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More photo contest entries

Here are the latest entries to the Tucson Velo photo contest: Here’s how you can enter the contest: Every reader can submit two bikey images to be included in the contest. The photos must have been taken this summer. The deadline for entry is Monday, August 12. You are welcome to submit an image and […]

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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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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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Photos: Transporting bikes by bike

In a few weeks both of our kids will be going to the same preschool, which means I’ll be riding them both in the CETMA cargo bike. There are a few days a week I would be able to squeeze in a mountain bike ride after dropping them off, but getting back home to get […]

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Photos: Trail-side photos with a new camera

I recently got a new mirrorless camera that I’ve been able to bring along on mountain bike rides. Here’s a few of the photos from the spectacular Sonoran Desert. I’m always amazed at how different the desert can be from one trail to another.

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Photos: Minneapolis from a Tucsonan’s perspective

Editor’s note: Occasional contributor Jay Rochlin spent 10 days in Minneapolis riding his bike around the city, which has moved up the ranks as one of the best bicycling cities in the United States. Here are a few things that caught his attention. 

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International transit planner to speak in Tucson tonight

An international transit planner, book author, and blogger will be in Tucson for a free presentation tonight. Jarrett Walker author of the book and blog of the same name Human Transit will offer a town hall lecture and Q&A tonight at the TEP Building in downtown Tucson. Walker acts as a consultant for many agencies across the world […]

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Time for the Tucson Velo photo contest

It’s time once again for the summer photo contest. Here’s how it works: Every reader can submit two bikey images to be included in the contest. The photos must have been taken this summer. The deadline for entry is Monday, August 12. You are welcome to submit an image and swap it out later […]

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Photos: Coffee by bike

For the past couple weeks I’ve been playing around with combining early mountain bike rides and making coffee. I first saw the combination through The Path Less Pedaled‘s Instagram feed. A group of cyclists in Portland (of course) would get up early and make coffee as the sun rose. It seemed like a fun idea, […]

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Update: Photo: Another attempt to keep bikes off Urban Assault trail

  Update: After digging into the Pima County plat maps it appears the trail cuts through private property including at the section of trail where the new sign and fence appeared. Using the county’s GIS map you can follow the trail from it’s start to finish. As commenter 3Wheeler points out, there are more than […]

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Sweetwater gets some love from

Sweetwater Preserve — the trail system west of Tucson — was rated the fourth most scenic trail system in the west by this week. The rating stemmed from a reader survey asking users to rate 20 western trails. Sweetwater was one of three Arizona trails in the top 20. The other two trails were: Black Canyon […]

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Photo: Summer improvement wishlist

There isn’t a cyclist among us who doesn’t have some bicycle infrastructure improvement they wish would get added to the region’s amenities. It may be a wide bike lane on a popular road ride, or improved pavement on 3rd Street. There are however less obvious improvements that can be made that illustrate the level of […]

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