Archive | March, 2010

County working on fix to Rillito path at Campbell

The Pima County Parks and Recreation department is currently developing two projects which they hope will make cycling easier and safer on the Rillito River path at Campbell Avenue. Assistant County Administrator Nanette Slusser said the county is investigating paving the north side of the Rillito between Campbell Avenue and the Country Club bridge, as […]

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Link roundup: March 31

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. About Tucson: The true meaning of cycling hits home at the top of a hill “Never Buy Gas Again” Billboard Improved by Graffiti Portland police show how two-wheelers can work in crowd control A better incentive for exercise City Pays $98,000 to Critical Mass Cyclists […]

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Ride for World Health lecture and ride

The Ride for World Health crew will be rolling into town next week. Check out the flier for details on their lecture and solidarity ride. You can register for the ride at The ride will leave from Time Market on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 9 a.m. Click on the flier to see a […]

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Man arrested for killing cyclist

Ran across this story on KVOA’s site: TUCSON – Tucson Police have arrested and booked a man in connection with a fatal traffic accident involving a bicyclist and car. Investigators say James Walley was riding a motorized bicycle on Prince Rd., near Fairview March 26th. The suspect, Robert Young was in his vehicle, and according […]

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Rolling stop bill DOA; Reps will try again

The bill introduced by Arizona State Representatives Doug Quelland and Daniel Patterson,  which would have allowed cyclists to treat stop signs like yield signs, is no longer being considered by the legislature. Quelland’s assistant Jeanae Vernon said the bill wasn’t heard by the transportation committee. “If they didn’t hear it in committee then it is, […]

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Stolen bikes: Pink Trek & xtracycle

I just received this email from James: Someone was smart enough to steal the two most recognizable bikes on our property. A Trek Mountain bike spray painted pink. And a Home Made Long Bike or Xtra Cycle with a Cheap Gary Fisher Frame Mountain Frame, Road Handle Bars, Grey and Light Blue. ALSO, I just […]

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Photos & video: 2010 Tumacacori Race

Update: Download the results It was a beautiful day for racing at the 2010 Tumacacori Road Race. Check out the video and photos below. The results haven’t been posted yet, but I’ll add the link when it becomes available. Enjoy the pictures. If you find one of you, email me at and I can […]

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Link roundup: March 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. The Folly of Bicycle Licenses Back-seat Driver: Is fine fair for Lincoln teen’s no-seat bicycle? DreamBikes makes dream jobs for Milwaukee teens Do Bicycles Actually Have a Lower CO2 Footprint Than Cars? Kiwi Biker Wins Right to Bicycle Naked Daily biker dares weather to try […]

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Survey on downtown biking

A Tucson Velo reader developed a short survey about biking downtown to gather data for a research project she is working on at the University of Arizona. It only takes a few minutes to complete. You can find the survey at:

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Safety a concern at Saguaro National Park East

Rangers in Saguaro National Park East are going to begin using, what Rincon Mountain District Ranger, Paul Austin calls the “4 Es” to help improve interactions between different groups and make it safer it for everyone. While improving the interactions between walkers, runners, drivers and cyclists is a goal, safety is the main priority. Austin, […]

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Link roundup: March 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. And You Will Know Us From The Trail Of Dead Hipsters: The $150 Walmart Fixed Gear Bicycle Bike to the Future: New Vending Machine a Fix for Brooklyn Cyclists The streetcar and the tire Transportation Department Embraces Bikes, and Business Groups Cry Foul Video: What […]

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Newest council member won’t support licensing

I received this email from Tucson’s newest councilman, Steve Kozachik: The item was originally brought up by the City Manager at the request of one of the other council offices. I don’t know which one was the originator, but Karin Uhlich asked that it be kept on the table for later consideration. No date has […]

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