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Perimeter Bicycling expands to Vegas; more to come

El Tour de Vegas? It’s coming. Perimeter Bicycling of Association of America, the organization that puts on El Tour de Tucson is expanding to Las Vegas by taking over the Viva Bike Vegas ride. In January the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the group that organized the ride, canceled the event for 2014 because they […]

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Cyclist shot at along Rillito River Path

A cyclist reported being shot at along the Rillito River Path on Friday, May 30 around 11 p.m. Tucson Police Department public information officer Brandon Tatum said a cyclist reported he was riding east on southside Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard when he heard a gunshot coming from the wash. According to […]

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Shootout riders should expect more enforcement

Cyclists on the Shootout should expect the presence of more Sheriffs during upcoming rides. The stop sign violation tickets issued during last week’s ride were a result of a what the Sheriff’s Department calls Mission Oriented Policing according to Pima County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Courtney Rodriguez. She said a Mission Oriented Policing mission […]

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Video: 25 cyclists cited on Shootout

Twenty five cyclists were cited for failure to stop at a stop sign on the Shootout bike ride Saturday morning. Officers were stationed at Mission Road and Duval Mine Road. One officer shot the video you see above of the group approaching the stop sign. The group of between 30-40 riders were participating in the […]

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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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Tucson Ride for Reading to deliver 5,500 books by bike

This week cyclists around Tucson will deliver more more than 5,500 book to low-income elementary students as part of the Ride for Reading organization. “They just fill your heart with joy,” Tucson Ride for Reading organizer Joshua Smith said of the deliveries. “They get you so psyched on life. You ride away feeling high.” Ride […]

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County launches trial of business on The Loop

In less than 24 hours, three businesses signed up for Pima County’s trial program allowing businesses to setup along the loop. Pima County announced a six month trial program, which starts May 1,  allowing companies to reserve one of eight spaces to do business on the Loop. The sites are all on the Rillito portion […]

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UA Cycling Club’s custom trailer stolen

The University of Arizona Cycling Club’s custom trailer for hauling bicycles was stolen last night. The trailer, which club members welded to hold the bikes the club were taking to races around the region, was stolen near Speedway Boulevard and Norton Avenue. Club member Ben Elias said via Facebook message that the trailer was parked […]

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Photos and Video: Tucson’s first protected bike lane installed

City of Tucson crews installed this region’s first protected bike lane last week. I pedaled over to it yesterday and shot a couple videos riding though the short section of bike lane separated by the bollards we wrote about last week. The section is very short — it spans Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Boulevard from Main Avenue […]

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Photos: BAC awards & Bike Fest finale

Hundreds of people showed up for the Bike Fest Grand Finale and Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee’s award presentation on Friday. Check out the photos from the event and find out who won the awards. Bike Commuter of the Year:  1. Juan Mungia Mungia has been commuting 30 miles each way to his job at O’Rielly […]

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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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