Valley Metro Light Rail Joy Ride to Downtown Phoenix

Description: Hey Soles, let’s ride the Metro Light Rail to downtown Phoenix! We will start this trek at the bar across the McClintock/Apache Light Rail station as we wait for everyone to arrive. From there, we will hike across the street to the train station and ride to Washington & Central Avenue Station to dine and wander about. There are a lot of things going on as this is first Friday, including free admission to some museums and the Science Center.

Difficulty: Easy

Total Distance: approx 3 miles

Start Elevation: 1,140 ft., Elevation Gain: 50 ft.

Drive Time: 0

Water to Bring: 16 oz

Meeting Time/Place: 6:15pm / Tempe Tavern at Metro Valley Light Rail Station McClintock Drive/Apache Blvd

Estimated Return Time: 1:30am the latest

Leader: Irma Hentges

Minimum Attendees Required: 4

RSVP By: Thursday, April 4, 10pm

Special Instructions: Adults only. Park at the free Park 'n Ride lot at Grigio Metro apartment complex on the SE corner of McClintock and Apache Blvd and walk to the Station and you will see the Tempe Tavern on the NE corner. Bring cash for your own food/beverages plus $8 for the RT Metro Light Rail ride. Wear comfortable shoes and dress city lifestyle casual.

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  • Jeff

    This urban outing was a fun night consisting of a little bit of everything. It was nice not to worry about driving/parking downtown. Thanks for putting it together Irma!

    April 6, 2013

  • Irma

    I have moved the time to 6:30pm due to unexpected work schedule change. If you still want to arrive at 6pm at the Tavern it would OK. Please call me if you need anything.

    April 5, 2013

  • Irma

    If you RSVP Yes, you should have received my cell phone. Text or call me if you have questions. Otherwise, see you at the Tempe Tavern by the rail stop. We will wander around town and most likely eat at El Fuego; however, there are many other places to eat in the same area. :-)

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already going to the Science Center and taking the Rail.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter is a single mom work in themedical field her hour also change in time Ginny told me that you weren't,t unhappy with me for canceling last night so I'm go and cancel for Friday night because I can't guarantee her hours for friday

    April 3, 2013

  • Irma

    We will be celebrating a birthday... :-)

    April 1, 2013

  • Sunshine

    Darn, darn, darn! I double booked myself. This sounds more fun, but I made a commitment that did not make it on my calendar.

    March 27, 2013

    • Irma

      Darn is right.

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes that sound like fun

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I would really like to go with you. Please tell me if I am too old for your group. I just turned 56 8 days ago. Also, my son might want to go with me. He is 19, legally an adult but too young to drink. I don't drink either, but I can always get a soda. Thanks, Judy

    March 23, 2013

    • Irma

      Sorry I was out yesterday. You are not too old for the club and your son is not too young for the club; however for the April 5th event, I prefer 21 and over. But, let's talk as we can create options for this trip. I will speak with the other organizers and see if we can come up with a 2nd group. :-)

      March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, but it's okay. He can come another time. My 31 year old daughter might join me, but I'm not sure.

      March 25, 2013

  • Sunshine

    Fun fun fun!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Irma

    Return time is approximate. I wrote 1:30am because the last train leaves the first stop at 2am and I don't know if I want to take the chance with the group to be on the last train ... :-)

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, please answer me:
    1. am I too old for your group?
    2. is my son too young for your group?

    March 23, 2013

    • Irma

      1.No 2.No

      March 24, 2013

  • Irma

    I suggest having a trail snack and hydrating some before this trek as it gets crowded to eat at rush hour! In terms of dress code, some places don't take hiking or working boots. So, let's think City trek code! :-) Ask me if you have any questions. If you have been downtown on first Fridays, let me know.

    March 23, 2013

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  • Jeff +1
    Organizer
    Event Host
  • A former member
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