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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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20,000 people attended Cyclovia

Cyclovia Tucson organizers announced today that about 20,000 people attended the event on Sunday. Kylie Walzak the event’s coordinator said Pima Association of Governments organizes the count at the event and was confident 20,000 people attended the street party. Walzak said PAG uses a rigorous methodology, which goes beyond just estimating the size and said […]

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UA suggests alternatives for closed University

University Boulevard between Campbell Avenue and Cherry Avenue was closed this morning and will be for the next 8 days for University of Arizona’s Spring Fling. The student-run carnival returns to campus after a 15 year hiatus. The downside is the popular route into and through campus is closed to both pedestrians and cyclists. As […]

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Spring Fling will close popular bike route for 9 days

After 15 years of being held off campus, Spring Fling is returning to the University of Arizona campus. The return however will cause headaches for bicyclists who use the Third Street corridor. According to the University of Arizona Transportation Department, University Boulevard between Campbell Avenue and Cherry Avenue will be closed to all traffic including […]

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City bike and pedestrian program to hire second planner

Despite it being April 1, it’s no joke. The City of Tucson bicycle and pedestrian program will be getting a second employee in the near future. The program’s manager Ann Chanecka said the city was awarded a $200,000 federal grant lasting two years to help the city’s bicycle and pedestrian program. “There is too much […]

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Police arrest suspect accused of pepper spraying shop owner; stealing bike

The Tucson Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a pepper spray attack of an east side bike shop owner and the theft of a $3,000 mountain bike from ProBike Tucson. Police announced the arrest of Robert Todd, 52 on their Facebook page. According to the post, which is embedded below, Todd was charged with […]

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Tucson misses out on Green Lane Project selection

People for Bikes announced the winners of the Green Lane Project and once again Tucson missed the cut. The Boulder-based  advocacy organization selected Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis Pittsburgh, and Seattle for the project. The six cities will receive financial and strategic assistance in creating separated bikeways  in the cities. Tucson was one of the more than 100 cities […]

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Photo: The Rillito Path is WIDE

A 4.5 mile section of the Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and La Cholla Boulevard has been repaved and widened. My family and I rode it yesterday to visit friends who also live along the path and we overheard the people in the photo say it was less like a path and more like […]

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Photo: Parking on Fifth Avenue has not been removed

Four months after our original post and three months after telling members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee that parking would be removed on Fifth Avenue, the parking still hasn’t been removed. Here’s the text from the original post: The parking on Fifth Avenue is too narrow to allow a cyclist to safely pass the vehicle […]

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BAC looking commuter & advocate award nominations

The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee hopes you’ve got an idea about who should win the fifth annual bicycle advocate, commuter and bike friendly business of the year awards. If you do, you can nominate the cyclist by emailing BAC chair Ian Johnson by March 5. The awards will be presented at the kickoff of […]

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Check out El Grupo’s new clubhouse at Kidical Mass on Saturday

El Grupo Youth Cycling has new digs and they will be showing it off at Saturday’s Kidical Mass. The tour of the new El Grupo clubhouse will take place before the family-friendly ride which starts at noon. The ride will start at the clubhouse (600 N. 9th Ave.), tour the Dunbar Springs neighborhood and head to […]

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Thief pepper sprays Tucson shop owner; steals bike

Be on the lookout for the thief below. He allegedly pepper sprayed the owner of ProBike Tucson and stole a bike on Thursday, Feb. 20. Here’s the description of the bike: The bike that was stolen was a medium sized Orbea Occam H30. It’s a 29er built with Shimano XT/ SLX, Fox Shocks and Mavic […]

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