J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Rocks surrounded by mosaic tiles compose the centerpiece of the bike stop, which was officially opened last week. The pedestrian and bicyclist stop is located on the southeast corner of North First Avenue and East Palisades Road in Oro Valley.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Susan Cooper takes a picture of her son Tommy, 17, and friend Cara Roberts, 17, in front of one of the pillars they helped build. Ten Ironwood Ridge High School students and recent graduates helped build the stop alongside professional artist Amy Kyle.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Artists and attendees jump to celebrate the opening of the new bike/walk rest stop at North First Avenue and East Palisades Road in Oro Valley last Tuesday morning. More than 50 people showed up to watch the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new stop.