Mesa Adventure Challenge Returns Oct. 28
You might have heard them called "adventure races", "scavenger dashes", "goose chases", or some other name, but the idea is to gather 2 to 6 people and set out on a fun adventure that is filled with clues that you have to solve - and some crazy physical challenges, too. Don't worry, the challenges aren't scary or hard - it's all about having a good time!
The next big adventure challenge is Saturday, October 28, 2017. Registration is open!
This year’s event will be held on from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. The race will begin and end at Desert Eagle Brewing Company in downtown Mesa and will take participants anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. Wrapping up the challenge at the brewery invites participants to linger longer in downtown Mesa to meet locals at the local watering hole.
Movies in the Park Returns Sept. 16!
Mesa’s free family movie series returns Saturday, Sept. 16, at Harmony Park for a screening of Finding Dory. In its 3rd season, the Ride-In-Movies at the Park, hosted by the City of Mesa’s Bike & Pedestrian Program and SRP, provides a fun, family-friendly outdoor event for residents.
Traveling to a different park throughout the City, each monthly movie begins around sunset. Moviegoers are encouraged to walk or bike to the movie, remember your helmets and bike lights! Arrive early for safety messages and activities for the kids.
|September 16, 2017||Harmony Park|| 1434 S. 32nd St.
|7:00 p.m.||Finding Dory|
|October 7, 2017||Mountain View Park|| 845 N. Lindsay Rd.
|6:30 p.m.||Hocus Pocus|
|November 4, 2017||Escobedo Park||
215 E. 6th St.
|6:00 p.m.||The LEGO Batman Movie|
|February 3, 2018||Red Mountain Park||
7745 E. Brown
|6:30 p.m.||Despicable Me 3|
|March 3, 2018||Palo Verde Park|| 3135 S. Dobson
|7:00 p.m.||Smurfs Lost Village|
|April 28, 2018||Skyline Park|| 655 S. Crismon
|7:30 p.m.||Cars 3|
|May 5, 2018||Summit Park|| 6237 E. Virginia St.
|7:45 p.m.||Emoji Movie|
Read SpokeLife Spring/Summer 2017 edition, a magazine all about cycling in Mesa!
Interactive City of Mesa Bike Map
(click "Parks & Recreation" at top; then "Show Bike Paths/Routes" on left)
Bike Map - Valley-wide
Adult safety education classes are offered by the Bike & Pedestrian Program! In this 90-minute workshop, adults learn the how-to's of basic road safety, gear and how to navigate Mesa's 578-miles of bike lanes. At the end of class, each participant receives free safety gear including a helmet, bike lock, lights, bells water bottle and more. Pre-registration is required through the library event system: mesalibrary.org/events
Adult classes will return in the fall:
- September 27, Main Library ; 6-7:30 p.m.
- November 8, Dobson Ranch Library; 6-7:30 p.m.
- December 6, Red Mountain Library; 6-7:30 p.m.
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