Hilltop Family Bike Day

Join Downtown On the Go (DOTG) and 2nd Cycle for the free Hilltop Family Bike Day on Saturday, August 6th from 11am-2pm! Enjoy a fun, youth-friendly bike obstacle course, a four (4) mile family-friendly bike ride through the neighborhood at noon, and ice cream provided by Hilltop Action Coalition. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist, or you’re just getting started, this event is accessible for everyone. The obstacle course will be setup 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 Bike Committee members 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? We’ll have youth bikes for kids to borrow for the obstacle course, helmets to share, and snacks to fill you up! Register here for free!

DOTG is proud to present bike related events year-round, and to advocate for safe, accessible, equitable and connected bike infrastructure in Tacoma. Learn more about Downtown On the Go by finding us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks to the City of Tacoma, Venues & Events for supporting this event.

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2022 Scavenger Hunt

Curious about Downtown Tacoma? Want to get outside and celebrate summer? Then DOTG has the event for you! Starting out on August 4, the free challenge will send you on a journey through downtown to decode clues, do activities, and visit locations on foot, on bike or skateboard, or by bus and Link.

Registration is closed for the virtual hunt, but you can still REGISTER HERE for the in-person hunt (5-8pm on Aug. 11 at Firefighters’ Park)!

The hybrid event, sponsored by Pierce Transit, Waste Connections, Razor and BCRA, offers two ways to participate: complete the hunt virtually on your own between August 4 – 11 and submit answers via email, or pack the fun into one evening (like we used to!) between 5pm – 8pm on August 11, starting at Firefighters’ Park (909 A Street). Participants choosing the eight day virtual hunt should register online by Monday, August 1, and will receive details and clue sheets via email at noon on Thursday, August 4. Join us at the in-person celebration at Firefighters’ Park from 5 – 8pm on August 11th to pick up prizes, and enjoy live music, activities and opportunities to meet DOTG staff, partners and sponsors.

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. All ages are welcome.  Scavenger hunters can work individually or create a team up to five members. Prizes will be awarded to teams and individuals who achieve certain point levels based on responses and activities. Engage with Downtown On the Go social media during the hunt by using unique hashtags, sharing photos and checking in at specific locations.

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Ride the Bus with Pierce Conservation District

To celebrate Ride Transit Month, Downtown On the Go is riding the bus with Pierce Conservation District. The event will take place on Thursday, June 23rd from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Participants will meet at Commerce Street Transfer Area Zone C to ride Pierce Transit Route 41 through Tacoma’s Eastside to the Swan Creek Park Community Garden, then return to Commerce Street.

Pierce Conservation District Executive Director Dana Coggon will highlight PCD’s recent community work in the Eastside, including at Roosevelt Elementary and Swan Creek Park. Ride the Bus events are a celebration of community and transit in Tacoma, highlighting local organizations and leaders while getting Tacomans out on transit.

Space is limited, registration is required. Loaded ORCA cards will be provided to participants. Thank you to Pierce Transit for their partnership, and Rainier Connect for sponsoring Downtown On the Go’s 2022 Ride Transit Month events.

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Walk Tacoma: Tacoma Youth Symphony & Friends Music Walk

Explore the vibrant musical culture of downtown Tacoma in this 0.5 mile walk, led by the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. The walk will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6 in Pierce Transit Park/Theatre Square Park (the park next to Theater on the Square) and lead throughout the downtown Theater District, Antique Row, and Opera Alley. Enjoy performances along the walk that highlight a variety of arts organizations and learn more about the history and programs that these groups offer! At the end of the walk, enjoy ice cream and popsicles provided by the TYSA Board of Trustees. An American Sign Language interpreter will be available on the tour. Register here for free!

After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

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Transit Trivia Night

To celebrate Ride Transit Month, Downtown On the Go, Pierce Transit, and Pierce Trips are teaming up to bring the first annual Transit Trivia event. 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 in the 7 Seas Brewing backroom (2101 Jefferson Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday June 9th. Small snacks will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring in their own outside food. There will be two trivia rounds, with the top two teams in each round receiving prizes and an overall grand prize. Prizes will include Ride Transit Month T-Shirts, Pierce Transit and Pierce Trips swag, Pierce County trail system thermoses, and gift cards to local businesses located along the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension route. 

Facebook Event Here. Thank you to Rainier Connect for sponsoring Downtown On the Go’s Ride Transit Month events.

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Walk Tacoma: Brewery District Architecture

Learn about the architectural history of several iconic buildings in downtown’s brewery district on the next in-person tour of the 2022 Walk Tacoma series. The 1.1 mile walk, led by Susan Johnson, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Coordinator, will begin at the bottom of the UW-Tacoma stairs on June 1 at 6pm. The tour will highlight the evolution of brewery spaces in downtown, including historic companies and new additions to the district. Register here for free! Stick around at 7 Seas – the last tour stop – for a post-walk social. After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

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Bike to Work Day

May is Bike Month all over the world – but the best celebration is right here in Tacoma! On May 20th we will welcome everyone who rides a bike in Tacoma to join us at Campfire Coffee (1554 Market St.) from 7-9am to enjoy 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. The first 20 people who pre-register get a limited edition Pierce County trails water bottle or thermal mug.

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thank you to GeoEngineers and Dero for sponsoring this Bike to Work day event.

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Bike Bingo

Celebrate Bike Month by participating in Downtown On the Go’s (DOTG) Bike Bingo Event between May 12th-31st! Download your Bike Bingo card here, or from our Facebook or Instagram pages, then check off boxes by completing activities, visiting locations, and learning about bike infrastructure in Tacoma. Win a prize by completing a single-row bingo or complete a “black out” bingo to be entered to win a grand prize. Completed Bingo cards can be submitted via email (emilyn@downtownonthego.org) or by May 31st at 2nd Cycle. Winners will be notified via email in early June.

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thanks to Dero for sponsoring our Bike Month events!

 

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Bike to the Broadway Farmers Market

Celebrate Bike Month by cycling to the Downtown Farmers Market on May 12th (10am-2pm, on Broadway between S. 9th and St. 11th)! Visit the Downtown On the Go (DOTG) booth to get more information about bike resources as well as details for the events we have planned for the summer, including Bike Bingo and our Walk Tacoma series. The Market will be generously offering $2 market tokens to those that travel by bike to the market on May 12th, so don’t forget to stop by the Market info booth to get yours!

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thanks to Dero for sponsoring our Bike Month events!

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Walk Tacoma: Hilltop Tree Walk

Learn about the trees in Hilltop on the next in-person tour of the 2022 Walk Tacoma series. The 1.5 mile walk, led by the Tacoma Tree Foundation will begin at People’s Park at noon on May 4. Pre-registration is not required. The Tacoma Tree Foundation educates, empowers, and supports community members in neighborhood-based greening. After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

For more information on the full Walk Tacoma Series find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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