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Cruise the Canals

  • South Bridge along Arizona Canal & Marshall Way 4420 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)

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 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.

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.
Questions: [email protected]
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.

Register Here

Thanks to our amazing sponsors SRP, Water - Use It Wisely and co-hosts Watershed Management Group!


Scottsdale Bike Rentals

Arizona Outback Adventures - (480)-945-2881
17465 N 93rd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Price: $35 dollars for four hours. Options for delivery and pick up. 15% off on the day of if you mention “Cruise the Canals.”

Bike Emporium - (480) 991-5430
8443 E. McDonald Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Price: $15 for each hour, $35 dollars for a day. Beach cruisers and electric hybrids.

Spinners on the Green - (480)-941-2513
7607 E. McDowell Rd., Ste. 115 Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Price: $15 for each hour, $25 for 4 hours, $35 dollars for a day.

McDowell Mountain Cycles - (480) 272-8741
11879 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Price: $50 a day. Hardcore road and mountain bikes.