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Photos: Bike Party in downtown Tucson

About 100 people showed up to party on their bikes at Tucson’s first Bike Party. The theme was beach wear and featured a stop at the temporary sandy beach in downtown Tucson and then on the Mercado for live music. Check out the photos below from the event.

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Link roundup: July 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Police to seize mobile phones after all collisions A tenth of Newport Folk Fest arrived by bicycle, says Bike Newport As Technology Makes Bicycles Lighter and Faster, It’s the Cyclists Falling Harder Portland’s Alta Bicycle Share sale talks heating up City’s Comp Plan makes it clear: […]

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Streetcar launches today; still more to do to protect cyclists

After four years and more than 150 posts about the streetcar on Tucson Velo, the day has finally arrived that the public can hitch a ride on the Sun Link Streetcar. The majority of the posts on this site have been critical of the project pointing out issues that make it less safe for cyclists. […]

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Link roundup: July 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Alec Baldwin says he’d rather pay fine than apologize over bicycle incident City coffee roastery using custom bike to make deliveries Citi Bike Poised To Receive Millions To Pay For Expansion Baiting Bike Thieves – and Winning – in San Francisco Watch out bike-friendly cities, Steve […]

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Many Loop Strava segments pulled from site

Dozens of Strava segments along The Loop have been marked as hazardous and essentially removed from the competition portion of the site. A page for The Loop mentioned the removal on Tuesday. Post by The Loop. Flagging a segment as hazardous is a way for a Strava user to alert others of danger. A segment […]

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Link roundup: July 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Bike thefts shoot up on UM’s campus, police investigating why: ‘Something is a little awry’ Lost Vietnamese boy rides bicycle for 53 hours straight 15 Books on Bicycles and Bicycle Design What Research Says About Bicycling’s Economic Benefits Video: Lance Armstrong serving drinks back in Rock […]

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Party on your bike this weekend

Celebrate the streetcar launch by riding your bike. At least, that’s what Bike Party Tucson organizer Kylie Walzak is proposing for Saturday night. “I wanted to do something with bikes that celebrated the streetcar,” Walzak said. Walzak said the rolling party will roll down the center of University Boulevard and Fourth Avenue into downtown and eventually […]

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Link roundup: July 23

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Satirical “Bicycle Lobby” Twitter Account Fakes Out Media Giants Bikecamper: bicycle with sleeping box Yeti’s Fancy New Bike Will Smooth Out Your Bumpy Backcountry Rides City Bikes Become A Must-Have for Women This Summer PeopleForBikes: On the side of professional racing US Traffic Engineering Manual Closer […]

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How to: Bikes on the streetcar & more

The public launch of the Tucson Modern Streetcar is just a few days away. While the initial route is a short and bikeable four-plus miles, some cyclists may want to use the streetcar to get out of the sun during the heat of the day or ride it to the end and bicycle from there. Here’s […]

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Link roundup: July 22

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Neighborhood Break-ins: Could TPD’s bike patrols be the answer State Bicycle golf could be the saviour of golf and it is FANTASTIC National Vacationing family loses thousands in bicycle thefts A look back at the early days of DC’s bicycling laws Stolen bicycle located eight months […]

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Streetcar officials clarify wording about bikes on 4th Ave

Streetcar team The Arizona Daily Star featured a front page story about the modern streetcar, which will begin accepting passengers on Friday, July 25. Buried in the article was a section about bicyclist safety and a quote from Shellie Ginn, a project manager with the streetcar. Here’s the section of the article: There has been […]

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Link roundup: July 21

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State 7 Bike-Friendly Cities For The Cyclist National Surge in Detroit bike lane miles demands road-sharing etiquette This Bicycle Kills Patriarchy Bicycle enthusiasts to gather on Main Street to recreate historic Concord photo Bike lanes spur battles with motorists City’s new bike czar is ready to roll […]

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