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Photos: Two weeks in Southern California

You probably noticed my it was very quiet on Tucson Velo the last couple weeks. My family and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks roaming around Southern California. The bulk of our time was spent in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego and Oceanside 30 miles north of San […]

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Photo: Gone beachin’

As you can see from the photo, we aren’t in Tucson anymore. Our family has taken our annual pilgrimage to San Diego so posting will be sporadic for the next two weeks. I’ll try to post interesting photos and things from the area. Keep the rubber side down.

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Online Poll: Tucson bike shop best in U.S.

Tucson’s own Fairwheel Bikes was ranked the top bike shop in the county by The Active Times. The Tucson bike shop moved up to the top spot from the number seven spot in 2013. According to The Active Times about 3,000 people voted for their favorite shops and the top 50 wad based on the […]

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Kickstarter: Cargo bike documentary needs your support

Less Car More go — a  documentary about cargo bikes — is attempting to fund the production of the film through Kickstarter and has five days to raise about $6,000. The film is the product of Liz Canning who was inspired to create the documentary after an electrified cargo bike changed her family’s life. Here’s […]

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Photos: Tucson Easter egg hunt by bike

Check out  few photos from this year’s bicycle Easter Egg Hunt. The Bike Fest Tucson event was hosted by Tucson Velo sponsor, Transit Cycles, the Mercado San Agustín. There were several easter egg caches within a mile of the Mercado. Check out the photos.

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Ban bikes along the Streetcar? Read my editorial against it

Inside Tucson Business published a couple stories earlier this month related to the streetcar and bicycling safety. The first was a news story about bike safety and the streetcar. The second was an editorial by Inside Tucson Business, which called for banning bikes along the streetcar line. Here’s a snippet from the editorial: There are […]

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Pima County launches interactive Tucson bike map

Pima County announced the launch of an interactive map highlighting The Loop. What they didn’t say however is that the Tucson bike map also highlights the entire region’s bicycle routes as well as hiking and biking trails in Pima County. The interactive map uses over 30 different GIS map layers to provide detailed information about […]

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Saying goodbye is hard to do

In the course of four hours, Irene and I said goodbye to two members of our bicycle stable. Yesterday we sold our Surly Big Dummy and our Xtracycle Radish. We are planning on replacing them with an Xtracycle Edgerunner that we will both be able to fit on. While it’s the smart thing to do, […]

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Use your bicycle for transportation; win a bike

Want a new bike? Use your existing bike for transportation and you will be entered to win prizes from the Tucson Bike Fest’s Two-Mile-Challenge contest. During the month of April, cyclist are encourage to log the trips in which they use their bike for transportation on the Bike Fest Tucson website. Doing so will enter […]

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City officials: Streetcar safe for cyclists; not a motor vehicle

 Editor’s note: A lawyer friend of Tucson Velo pointed out a section of A.R.S. 28-101 that excludes vehicles that run on tracks as motor vehicles. Here’s the snippet: 58. “Vehicle” means a device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a public highway, excluding devices […]

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Photos: The desert is a tough place to ride

The desert is a tough place to ride. There are cactuses: And  poisonous venomous creatures And soon… the heat.  Enjoy the weather while you can. Also. Potholes. Always the potholes.  

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Bike Fest: Rides and events abound in April

It’s going to be no joke when the calendar hits April 1. Instead it marks the beginning of Bike Fest 2014, the busiest month for biking in Tucson. More than 35 events have already been added to the event list on including, Cyclovia Tucson, Pedal the Pueblo(formerly Bike to Work Week), two bike-in movies, […]

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