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Cruise the Canals
December 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join Water – Use It Wisely, Local First Arizona and Watershed Management Group on December 1 for a cruise of the canals. 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? Join us on a bike cruise along the Arizona Canal, where 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. (PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW)
The bike ride is approximately seven miles round-trip.
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
Need to rent a bike? Visit Local First Event Page for a list of Scottsdale Bike Rentals
IMPORTANT NOTE: The spots at OHSO Brewery are all full but we’d love to have you join us on the bike ride! Please RSVP and if spaces at OHSO open up we will fill them on a first-RSVP’d, first-served basis. You are also welcome to reserve your own table at OHSO by calling them at 602.955.0358.