Occupy Tucson vs. El Tour De Tucson!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

El Tour de Tucson is a huge community event - happens every year the weekend before Thanksgiving - and it's been like that for over 27 years.  This year it's set for Saturday, November 19th. 

I've been an El Tour event volunteer, cyclist and strong supporter for over 18 of those years (to the left is just a handful of my medals from the Tour!).  No doubt, the Occupy Tucson group has really caught the attention of me as well as probably 15,000 other people right now who are a part of the biggest cycling event in the country.

Why?  Because Occupy Tucson has set up camp right in the very spot of the Start/Finish line for the cycling event!

And El Tour isn't the only one affected - the Little Angels of Tucson has their annual walk remembering the lives of children who have died, at this very location this coming Saturday. Both of these events have had the park reserved for months and secured necessary permits well in advance of respective events dates.

In the meantime, violation tickets have been issued, event organizers have gone to the park asking the individuals to step aside, the City has asked these folks to peacefully pack up and leave - but so far - they remain saying their message is more important than a kids event or a bike race.

*Occupying* my mind right now is that El Tour and the little kids of Tucson will succeed.  It has nothing to do with being for or against the Occupy cause. The message that needs to get across is that what will occupy the park this weekend and on the 19th will be the kids and cyclists who are giving back to this community!

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Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
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Occupy needs to pack up and move out! Kids first, business last. It's like Faith, Family and Work. You have to get them in the right order to be successful in any of them. (And I'm not talking the same kind of success as the world views it! ☺ I know that you will know what I mean!!) XOOX

Nov 02, 2011 03:41 PM #1
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Distracting from this event with other purposes in mind is an outright shame.  The focus should be on the kids, the event and what it brings.  Hope all goes well!

Nov 02, 2011 03:41 PM #2
Larry Story
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate


If nothing else they can move them out.  Sorry but peaceful law abiding citizens come before people that make their own rules and ignore the rights of others. 

Nov 02, 2011 05:32 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Gab.....that's a lot of medals.....you're the best and I hope you have a peaceful event....I want to see another medal....

Nov 02, 2011 11:07 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Tucson has a variety of events that seem never to end

Nov 02, 2011 11:56 PM #5
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