Archive | August, 2010

El Tour training program starts Wednesday

The Arizona Cancer Center starts its 11th year of Better Than Ever training program with an information expo on Wednesday. According to a press release, the program encourages people to make exercise a regular part of their day and had helped more than 3000 people train for various events while raising more than $1.6 million […]

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TPD to speak at Tuesday Night Bike Ride

Tucson Police Department officers skipped last week’s Tuesday Night Bike Ride because of the rainy weather, but are planning to speak to the riders this evening. According to an email from TPD officer Bart Rohr, they skipped the ride last week because they were told the ride would be small or nonexistent because of the […]

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KGUN9 responds to criticism about its reporting

In an online post, Forrest Carr, KGUN9′s news director responded to criticism about his station’s reporting on bicycle issues in Tucson. Carr wrote: After we posted the web version of the story, comments started immediately, with some posters beating up on KGUN9 News and others tying into each other.  A blog devoted to bicycle issues […]

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Link Roundup: Aug 31

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Plans for bicycle trail head go forward Tuesday night bike rides fostering a sense of community among local cyclists Bike helmets: Not just for presidents anymore Bike, pedestrian plan wins national award Getting more bicycle parking near you–how hard can it be? Outdated city bikes […]

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UA scientists ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

Editor’s note: This story was submitted by Jeff Harrison. If you would like to submit a story, email me at tucsonvelo@gmail.com. Two University of Arizona scientists are among nearly five dozen Alzheimer’s researchers from across the country taking part in a cross-country bicycle ride to promote increased research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough […]

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Link Roundup: August 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Pics from a Tucson ride Ontario Attorney General Runs Over Bicycle Messenger Daredevil bikes across line 260 feet high without a net Urban cycling spawns its own peddlers Cyclist killed in confrontation with former AG remembered one year later Bicyclists Swarm Coronado Bridge For ‘Bike […]

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Link Roundup: August 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Photo: Super locked bike High School Insider: Ex-champ stays fresh thanks to bicycle Yes, Bike Lanes Make A Difference How going for a bike ride can help you unwind Volunteers help keep area trails safe, enjoyable for cyclists and walkers How Would a Bike Change […]

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Tucsonans and their bikes: Campus chic

Lauren Bouton rides her Clubman bicycle to the University of Arizona for her classes in the Political Science department. Bouton said she bought it from an older man on Craigslist, who said he couldn’t ride it anymore. The Clubman replaced her older mountain bike. Bouton said she loves her new bike because it looks cooler […]

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Link Roundup: August 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Hospital Leader to Know: Kevin Burns, CEO of University Medical Center Romance on Two Wheels Boy, 10, Damages Squad Car During Tantrum President Obama rides a bicycle Charity markets its Barrio Bike City wants residents to walk, bike more DC Region Thinks Bigger for Bike-Sharing Design Crime: […]

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KGUN9 follows up with cyclists’ point of view

Editor’s note: KGUN9′s video would not embed in the page. You can watch it here. KGUN9 produced a follow up to yesterday’s story, which many said was biased against cyclists and contained no quotes from bike riders. I called the reporter and news director to express my frustration as a journalist with yesterday’s piece because […]

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Link Roundup: August 27

Editor’s note: The Link Roundup will begin appearing everyday. As usual post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Urban Velo on Tucson’s own Bicycle Stock Images Colo. GOP Leaders Totally Love Bicycle-Man Dan Maes, Are Begging Him To Quit Organizers say bike rental program for low-income adults a success Creative ways to […]

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KGUN’s story on TPD enforcement

Update: I’ve got a call into both the reporter and the news director asking if they would like to comment on the language used by the reporter in the piece and offering to be interviewed for their, “follow-up story.” Wow, I just read their story and I am surprised any media outlet would run this […]

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