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Downtown to Defiance

Downtown to Defiance is a free Open Streets event on Sunday, September 13 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Enjoy almost 7 miles of the beautiful Tacoma waterfront clear of car traffic. This is an event for walking, bicycling, skateboarding, scootering, rollerblading—whatever human-powered travel mode you can imagine!

Everyone is welcome to this annual Sunday Parkways event, the only one like it in Tacoma-Pierce County. Please pre-register below and consider donating to support this event.

Registration is not required, but the first 500 registrants will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to South Sound Running, Playback Sports or Kayakers Go Coastal.

Volunteers Needed!

Get involved with this great event by signing up to volunteer! We need your help to make this event possible. There are many ways to help out and still be part of the fun – check out the descriptions below!

Volunteer Opportunities D2D 2015

If you are ready to help out, please complete the Google Signup form and we’ll be in touch with details. As a thank you, volunteers will get a food voucher to be used during the event. This is an awesome event and we can make it even better with your help!

The Route

Join the course at any point along the route and enjoy fun activities in the Metro Parks sites on the waterfront!

D2D 2015 Access Points Map

Downtown to Defiance is about celebrating and encouraging sustainable, active transportation options. Please plan to walk, bicycle (skate, rollerblade, etc.), use transit, or share rides to this event.

For more information about the options available, click the links below.

Downtown to Defiance 2014:



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