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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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Driver who hit pro cyclists gets 7 days in jail

The driver who hit a professional cycling team in Tucson last February has been sentenced to seven days in jail and two years probation. Rodney Kinkade, Jr. plead guilty to two counts of endangerment for crashing into two cyclists who were participating in a training camp for the Jamis-Hagnes Berman cycling team on Feb. 22, 2013. Tyler Wren […]

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Weather prevents thousands from completing El Tour de Tucson

Editor’s note: El Tour de Tucson was marred by the death of participant who was struck by a car. Read more about the crash here.  About 4,000 of the roughly 8,600 people signed up for El Tour de Tucson either didn’t start or didn’t finish Saturday’s event. According to analysis by 3,850 people finished […]

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Clerical error halts Third Street improvement

A City of Tucson clerical error in the has put the brakes on a planned project to remove stop signs and add speed tables on Third Street. Ann Chanecka, the City of Tucson’s bike and pedestrian program manager wouldn’t elaborate on the mistake, but said it required the project to be put on hold and […]

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Reminder: Best deals go early at GABA Bike Swap

Don’t forget the fall GABA Bike Swap is this weekend and the best deals go as the sun is coming up. The swap will return to 5th Avenue and 7th Street and officially starts at 8 a.m., but people begin hunting for the best deals at sunrise. People from around the southwest come to the […]

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Tucson bike share could roll by end of 2015

If all goes according to plan, a bike share system could start rolling on Tucson streets by the end of 2015. Last week the Regional Transportation Authority’s Transportation Improvement Program subcommittee voted to provide $75,000 to the city to hire a consultant to evaluate the appropriate bike share system for Tucson. The funding still has to […]

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Bike count organizers looking for volunteers

Pima Association of Governments is looking for volunteers for the 2013 regional bike count late this month. This year marks the sixth bicycle count conducted in the region to gauge the level of ridership. Counters are currently needed at more than 15 locations throughout the region. According to PAG, the main reason for the count […]

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Mountain bikers rejoice! Yetman wash may be a thing of the past

Mountain bikers riding in Tucson Mountain Park will soon be able to avoid the mile and a half section of sandy wash on the Yetman Trail. Pima County and the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists have come to an agreement to reroute the trail out of the wash and onto single track that SDMB will build. […]

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Grand Junction Off-Road just the beginning for Sadow and Epic Rides

For a moment before the start of the Grand Junction Off-Road Clunker Crit, Epic Rides president Todd Sadow, wondered if the five years worth of work leading to the event was going to be for naught. “The streets were quiet,” Sadow said of the downtown Grand Junction, Colo. event that was the kickoff for the […]

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Updated: Cyclist shot at on Mt Lemmon; shooter detained

Updated: According to a press release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the man who allegedly fired his weapon on Mt. Lemmon was located, in part, because of a call deputies received from his family suggesting he was suicidal and parked in the Bear Wallow campground. The release confirms that the man detained was taken to […]

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Drug dealing & defecation prompt bike rack removal at main library

  Drug dealing, fights and defecation around the Main Library bike racks prompted the city to remove them. Peg Weber a Tucson Parks and Recreation administrator said the racks, which are located just outside the children’s section of the library, had become a hotspot for illegal activity. Weber said the library requested the racks be […]

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Updated: 19-year-old bicyclist killed at Broadway and Campbell

Update: Police have identified the victim as Albert Rich.  A 19-year-old man was struck and killed by a semi-truck while riding his bike near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. Sergeant Chris Widmer of the Tucson Police Department said the crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on July 3, 2013. Both the cyclist and the […]

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