundraiser, “Connecting Tacoma!” We’re so excited to see all of you and share how we’ve been advocating for a more connected, accessible, equitable and livable community.

September 28, 2023:
West of the Waterway: 1901 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Registration is now open!

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Park(ing) Day 2023

Tacoma Park(ing) Day!

Park(ing) Day 2023 has been unfortunately cancelled.

Due to technical challenges and lack of global interest, we are sad to cancel this year’s Park(ing) Day in Tacoma. This special annual event highlights the car-centric decisions that go into planning cities, and showcases Tacoman’s unique ability to creatively upend expectations and reimagine how parking spaces could be used to center people. However, we also recognize that the commitment to create, staff, and engage with the community for our participants is significant. As we move forward, we hope that you’ll keep the spirit of Park(ing) Day in mind, and commit to the first ever National #WeekWithoutDriving, Oct. 2-8. (

Special thanks to everyone who signed up for this year’s Park(ing) Day! We’ll see you around :blush:

Learn more about Park(ing) Day here:


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Pedal with Politicians 2023

Join Downtown On the Go for our annual bike ride with elected officials on Thursday September 7th! There’s lots of new infrastructure coming to Downtown Tacoma- and outside of downtown. We’ll highlight what’s new, what’s missing, and what Tacoma’s bike network could be, with a focus on how bikes integrate with the new Link extension into Stadium and Hilltop. This is an opportunity to engage directly with council members and city staff about biking in Tacoma.

We are expecting to ride with Mayor Woodards, Deputy Mayor Walker, Council Member Rumbaugh, and County Council Member Robyn Denson. Subject to change.

Register below for this 4 mile ride. A helmet and completed waiver are required for participation. Participants will meet at 747 Market St., with the ride departing at 5pm and returning by 7pm. There will be some hills, which will be taken slowly.


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Hilltop Family Bike Day 2023

Join Downtown On the Go (DOTG),  2nd Cycle, and Alchemy Skateboarding for the second annual free Hilltop Family Bike Day on Saturday, August 26th from 11am-1:30pm! Enjoy a fun, youth-friendly bike obstacle course, a mini skate park, and a short family-friendly bike ride through the Hilltop at noon, plus balloons, kids bike decorations, and free helmets.

Whether you’re an experienced cyclist, or you’re just getting started, this event is accessible for everyone. The obstacle course and mini skate park will be set up in the parking lot of the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.) at 1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and the bike ride will start there at noon. The casual ride will be led by DOTG and 2nd Cycle staff and volunteers and will highlight parks and other landmarks in the neighborhood. The ride is a great way to learn about Hilltop and to see how so much of Tacoma is accessible by bike. What better way to experience summertime than getting out on your bike? And be sure to check out the Hilltop Street Fair before or after hanging with us!

We’ll have limited youth bikes and skateboards for kids to borrow for the obstacle course and mini skate park, free bike helmets for the whole family, and fun decorations like balloons and spoke beads. Please note, all participants must sign in and complete a waiver before joining in on the fun, and you must have your own bike or skateboard to join the group ride.

DOTG is proud to present bike related events year-round, and to advocate for safe, accessible, equitable and connected bike infrastructure in Tacoma. Thank you to our partners 2nd Cycle and Alchemy Skateboarding, and to our event sponsors Mary Bridge Children’s and Cascade Bicycle Club for supporting this event.

Volunteers needed! We’re looking for volunteers to help with group ride safety, monitoring the bike obstacle course, and helmet fittings. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions, please email us at

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Walk Tacoma: Scavenger Hunt 2023!

Curious about Downtown Tacoma? Want to get outside and celebrate summer? Then DOTG has the event for you! On August 19, this free annual challenge will send you on a journey throughout downtown to decode clues, do activities, and visit locations on foot, on bike or skateboard, or by bus and Link.

REGISTER FOR THE SCAVENGER HUNT HERE or by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Participants should Register Online by August 18, 2023, and join DOTG staff, vendors, friends and more at Ben Gilbert Park on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. to receive clue sheets and start hunting! This year’s scavenger hunt is 100% in-person, so be sure to register ASAP and get your team together!

Players can hunt alone or with a team of up to five people. DOTG will have prizes at the end of the event at 4:00 p.m. for participants who participate in the hunt, as well as a grand prize drawing for those who get enough points! Join DOTG for this fun, family-friendly event and learn about Tacoma.

Build a team of colleagues from work, grab a pal or two, work individually, or bring the family to learn more about active transportation, explore great Tacoma locations, and get out into the community. Engage with Downtown On the Go social media during the hunt by tagging us, sharing photos and checking in at specific locations.


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Walk Tacoma: Tacoma Youth Symphony (And Friends!) Tour

Join Downtown On the Go for a tour of Downtown Tacoma interspersed with mini-concerts from local arts organizations! These phenomenal artists will be performing at sites around town, so WALK TACOMA with Downtown On the Go and register today!

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2nd Annual Transit Trivia

June is Ride Transit Month in Tacoma and Pierce County! To celebrate, Downtown On the GoPierce Transit, and Pierce Trips are teaming up for the second annual Transit Trivia night. Individuals or teams (up to 6 players) will answer transit related questions featuring historical facts, transit in pop culture, and local transit knowledge. This is a celebration of public transit and its significance in our lives, communities, and broader culture.

Registration is not required, it’s free to participate, and the event and location are family friendly. Transit Trivia will take place at Zeeks Pizza in Downtown Tacoma (1702 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday June 1st. Pizza will be provided with drinks available for purchase. There will be two trivia rounds, and the top three teams overall will receive prizes. Prizes will include Pierce Transit and Pierce Trips swag, and gift cards to local businesses located along the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension route.

Facebook Event Here.

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Walk Tacoma: Waterfront Tour

Join Downtown On the Go for a tour of the infrastructure, built environment and natural processes that go into the Commencement Bay watershed, led by experts from Metro Parks Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma, and GeoEngineers. Find out that: “It’s Under Your Feet: Rocks, Water and the Built Environment!”

Walk Tacoma with us on Wednesday, June 14th and 6:00 p.m., starting at the bottom of the Museum of Glass stairs, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA.

Join us after the walk for a social at The Living Taproom with the walk leaders and DOTG staff! The first 20 attendees at the social will receive a free drink on us! (21+ only)

Register now at the form below:

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Bike Bingo: Bike Month 2023

Happy Bike Month, Tacoma!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! New Bike Bingo card due date: May 30 at 12:00 p.m.

Join us from May 15 to May 30 for a BINGO across Tacoma! Complete activities, see some sights and practice riding around town to complete a bingo by May 28! We have more to announce about this in the weeks to come, so stay tuned by following the event on Facebook by clicking here.

Get your BINGO card here:

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Bike to Work Day: Bike Month 2023

May is Bike Month all over the world – but the best celebration is right here in Tacoma! On May 19th we will welcome everyone who rides a bike in Tacoma to join us at Cremello Cafe (764 Broadway in Downtown Tacoma) between 7am and 9am to enjoy free coffee and treats, and get excited about biking. Whether you bike to work, school, the grocery store, restaurant or bar, wherever – we want to champion you during this bikiest of months.

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma and Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. Get more info about Bike Month events at

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