Desert dwellers know what a precious resource water is. But do you know where our water comes from and how it gets to your tap? Find out by joining our friends at Local First Arizona on a bike cruise along the Arizona Canal.
We’ll pedal from Old Town Scottsdale to OHSO Brewery with Valley water experts filling us in on everything you’ve always wondered about our water system. Along the way, we’ll hear from the following:
- Learn about the canal system from Jim Duncan, Salt River Project Engineer. We’ll stop at the scenic Arizona Falls, the oldest hydro-electric generation site in Phoenix, where we will learn how the Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal’s waterfall.
- Water – Use It Wisely will share information about water conservation in the desert and easy steps we can all take to be more water aware.
- Watershed Management Group will share information on rainwater harvesting and how you can create landscape features that preserve our watershed.
- OHSO Brewery will be sharing their beer made with Sinagua Malt, a water conserving malt grown in the Verde Valley and talking about water in the beer making process.
The bike ride is approximately seven miles roundtrip.
Date: December 1st
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend! Food, drink and bike rental are not included and will be purchased separately. There are several bike rental options in Old Town Scottsdale.
Meeting location: South Bridge along Arizona Canal & Marshall Way, 4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Need to rent a bike? Please scroll down for bike rental options.
NOTE: This event has limited space and is expected to fill up so RSVP is required!